Acupuncture for recovery after surgery in patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Kim, Kun Hyung; Kim, Dae Hun; Kim, Hee Young; Son, Gyung Mo
Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
2016Feb ; 21 ( 3 ) :.
저자 상세정보
Kim, Kun Hyung - School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea.
Kim, Dae Hun - Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Korean Medicine Hospital, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea.
Kim, Hee Young - Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, South Korea.
Son, Gyung Mo - Department of Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, South Korea.
ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy/effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in patients recovering from colorectal cancer resection.

METHODS: We systematically searched four English language databases (Medline, Embase, CENTRAL (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials), and AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database)) and one Chinese database (CAJ, China Academic Journals). Randomised trials of acupuncture compared with usual/routine care, sham interventions or active comparators in patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection were eligible for inclusion. Postoperative symptoms and quality of life (QoL) were the primary outcomes for the review.

RESULTS: Of 1225 screened hits, seven randomised trials with 540 participants were included. High or uncertain risk of bias and significant heterogeneity were observed. All outcomes were measured before discharge, and no trial explicitly reported post-discharge outcomes. The response to acupuncture in terms of postoperative symptoms was inconsistent across trials. QoL was not measured in the included studies. For certain outcomes reflecting physiological recovery, favourable effects of acupuncture were observed compared with sham acupuncture, namely time to first flatus (n=207, three studies; mean difference (MD) -7.48?h, 95% CI -14.58 to -0.39 h, I(2)=0%) and time to first defaecation (n=149, two studies; MD -18.04?h, 95% CI -31.90 to -4.19 h, I(2)=0%). Two studies reported there were no acupuncture-related adverse events, whereas the remaining studies did not consider adverse events.

CONCLUSIONS: We found low-to moderate-quality evidence for the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for recovery after surgery in colorectal cancer patients. Future trials with adequate allocation concealment, blinding of outcome assessors, and measurement of post-discharge outcomes including QoL or functional recovery are warranted. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: CRD42014015537. CI - Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/
keyword
ACUPUNCTURE; COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE; ONCOLOGY
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주제코드
주제명(Target field)
연구대상(Population)
연구참여(Sample size)
대상성별(Gender)
질병특성(Condition Category)
연구환경(Setting)
연구설계(Study Design)
연구기간(Period)
중재방법(Intervention Type)
중재명칭(Intervention Name)
키워드(Keyword)
유효성결과(Recomendation)
Physiological recovery, favourable effects of acupuncture were observed compared with sham acupuncture, namely time to first flatus and time to first defaecation.
연구비지원(Fund Source)
근거수준평가(Evidence Hierarchy)
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1136/acupmed-2015-010941
KCD코드
ICD 03
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