Clinical rheumatology and osteoporosis

Section edited by Jasvinder Singh

This section concerns all aspects of clinical rheumatology and osteoporosis.

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  1. Research article

    Patient Endorsement of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Total Joint Replacement (TJR) clinical trial draft core domain set

    A patient- and surgeon-Delphi-derived Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) draft core domain set for total joint arthroplasty (TJR) trials was recently developed. Our objective was to obtain further pati...

    Jasvinder A. Singh, Michelle Dowsey and Peter F. Choong

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:111

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  2. Case report

    Cementoma of the calcaneus: a case report

    The cementoma is a common disease of the dental root apex, which generally occurs in the maxilla and the mandible, but the cementoma occurring in the long bone is rare. Moreover, the incidence of cementoma in ...

    Xiaona Li, Zhigang Peng, Mahrukh Latif, Abhinav Kumar, Wei Chen and Zekun Zhang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:103

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Does rheumatoid synovitis activity vary during the day? Evaluation with color doppler sonography

    Clinical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) improve in the course of the day, as can synovitis activity, reported via doppler ultrasound (US). The aim of the study was to establish whether the Color Doppler...

    Hakim Lazaar, Agnes Lhoste-Trouilloud, Bruno Pereira, Marion Couderc, Sylvain Mathieu and Martin Soubrier

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:98

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  4. Research article

    What support is needed to self-manage a rheumatic disorder: a qualitative study

    Today, patients are expected to take an active role in the form of self-management. Given the burden of a rheumatic disorder, the patients cannot be expected to self-manage on their own. In order to develop se...

    Janet M.J. Been-Dahmen, Margot J. Walter, Jolanda Dwarswaard, Johanna M.W. Hazes, AnneLoes van Staa and Erwin Ista

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:84

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Polymorphism and protein expression of MUTYH gene for risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    We have previously described the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) prevalence and the two mutY Homolog (E. coli) (MUTYH) SNPs (rs3219463 and rs3219476) among the Taiwanese population. This present ...

    Shih-Yin Chen, Hsin-Han Chen, Yu-Chuen Huang, Shih-Ping Liu, Ying-Ju Lin, Sui-Foon Lo, Yuan-Yen Chang, Hui-Wen Lin, Chung-Ming Huang and Fuu-Jen Tsai

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:69

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  6. Review

    An overview of osteoporosis and frailty in the elderly

    Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures remain significant public health challenges worldwide. Recently the concept of frailty in relation to osteoporosis in the elderly has been increasingly accepted, with em...

    Guowei Li, Lehana Thabane, Alexandra Papaioannou, George Ioannidis, Mitchell A. H. Levine and Jonathan D. Adachi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:46

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  7. Research article

    Accuracy of injection and short-term pain relief following intra-articular corticosteroid injection in knee osteoarthritis – an observational study

    Intra-articular corticosteroid injections (IACI) are effective treatments for pain in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) but treatment response varies. There is uncertainty as to whether structural factors such as accu...

    G. Hirsch, T. W. O’Neill, G. Kitas, A. Sinha and R. Klocke

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:44

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Plasma miRNA expression profiles in rheumatoid arthritis associated interstitial lung disease

    Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is frequently associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and is designated RA-associated ILD (RA-ILD). RA-ILD has a large impact on the prognosis of RA. Here, we investigated th...

    Shomi Oka, Hiroshi Furukawa, Kota Shimada, Atsushi Hashimoto, Akiko Komiya, Naoshi Fukui, Naoyuki Tsuchiya and Shigeto Tohma

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:21

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  9. Research article

    An underlying diagnosis of osteonecrosis of bone is associated with worse outcomes than osteoarthritis after total hip arthroplasty

    Well-designed studies of complications and readmission rates in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) with osteonecrosis are lacking. Our objective was to examine if a diagnosis of osteonecrosis was...

    Jasvinder A. Singh, Jason Chen, Maria C. S. Inacio, Robert S. Namba and Elizabeth W. Paxton

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:8

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Improving patient flow of people with rheumatoid arthritis has the potential to simultaneously improve health outcomes and reduce direct costs

    In our current economic climate of scarce resources there is a lot of debate around the best - and most efficient - way of delivering care, which points patients towards the right physician at the earliest opp...

    R. Puchner, R. Hochreiter, H. Pieringer and A. Vavrovsky

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:7

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Predictors of response to viscosupplementation in patients with hip osteoarthritis: results of a prospective, observational, multicentre, open-label, pilot study

    To identify predictive factors of response to viscosupplementation (VS) in patients with hip osteoarthritis (HOA).

    Florent Eymard, Bernard Maillet, Henri Lellouche, Sylvie Mellac-Ducamp, Olivier Brocq, Damien Loeuille, Xavier Chevalier and Thierry Conrozier

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:3

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  12. Research article

    A 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

    The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid (ch-OSA) in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA).

    Piet Geusens, Karel Pavelka, Jozef Rovensky, Johan Vanhoof, Nathalie Demeester, Mario Calomme and Dirk Vanden Berghe

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:2

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  13. Study protocol

    The osteoporotic fracture prevention program in rural areas (OFRA): a protocol for a cluster-randomized health care fund driven intervention in a routine health care setting

    Fragility fractures are one of the leading causes for disability in old people. The main underlying mechanisms are osteoporosis and falls. Evidence-based measures to prevent either falls or fractures are avail...

    Kilian Rapp, Karin Kampe, Patrick Roigk, Hella Kircheisen, Clemens Becker, Ivonne Lindlbauer, Hans-Helmut König, Dietrich Rothenbacher and Gisela Büchele

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:458

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  14. Research article

    A pilot study of health and wellness coaching for fibromyalgia

    The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a health and wellness coaching (HWC)-based intervention for fibromyalgia (FM) would result in sustained improvements in health and quality of life, and...

    Kevin V. Hackshaw, Marcal Plans-Pujolras, Luis E. Rodriguez-Saona, Margaret A. Moore, Erika K. Jackson, Gary A. Sforzo and C. A. Tony Buffington

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:457

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  15. Research article

    Barriers and facilitators to disease-modifying antirheumatic drug use in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases: a qualitative theory-based study

    Although disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are the cornerstone of treatment for inflammatory rheumatic diseases, medication adherence to DMARDs is often suboptimal. Effective interventions to imp...

    Marieke Voshaar, Johanna Vriezekolk, Sandra van Dulmen, Bart van den Bemt and Mart van de Laar

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:442

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  16. Research article

    Adaptation of Chinese and English versions of the Psoriatic Arthritis Quality of Life (PsAQoL) scale for use in Singapore

    To develop Singapore Chinese and English versions of the Psoriatic Arthritis Quality of Life (PsAQoL) scale that were equivalent to and met the same psychometric and acceptability standards as the original UK ...

    Ying Ying Leung, Julian Thumboo, Matthew Rouse and Stephen P. McKenna

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:432

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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