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Evidence for the different physiological significance of the 6- and 2-minute walk tests in multiple sclerosis

  • Robert W Motl1Email author,
  • Yoojin Suh1,
  • Swathi Balantrapu1,
  • Brian M Sandroff1,
  • Jacob J Sosnoff1,
  • John Pula2,
  • Myla D Goldman3 and
  • Bo Fernhall4
BMC Neurology201212:6

Received: 6 December 2011

Accepted: 1 March 2012

Published: 1 March 2012

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Original Submission
6 Dec 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Francesco Patti
29 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Emilio Portaccio
6 Feb 2012 Author responded Author comments - Robert Motl
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Feb 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Mar 2012 Editorially accepted
1 Mar 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2377-12-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, USA
School of Medicine, University of Illinois at Peoria, Peoria, USA
Department of Neurology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA