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Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders

Section edited by Anita Wluka

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. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has indicated that wide international variation in the prevalence of disabling low back pain among working populations is largely driven by factors predisposing to musculoskeletal pain more g...

    Authors: David Coggon, Georgia Ntani, Karen Walker-Bone, Vanda E. Felli, Florencia Harari, Lope H. Barrero, Sarah A. Felknor, Marianela Rojas, Anna Cattrell, Consol Serra, Rossana Borchini, Eleni Solidaki, Eda Merisalu, Rima R. Habib, Farideh Sadeghian, M. Masood Kadir…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:436

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    Due to advances in hip arthroscopy, the number of surgical procedures has increased dramatically. The diagnostic challenge in patients with longstanding hip and groin pain, as well as the increasing number of ...

    Authors: Anders Pålsson, Ioannis Kostogiannis, Håkan Lindvall and Eva Ageberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:432

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    Various cross-sectional studies provide an abundance of evidence that shows a relationship between bone quantity and muscle health. However, one question remains, less-often studied: is their development - or ...

    Authors: Médéa Locquet, Charlotte Beaudart, Nancy Durieux, Jean-Yves Reginster and Olivier Bruyère

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:429

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Proximal humeral fractures can be treated non-operatively or operatively with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and arthroplasty. Our objective was to assess practice patterns for operative and non-o...

    Authors: Dominique I. Dabija, Hongshu Guan, Andrew Neviaser and Nitin B. Jain

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:419

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    Obesity is an important factor affecting incidence and development of musculoskeletal degenerative changes. In addition, obese patients are considered less favorable surgical candidates for decompression surge...

    Authors: Kengo Harato, Mitsuru Yagi, Nobuyuki Fujita, Shu Kobayashi, Akihito Ohya, Kazuya Kaneda, Yu Iwama, Masaya Nakamura and Morio Matsumoto

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:416

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine the influence of ageing on the incidence and site of femoral fractures in trauma patients, by taking the sex, body weight, and trauma mechanisms into account.

    Authors: Shao-Chun Wu, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Spencer C. H. Kuo, Peng-Chen Chien and Ching-Hua Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:413

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder among elderly individuals. Nonsurgical treatment plays an important role in treating knee OA. The aim of the present study was to investigate the trends an...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Dan Xing, Shengjie Dong and Jianhao Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:407

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The recent increase in knee arthroplasty (KA) use in Korea is among the highest in the world. The rapid increase in KA use suggests that the KA use in Korea could have been affected by medically unjustifiable ...

    Authors: Agnus M. Kim, Sungchan Kang, Jong Heon Park, Tae Ho Yoon and Yoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:400

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    The number of hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasties continues to rise worldwide. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has launched an initiative (called PaRIS Initiative) for the systemati...

    Authors: Alberto Grassi, Davide Golinelli, Dario Tedesco, Maurizia Rolli, Barbara Bordini, Marilina Amabile, Paola Rucci, Maria Pia Fantini and Stefano Zaffagnini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:374

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Fahr’s syndrome presenting multiple and symmetric calcification of basal ganglia and cerebral cortex is rare, and idiopathic hypoparatyroidism is known as one of the causes. The relationship between ossificati...

    Authors: Ikchan Jeon, Kyu Hyang Cho and Sang Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:362

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The objectives of this study were to estimate the population prevalence and distribution of plantar heel pain in mid-to-older age groups, examine associations with selected health status and lifestyle factors,...

    Authors: Martin J. Thomas, Rebecca Whittle, Hylton B. Menz, Trishna Rathod-Mistry, Michelle Marshall and Edward Roddy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:337

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study was conducted to determine gender differences in the relationship between extracurricular sports activities (ECSA) and low back pain (LBP) in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Ren Kikuchi, Toru Hirano, Kei Watanabe, Atsuki Sano, Tsuyoshi Sato, Takui Ito, Naoto Endo and Naohito Tanabe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:327

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to evaluate the association of body composition components and obesity with bone density.

    Authors: Isabel Oliveira Bierhals, Juliana dos Santos Vaz, Renata Moraes Bielemann, Christian Loret de Mola, Fernando Celso Barros, Helen Gonçalves, Fernando César Wehrmeister and Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:322

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Sciatica is a painful condition managed by a stepped care approach for most patients. Currently, there are no decision-making tools to guide matching care pathways for patients with sciatica without evidence o...

    Authors: Kika Konstantinou, Kate M. Dunn, Danielle van der Windt, Reuben Ogollah, Vinay Jasani and Nadine E. Foster

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:313

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To determine if adults with incident accelerated knee osteoarthritis (KOA) are more likely to have degenerative knee ligaments or tendons compared to individuals with typical or no KOA.

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:308

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) leads to joint failure and total joint replacement (TJR, either hip (H) or knee (K)). Worsening of pain and joint space narrowing are believed to be surrogates for joint failure; however, w...

    Authors: Cecilie L. Bager, Morten Karsdal, Asger Bihlet, Christian Thudium, Inger Byrjalsen and Anne C. Bay-Jensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:303

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Residents of rural and regional areas, compared to those in urban regions, are more likely to experience geographical difficulties in accessing healthcare, particularly specialist services. We investigated ass...

    Authors: Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Sara Vogrin, Stephen Graves, Kara L. Holloway-Kew, Richard S. Page, M. Amber Sajjad, Mark A. Kotowicz, Patricia M. Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L. Dunning, Susan Brumby, Alasdair G. Sutherland, Jason Talevski, Darci Green, Thu-Lan Kelly…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:300

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Functional shoulder instability (FSI) is defined as glenohumeral instability that is not caused by structural defects but rather by abnormal muscle activation patterns. Patients with FSI are able to dislocate ...

