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Correction to: Prospective trial examining safety and efficacy of microcurrent stimulation for the treatment of sinus pain and congestion

Correction to: Bioelectronic Med (2019) 5:18

https://doi.org/10.1186/s42234-019-0035-x

The original version of this article (Goldsobel et al. 2019), published on 20 November 2019, contained incorrect data. In this Correction the affected parts of the article are shown.

Figure 4 contained incorrect data. The correct number is marked bold and shown below:

Daily microcurrent treatment reduces sinonasal congestion over 4 weeks. Sinonasal congestion was assessed weekly using the Congestion Quanitfier 7 (CQ7) instrument. Subjects that enrolled with moderate or worse congestion (CQ7 > 15, N = 24) exhibited significant reductions in congestion symptoms, compared to pretreatment, at all time points measured (a). Mean difference in CQ7 score from before treatment peaked at -8.8 (− 45.0%) points at week four (b). Data represented as mean ± SEM. ****p < 0.0001, paired, two-sided t-test

Table 2 contained incorrect data. The correct data is shown below:

For N = 24 subjects with CQ7 > 15 below are the corrected results:

Mean CQ7 Score: Enrollment, 19.8; Week 1, 15.4; Week 2, 13.7; Week 3, 12.4; Week 4, 11.0

Difference in CQ7 from Enrollment: Week 1, -4.4 (CI95 -2.6 to -6.2); Week 2, -6.3 (CI95 -4.2 to -8.4); Week 3, -7.4 (CI95 -4.8 to -10.1); Week 4, -8.8 (CI95 -6.5 to -11.1)

Percentage Decrease in CQ7 from Enrollment: Week 1, -23.0%; Week 2, -32.8%; Week 3, -38.1%; Week 4, -45.0%

Statistics remain unchanged at P < 0.0001 for all data points.

Reference

  1. Goldsobel AB, et al. Prospective trial examining safety and efficacy of microcurrent stimulation for the treatment of sinus pain and congestion. Bioelectronic Med. 2019;5:18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42234-019-0035-x.

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Correspondence to Blake T. Gurfein.

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Goldsobel, A.B., Prabhakar, N. & Gurfein, B.T. Correction to: Prospective trial examining safety and efficacy of microcurrent stimulation for the treatment of sinus pain and congestion. Bioelectron Med 6, 2 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42234-020-0039-6

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