Efficacy of acupressure on quality of recovery after surgery: Randomised controlled trial

CONCLUSION Two days of postoperative acupressure therapy (up to six treatments) did not significantly improve patient QoR, postoperative nausea and vomiting, pain score or opioid consumption. Acupressure, however, was associated with improved patient satisfaction. TRIAL REGISTRATION ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier: NCT02762435.
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Postoperative nausea and vomiting Source Type: research

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