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The effect of homocysteine-lowering with B-vitamins on osteoporotic fractures in patients with cerebrovascular disease: substudy of VITATOPS, a randomised placebo-controlled trial

  • John Gommans1, 7Email author,
  • Qilong Yi2,
  • John W Eikelboom3,
  • Graeme J Hankey4,
  • Christopher Chen5 and
  • Helen Rodgers6
BMC Geriatrics201313:88

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-88

Received: 14 January 2013

Accepted: 29 August 2013

Published: 3 September 2013

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Original Submission
14 Jan 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - John Gommans
Resubmission - Version 3
24 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
28 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gaurav Garg
26 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Irena Keser
2 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nathalie van der Velde
20 Jul 2013 Author responded Author comments - John Gommans
Resubmission - Version 4
20 Jul 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
29 Aug 2013 Editorially accepted
3 Sep 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2318-13-88

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Hawke’s Bay Hospital
National Epidemiology and Surveillance, Canadian Blood Services
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
School of Medicine and Pharmacology, The University of Western Australia
Department of Pharmacology, National University of Singapore
Stroke Research Group, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University
the VITATOPS trial study group