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April 23, 2020

Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangdong Provincial Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
  • 2China-Australia International Research Centre for Chinese Medicine, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
JAMA Oncol. Published online April 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.0640

In Reply Zhang and Tang asked for more information on the search strategy of our study.1 Details of the methods were provided in our previously published protocol and the search strategy was included in Supplement 2. In the PubMed search, there were no limits, and all terms were searched using text words, so Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms were automatically included. Text-word searches with no limits were used in the other English-language databases.2 Consequently, the database searches were comprehensive.

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