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Open Peer Review Reports for: A perioperative surgeon-controlled open-lung approach versus conventional protective ventilation with low positive end-expiratory pressure in cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (PROVECS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Original Submission
5 Apr 2018 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Sep 2018 Author responded Author comments - David Lagier
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Sep 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Oct 2018 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Oscar Bortolami
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
8 Oct 2018 Editorially accepted
13 Nov 2018 Article published 10.1186/s13063-018-2967-y

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