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Table 3 Frequency of peri-interventional complications

From: Acupuncture to improve tolerance of diagnostic esophagogastroduodenoscopy in patients without systemic sedation: results of a single-center, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial (DRKS00000164)

Parameter Real acupuncture group Placebo acupuncture group Total P
Hematoma 4 (2.3 %) 0 (0 %) 4 (1.1 %) 0.044
Bleeding 4 (2.3 %) 0 (0 %) 4 (1.1 %) 0.044
Nerve irritation 1 (0.6 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (0.3 %) 0.317
Bradycardia 1 (0.6 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (0.3 %) 0.317
Hypotension 1 (0.6 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (0.3 %) 0.317
Low oxygen saturation 1 (0.6 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (0.3 %) 0.317
Aspiration 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)
Wound infection 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)