Effect of Laser Acupuncture on Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction

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Updated on 2 March 2022


Adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) is one of the most common complications and is a major cause of admission after intra-abdominal surgery. To date, the ideal management of ASBO remains controversial. The aim of this protocol designed as a double-blind randomized controlled trial is to investigate the efficacy of laser acupuncture (LA) therapy in patients with ASBO.

Condition Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction
Treatment laser acupuncture
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04318821
SponsorChang Gung Memorial Hospital
Last Modified on2 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Aged 20 to 80 years
Clinical symptoms and signs of mechanical obstruction

Exclusion Criteria

Clear non-adhesive etiology of small bowel obstruction (e.g. tumor, hernia)
Emergency surgical intervention before being admitted to the hospital
Local skin infection on the acupoints, and limb amputees
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