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Table 4 Outcomes of the secondary endpoints

From: Electroacupuncture for the prevention of postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction in participants undergoing vascular laparotomy under general anesthesia: a randomized controlled trial

  EA group (N = 21) RT group (N = 21) t P
First time flatus (d) 3.05 ± 0.58 3.29 ± 0.42 1.536 0.132
First time Defecation (d) 2.81 ± 0.51 3.20 ± 0.55 2.383 0.022
Hospitalization (d) 5.33 ± 0.68 5.75 ± 0.66 2.031 0.049
  1. Data are shown as mean ± SD
  2. EA electroacupuncture, RT routine treatment, AD abdominal distension