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Effect of Electroacupuncture in Diabetic Patients With Gastroparesis

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 28, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 22, 2007
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China Medical University Hospital

Brief Summary:
In this study, we aim at evaluating the effect of electroacupuncture in diabetic patients with gastroparesis. Patient-based symptom severity measure, serum parameters and solid-phase gastric emptying time are measured to evaluate the effectiveness of electroacupuncture.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Gastroparesis Device: Electroacupuncture (device) Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Initially, we will collect 30 patients with type 2 diabetes with a ≧ 3-month history of dyspeptic symptoms. An upper GI endocopy will be obtained to rule out possibility of organic obstruction. Cardiac arrhythmia and pregnancy will be excluded. None of them ever received abdominal surgery. Patients are then randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I: 15 patients received EA stimulation on acupoints St-36 (Zusanli) and Li-4 (Hegu). Arm II: 15 subjected to EA stimulation on non-acupoints around St-36 and Li-4 with the same electrical pulse and amplitude. Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI) and solid-phase gastric emptying time will be measured on baseline and after EA. In addition, serum gastrin, motilin, human pancreatic polypeptide, fasting blood sugar, and postprandial glucose levels will be also monitored.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Solid-phase gastric emptying time and score on Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index(GCSI) at 2 weeks

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Dyspetic symptoms for more than 3 months
  • Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal discomfort, early satiety, bloating and anorexia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Organic gastrointestinal obstruction
  • Previous surgery of gastrointestinal tract
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00227383

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Contact: Chung-Pang Wang, MD 886-4-22052121 ext 1431

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China Medical University Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan, 404
Contact: Chung-Pang Wang, MD    886-4-22052121 ext 1431      
Principal Investigator: Chung-Pang Wang         
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital
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Study Chair: Chung-Pang Wang, MD China Medical University Hospital
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00227383    
Other Study ID Numbers: DMR94-IRB-69
First Posted: September 28, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 22, 2007
Last Verified: September 2005
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stomach Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations