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Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: primary care based pragmatic randomised controlled trial

  • Hugh MacPherson1Email author,
  • Helen Tilbrook1,
  • J Martin Bland1,
  • Karen Bloor1,
  • Sally Brabyn1,
  • Helen Cox1,
  • Arthur Ricky Kang’ombe1,
  • Mei-See Man1,
  • Tracy Stuardi1,
  • David Torgerson1,
  • Ian Watt1 and
  • Peter Whorwell2
BMC Gastroenterology201212:150

Received: 3 May 2012

Accepted: 19 September 2012

Published: 24 October 2012

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Original Submission
3 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Charlotte Paterson
27 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Klaus Linde
3 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Hugh MacPherson
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
24 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-230X-12-150

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Health Sciences, University of York
Wythenshawe Hospital