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Table 4 Rectal distention threshold comparison

From: Brain regions involved in moxibustion-induced analgesia in irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study

Item First sensation threshold Defecation urge threshold Pain detection threshold
  Before Treatment After Treatment Difference Before Treatment After Treatment Difference Before Treatment After Treatment Difference
  Mean ± S.E 95% CI Mean ± S.E 95% CI Mean ± S.E 95% CI Mean ± S.E 95% CI Mean ± S.E 95% CI Mean ± S.E 95% CI Mean ± S.E 95% CI Mean ± S.E 95% CI Mean ± S.E 95% CI
Moxibustion group (n = 15) 22.27 ± 2.052 [21.13,23.40] 22.67 ± 0.63 [21.32,24.0] 0.40 ± 0.81 [−1.34,2.14] 40.07 ± 3.23 [33.13,47.00] 63.47 ± 2.01 [59.15,67.78] 23.40 ± 2.88 [17.23,29.57] 89.07 ± 5.01 [78.33,99.81] 113.6 ± 7.51 [97.48,129.72] 24.53 ± 5.78 [12.14,36.92]
Control group (n = 13) 22.31 ± 3.351 [20.28,24.33] 21.69 ± 1.17 [19.14,24.2] −0.62 ± 1.5 [−0.43,2.80] 41.31 ± 1.89 [37.19,45.42] 44.15 ± 1.55 [40.78,47.58] 2.85 ± 1.68 [−0.80,6.50] 89.62 ± 2.85 [83.41,95.82] 93.46 ± 2.67 [87.64,99.28] 3.85 ± 2.84 [−2.33,10.02]
  1. Compared with baseline, ▲ p = 0.000, compared with the control group, ▲ p = 0.000, p = 0.000.
  2. Compared with baseline, p = 0.001, compared with the control group, p = 0.022, p = 0.005.