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Matters to address prior to introducing new life support technology in Japan: three serious ethical concerns related to the use of left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy and suggested policies to deal with them

BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201819:12

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-018-0251-z

Received: 18 September 2016

Accepted: 15 February 2018

Published: 27 February 2018

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Original Submission
18 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kenneth Prager
16 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - John Entwistle
8 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Atsushi Asai
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - John Entwistle
4 Dec 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kenneth Prager
12 Feb 2018 Author responded Author comments - Atsushi Asai
Resubmission - Version 3
12 Feb 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
15 Feb 2018 Editorially accepted
27 Feb 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12910-018-0251-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Medical Ethics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
(2)
Department of Bioethics, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kumamoto, Japan
(3)
Department of Bioethics, Kumamoto University Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto, Japan

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