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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. Maximal isometric quadriceps strength deficits have been widely reported in studies of knee osteoarthritis (OA), however little is known about the effect of osteoarthritis knee pain on submaximal quadriceps ne...

    Authors: Michael J Berger, David G Chess and Timothy J Doherty

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:199

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  2. Although viscosupplementation is an effective symptomatic treatment for knee osteoarthritis (OA), the effect of longer term administration on articular cartilage has not been fully explored. We examined the ef...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Wang, Stephen Hall, Fahad Hanna, Anita E Wluka, Gail Grant, Paul Marks, Marie Feletar and Flavia M Cicuttini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:195

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  3. Osteoporosis is a major health problem worldwide, and is included in the WHO list of the top 10 major diseases. However, it is often undiagnosed until the first fracture occurs, due to inadequate patient educa...

    Authors: Leila Kolios, Caner Takur, Arash Moghaddam, Mirjam Hitzler, Heinrich Schmidt-Gayk, Arnold J Suda, Bernd Höner, Paul A Grützner and Christoph Wölfl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:187

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  4. Monitoring osteoporosis therapy by measurement of bone turnover markers (BTMs) might detect non-compliance in an earlier stage of anti-osteoporosis treatment and improve persistence.

    Authors: Danielle A Eekman, Irene EM Bultink, Annemieke C Heijboer, Ben AC Dijkmans and Willem F Lems

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:167

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  5. Clinical analgesic trials typically report response as group mean results. However, research has shown that few patients are average and most have responses at the extremes. Moreover, group mean results do not...

    Authors: Paul M Peloso, Arnold Gammaitoni, Steven S Smugar, Hongwei Wang and Andrew R Moore

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:165

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Canakinumab is a fully human anti-interleukin IL-1beta monoclonal antibody, being investigated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This multicenter, phase II, randomized, double-blind, placebo-cont...

    Authors: Rieke Alten, Juan Gomez-Reino, Patrick Durez, Andre Beaulieu, Anthony Sebba, Gerhard Krammer, Ralph Preiss, Udayasankar Arulmani, Albert Widmer, Xavier Gitton and Herbert Kellner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:153

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  7. There remains uncertainty regarding the appropriate therapeutic management of hip fracture patients. The primary aim of our study was to examine whether large loading doses in addition to daily vitamin D offer...

    Authors: Alexandra Papaioannou, Courtney C Kennedy, Lora Giangregorio, George Ioannidis, Janet Pritchard, David A Hanley, Leonardo Farrauto, Justin DeBeer and Jonathan D Adachi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:135

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  8. Recent systematic reviews on psychological therapies of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) did not consider hypnosis/guided imagery (H/GI). Therefore we performed a systematic review with meta-analysis of the efficac...

    Authors: Kathrin Bernardy, Nicole Füber, Petra Klose and Winfried Häuser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:133

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Gout prevalence increased in recent years to become one of the most common causes of inflammatory arthritis in most industrialised countries. Comorbidities may affect the disease severity and treatment pattern...

    Authors: Paola Primatesta, Estel Plana and Dietrich Rothenbacher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:103

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Although trazodone is frequently used by fibromyalgia patients, its efficacy on this disease has not been adequately studied. If effective, pregabalin, whose beneficial effects on pain and sleep quality in fib...

    Authors: Elena P Calandre, Piedad Morillas-Arques, Rocío Molina-Barea, Carmen M Rodriguez-Lopez and Fernando Rico-Villademoros

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:95

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Patients' values and preferences are fundamental tenets of evidence-based practice, yet current osteoporosis (OP) clinical guidelines pay little attention to these issues in therapeutic decision making. This m...

    Authors: Joanna EM Sale, Monique A Gignac, Gillian Hawker, Lucy Frankel, Dorcas Beaton, Earl Bogoch and Victoria Elliot-Gibson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:92

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  12. To compare the prescription modalities of general practitioners (GPs) and rheumatologists (RHs) for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to determine correlates with prescription of low-dose NSAIDs.

    Authors: Pascal Richette, Pascal Hilliquin, Philippe Bertin, Paolo Carni, Véronique Berger and Marc Marty

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:72

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  13. Previous research has shown a loss of bone mineral density (BMD) during pregnancy. This loss has been correlated to the occurrence of back pain symptoms during pregnancy. The objective of this study was to eva...

    Authors: William WK To and Margaret WN Wong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:55

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  14. This pretrial study aimed to develop and test the usability of a four-week Internet intervention delivered by a Web-enabled mobile phone to support self-management of chronic widespread pain.

    Authors: Ólöf Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Egil A Fors, Erlend Eide, Arnstein Finset, Sandra van Dulmen, Sigrid Hørven Wigers and Hilde Eide

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:51

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  15. As many patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased fat mass (FM) and increased frequency of cardiovascular diseases we evaluated if total physical activity (MET-hours) had impact on body compositio...

    Authors: Ann-Charlotte Elkan, Niclas Håkansson, Johan Frostegård and Ingiäld Hafström

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:13

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  16. This study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with infliximab describes prospectively the course of (anti)infliximab levels within an infusioncycle to assess at what moment patients develop low...

    Authors: Bart JF van den Bemt, Alfons A den Broeder, GJ Wolbink, Yechiel A Hekster, Piet LCM van Riel, Bart Benraad and Frank HJ van den Hoogen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:12

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  17. Patterns of food intake and prevalent osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, and knee were studied using the twin design to limit the effect of confounding factors. Compounds found in associated food groups were fur...

    Authors: Frances MK Williams, Jane Skinner, Tim D Spector, Aedin Cassidy, Ian M Clark, Rose M Davidson and Alex J MacGregor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:280

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease causing pain, stiffness, reduced motion, swelling, crepitus, and disability. Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1) is a critical mediator of osteoblastogenesis and regul...

    Authors: Sittisak Honsawek, Aree Tanavalee, Pongsak Yuktanandana, Srihatach Ngarmukos, Natthaphon Saetan and Saran Tantavisut

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:257

    Content type: Research article

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