Revista Cubana de Enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961
NAJARRO NAVARRO, Annia et al. Electroacupuncture analgesia in female patients undergoing diagnostic curettages with decompensated diseases. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2006, vol.22, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2961.
A descriptive retrospective study related to the application of electroacupuncture in female patients undergoing diagnostic curettages was conducted in order to evaluate its efectiveness. Electroacupuncture analgesia was administered to 201 patients that presented risks of contraindications to general anesthesia and to some of them that decided to participate in the study as volunteers. The following variables were analyzed: age, anaesthetic risk, transoperative complications, assessment of pain, type of procedure carried out and treatment evaluation. It was observed that 63.1 % of the cases were between 41 and 60 years old, and that 73.6 % of the patients presented anesthesic risk. Electroacupuncture analgesia showed an effectivity of 96.1 %. 85 % of the patients did not refer pain in the transoperative, and only 9.9 % had complications, with predominance of arterial hypertension. 75.6 % considered electroacupuncture analgesia as a good alternative.
Palabras llave : Electroacupuncture; curettage; anesthesia.