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Acupuncture for the treatment of severe acute pain in Herpes Zoster: results of a nested, open-label, randomized trial in the VZV Pain Study

  • Tamara Ursini1,
  • Monica Tontodonati1,
  • Lamberto Manzoli2,
  • Ennio Polilli1,
  • Cristina Rebuzzi3,
  • Gabriele Congedo4,
  • Sonia Di Profio3,
  • Patrizia Marani Toro5,
  • Augusta Consorte1,
  • Giuseppina Placido1,
  • Stefano Laganà4,
  • Claudio D'Amario5,
  • Carla Granchelli5,
  • Giustino Parruti1Email author,
  • Lucio Pippa4 and
  • the VZV Pain Study Group
Contributed equally
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201111:46

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-11-46

Received: 20 December 2010

Accepted: 5 June 2011

Published: 5 June 2011

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20 Dec 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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11 Jan 2011 Author responded Author comments - Giustino Parruti
Resubmission - Version 3
11 Jan 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
12 Feb 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lize XIONG
14 Feb 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Arnold Gammaitoni
21 Feb 2011 Author responded Author comments - Giustino Parruti
Resubmission - Version 4
21 Feb 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 4
20 Apr 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Arnold Gammaitoni
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Submitted Manuscript version 5
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5 Jun 2011 Editorially accepted
5 Jun 2011 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-11-46

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Infectious Diseases Unit, Pescara General Hospital
(2)
Section of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Chieti
(3)
Pain Management Clinic, Pescara General Hospital
(4)
Fondazione Onlus Camillo de Lellis per l'Innovazione e la Ricerca in Medicina
(5)
Pescara Health District

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