Can Electroacupuncture Prevent Prolonged Ileus After Laparoscopic Surgery for Mid and Low Rectal Cancer? A Prospective Study With Matched Historical Controls
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Incidence of prolonged ileus
Defined as the inability to tolerate fluid diet by 4 days after surgery, associated with the need for nasogastric decompression and/or parenteral nutrition support.
Up to 1 month
Simon SM Ng, MD
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Joint CUHK-NTEC Clinical Research Ethics Committee