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Effect of acupuncture and its influence on cerebral activity in functional dyspepsia patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Received: 4 August 2015

Accepted: 17 March 2016

Published: 2 April 2016

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Original Submission
4 Aug 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
30 Jan 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Zheng Guoqing
14 Mar 2016 Author responded Author comments - Seok-Jae Ko
Resubmission - Version 2
14 Mar 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Mar 2016 Editorially accepted
2 Apr 2016 Article published 10.1186/s13063-016-1296-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Gastroenterology, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Kyung Hee University
Division of Clinical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Department of Statistics, Sookmyung Women’s University
Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University
Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Korean Medicine Life Science, University of Science & Technology, Campus of Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine