Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Intraoperative Electroacupuncture Reduces Postoperative Pain, Analgesic Requirement and Prevents Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Gynaecological Surgery: A Randomised Controlled Trial

S Praveena Seevaunnamtum 1 , * , Kavita Bhojwani 2 and Nik Abdullah 1
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1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
2 Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh, Jalan Hospital, 30990 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Article information
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: December 01, 2016, 6 (6); e40106
  • Published Online: October 29, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: June 16, 2016
  • Revised: August 21, 2016
  • Accepted: October 1, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/aapm.40106

To Cite: Praveena Seevaunnamtum S, Bhojwani K, Abdullah N. Intraoperative Electroacupuncture Reduces Postoperative Pain, Analgesic Requirement and Prevents Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Gynaecological Surgery: A Randomised Controlled Trial, Anesth Pain Med. 2016 ; 6(6):e40106. doi: 10.5812/aapm.40106.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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