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Smoking and timing of cessation on postoperative pulmonary complications after curative-intent lung cancer surgery

  • Sebastian T. Lugg1,
  • Theofano Tikka2,
  • Paula J. Agostini2,
  • Amy Kerr2,
  • Kerry Adams2,
  • Maninder S. Kalkat2,
  • Richard S. Steyn2,
  • Pala B. Rajesh2,
  • Ehab Bishay2,
  • David R. Thickett1 and
  • Babu Naidu1, 2Email author
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery201712:52

Received: 24 December 2016

Accepted: 6 June 2017

Published: 19 June 2017

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Original Submission
24 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
2 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - N Sawabata
31 May 2017 Author responded Author comments - Sebastian Lugg
Resubmission - Version 2
31 May 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
19 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13019-017-0614-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Translational Inflammation Research, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust