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Heart rate variability in sciatica patients referred to spine surgery: a case control study

  • Jarmo Södervall1, 2,
  • Jaro Karppinen2, 3,
  • Jukka Puolitaival2,
  • Eero Kyllönen2,
  • Antti M Kiviniemi1,
  • Mikko P Tulppo1 and
  • Arto J Hautala1Email author
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201314:149

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-149

Received: 8 October 2012

Accepted: 23 April 2013

Published: 26 April 2013

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Original Submission
8 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Samer Habiba
14 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alexander Green
16 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jiunn-Horng Kang
25 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Arto Hautala
Resubmission - Version 3
25 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
10 Apr 2013 Author responded Author comments - Arto Hautala
Resubmission - Version 4
10 Apr 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
23 Apr 2013 Editorially accepted
26 Apr 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-14-149

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Exercise and Medical Physiology, Verve Research
Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oulu
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Work and Health Ability, and Disability Prevention Centre