Retraction Note: Improved treatment of Asthma by using natural sources of antioxidants
SpringerPlus volume 3, Article number: 558 (2014)
The original version of this paper (Van Toan and Thi Hanh 2013) is retracted because of ethical concerns: the clinical trial was not approved by an ethical board and the authors did not provide evidence that patient consent was obtained. The scientific advisor for this clinical trial (ANZCTR 2012) at the University of the West of England UK (an affiliation of the corresponding author) indicated he was not aware of this study and that the university was not involved.
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Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: Trial ACTRN12 612000766819: Improved treatment of Asthma by using natural sources of antioxidants. 2012. https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?ACTRN=12612000766819
Van Toan N, Thi Hanh T: Improved treatment of Asthma by using natural sources of antioxidants. SpringerPlus 2013, 2(1):278. 10.1186/2193-1801-2-278
The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/2193-1801-2-278
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Van Toan, N., Thi Hanh, T. Retraction Note: Improved treatment of Asthma by using natural sources of antioxidants. SpringerPlus 3, 558 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/2193-1801-3-558