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Effect of Electroacupuncture in Diabetic Patients With Gastroparesis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2005 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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China Medical University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 27, 2005
Last updated: January 19, 2007
Last verified: September 2005
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 Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Gastroparesis Device: Electroacupuncture (device) Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by China Medical University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Solid-phase gastric emptying time and score on Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index(GCSI) at 2 weeks

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Detailed Description:
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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Dyspetic symptoms for more than 3 months
  • Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal discomfort, early satiety, bloating and anorexia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Organic gastrointestinal obstruction
  • Previous surgery of gastrointestinal tract
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00227383

Contact: Chung-Pang Wang, MD 886-4-22052121 ext 1431

China Medical University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Taichung, Taiwan, 404
Contact: Chung-Pang Wang, MD    886-4-22052121 ext 1431      
Principal Investigator: Chung-Pang Wang         
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital
Study Chair: Chung-Pang Wang, MD China Medical University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00227383     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DMR94-IRB-69
Study First Received: September 27, 2005
Last Updated: January 19, 2007

Keywords provided by China Medical University Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
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