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Table 1 Baseline and outcome parameters

From: ACUDIN – ACUpuncture and laser acupuncture for treatment of DIabetic peripheral Neuropathy: a randomized, placebo-controlled, partially double-blinded trial

  Baseline parameter Blood parameter Neurological assessment NCSf Parameter Subjective Score
Week 0 Age
Gender
Weight
Size
Comorbidity
Medication
Duration of disease (Diabetes and DPN)
HbA1ca Clinical examination
NSS
NDSc
Bilateral amplitudes and NCVbof nn. surales and tibiales NRSd
Week 6    Clinical examination
NSSe
NDS
Bilateral amplitudes and NCV of nn. surales and tibiales NRS
Week 15 Change of medication HbA1c Clinical examination
NSS
NDS
Bilateral amplitudes and NCV of nn. surales and tibiales NRS
Adverse events
Weekly (treatment 1–10) Change of medication     NRS
Adverse events
  1. aHbA1c= glycated hemoglobin; bNCV = nerve conduction velocity; cNDS = neuropathy deficit score; dNRS = numeric rating scale; eNSS = neuropathy symptom score; fNCS = nerve conduction studies