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Investigating the effect of independent, blinded digital image assessment on the STOP GAP trial

  • Emily Patsko1,
  • Peter J. Godolphin1, 2Email author,
  • Kim S. Thomas3,
  • Trish Hepburn1,
  • Eleanor J. Mitchell1,
  • Fiona E. Craig4,
  • Philip M. Bath2 and
  • Alan A. Montgomery1

Received: 13 October 2016

Accepted: 4 January 2017

Published: 2 February 2017

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Original Submission
13 Oct 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mike Bradburn
30 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Catherine Arundel
20 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Emily Patsko
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Jan 2017 Editorially accepted
2 Feb 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-1779-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Nottingham
Stroke Trials Unit, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Nottingham
Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham
Department of Dermatology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary