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NCT02761096 : Effect of Acupuncture on Inflammation and Immune Function After Craniotomy
AgesMin: 18 Years Max: N/A
Inclusion Criteria:

Participants must meet all of the following criteria in order to be included:

1. planning to undergo regular craniotomy performed for an unruptured aneurysm, facial
spasm, or brain tumor;

2. age > 18 years;

3. acupuncture treatment that can start within 48 h after craniotomy;

4. voluntary participation and provision of signed informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

Participants with any of the following conditions will be excluded:

1. serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level ? 1.0 mg/dl before craniotomy;

2. a condition other than an unruptured aneurysm, facial spasm, or brain tumor as an
indication for craniotomy;

3. craniotomy performed for infectious brain diseases such as brain abscess or subdural

4. medication use that can affect the immune system or white blood cell (WBC) count,
such as immunosuppressive drugs, steroids, or anticancer drugs or use of these
medications within one month prior to the craniotomy;

5. a history of surgery at the same site;

6. emergency surgery; or

7. a severe medical disease, e.g. congestive heart failure, chronic renal failure.
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