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Maternal and perinatal outcome after previous caesarean section in rural Rwanda

  • Richard Kalisa1, 2Email author,
  • Stephen Rulisa3,
  • Jos van Roosmalen2, 4 and
  • Thomas van den Akker4
BMC Pregnancy and ChildbirthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:272

Received: 13 June 2016

Accepted: 22 August 2017

Published: 25 August 2017

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Original Submission
13 Jun 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Jun 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Thomas Easterling
20 Jul 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tanya A Nippita
13 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rosalie Grivell
26 Nov 2016 Author responded Author comments - Richard Kalisa
Resubmission - Version 2
26 Nov 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
25 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12884-017-1467-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ruhengeri Hospital, Musanze, Rwanda
Athena Institute, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
Department of Obstetrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands