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The incidence and risk factors of asymptomatic primary spontaneous pneumothorax detected during health check-ups

BMC Pulmonary MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:177

Received: 14 June 2017

Accepted: 29 November 2017

Published: 7 December 2017

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Original Submission
14 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stefan Marciniak
13 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - ALPASLAN ÇAKAN
1 Oct 2017 Author responded Author comments - Akihisa Mitani
Resubmission - Version 2
1 Oct 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
7 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12890-017-0538-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Respiratory Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Division of Health Service Promotion, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan