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Faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) can help to rule out colorectal cancer in patients presenting in primary care with lower abdominal symptoms: a systematic review conducted to inform new NICE DG30 diagnostic guidance

  • Marie Westwood1Email author,
  • Shona Lang1,
  • Nigel Armstrong1,
  • Sietze van Turenhout2,
  • Joaquín Cubiella3,
  • Lisa Stirk1,
  • Isaac Corro Ramos4,
  • Marianne Luyendijk5,
  • Remziye Zaim5,
  • Jos Kleijnen6 and
  • Callum G. Fraser7
BMC Medicine201715:189

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-017-0944-z

Received: 27 April 2017

Accepted: 14 September 2017

Published: 24 October 2017

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Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting info@biomedcentral.com.

Original Submission
27 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Amanda Cross
27 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alfredo Di Leo
27 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Marie Westwood
Resubmission - Version 2
27 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Amanda Cross
12 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alfredo Di Leo
13 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Marie Westwood
Resubmission - Version 3
13 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
14 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
24 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12916-017-0944-z

How does Open Peer Review work?

Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article. Pre-publication versions of the article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting info@biomedcentral.com. All previous versions of the manuscript and all author responses to the reviewers are also available.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd
(2)
University Medical Centre
(3)
Department of Gastroenterology, Complexo Hospitalario, Universitario de Ourense
(4)
Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus University Rotterdam
(5)
Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
(6)
School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University
(7)
University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

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