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Validity, intra- and inter-observer reliability of automated devices for the assessment of ankle brachial index using photo-plethysmography

  • Andrej Teren1, 2,
  • Frank Beutner1, 2,
  • Kerstin Wirkner1,
  • Markus Loeffler1, 3 and
  • Markus Scholz1, 3Email author
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders201313:81

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-13-81

Received: 18 March 2013

Accepted: 3 October 2013

Published: 8 October 2013

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Original Submission
18 Mar 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brigitte Escoubet
10 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Emilie Vierron
17 Sep 2013 Author responded Author comments - Markus Scholz
Resubmission - Version 3
17 Sep 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
20 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brigitte Escoubet
1 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Emilie Vierron
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
3 Oct 2013 Editorially accepted
8 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2261-13-81

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Authors’ Affiliations

LIFE- Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases, University of Leipzig
Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology, Heart Center of the University Leipzig
Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, LIFE, University of Leipzig