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Transperineal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy is safe even when patients are on combination antiplatelet and/or anticoagulation therapy

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BMC UrologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:53

Received: 9 April 2017

Accepted: 29 June 2017

Published: 5 July 2017

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Original Submission
9 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
15 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hans Heinzer
24 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Benjamin Ristau
28 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Kimitoshi Saito
Resubmission - Version 2
28 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
5 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12894-017-0245-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Urology, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Saitama, Japan
Department of Urology, Nishi-Omiya Hospital, Saitama, Japan