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Non-randomised patients in a cholecystectomy trial: characteristics, procedures, and outcomes

  • Axel Ros1,
  • Per Carlsson2,
  • Mikael Rahmqvist2,
  • Karin Bäckman2 and
  • Erik Nilsson3Email author
BMC Surgery20066:17

Received: 15 May 2006

Accepted: 26 December 2006

Published: 26 December 2006

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Original Submission
15 May 2006 Submitted Original manuscript
31 May 2006 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Peer Wille-Joergensen
27 Nov 2006 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Leslie Huson
7 Dec 2006 Author responded Author comments - Erik Nilsson
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Dec 2006 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Dec 2006 Editorially accepted
26 Dec 2006 Article published 10.1186/1471-2482-6-17

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Surgery, County Hospital of Ryhov
Center for Medical Technology Assessment, Linköping University
Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Umeå