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Treatment outcome of chronic low back pain and radiographic lumbar disc degeneration are associated with inflammatory and matrix degrading gene variants: a prospective genetic association study

  • Ahmad Omair1Email author,
  • Marit Holden3,
  • Benedicte Alexandra Lie2,
  • Olav Reikeras1 and
  • Jens Ivar Brox1
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201314:105

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-105

Received: 2 July 2012

Accepted: 20 March 2013

Published: 22 March 2013

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Original Submission
2 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Minna Mannikko
5 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lisbet Haglund
4 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - AHMAD OMAIR
Resubmission - Version 3
4 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
18 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Minna Mannikko
19 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lisbet Haglund
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
20 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
22 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-14-105

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Orthopaedics, Oslo University Hospital-Rikshospitalet
Department of Medical Genetics, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital-Ullevål
Norwegian Computing Center