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11 September 2020: Clinical Research

Decreased Synovial Fluid Biomarkers Levels Are Associated with Rehabilitation of Function and Pain in Rotator Cuff Tear Patients Following Electroacupuncture Therapy

Jian Guan 1ABDEF* , Wei-Qiang Geng 2AF* , Yao Li 1A , Guang-Yuan Liu 1B , Luo-Bin Ding 1B , You-Jie Liu 3C , Wei Xue 4C* , Hua-Jun Wang 3E* , Xiao-Fei Zheng 3E*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.923240

Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e923240

Table 2 Outcome measurements of patients in EA group and control group.

VariablesEA group (n=27)Control group (n=27)P-valuea
 Baseline34.2 (16.5)36.2 (15.9)0.392
 6-week follow-up77.6 (19.2)58.3 (16.4)0.031
 6-month follow-up82.5 (14.4)67.4 (15.7)0.022
 6-0 weeks differences−43.4 (18.0)−22.1 (16.1)
 6-0 months differences−48.3 (15.3)−31.2 (15.5)
P-valueb 0.001
P-valuec 6-week0.004
( baseline)6-month
Constant-Murley score
 Baseline41.3 (8.6)46.4 (9.1)0.131
 6-week follow-up71.4 (12.3)63.8 (10.2)0.031
 6-month follow-up73.6 (11.6)71.9 (10.1)0.902
 6-0 weeks differences−30.1 (10.9)−17.4 (9.7)
 6-0 months differences−32.3 (10.4)−25.5 (9.6)
P-valueb 0.021
P-valuec 6-week0.043
( baseline)6-month0.019
 Baseline6.4 (2.3)6.8 (1.7)0.394
 6-week follow-up2.4 (1.2)4.4 (1.0)0.012
 6-month follow-up1.1 (0.5)2.5 (1.3)0.029
 6-0 weeks differences4.0 (1.9)3.4 (1.5)
 6-0 months differences5.3 (2.1)4.3 (1.5)
P-valueb 0.026
P-valuec 6-week0.031
( baseline)6-month0.017
a Intergroup analysis (unpaired t-test) *P
b intragroup analysis (repeated measurement analysis of variance) *P
c intragroup analysis (post hoc tests with the Bonferroni adjustment) # P

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