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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Clinical rheumatology and osteoporosis

Section edited by Jasvinder Singh

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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:21

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Destructive spondyloarthropathy (DSA) is one of the major complications in patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis. To the best of our knowledge, an epidural abscess occurring at the level of preexisting ce...

    Authors: Jun-Seok Lee, Ji-Hyun Ryu, Jong-Tae Park and Ki-Won Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:11

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:8

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:7

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  16. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:3

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  17. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:2

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:458

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long term condition that requires early treatment to control symptoms and improve long-term outcomes. Lack of response to RA treatments is not only a waste of healthcare resource...

    Authors: Kanta Kumar, Sarah Peters and Anne Barton

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:460

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