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The Effects of Sa-Am Acupuncture Treatment on Respiratory Physiology Parameters in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients_A Pilot Study_ECAM
작성자 : GRDN
작성일 : 2022.06.17 / 조회수 : 898

Respiratory dysfunction and complications are the most common causes of death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This is a pilot
study to observe the changes in respiratory physiology parameters after Sa-am acupuncture treatment. Eighteen ALS patients
received Sa-am acupuncture treatment twice a day for 5 days. The EtCO2, SpO2, RR, and pulse rate were measured for 15 min
before and during treatment, using capnography and oximetry. Correlation of K-ALSFRS-R scores against measured parameters
showed that patients who had high K-ALSFRS-R scores had greater changes in pulse rate after acupuncture stimulation; they also
showed a decrease in EtCO2, RR, and pulse rate and an increase in SpO2. A comparison of the mean values of these different
parameters before and after Sa-am acupuncture stimulation revealed statistically significant differences (