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PUREAIR protocol: randomized controlled trial of intensive pulmonary rehabilitation versus standard care in patients undergoing surgical resection for lung cancer

  • Stefania Fugazzaro1,
  • Stefania Costi1, 2, 3Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Carlotta Mainini1,
  • Besa Kopliku1,
  • Cristian Rapicetta4,
  • Roberto Piro5,
  • Roberta Bardelli1,
  • Patricia Filipa Sobral Rebelo1,
  • Carla Galeone4,
  • Giorgio Sgarbi4,
  • Filippo Lococo4,
  • Massimiliano Paci4,
  • Tommaso Ricchetti4,
  • Silvio Cavuto6,
  • Domenico Franco Merlo6 and
  • Sara Tenconi4
BMC Cancer201717:508

Received: 1 June 2017

Accepted: 10 July 2017

Published: 31 July 2017

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1 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Stefania Fugazzaro
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21 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Jul 2017 Editorially accepted
31 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12885-017-3479-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit - Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics and Maternal Child Health, University of Genoa
Unit of Thoracic Surgery - Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Pulmonology Unit - Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Research and Statistics Infrastructure Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS