Comparative study on the effectiveness of a corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome in patients with and without Raynaud's phenomenon We have been made aware of an investigation into the research conduct by the first author's institution (Ewha Womans University, South Korea). A subsequent preliminary investigation was conducted by the institution's Research Integrity Committee. The committee found there was intentional, repetitive, and serious misconduct during the research for this paper. The committee had concluded that the person subject to investigation had violated provisions in the Bioethics and Safety Act concerning human subjects in research projects, and had also committed material and consistent default in the following matters: Research approval procedures; period of validity; consent of research subjects; changes in the content of the research plan and consent letter, the number of research subjects and the co-researchers; submission of the interim report, as well as the termination report after obtaining approval for the termination of research, pursuant to the Standard Operation Procedure of the Institutional Review Board under Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital; and that Institutional Review Board approval had not been properly obtained for this article. As such, we have formally withdrawn the paper from the literature.
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