Hypotension | Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation(TEAS) for Hypotension After Spinal Anesthesia in Parturients
Hypotension research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of TEAS on hypotension after spinal anesthesia in patients undergoing cesarean section
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - Age>18yrs - American Society of Anesthesiologists(ASA) status 1-2 - Scheduled for elective cesarean under spinal anesthesia - Gestational age>38weeks, singleton pregnancy - Informed consented Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with pre-eclampsia or diabetes - Patients with hypertension or cardiac dysfunction - Disturbance of communication - Placental abruption
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Other:TEASElectric stimulation was given through electrode attached to specific acupoints
Other:Non-acupoint stimulationElectric stimulation was given through electrode attached to the shoulder
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
TEAS TreatmentPatients were given 30min of TEAS at PC6 after spinal anesthesia
Non-acupoint stimulationPatients were given 30min of electrical stimulation at shoulder after spinal anesthesia
ControlNo stimulation was given
Start Date: September 2013
Completed Date: August 2014
Primary Outcome: Incidence of hypotension
Secondary Outcome: Average systemic blood pressure(SBP) and diastolic blood pressure(DBP)
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Zhihong LU, MD
Lead Sponsor: wangqiang
Sahmeddini MA, Eghbal MH, Khosravi MB, Ghaffaripour S, Janatmakan F, Shokrizade S. Electro-acupuncture stimulation at acupoints reduced the severity of hypotension during anesthesia in patients undergoing liver transplantation. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2012 Feb;5(1):11-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2011.11.001. Epub 2011 Dec 7.