Erratum to: Prednisolone and acupuncture in Bell’s palsy: study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial

  • Feng Xia1,

    Affiliated with

    • Junliang Han1,

      Affiliated with

      • Xuedong Liu1,

        Affiliated with

        • Jingcun Wang1,

          Affiliated with

          • Zhao Jiang1,

            Affiliated with

            • Kangjun Wang2,

              Affiliated with

              • Songdi Wu3 and

                Affiliated with

                • Gang Zhao1Email author

                  Affiliated with


                  DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-315

                  Received: 9 July 2014

                  Accepted: 31 July 2014

                  Published: 8 August 2014

                  The original article was published in Trials 2011 12:158


                  Following publication of this protocol [1], it was brought to the Editors’ attention in May 2014 that design of the study has been changed from a randomized controlled trial to a non-randomized study, and so will no longer follow the published protocol. For more information on the updated design and conduct of the study, please contact the corresponding author.


                  Authors’ Affiliations

                  Department of Neurology, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University
                  Department of Neurology, Central Hospital
                  Department of Neurology, The First Hospital


                  1. Xia F, Han J, Liu X, Wang J, Jiang Z, Wang K, Wu S, Zhao G: Prednisolone and acupuncture in Bell’s palsy: study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial. Trials 2011, 12:158. 10.1186/1745-6215-12-158PubMed CentralPubMedView Article


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