Effect of Acupuncture Intervention on Improving Neurological Function and Antiinflammation in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke "ANAIS"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Update History

10 Jan '18
The description was updated.
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Acupuncture Treatment in Stroke is a widely practiced in Taiwan, mainland China, and around the world. The using in stroke group is countless. Numerous clinical trials have been conducted in the medical community to assess efficacy, and the results mostly suggest that acupuncture may be an effective, low side effects adjuvant therapy. Ischemic stroke is also associated with chronic inflammation-related diseases. In recent years, the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture was gradually found. So, whether in the basic or in clinical, the investigators can deduce that acupuncture may be helpful for stroke as an adjuvant therapy. This study evaluates the neurological function of patients with acute stroke by using the widely used National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) and Barthel Index. Also, the investigators assess the degree of inflammation by biomarkers. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore the effect of acupuncture intervention on acute ischemic patients and its relationship in anti-inflammatory actions.
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Acupuncture Treatment in Stroke is a widely practiced in Taiwan, mainland China, and around the world. The using in stroke group is countless. Numerous clinical trials have been conducted in the medical community to assess efficacy, and the results mostly suggest that acupuncture may be an effective, low side effects adjuvant therapy. Ischemic stroke is also associated with chronic inflammation-related diseases. In recent years, the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture was gradually found. So, whether in the basic or in clinical, the investigators can deduce that acupuncture may be helpful for stroke as an adjuvant therapy. This study evaluates the neurological function of patients with acute stroke by using the widely used National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) and Barthel Index. Also, the investigators assess the degree of inflammation by biomarkers. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore the effect of acupuncture intervention on acute ischemic patients and its relationship in anti-inflammatory actions.
The eligibility criteria were updated.
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Inclusion Criteria: - Clinically diagnosed acute ischemic stroke - Initial NIHSS between 4~20 - Aged 45 ~ 85 Exclusion Criteria: - Hemorrhagic transformation after cerebral infarction, the hemorrhage size estimated to be ≥ 2cm in diameter by brain imaging. - Any intracranial hemorrhage , except hemorrhagic transformation after cerebral infarction - Any intracranial operation during acute stage - Patient using anticoagulants - Cerebellar infarction - Special causes of stroke, such as coagulation abnormalities, or arteriovenous malformations - Epileptic seizures after stroke - Combined with infection diseases at the time of assessment - Pregnant or breastfeeding women - Present mental illness or symptoms and cannot cooperate with the study - Cannot sign the inform consent
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Inclusion Criteria: - Clinically diagnosed acute ischemic stroke - Initial NIHSS between 4~20 - Aged 45 ~ 85 Exclusion Criteria: - Hemorrhagic transformation after cerebral infarction, the hemorrhage size estimated to be ≥ 2cm in diameter by brain imaging. - Any intracranial hemorrhage , except hemorrhagic transformation after cerebral infarction - Any intracranial operation during acute stage - Patient using anticoagulants - Cerebellar infarction - Special causes of stroke, such as coagulation abnormalities, or arteriovenous malformations - Epileptic seizures after stroke - Combined with infection diseases at the time of assessment - Pregnant or breastfeeding women - Present mental illness or symptoms and cannot cooperate with the study - Cannot sign the inform consent
12 Apr '17
A location was updated in Nantou City.
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The overall status was updated to "Recruiting" at Nantou Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.