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Trial Protocol: A randomised controlled trial of extended anticoagulation treatment versus routine anticoagulation treatment for the prevention of recurrent VTE and post thrombotic syndrome in patients being treated for a first episode of unprovoked VTE (The ExACT Study)

  • Jayne Tullett1,
  • Ellen Murray1Email author,
  • Linda Nichols1,
  • Roger Holder1,
  • Will Lester2,
  • Peter Rose3,
  • FD Richard Hobbs4 and
  • David Fitzmaurice1
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders201313:16

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-13-16

Received: 3 January 2013

Accepted: 1 February 2013

Published: 9 March 2013

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3 Jan 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Jayne Tullett
Resubmission - Version 3
4 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
18 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Jayne Tullett
Resubmission - Version 4
18 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
1 Feb 2013 Editorially accepted
9 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2261-13-16

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Authors’ Affiliations

Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Haemophilia Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Warwick Hospital
Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford