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Research Article

Impact of Including Korean Randomized Controlled Trials in Cochrane Reviews of Acupuncture

  • Kun Hyung Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Korean Medicine Hospital, Yangsan, South Korea

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  • Jae Cheol Kong,

    Affiliation: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, South Korea

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  • Jun-Yong Choi,

    Affiliation: Department of Korean Medical Science, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea

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  • Tae-Young Choi,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea

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  • Byung-Cheul Shin,

    Affiliation: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea

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  • Steve McDonald,

    Affiliation: Australasian Cochrane Centre, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Myeong Soo Lee mail

    drmslee@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea

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  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047619

About the Authors

Kun Hyung Kim
Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Korean Medicine Hospital, Yangsan, South Korea
Jae Cheol Kong
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, South Korea
Jun-Yong Choi
Department of Korean Medical Science, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea
Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee
Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
Byung-Cheul Shin
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea
Steve McDonald
Australasian Cochrane Centre, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: drmslee@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KHK SM. Performed the experiments: KHK JCK JYC TYC. Analyzed the data: KHK JCK JYC TYC BCS SM MSL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JCK TYC SM. Wrote the paper: KHK.