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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.
Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction
Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-03-27T03:25:32-0400
A cohort study of patients operated for adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) during a five-year period
This study will compare the results of early surgery after 12 h conservative treatment and 48 h conservative treatment of adhesive small bowel obstruction.
It is difficult to predict which patients with acute small bowel obstruction require operative intervention and which ones can be handled conservatively. Similarly, strangulation remains d...
A cohort study of the cost for patients operated for adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) during a five-year period
Adhesive small intestine obstruction (ASIO) is an important cause of hospital admission and a very common disease. Any improvement in this field will benefit many patients by reducing the ...
Determine the association between the rate of early operative management for adhesive small bowel obstruction (aSBO) at the hospital-level and the incidence of morbidity and mortality.
Recurrence of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) can lead to multiple admissions. There is limited knowledge of the role of operative and non-operative treatment in the long-term recurrence risk ...
Intestinal ischaemia (II) is the most critical factor to determine in patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) because intestinal ischaemia could be reversible. The aim of this study was ...
Surgical treatment of a patient with recurrent acute adhesive intestinal obstruction is described. Seven plates of anti-adhesive barrier agent made from oxidized regenerated cellulose were applied to ...
Recent reports revealed that laparoscopic adhesiolysis is a feasible procedure for patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO). However, the feasibility of laparoscopic surgery for strangulat...
Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.
A technique utilizing a laser coupled to a catheter which is used in the dilatation of occluded blood vessels. This includes laser thermal angioplasty where the laser energy heats up a metal tip, and direct laser angioplasty where the laser energy directly ablates the occlusion. One form of the latter approach uses an EXCIMER LASER which creates microscopically precise cuts without thermal injury. When laser angioplasty is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty it is called laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED).
A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care. Standard care is what medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and allied health professionals, such as nurses and physical the...