Effect of Electroacupuncture in Diabetic Patients With Gastroparesis
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00227383
Verified September 2005 by China Medical University Hospital. Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
In this study, we aim at evaluating the effect of electroacupuncture in diabetic patients with gastroparesis. Patient-based symptom severity measure, serum parameters and solid-phase gastric emptying time are measured to evaluate the effectiveness of electroacupuncture.
Condition or disease
Device: Electroacupuncture (device)
Initially, we will collect 30 patients with type 2 diabetes with a ≧ 3-month history of dyspeptic symptoms. An upper GI endocopy will be obtained to rule out possibility of organic obstruction. Cardiac arrhythmia and pregnancy will be excluded. None of them ever received abdominal surgery. Patients are then randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I: 15 patients received EA stimulation on acupoints St-36 (Zusanli) and Li-4 (Hegu). Arm II: 15 subjected to EA stimulation on non-acupoints around St-36 and Li-4 with the same electrical pulse and amplitude. Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI) and solid-phase gastric emptying time will be measured on baseline and after EA. In addition, serum gastrin, motilin, human pancreatic polypeptide, fasting blood sugar, and postprandial glucose levels will be also monitored.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Type 2 diabetes
Dyspetic symptoms for more than 3 months
Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal discomfort, early satiety, bloating and anorexia