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Read this Article Collection featuring contributions on work and health from around the globe ranging from systematic reviews to cohort studies, qualitative studies, and lab-based studies.
Take a look at the highlighted papers as chosen by the journal's Section Editors.
BMC Series Focus Issue
With World Humanitarian Day falling on 19th August, the BMC Series decided to focus on health disparities in August’s focus issue. Browse our biology, chemistry and medical titles for insight into health disparities, including racial health disparities, socioeconomic health disparities and regional disparities
Read our highly accessed articles
The risk of revision after total hip arthroplasty in young patients depends on surgical approach, femoral head size and bearing type; an analysis of 19,682 operations in the Dutch arthroplasty register
Abdominal trunk muscle weakness and its association with chronic low back pain and risk of falling in older women
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BMC Series Blog
We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international Editorial Board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the area of musculoskeletal disorders.
Aims and scope
- Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK
- Clare McFadden, BioMed Central, UK
- Jeffrey Driban, Tufts Medical Canter, USA
- Daichi Hayashi, University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
- Umile Giuseppe Longo, University Campus Biomedico, IT
- Ali Mobasheri, Oulu University (FI) & State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine (LT)
- J. Bart Staal, Radboud University Medical Centre, NL
- Anita Wluka, Monash University, AU
- Amanpreet Athwal, BioMed Central, UK
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Anita Wluka, PhD, FRACP, MBBS is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and a visiting Rheumatologist at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. The goals of her research are to identify why people develop musculoskeletal conditions, particularly osteoarthritis and back pain, and to improve patients’ ability to manage. Dr Wluka obtained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, was a research affiliate at Harvard University and has worked in Melbourne, Australia, where she completed her training in Rheumatology, followed by her PhD in Epidemiology (Cartilage volume in health and disease), at Monash University. Prior to transitioning to Section Editor, Dr Wluka served for 2 years as an Associate Editor for BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. She receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council and has published more than 250 peer reviewed papers.