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Study flow diagrams in Cochrane systematic review updates: an adapted PRISMA flow diagram

  • Elizabeth Stovold1Email author,
  • Deirdre Beecher2,
  • Ruth Foxlee3 and
  • Anna Noel-Storr4
Systematic Reviews20143:54

Received: 27 February 2014

Accepted: 21 May 2014

Published: 29 May 2014

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Original Submission
27 Feb 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
10 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kathleen Lohr
14 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Vivian Welch
16 May 2014 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth Stovold
Resubmission - Version 2
16 May 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 May 2014 Editorially accepted
29 May 2014 Article published 10.1186/2046-4053-3-54

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Authors’ Affiliations

Cochrane Airways Group, St George’s, University of London, London, UK
Cochrane Injuries Group, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Cochrane Editorial Unit, London, UK
Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK