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Table 3 Overview of study visits

From: Acupuncture treatment for insulin sensitivity of women with polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Screening visit Baseline visit Month Follow-up after 4 months of treatment End of treatment visit 3 months after the last acupuncture treatment
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
OGTT and Ins      
Body composition (weight, height, waist circumference, hip circumference, FG/acne)
Menstrual cycle diary
Fasting blood samples for FGLU, FINS, HbA1c, C-peptide, TSH, T3, free T4        
Fasting blood samples for FSH, LH, SHBG, T, E2, PRL      
Fasting blood samples for ApoA1,ApoB, TC, TG, HDL-C, LDL-C, BRT, renal and liver profile      
Transvaginal or transrectal ultrasound      
  1. Apoa1 apolipoprotein A1, ApoB apolipoprotein B, BRT blood routine test, E2 estradiol, FG Ferriman-Gallwey score, FGLU fasting blood glucose, FINS Fasting insulin, FSH follicle-stimulating hormone, HbA1c glycosylated hemoglobin, HDL-C high density lipoprotein, LDL-C low density lipoprotein, LH luteinizing hormone, PRL prolactin, SHBG sex hormone-binding globulin, T total testosterone, TC total cholesterol, TG triglyceride, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone, T3 triiodothyronine, T4 thyroxine, OGTT oral glucose tolerance test, Ins insulin-releasing test