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Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders

This section concerns all aspects of the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders including but not limited to: cohort studies, genetic association studies, and prevalence studies.

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  1. This study aims (1) to estimate the yearly number of Achilles tendon (AT) surgeries in Italy from 2001 to 2015 based on official hospitalization records; (2) to investigate the eventual presence of geographica...

    Authors: UG Longo, Giuseppe Salvatore, Laura Risi Ambrogioni, Eleonora Cella, Vincenzo Candela, Arianna Carnevale, Emiliano Schena, Massimo Ciccozzi, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:687

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  2. Musculoskeletal disorders can reduce the quality of life and work capacity. The study assessed handgrip strength (HGS) in relation to low back pain and arthralgia in Kurdish men.

    Authors: Yahya Pasdar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Shima Moradi, Sahar Cheshmeh, Farid Najafi, Mehdi Moradinazar, Mohammad Bagher Shamsi and Ebrahim Shakiba

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:686

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  3. Neck and low back pain represent dynamic conditions that change over time, often with an initial improvement after the onset of a new episode, followed by flare-ups or variations in intensity. Pain trajectorie...

    Authors: P. Irgens, A. Kongsted, B. L. Myhrvold, K. Waagan, K. B. Engebretsen, B. Natvig, N. K. Vøllestad and H. S. Robinson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:678

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  4. Accidental strangulation due to scarf getting caught in the wheels of a vehicle or machine was called “Isadora Duncan Syndrome” or “Long Scarf Syndrome”. Survival of concomitant fracture dislocation of cervica...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Fangyong Wang, Junwei Zhang, Yi Hong and Yong Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:677

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  5. An understanding of the average range of movement of the shoulder that is normally achievable is an important part of treatment for shoulder disorders. The average range of active shoulder flexion, abduction a...

    Authors: Tiffany K. Gill, E. Michael Shanahan, Graeme R. Tucker, Rachelle Buchbinder and Catherine L. Hill

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:676

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  6. Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain affects many people worldwide and has a great impact on general health and quality of life. However, the relationship between MSK pain and mortality is not clear. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Teresa Holmberg, Michael Davidsen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Mikala Josefine Krøll and Janne Schurmann Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:666

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  7. Connective tissue dysplasia (CTD) is a risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders. Changes caused by disorganization of collagen and elastin fibers lead to the inability of withstanding heavy mechanical stress....

    Authors: V. N. Nikolenko, M. V. Oganesyan, A. D. Vovkogon, Yu Cao, A. A. Churganova, M. A. Zolotareva, E. E. Achkasov, M. V. Sankova, N. A. Rizaeva and M. Y. Sinelnikov

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:660

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  8. Adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain experience daily fluctuations in pain. Although not all fluctuations are bothersome, pain flares are a distinct type of symptom fluctuation with greater impact. Si...

    Authors: Sonia Khanom, Janet E. McDonagh, Michelle Briggs, Ebru Bakir and John McBeth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:645

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  9. While there have been studies in Singapore on the prevalence and economic burden of osteoporotic hip fracture, there is a severe lack of reference data on bone mineral density and prevalence of osteoporosis. T...

    Authors: Kexun Kenneth Chen, Shiou-Liang Wee, Benedict Wei Jun Pang, Lay Khoon Lau, Khalid Abdul Jabbar, Wei Ting Seah, Sivasubramanian Srinivasan, Mallya Ullal Jagadish and Tze Pin Ng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:633

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  10. Musculoskeletal pain is common in the general population and constitutes a major public health problem. A large proportion of these conditions may be work related. The aim of this study was to explore the relativ...

    Authors: Inger Arvidsson, Jenny Gremark Simonsen, Agneta Lindegård-Andersson, Jonas Björk and Catarina Nordander

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:621

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  11. Although stroke is a rare complication among spinal surgery patients, the recognition of this adverse event is critical given the aging population undergoing surgical procedures. The objective of this study wa...

    Authors: Patrick J. Arena, Jingping Mo, Charu Sabharwal, Elizabeth Begier, Xiaofeng Zhou, Alejandra Gurtman, Qing Liu, Rongjun Shen, Charles Wentworth and Kui Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:612

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  12. Concerns have been raised that implants used in total hip replacements (THR) could lead to increased cancer risk. Several different materials, metals and fixation techniques are used in joint prostheses and di...

    Authors: Eva Dybvik, Ove Furnes, Leif I. Havelin, Sophie D. Fosså, Clement Trovik and Stein Atle Lie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:599

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  13. Spinal fungal infections, especially spinal Aspergillus infections, are rare in the clinic. Here, we introduce the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prognoses of 6 cases of Aspergillus spondylitis.

