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Prevalence, symptoms and management of uterine fibroids: an international internet-based survey of 21,746 women

  • Anne Zimmermann1Email author,
  • David Bernuit2,
  • Christoph Gerlinger2,
  • Matthias Schaefers2 and
  • Katharina Geppert2
BMC Women's Health201212:6

Received: 12 August 2011

Accepted: 26 March 2012

Published: 26 March 2012

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Original Submission
12 Aug 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - bruce mclucas
19 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dimitrios Mavrelos
25 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - James Segars
8 Mar 2012 Author responded Author comments - Anne Zimmermann
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Mar 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Mar 2012 Editorially accepted
26 Mar 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6874-12-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin School of Public Health
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals