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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Obesity is associated with more disability at presentation and after treatment in low back pain but not in neck pain: findings from the OIOC registry

  • Maria M. Wertli1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Ulrike Held1,
  • Marco Campello2 and
  • Shira Schecter Weiner2
BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201617:140

Received: 10 September 2015

Accepted: 19 March 2016

Published: 31 March 2016

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Original Submission
10 Sep 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Nov 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Amile Dario
4 Jan 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stephen Cornish
19 Feb 2016 Author responded Author comments - Maria M. Wertli
Resubmission - Version 2
19 Feb 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Mar 2016 Author responded Author comments - Maria M. Wertli
Resubmission - Version 3
15 Mar 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
19 Mar 2016 Editorially accepted
31 Mar 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12891-016-0992-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Horten Centre for Patient Oriented Research and Knowledge Transfer, Department of Internal Medicine, Zurich University, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center (OIOC), New York University, New York, USA
Division of General Internal Medicine, Bern University Hospital, Bern University, Bern, Switzerland