The Analgesic Effect of Electroacupuncture and Pethedine Hydrochloride on Postoperative Pain: A Double Blind Study
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The results of this study showed that electroacupuncture has a good effect on postoperative pain relief after lower abdominal operations in females. The pethidine requirements in patients who were electroacupuncture treated were 55.8% of that required by non electroacupuncture treated patients in the first two postoperative hours, in the next six postoperative hours the electroacupuncture treated patietns consumed 86.4% pethidine that consumed by the non electroacupuncture treated pateints. The electroacupuncture treated patients required 71.8% pethidine required by non electro acupuncture treated patients in the whole early eight postoperative hours. Electroacu puncture reduces the pain score postoperatively and reduces the dose of opioids need ed to control the postoperative pain.