Reaktion des pituitär-adrenalen Systems auf chirurgische Eingriffe bei kombinierter Anästhesie durch Elektroakupunktur
Journal/Book: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur. 1986; 5: 121-124.
Abstract: Functional changes of the pituitary-adrenal system (PAS) during operations on biliary tract were studied in 87 patients, 59 of them received electroacupuncture (EAP) analgesia (experimental group) and 28 patients neuroleptanalgesia (NLA) (control group). The study has shown that irrespective of the type of anesthesia, surgical interventions on biliary tract are accompanied by moderate activation of PAS. The level of PAS activation during the operations in patients who received EAP analgesia did not exceed that of patients who received NLA though EAP allowed to exclude the use of neuroleptics completely, to reduce considerably or exclude narcotic analgesics, and perform the operation with relatively superficial suppression of CNS structures. The data suggest a strong analgesic effect of EAP in combined anesthesia and adequate neurovegetative protection of the body from surgical trauma.