    Authors: Guohua Dai, Ting Wang, Chuqiang Yin, Yuanliang Sun, Derong Xu, Zhongying Wang, Liangrui Luan, Jianwen Hou and Shuzhong Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:572

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  14. Histological and epidemiological data suggest that increased signal intensity at the proximal patellar tendon on magnetic resonance imaging is a response to tendon loading. As patellofemoral geometry is a medi...

    Authors: Robert D. Little, Samuel E. Smith, Flavia M. Cicuttini, Stephanie K. Tanamas, Anita E. Wluka, Sultana Monira Hussain, Donna M. Urquhart, Graeme Jones and Yuanyuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:571

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  15. Foehn describes a wind which occurs in areas with close proximity to mountains. The presence of foehn wind is associated with worsening health conditions.

    Authors: Frederik Greve, Karl-Georg Kanz, Michael Zyskowski, Francesca von Matthey, Peter Biberthaler, Stefan Muthers, Andreas Matzarakis, Rolf Lefering and Stefan Huber-Wagner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:568

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  16. Cherubism is a rare autosomal dominant genetic condition caused by mutations in the SH3BP2 gene. This disease is characterized by osteolysis of the jaws, with the bone replaced by soft tissue rich in fibroblasts ...

    Authors: Anne Morice, Aline Joly, Manon Ricquebourg, Gérard Maruani, Emmanuel Durand, Louise Galmiche, Jeanne Amiel, Yoann Vial, Hélène Cavé, Kahina Belhous, Marie Piketty, Martine Cohen-Solal, Ariane Berdal, Corinne Collet, Arnaud Picard, Amelie E. Coudert…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:564

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  17. Although athletic endeavours are associated with a high amount of physical stress and injury, the prevalence of pain is underreported in the sports medicine literature with only a few studies reporting pain on...

    Authors: S. Christopher, B. A. Tadlock, B. J. Veroneau, C. Harnish, N. K. P. Perera, A. M. Knab, S. Vallabhajosula and G. S. Bullock

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:561

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  18. Although mid back pain (MBP) is a common condition that causes significant disability, it has received little attention in research and knowledge about trajectories and prognosis of MBP is limited. The purpose...

    Authors: Christina Knecht, Sonja Hartnack, Beate Sick, Fabienne Riner, Petra Schweinhardt and Brigitte Wirth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:554

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  19. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a complicated disease associated with trauma, hormone abuse and excessive alcohol consumption. Polymorphisms of long non-coding RNAs have been also linked with the d...

    Authors: Yongchang Guo, Yuju Cao, Shunguo Gong, Sumei Zhang, Fengzhi Hou, Xinjie Zhang, Jiangeng Hu, Zhimin Yang, Juanjuan Yi, Dan Luo, Xifeng Chen and Jingbo Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:547

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  20. Hip effusion-synovitis may be relevant to osteoarthritis (OA) but is of uncertain etiology. The aim of this study was to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of hip effusion-synovitis wit...

    Authors: Harbeer Ahedi, Dawn Aitken, Leigh Blizzard, Flavia Cicuttini and Graeme Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:533

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  21. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is known to be a progressive degenerative disorder; however, recent evidence suggests that inflammatory mediators contribute to cartilage degradation. Studies have reported that N-acet...

    Authors: Ying-Ting Yeh, Chung-Chao Liang, Chia-Ling Chang, Chung-Y. Hsu and Pei-Chen Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:531

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  22. The epidemiology, risk factors, and prevention of locomotive syndrome (LS) have been reported. However, the number of clinical studies about the efficacy of LS treatment, including surgery, has been limited. T...

    Authors: Satoshi Kato, Yuki Kurokawa, Tamon Kabata, Satoru Demura, Hidenori Matsubara, Yoshitomo Kajino, Yoshiyuki Okamoto, Hiroaki Kimura, Kazuya Shinmura, Kentaro Igarashi, Takaki Shimizu, Noritaka Yonezawa, Noriaki Yokogawa and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:515

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  23. Increased physical activity level is related to lower risk of depressive symptoms, and there is an inverse association between muscle strength and risk of depressive symptoms among the elderly. Although there ...

    Authors: Zhongyu Ren, Jianhua Cao, Yingke Li, Peng Cheng, Bing Cao, Zongji Hao, Hui Yao, Dongzhe Shi, Bin Liu, Chang Chen, Guang Yang, Li Peng and Liya Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:510

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  24. Sarcopenia, cachexia and frailty have overlapping features and clinical consequences, but often go unrecognized. The objective was to detect patients described by clinicians as having sarcopenia, cachexia or f...

