Funding for this research was provided by:
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (K18121)
Received: 30 October 2017
Accepted: 16 November 2018
First Online: 6 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This trial has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University (DJDSKH-17-BM-08; March 2017, protocol version 1.2). This study protocol has been designed according to Korean Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) and the Declaration of Helsinki, and has been registered with the Clinical Research Information Service (CRIS) of the National Research Institution of Health in Korea (identifier: KCT0002452), which is recognized as a registry in the World Health Organization’s network. Other important protocol modifications after protocol publication and publication of trial results will be notified through updates on the trial registration site (CRIS). All documents will be identified by an identification code rather than personal information and will be securely stored in a cabinet with locks in the Clinical Trial Center of DKMHDU. Data processing for statistical analyses will be performed by an independent third party and no interim analyses will be conducted.
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