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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(9), 310-311
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-9-4
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Acupuncture Therapy for Patients with Neurologic Detrusor Underactivity Secondary to Spinal Cord Injury

Liu Qiuling1, Chen Hui1, , Huang Maping1, Li Qingqing1, Huang Jiebing1, Huang Tanghai1, Xie Keji2 and Jiang Chonghe3

1Department of Urology, Guangdong Provincial Work Injury Rehabilitation Hospital, Guangzhou, China

2Department of Urology, Guangzhou First Municipal People’s Hospital, Guangzhou, China

3Department of Urology, Qingyan City People's Hospital, Jinan University, Guangdong, China

Pub. Date: October 14, 2016

Cite this paper:
Liu Qiuling, Chen Hui, Huang Maping, Li Qingqing, Huang Jiebing, Huang Tanghai, Xie Keji and Jiang Chonghe. Acupuncture Therapy for Patients with Neurologic Detrusor Underactivity Secondary to Spinal Cord Injury. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(9):310-311. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-9-4


Objective: To evaluate the effect and safety of acupuncture therapy on spinal cord injury patients with neurological detrusor under activity (NDU). Methods: SCI patients with NDU received acupuncture therapy between June 2011 and February 2016. Patients were evaluated at baseline, and week 12. The outcomes including postvoiding residual volume (PVR), maximum flow rate (Qmax), detrusor maximum pressure in voiding phase (Pdetmax), voiding volume, intermittent catheter, and Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI). Adverse events were recorded. Results: A total of 30 patients were recruited in this trial. Significant differences between baseline and week 12 after treatment with respect to PVR (112.84 ml vs. 81.49 ml, P = 0.014), Qmax (7.94 ml/s vs. 10.41 ml/s, P = 0.023), Pdetmax (19.51 cmH2O vs. 26.33 cmH2O, P = 0.016); voiding volume (146.91 ml vs. 173.68 ml, P = 0.015), intermittent catheter (28 vs. 22, P = 0.038), and UDI (10.63 vs. 13.27, P = 0.017). No patients reported adverse events. Conclusions: Acupuncture is effective and safe for SCI patients with neurological detrusor underactivity.

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