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Can incontinence be cured? A systematic review of cure rates

  • Rob Riemsma1Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Suzanne Hagen2,
  • Ruth Kirschner-Hermanns3,
  • Christine Norton4,
  • Helle Wijk5,
  • Karl-Erik Andersson6,
  • Christopher Chapple7,
  • Julian Spinks8,
  • Adrian Wagg9,
  • Edward Hutt10,
  • Kate Misso1,
  • Sohan Deshpande1,
  • Jos Kleijnen1, 11 and
  • Ian Milsom12
BMC Medicine201715:63

Received: 18 October 2016

Accepted: 23 February 2017

Published: 24 March 2017

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Original Submission
18 Oct 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Luiz Brito
29 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dudley Robinson
9 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ann Lowry
9 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Rob Riemsma
Resubmission - Version 2
9 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ann Lowry
22 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Rob Riemsma
Resubmission - Version 3
22 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
23 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
24 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12916-017-0828-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd, Unit 6, Escrick Business Park, York, UK
NMAHP Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
Neuro-Urologie, Clinic of Urology, University Clinic Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn and Neurologic Rehabilitation Center Godeshoehe, Bonn, Germany
Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery King’s College London, London, UK
Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC), Institution for Health and Care Science, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Department of Urology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
Court View Surgery, Strood, UK
Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Medica Market Access Ltd, Tonbridge, UK
Department of Family Medicine, School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden