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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Self-reported aural symptoms, headache and temporomandibular disorders in Japanese young adults

  • Rahena Akhter1, 2Email author,
  • Manabu Morita3,
  • Disuke Ekuni3,
  • Nur Mohammad Monsur Hassan1, 4,
  • Michiko Furuta3,
  • Reiko Yamanaka3,
  • Yoshizo Matsuka5 and
  • David Wilson1
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201314:58

Received: 31 July 2012

Accepted: 30 January 2013

Published: 6 February 2013

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Original Submission
31 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
1 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Edward Wright
13 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Rahena Akhter
Resubmission - Version 3
6 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
30 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
6 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-14-58

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, Charles Sturt University
Faculty of Dentistry, Professorial Unit (Jaw Function and Orofacial Pain), Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Westmead Hospital
Department of Preventive Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School