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Acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: a randomised controlled pilot study
  1. Eduardo Guilherme D’Alessandro1,
  2. Daniela Ribeiro Nebuloni Nagy1,
  3. Christina May Moran de Brito2,3,
  4. Elisangela Pinto Marinho Almeida2,
  5. Linamara Rizzo Battistella4,5 and
  6. Rebeca Boltes Cecatto2,6
  1. 1Instituto do Cancer, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
  2. 2Rehabilitation Department, Instituto do Cancer, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. 3Rehabilitation Service, Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Sao Paulo, Brasil
  4. 4Department of Legal Medicine, Medical Ethics, Social and Work Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
  5. 5Instituto de Medicina Física e de Reabilitação, Hospital das Clinicas IMREA-HCFMUSP da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
  6. 6School of Medicine, Universidade Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rebeca Boltes Cecatto, Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo Octavio Frias de Oliveira, Sao Paulo 05020000, Brazil; rebeca.boltes{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors All authors have contributed to all stages of this study, from conception, idea, protocol development, collection of data, analysis of results and writing of the article. All authors have substantial contributions to the study. ED’A and DRN have substantial contributions to conception and design of the work; to acquisition, analysis and the interpretation of data; and to draft the work and revising it critically for the version published. CMMdB and EPA have substantial contributions to conception and design of the work; to analysis and the interpretation of data; and to draft the work and revising it critically for the version published. LRB and RBC have substantial contributions to conception and design of the work; to the interpretation of data; and to draft the work and revising it critically for the version published.

  • Funding Supported by grant from CNPQ/Brazil Process Number 401459/2013-6 (Oct/2013).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Written informed consent was obtained from all patients or their legal surrogate.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the local ethical committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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  • Contributors All authors have contributed to all stages of this study, from conception, idea, protocol development, collection of data, analysis of results and writing of the article. All authors have substantial contributions to the study. ED’A and DRN have substantial contributions to conception and design of the work; to acquisition, analysis and the interpretation of data; and to draft the work and revising it critically for the version published. CMMdB and EPA have substantial contributions to conception and design of the work; to analysis and the interpretation of data; and to draft the work and revising it critically for the version published. LRB and RBC have substantial contributions to conception and design of the work; to the interpretation of data; and to draft the work and revising it critically for the version published.

  • Funding Supported by grant from CNPQ/Brazil Process Number 401459/2013-6 (Oct/2013).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Written informed consent was obtained from all patients or their legal surrogate.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the local ethical committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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