Electroacupuncture for the Treatment of Functional Constipation

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2014 by Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Guangying Huang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01781897
First received: January 23, 2013
Last updated: May 14, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of electroacupuncture on functional constipation.


Condition Intervention Phase
Functional Constipation
Device: acupuncture
Drug: mosapride
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Huazhong University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number of defecation per week [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 243
Study Start Date: February 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: mosapride
mosapride
Drug: mosapride
Mosapride Citrate tablet(5mg),Dainippon Sumitomo pharmaceutical Co.Ltd,Japan
Other Name: GASMOTIN
Experimental: Electro-acupuncture
Electro-acupuncture
Device: acupuncture
sterile, disposable needles with a length of 40 mm and a diameter of 0.25 mm (Dongbang® Acupuncture Inc, Korea)
Other Name: Park true/sham devices
Sham Comparator: mosapride + sham acupuncture
mosapride + sham acupuncture
Device: acupuncture
sterile, disposable needles with a length of 40 mm and a diameter of 0.25 mm (Dongbang® Acupuncture Inc, Korea)
Other Name: Park true/sham devices
Drug: mosapride
Mosapride Citrate tablet(5mg),Dainippon Sumitomo pharmaceutical Co.Ltd,Japan
Other Name: GASMOTIN

Detailed Description:

This study will supply significant evidence for using acupuncture to treat functional constipation(FC), and will help us to identify whether it is a therapeutic effect rather than a placebo effect.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • functional constipation according to the Roman Ⅲ standard;
  • aged between 18 and 65 years old

Exclusion criteria:

  • unconsciousness, psychosis or can't express subjective symptoms;
  • pregnant women or women in lactation period;
  • serious diseases of the heart, liver, kidney, and others;
  • bleeding disorders.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01781897

Contacts
Contact: Guangying Huang, doctor 86-027-8366-3266 Gyhuang@tjh.tjmu.edu.cn

Locations
China, Hubei
Institute of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Recruiting
Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430030
Contact: Guangying Huang, doctor    86-027-8366-3266    Gyhuang@tjh.tjmu.edu.cn   
Principal Investigator: Mingmin Zhang, Doctor         
Principal Investigator: Cuihong Zheng, Doctor         
Principal Investigator: Xiaohu Xu, Doctor         
Hubei Provincial Hospital of TCM Recruiting
Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430000
Contact: Feng Hu, Doctor    +8613469974981    351552735@qq.com   
Principal Investigator: Feng Hu, Doctor         
Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology Recruiting
Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430000
Contact: Jing Gui, Master    +8615327285070    841946472@qq.com   
Principal Investigator: Jing Gui, Master         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Guangying Huang, professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01781897     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011CB505203-1
Study First Received: January 23, 2013
Last Updated: May 14, 2014
Health Authority: China: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Huazhong University of Science and Technology:
acupuncture
electro-acupuncture

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Constipation
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Mosapride
Gastrointestinal Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014