Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal

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Acupuncture Effect on Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Yalda Nahidi 1 , Shapour Badiee 2 , * , Shatila Torabi 2 , Zahra Abbasi Shaye 3 , Fatemeh Nazemian 4 and Azadeh Saki 5
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1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of Complementary and Chinese Medicine, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3 Clinical Research Development Center, Akbar Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Reza Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
5 Department of Environmental Statistics and Epidemiology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: October 2018, 20 (10); e65521
  • Published Online: October 20, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: December 25, 2017
  • Revised: August 6, 2018
  • Accepted: September 7, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.65521

To Cite: Nahidi Y, Badiee S, Torabi S , Abbasi Shaye Z, Nazemian F , et al. Acupuncture Effect on Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2018 ; 20(10):e65521. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.65521.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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