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Abstract

Effects of Auricular Pressure on Gastrointestinal Function in Patients after Gastrointestinal Surgery

Author(s): G. Chen*
Department of General Surgery, The First People’s Hospital of Fuyang, No. 429 North Ring Road, Fuchun Street, Fuyang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Correspondence Address:
Department of General Surgery, The First People’s Hospital of Fuyang, No. 429 North Ring Road, Fuchun Street, Fuyang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, E-mail: [email protected]

In order to discuss the clinical effects of auricular pressure on gastrointestinal function in patients after gastrointestinal surgery,116 patients were randomly divided into the observation group (n=58) and the control group (n=58) according to the digital table method. The control group were given the conventional therapy and the observation group were given auricular pressure based on the control group, then the gastric motility, intestinal function, incidence of postoperative gastroparesis syndrome and the effective rate of pain were contrasted between the 2 groups. The results showed that there was no significant difference in initial gastric volume and initial gastric pressure between the two groups; maximum gastric tolerance volume and maximum gastric tolerance pressure in the observation group were significantly higher than the control group, gastric compliance in the observation group was significantly better than the control group (p<0.05). Postoperative recovery time of bowel sounds, anal exhaust time and defecation time in the observation group were significantly shorter than the control group (p<0.05); the effective rate of pain in the observation group was 89.7 %, significantly higher than 69.0 % in the control group (p<0.05), incidence of postoperative gastroparesis syndrome was 1.7 % in the observation group, significantly lower than 15.5 % in the control group (p<0.05). In conclusion, auricular pressure could effectively and quickly alleviate gastrointestinal dysfunction and pain after gastrointestinal surgery and reduce the incidence of postoperative gastroparesis syndrome, which is worthy of promotion.

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