    Authors: Ranjani N. Moorthi, Ziyue Liu, Sarah A. El-Azab, Lauren R. Lembcke, Matthew R. Miller, Andrea A. Broyles and Erik A. Imel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:508

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  25. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultra-rare genetic disorder characterized by extraskeletal heterotopic ossification. It is well recognized that FOP can lead to a devastating condition of disa...

    Authors: Dunmin She, Ran Li, Ping Fang, Guannan Zong, Ying Xue and Keqin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:152

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  26. Fractures have dire consequences including pain, immobility, and death. People receiving home care are at higher risk for fractures than the general population. Yet, current fracture risk assessment tools requ...

    Authors: Caitlin McArthur, George Ioannidis, Micaela Jantzi, Jonathon D. Adachi, Lora Giangregorio, John Hirdes and Alexandra Papaioannou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:499

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  27. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent type of arthritis, which commonly involves inflammation in the articular cartilage in OA pathogenesis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play essential roles in the regulation and pa...

    Authors: Hong Pan, Huming Dai, Linzhi Wang, Silong Lin, Yuefeng Tao, Yi Zheng, Renyi Jiang, Fan Fang and Yifan Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:486

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  28. To evaluate whether knee osteoarthritis (OA) manifestations predict depression and anxiety using cross-sectional and longitudinal prediction models.

    Authors: Eric C. Sayre, John M. Esdaile, Jacek A. Kopec, Joel Singer, Hubert Wong, Anona Thorne, Ali Guermazi, Savvas Nicolaou and Jolanda Cibere

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:467

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  29. Multiple knee ligament injuries combined with extensor apparatus rupture are serious and complex knee injuries that are rare in clinical practice. The management is extremely challenging and controversial.

    Authors: Daohong Zhao, Zhongde Yang, Changsha Wu, Jia Zhong, Xizong Zhou, Jinghua Li, Yan Li, Yongsheng Lu and Duo Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:450

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  30. The impact of comorbidity on the risk of revision in patients undergoing Total Knee arthroplasty (TKA) and Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) is not currently well known. The aim of this study was to analyze the imp...

    Authors: Jorge Arias-de la Torre, Kayla Smith, Alexandru Dregan, Jose M. Valderas, Jonathan P. Evans, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Luis Lozano, Antonio J. Molina, Vicente Martín, Laia Domingo, Laura Muñoz and Mireia Espallargues

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:447

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  31. Many patients report postoperative pain, limited improvement in physical function and poor quality of life (QOL) after knee replacement surgery. Our study uses baseline predictors of change to investigate the ...

    Authors: Paola Siviero, Anna Marseglia, Carlo Biz, Augusto Rovini, Pietro Ruggieri, Roberto Nardacchione and Stefania Maggi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:436

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  32. Locomotive syndrome (LoS) is defined as the loss of mobility due to age-related impairment of motor organs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and severity of LoS, muscular strength and b...

    Authors: Ryosuke Tokida, Shota Ikegami, Jun Takahashi, Yoshikazu Ido, Ayaka Sato, Noriko Sakai, Hiroshi Horiuchi and Hiroyuki Kato

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:431

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  33. Age-related height loss is a normal physical change that occurs in all individuals over 50 years of age. Although many epidemiological studies on height loss have been conducted worldwide, none have been long-...

    Authors: Mutsuya Shimizu, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Hisashi Chiba, Issei Senoo, Hiroshi Ito, Keisuke Matsukura and Senri Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:422

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  34. To guide the selection of treatments for spinal metastases, the expected survival time is one of the most important determinants. Few scoring systems are fully applicable for spinal metastasis secondary to pro...

    Authors: Zhong-yu Gao, Tao Zhang, Hui Zhang, Cheng-gang Pang and Wen-xue Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:388

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  35. The Glenohumeral internal-rotation deficit (GIRD) is related to the altered eccentric external-rotator (ER), the concentric internal-rotator (IR), muscle strength, and the ER: IR ratio. GIRD has been documente...

    Authors: Mohsen Moradi, Malihe Hadadnezhad, Amir Letafatkar, Zohre Khosrokiani and Julien S. Baker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:376

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  36. We sought to report the prevalence of fragility fracture patients who were screened at high falls risk using a large provincial database, and to determine the characteristics associated with being screened at ...

    Authors: Nooshin K. Rotondi, Dorcas E. Beaton, Rebeka Sujic, Earl Bogoch, Taucha Inrig, Denise Linton, Jennifer Weldon, Ravi Jain and Joanna E. M. Sale

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:372

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  37. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of ligamentous knee injuries and to compare patient demographics, associated injuries and hospital stay to pedestrians who did not ...

