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Research Article

Getting the Grip on Nonspecific Treatment Effects: Emesis in Patients Randomized to Acupuncture or Sham Compared to Patients Receiving Standard Care

  • Anna Enblom mail,

    anna.enblom@ki.se

    Affiliations: Division of Nursing Science, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, The Vårdal Institute, Lund, Sweden, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Osher Centre for Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Mats Lekander,

    Affiliations: Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Osher Centre for Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Mats Hammar,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Anna Johnsson,

    Affiliation: Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

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  • Erik Onelöv,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Martin Ingvar,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Osher Centre for Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Gunnar Steineck,

    Affiliations: Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Sussanne Börjeson

    Affiliations: Division of Nursing Science, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Published: March 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014766

About the Authors

Anna Enblom, Sussanne Börjeson
Division of Nursing Science, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Anna Enblom
The Vårdal Institute, Lund, Sweden
Anna Enblom, Mats Lekander, Martin Ingvar
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Osher Centre for Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Mats Lekander
Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Mats Hammar
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Anna Johnsson
Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Erik Onelöv, Gunnar Steineck
Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Gunnar Steineck
Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sussanne Börjeson
Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: anna.enblom@ki.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AE MH GS SB. Performed the experiments: AE AJ. Analyzed the data: AE EO SB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AE MH AJ GS SB. Wrote the paper: AE ML MH AJ EO MI GS SB.