By Darenkov AF; Balchii-ool AA; Shemetov VD; Troitskii OA; Kuznetsov VM.
[Acupuncture in the combined treatment of pyelonephritis]
Urologiia i Nefrofogiia, 1993 Mar Apr(2):10-2.
AT: SRLF No call number
(PE title: urologiia i nefrologiia)
Abstract: In the treatment of pyelonephritis which continues to cause problems
in practical uronephrology, the main efforts of the clinicians are now
directed at enhancement of the patients resistance, improvement of renal
blood flow and urodynamics. Acupuncture (AP) is thought capable to meet the
It was used in combined treatment of 102 pyelonephritis
cases (51 with acute and 51 with chronic manifestations) showing intact
renal function. According to radionuclide renography, a positive trend in
the secretion and urodynamics of the upper urinary tract was demonstrable
in 50% of the patients. Dynamic nephroscintigraphy reported a positive
response in 60% of cases versus 25% in those treated without AP. AP
promotion of earlier recovery or remission, reduction of the scope of
chemotherapy, good short- and long-term response permit this modality to be
recommended for application in urological and nephrological practice.