    Authors: R. Garrett Steinmetz, Matthew McDonald, Shaun Tkach, John Hamilton, Gregory Heigle, Kimberly Hollabaugh, David Teague and Douglas Rowles

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:369

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  38. Young adulthood is a sensitive period of life where development of musculoskeletal neck pain may be established and impact future health. The objective of this systematic review was to investigate risk factors...

    Authors: Henriette Jahre, Margreth Grotle, Kaja Smedbråten, Kate M. Dunn and Britt Elin Øiestad

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:366

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  39. There are no recent studies on the frequency of paediatric lower extremity fractures in Germany. The aims of this study were to report fracture rates of paediatric lower extremity fractures treated in German h...

    Authors: Christoph Emanuel Gonser, Christian Bahrs, Philipp Hemmann and Daniel Körner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:357

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  40. Running is one of the most popular sports worldwide. Despite low back pain (LBP) represents the most common musculoskeletal disorder in population and in sports, there is currently sparse evidence about preval...

    Authors: Filippo Maselli, Lorenzo Storari, Valerio Barbari, Andrea Colombi, Andrea Turolla, Silvia Gianola, Giacomo Rossettini and Marco Testa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:343

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  41. Concerning the high prevalence of anxiety disorders and joint hypermobility in children and the lack of related studies in this age group, we aimed to assess the association of hypermobility with anxiety disor...

    Authors: Vadood Javadi Parvaneh, Shadialsadat Modaress, Ghazal Zahed, Khosro Rahmani and Reza Shiari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:337

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  42. Pressure ulcers (PU), one of the common challenging public health problems affecting patient with spinal cord injury. PUs occurs over bony areas of the body where pressure and tissue distortion is greatest. It...

    Authors: Wondimeneh Shibabaw Shiferaw, Tadesse Yirga Akalu, Henok Mulugeta and Yared Asmare Aynalem

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:334

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  43. Osteoarthritis is generally a slowly progressive disorder. However, at least 1 in 7 people with incident knee osteoarthritis develop an abrupt progression to advanced-stage radiographic disease, many within 12...

    Authors: Jeffrey B. Driban, Matthew S. Harkey, Mary F. Barbe, Robert J. Ward, James W. MacKay, Julie E. Davis, Bing Lu, Lori Lyn Price, Charles B. Eaton, Grace H. Lo and Timothy E. McAlindon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:332

    Content type: Review

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  44. Several studies have been performed to investigate association between IL-6 174G/C (rs1800795) and 572C/G (rs1800796) gene polymorphisms and osteoporosis predisposition. However, the results were conflicting. ...

    Authors: Bin Chen and Hong-zhuo Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:330

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  45. With increasing number of patients undergoing spine surgery, the spinal epidural hemorrhage (SEH) has become a growing concern. However, current studies on SEH rely on case reports or observations from a singl...

    Authors: Ji Hyun Park, Sunny Park and Soo An Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:324

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  46. Musculoskeletal and sleep disorders have been reported to be very common among health care and hospital workers and particularly nurses. They are assumed or found to be a result of psychological stress and/or ...

    Authors: Oliver Hämmig

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:319

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  47. Nurses in Africa are arguably the most important frontline healthcare workers available in most healthcare facilities, performing a broad range of tasks. Such tasks are considerably presumed in the causation o...

    Authors: Ayele Semachew Kasa, Yinager Workineh, Emiru Ayalew and Worku Animaw Temesgen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:310

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  48. Chronic spinal pain is prevalent, expensive and long-lasting. Several provider-based nonpharmacologic therapies have now been recommended for chronic low-back pain (CLBP) and chronic neck pain (CNP). However, ...

    Authors: Patricia M. Herman, Sarah E. Edgington, Eric L. Hurwitz and Ian D. Coulter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:298

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  49. Schmorls node (SN) are mostly asymptomatic and incidental findings on MRI. However, sometimes they present like acute onset low back pain or acute exacerbation of chronic back pain after minor trauma.

    Authors: Hyeun Sung Kim, Harshavardhan Dilip Raorane, Sagar Bhupendra Sharma, Pang Hung Wu and Il-Tae Jang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:280

    Content type: Case report

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  50. Delirium is a well-known complication following surgery, especially with the increasing age of patients undergoing surgery. The increasing demands resulting from a prolonged healthy life expectancy has resulte...

    Authors: Eiji Kijima, Tomohiro Kayama, Mitsuru Saito, Daisaburo Kurosaka, Ryo Ikeda, Hiroteru Hayashi, Daisuke Kubota, Takashi Hyakutake and Keishi Marumo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:279

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