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Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence

Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence Key PointsQuestionIs electroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region effective in reducing urine leakage for women with stress urinary incontinence? FindingsIn this randomized clinical trial that included 504 women, the mean decrease in urine leakage, measured by the 1-hour pad test from baseline to week 6, was 9.9 g with electroacupuncture vs 2.6 g with sham electroacupuncture, a significant difference. MeaningAmong women with stress urinary incontinence, treatment with electroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region, compared with sham electroacupuncture, resulted in less urine leakage after 6 weeks. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2017.7220
pmid
28655016
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIs electroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region effective in reducing urine leakage for women with stress urinary incontinence? FindingsIn this randomized clinical trial that included 504 women, the mean decrease in urine leakage, measured by the 1-hour pad test from baseline to week 6, was 9.9 g with electroacupuncture vs 2.6 g with sham electroacupuncture, a significant difference. MeaningAmong women with stress urinary incontinence, treatment with electroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region, compared with sham electroacupuncture, resulted in less urine leakage after 6 weeks.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 27, 2017

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