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Mechanisms and impact of the frequent exacerbator phenotype in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Jadwiga A Wedzicha1Email author,
  • Simon E Brill1,
  • James P Allinson1 and
  • Gavin C Donaldson1
BMC Medicine201311:181

Received: 17 May 2013

Accepted: 9 July 2013

Published: 14 August 2013

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Original Submission
17 May 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
28 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Donald P Tashkin
6 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nikos Siafakas
4 Jul 2013 Author responded Author comments - Ursula D'Souza
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Jul 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Jul 2013 Editorially accepted
14 Aug 2013 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-11-181

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Royal Free Campus, University College London