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Effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with asthma: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial (EPRA)

  • Konrad Schultz1Email author,
  • Hildegard Seidl2,
  • Danijel Jelusic1,
  • Rupert Wagner1,
  • Michael Wittmann1,
  • Hermann Faller3,
  • Dennis Nowak4 and
  • Michael Schuler3
BMC Pulmonary MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:49

Received: 24 January 2017

Accepted: 28 February 2017

Published: 9 March 2017

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24 Jan 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Konrad Schultz
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
9 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12890-017-0389-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Klinik Bad Reichenhall, Center for Rehabilitation, Pulmonology and Orthopedics, Bad Reichenhall, Germany
Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management, Helmholtz Zentrum München (GmbH) - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Comprehensive Pneumology Center Munich (CPC-M), Member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Munich, Germany
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Sciences Section, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, LMU University of München, member DZL, German Centre for lung Research, Munich, Germany