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Clinical rheumatology and osteoporosis

This section concerns all aspects of research into osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases, where the primary focus relates specifically to a component(s) of the musculoskeletal system

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients carry a high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The excess of cardiovascular disease cannot be entirely explained by traditional risk factors and the immune syst...

    Authors: Francesca Romana Spinelli, Arbi Pecani, Francesco Ciciarello, Tania Colasanti, Manuela Di Franco, Francesca Miranda, Fabrizio Conti, Guido Valesini and Cristiano Alessandri

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:214

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:263

  2. Content type: Research article

    There have been no previous report of hand joint destruction prevalence in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and potential factors o...

    Authors: Lijuan Zhang, Jing Wang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Ting Fu, Rulan Yin, Ze Wang, Liren Li, Xianhua Wu and Zhifeng Gu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:211

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:231

  3. Content type: Research article

    The Multidimensional Daily Diary of Fatigue-Fibromyalgia-17 instrument (MDF-Fibro-17) has been developed for use in fibromyalgia (FM) clinical studies and includes 5 domains: Global Fatigue Experience, Cogniti...

    Authors: Y. Li, S. Morris, J. Cole, S. Dube’, J. A. M. Smith, C. Burbridge, T. Symonds, S. Hudgens and W. Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:198

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Fibromyalgia (FM), a disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and tenderness, affects greater than five million individuals in the United States alone. Patients experience multiple symptoms in additio...

    Authors: S. Morris, Y. Li, J.A.M. Smith, S. Dube’, C. Burbridge and T. Symonds

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:195

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ) is widely used to measure functional ability in persons with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The instrument was developed with limited involvement...

    Authors: David Ebbevi, Anna Essén and Helena Hvitfeldt Forsberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:189

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The primary purpose of this study is to assess the existing evidence on the cost-effectiveness of surgical interventions for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis by systematically reviewing published ...

    Authors: Hanin Kamaruzaman, Philip Kinghorn and Raymond Oppong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:183

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Denosumab treatment for up to 8 years in the FREEDOM study and Extension was associated with low fracture incidence. It was not clear whether subjects who discontinued during the study conduct had a higher ris...

    Authors: Jonathan D. Adachi, Henry G. Bone, Nadia S. Daizadeh, Paula Dakin, Socrates Papapoulos, Peyman Hadji, Chris Recknor, Michael A. Bolognese, Andrea Wang, Celia J. F. Lin, Rachel B. Wagman and Serge Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:174

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Remission is arguably the ultimate therapeutic goal in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Applying modern strategies, clinical remission can be achieved in a substantial number of patients with early RA (ERA). Even in...

    Authors: Philipp Sewerin, Stefan Vordenbaeumen, Annika Hoyer, Ralph Brinks, Christian Buchbender, Falk Miese, Christoph Schleich, Sabine Klein, Matthias Schneider and Benedikt Ostendorf

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:163

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Poor adherence with oral bisphosphonates (BPs) can mitigate their therapeutic benefit for osteoporosis and is a significant clinical burden. Most previous studies regarding adherence with oral BPs have focused...

    Authors: Ji-Heh Park, Eun-Kyoung Park, Dong-Wan Koo, Shinwon Lee, Sun-Hee Lee, Geun-Tae Kim and Seung-Geun Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:152

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Teriparatide (recombinant human parathyroid hormone 1–34) is increasingly used for the treatment of severe osteoporosis because it stimulates bone formation and may potentially enhance fracture healing. The ob...

    Authors: Akira Iwata, Masahiro Kanayama, Fumihiro Oha, Tomoyuki Hashimoto and Norimasa Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:148

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:111

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  12. Content type: 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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:103

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:98

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:84

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:69

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:44

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  17. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:46

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Internet is increasingly used to access health information, although the quality of information varies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the readability, and quality of websites about polymyalgia rheu...

    Authors: Arani Vivekanantham, Joanne Protheroe, Sara Muller and Samantha Hider

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:43

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