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Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with health complaints attributed to former dental amalgam fillings

  • Agnete E. Kristoffersen1Email author,
  • Frauke Musial1,
  • Harald J. Hamre2,
  • Lars Björkman3,
  • Trine Stub1,
  • Anita Salamonsen1 and
  • Terje Alræk1
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC Series - open, inclusive and trusted201616:22

Received: 26 August 2015

Accepted: 12 January 2016

Published: 22 January 2016

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Original Submission
26 Aug 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
18 Sep 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Virginia Cowen
24 Oct 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jenny Wilkinson
26 Nov 2015 Author responded Author comments - Agnete Kristoffersen
Resubmission - Version 2
26 Nov 2015 Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Jan 2016 Editorially accepted
22 Jan 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12906-016-0996-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, (NAFKAM), Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology at the University of Witten-Herdecke, Freiburg, Germany
Dental Biomaterials Adverse Reaction Unit, Uni Research Health, Bergen, Norway