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Autonomic dysfunction in patients with advanced cancer; prevalence, clinical correlates and challenges in assessment

BMC Palliative Care201211:3

Received: 9 October 2011

Accepted: 1 March 2012

Published: 1 March 2012

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
9 Oct 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rony Dev
9 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Egidio Del Fabbro
19 Jan 2012 Author responded Author comments - carol stone
Resubmission - Version 2
19 Jan 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Mar 2012 Editorially accepted
1 Mar 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-684X-11-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services
Department of Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin
Centre of Excellence for Successful Ageing, St James' Hospital
Palliative Care Unit, Bruyere Continuing Care
Division of Palliative Care, University of Ottawa