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Table 2 Comparison between active-acupuncture and placebo-acupuncture groups in occurrence rate and severity of vomiting

From: Effect of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation combined with palonosetron on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: a single-blind, randomized, controlled trial

Time after TACE (days) Patients with vomiting [cases (%)] P Severity of vomiting [cases (%)] P
Placebo-acupuncture group Active-acupuncture group
Placebo-acupuncture group Active-acupu-ncture group Degree 1 Degree 2 Degree 3 Degree 1 Degree 2 Degree 3
0 28 (40.0) 23 (31.9) 0.317 42 (60.0) 16 (22.9) 12 (17.1) 49 (68.0) 13 (18.1) 10 (13.9) 0.606
1 25 (35.7) 22 (30.6) 0.514 45 (64.3) 17 (24.3) 8 (11.4) 50 (69.4) 14 (19.4) 8 (11.1) 0.769
2 29 (41.4) 26 (36.1) 0.516 41 (58.6) 20 (28.6) 9 (12.9) 46 (63.9) 18 (25.0) 8 (11.1) 0.809
3 22 (31.4) 26 (36.1) 0.556 48 (68.6) 18 (25.7) 4 (5.7) 46 (63.9) 16 (22.2) 10 (13.9) 0.259
4 16 (22.9) 12 (16.7) 0.354 54 (77.1) 12 (17.1) 4 (5.7) 60 (83.3) 10 (13.9) 2 (2.8) 0.567
5 13 (18.6) 10 (13.9) 0.449 57 (81.4) 11 (15.7) 2 (2.9) 62 (86.1) 8 (11.1) 2 (2.8) 0.721
  1. Degree 1: no vomiting; degree 2: very mild to moderate vomiting; Degree 3: Severe to intolerable vomiting