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Cocaine/crack use is not associated with fibrosis progression measured by AST-to-Platelet Ratio Index in HIV-HCV co-infected patients: a cohort study

  • Valérie Martel-Laferrière1Email author,
  • Roy Nitulescu2,
  • Joseph Cox2,
  • Curtis Cooper3,
  • Mark Tyndall4, 5,
  • Danielle Rouleau1,
  • Sharon Walmsley6,
  • Leo Wong2,
  • Marina B. Klein2Email author and
  • for the Canadian Co-infection Cohort Study Investigators
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:80

Received: 10 June 2016

Accepted: 6 January 2017

Published: 17 January 2017

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Original Submission
10 Jun 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Jul 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Peer Christensen
3 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Karine Lacomb
2 Sep 2016 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Martel-Laferriere
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Sep 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Oct 2016 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Martel-Laferriere
Resubmission - Version 3
30 Oct 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
6 Jan 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Jan 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2196-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre de Recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), Vancouver, Canada
University Health Network, Toronto, Canada