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A prospective randomized controlled multicenter trial comparing antibiotic therapy with appendectomy in the treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis (APPAC trial)

  • Hannu Paajanen1, 2, 3,
  • Juha M Grönroos4, 5,
  • Tero Rautio6,
  • Pia Nordström7,
  • Markku Aarnio8,
  • Tuomo Rantanen9,
  • Saija Hurme10,
  • Kirsti Dean11,
  • Airi Jartti12,
  • Jukka-Pekka Mecklin8, 3,
  • Juhani Sand7 and
  • Paulina Salminen4, 5Email author
BMC Surgery201313:3

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2482-13-3

Received: 21 June 2012

Accepted: 31 January 2013

Published: 8 February 2013

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Original Submission
21 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - roland andersson
31 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Luca Ansaloni
5 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Badri Man Shrestha
5 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Paulina Salminen
Resubmission - Version 3
5 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
27 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Badri Man Shrestha
30 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - roland andersson
30 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Luca Ansaloni
5 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Paulina Salminen
Resubmission - Version 4
5 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
13 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Paulina Salminen
27 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Luca Ansaloni
2 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Badri Man Shrestha
30 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - roland andersson
Resubmission - Version 5
13 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
31 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
8 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2482-13-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Surgery, Kuopio University Hospital
(2)
Department of Surgery, Mikkeli Central Hospital and Institute of clinical medicine
(3)
University of Eastern Finland
(4)
Department of Surgery, Turku University Hospital
(5)
University of Turku
(6)
Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital
(7)
Division of Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology, Tampere University Hospital
(8)
Department of Surgery, Jyväskylä Central Hospital
(9)
Department of Surgery, Seinäjoki Central Hospital
(10)
Department of Biostatistics, University of Turku
(11)
Department of Radiology, Turku University Hospital
(12)
Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital

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