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Houston, Texas 77030


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine if acupuncture is effective in preventing prolonged postoperative paralysis of the gastrointestinal tract among patients undergoing colostomy/ileostomy closure.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Previous surgical cancer treatment with ileostomy/colostomy, now scheduled for closure - Hospital admission must be same day as surgery Exclusion Criteria: - Incapacitating disease - Concurrent herbal or laxative use - Use of Heparin or Coumadin - Upper or lower extremity deformities - Chronic constipation prior to cancer diagnosis - History of cerebrovascular accident or spinal cord injury - Chronic pain that has been treated with any form of major opioid or weak opioids (=/> 30mg/24 hours) - Pacemaker or metal implants - Concurrent alternative medicine/herbal use


NCT ID:

NCT00065234


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Joseph S Chiang, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: December 17, 2017

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