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Characteristics and longitudinal progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in GOLD B patients

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BMC Pulmonary MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:42

  • Received: 30 June 2016
  • Accepted: 11 February 2017
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Original Submission
30 Jun 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Durheim
4 Nov 2016 Author responded Author comments - Philip Lawrence
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Nov 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Feb 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12890-017-0384-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, Medicines Evaluation Unit, University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Airways Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK
Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Institute for Lung Health, NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research, Leicester, UK
Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK