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Acupuncture for reduction of symptom burden in multiple myeloma patients undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a randomized sham-controlled trial. Respond to author

  • Kai ZhangEmail author
  • Chao Gao
  • Qilin Tang
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Author’s contributions

Zhang K and Gao C wrote the first draft of the manuscript. Tang QL supervised the work. Zhang K, Tang QL, and Gao C revised the final manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Acupuncture and MoxibustionTianjin Gong An HospitalTianjinChina
  2. 2.Tianjin Institute of General SurgeryTianjin Medical University General HospitalTianjinChina
  3. 3.Graduate CollegeTianjin University of Traditional Chinese MedicineTianjinChina

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