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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Evolving guidelines in the use of topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of osteoarthritis

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201415:27

Received: 18 March 2013

Accepted: 31 October 2013

Published: 21 January 2014

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Original Submission
18 Mar 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
6 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - robert barkin
13 Aug 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tsukasa Sakurada
27 Sep 2013 Author responded Author comments - Casilda Balmaceda
Resubmission - Version 2
27 Sep 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
31 Oct 2013 Editorially accepted
21 Jan 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-15-27

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Authors’ Affiliations

NY Neurological Consultants, PC, New York