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Titolo:
INFLUENCE OF ACUPUNCTURE ON MATERNAL SERUM LEVELS OF INTERLEUKIN-8, PROSTAGLANDIN F-2ALPHA, AND BETA-ENDORPHIN - A MATCHED-PAIR STUDY
Autore:
TEMPFER C; ZEISLER H; HEINZL H; HEFLER L; HUSSLEIN P; KAINZ C;
Indirizzi:
UNIV VIENNA,SCH MED,DEPT OBSTET & GYNECOL,WAHRINGER GURTEL 18-20 A-1090 VIENNA AUSTRIA UNIV VIENNA,SCH MED,DEPT MED COMP SCI VIENNA AUSTRIA
Titolo Testata:
Obstetrics and gynecology
fascicolo: 2, volume: 92, anno: 1998,
pagine: 245 - 248
SICI:
0029-7844(1998)92:2<245:IOAOMS>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PLASMA; LABOR;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
19
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Citazione:
C. Tempfer et al., "INFLUENCE OF ACUPUNCTURE ON MATERNAL SERUM LEVELS OF INTERLEUKIN-8, PROSTAGLANDIN F-2ALPHA, AND BETA-ENDORPHIN - A MATCHED-PAIR STUDY", Obstetrics and gynecology, 92(2), 1998, pp. 245-248

Abstract

Objective: To measure the serum levels of interleukin (IL)-8, prostaglandin (PG) F-2 alpha, and beta-endorphin in parturients with acupuncture treatment and in controls to clarify the effect of acupuncture andduration of labor on the serum levels of substances active in cervical ripening and dilatation. Methods: A matched pair study was performedinvolving 80 women with and without prenatal acupuncture treatment, matched for age and parity. Serum levels of IL-8, PGF(2 alpha), and beta-endorphin were measured in serum samples taken after delivery by useof enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, enzyme immunoassay, and immunoradiometric assay, respectively. Results: The mean difference in total duration of labor between matched pairs with and without acupuncture was -136.5 minutes (95% confidence interval [CI] 191.1 minutes, -81.9 minutes; paired t test, P < .001). The mean difference of the duration of the first and second stages of labor between matched pairs with andwithout acupuncture was -138.8 minutes (95% CI 188.6, -89.0 minutes; paired t test, P < .001) and 2.3 minutes (95% CI 15.5, 20.1 minutes; paired t test, P = .8), respectively. The geometric means of ratios of IL-8, PGF(2 alpha), and beta-endorphin between matched pairs in women with and without acupuncture showed no statistically significant differences, Serum levels of IL-8, PGF(2 alpha), and beta-endorphin were not significantly correlated with the duration of the first and second stages of labor. Conclusion: Prenatal acupuncture treatment significantly reduces the duration of labor and may be a valuable tool in prenatal preparation. Serum levels of IL-8, PGF(2 alpha), and beta-endorphin are not significantly influenced by acupuncture and are therefore not likely to mediate acupuncture-related effects during labor. (Obstet Gynecol 1998;92:245-8. (C) 1998 by The American College of Obstetriciansand Gynecologists.).

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