    Authors: Victor Danzinger, Eva Schulz and Philipp Moroder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:281

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  19. Content type: Research article

    One of the reported goals of hip preservation surgery is to prevent or delay the onset of osteoarthritis. This includes arthroscopic surgery to manage Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome. The purpose o...

    Authors: Daniel I. Rhon, Tina A. Greenlee, Charles Dennis Sissel and Michael P. Reiman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:266

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The epidemiology and cause of ossification of the spinal ligaments (OSL) remains obscure. To date, there is no study that comprehensively evaluates the prevalence, distribution, and concomitance of each type o...

    Authors: Haifeng Liang, Guobing Liu, Shunyi Lu, Shuguang Chen, Dongjie Jiang, Hongcheng Shi and Qinming Fei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:253

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Hand injuries occur at all ages. With an aging population globally an increasing number of hand injuries among the elderly is to be expected. The aim of the present study is to describe the health characterist...

    Authors: Olof Kringstad, Lars B. Dahlin and Hans-Eric Rosberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:245

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is a common and costly problem throughout the United States. To achieve a greater understanding of the occupational risk factors, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (...

    Authors: Sue A. Ferguson, Andrew Merryweather, Matthew S. Thiese, Kurt T. Hegmann, Ming-Lun Lu, Jay M. Kapellusch and William S. Marras

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:243

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Tendinopathies of the lower extremity (e.g. Achilles, patellar, and plantar heel pain) are common in both general and sporting populations. However, the prevalence and incidence in Danish general practice is u...

    Authors: Henrik Riel, Cassandra Frydendal Lindstrøm, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Martin Bach Jensen and Jens Lykkegaard Olesen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:239

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The Australian/Canadian hand Osteoarthritis Index (AUSCAN) and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities knee and hip Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) are the most commonly used clinical tools to manage and mo...

    Authors: Paola Siviero, Federica Limongi, Antonella Gesmundo, Sabina Zambon, Cyrus Cooper, Elaine M. Dennison, Mark H. Edwards, Erik J. Timmermans, Suzan van der Pas, Laura A. Schaap, Natasja M. van Schoor, Michael D. Denkinger, Florian Herbolsheimer, Richard Peter, Maria Victoria Castell, Ángel Otero…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:227

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Back pain is one of the most common causes for disability in the working population. Some risk factors for back pain are well known, however little is known about factors uniquely associated with acute or chro...

    Authors: Steinthora Jonsdottir, Haroon Ahmed, Kristinn Tómasson and Ben Carter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:215

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic disorders presenting in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) may increase the risk of osteoarthritis. However, structural changes of the knee in HIV infected subjects are understudie...

    Authors: Yao Liu, Sarah C. Foreman, Gabby B. Joseph, Jan Neumann, Phyllis C. Tien, Xiaoming Li, Nancy E. Lane, Michael C. Nevitt, Charles E. McCulloch and Thomas M. Link

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:190

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are a common presentation in primary care. This study sought to determine the prevalence of MSK conditions in primary care in Ontario and to validate the extent to which health...

    Authors: Bridget L. Ryan, Heather L. Maddocks, Scott McKay, Robert Petrella, Amanda L. Terry and Moira Stewart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:187

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Chronic pain (CP) can be a symptom of many underlying health issues. The consequences of CP may vary from slight discomfort to disruption of quality of life and normal functioning. In this study, we aim to inv...

    Authors: Ashraf El-Metwally, Quratulain Shaikh, Abdulrahman Aldiab, Jamaan Al-Zahrani, Sameer Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah A. Alrasheed, Mowafa Househ, Omar B. Da’ar, Shanila Nooruddin, Hira Abdul Razzak and Khaled K. Aldossari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:177

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are prevalent in working populations and could result in a number of detrimental consequences. In China, healthcare professionals (HCP) in large hospitals may be likely to suff...

    Authors: Hongyun Dong, Qiong Zhang, Guangzeng Liu, Tingguo Shao and Yingzhi Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:175

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  30. Content type: Research article

    A small cross sectional area (CSA) of the paraspinal muscles may be related to low back pain among military aviators but previous studies have mainly concentrated on spinal disc degeneration. Therefore, the pr...

    Authors: Tuomas Honkanen, Matti Mäntysaari, Tuomo Leino, Janne Avela, Liisa Kerttula, Ville Haapamäki and Heikki Kyröläinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:170

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Chronic low back pain (cLBP) affects millions of Americans and costs billions. Studies suggest a link between cLBP and joint hypermobility.

    Authors: Adam P. Goode, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Todd A. Schwartz, Amanda E. Nelson, Virginia B. Kraus, Howard J. Hillstrom, Marian T. Hannan, Portia Flowers, Jordan B. Renner, Joanne M. Jordan and Yvonne M. Golightly

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:158

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  32. Content type: Research article

    It has been suggested that smoking is associated with reduced risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, supplementary studies are needed to further investigate any such potential association. Thus, our aim wa...

    Authors: Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Kenneth Pihl, Nis Nissen, Rasmus Reinholdt Sørensen, Uffe Jørgensen, Martin Englund and Jonas Bloch Thorlund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:141

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Recent findings indicate that wide international variation in the prevalence of disabling regional musculoskeletal pain among working populations is driven by unidentified factors predisposing to pain at multi...

    Authors: E. Rizzello, G. Ntani, I. Madan and D. Coggon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:133

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Bone stress fractures are overuse injuries commonly encountered in sports and military medicine. Some fatigue fractures lead to morbidity and loss of active, physically-demanding training days. We evaluated th...

    Authors: Harri Pihlajamäki, Mickael Parviainen, Heikki Kyröläinen, Hannu Kautiainen and Ilkka Kiviranta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:126

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and sedentary behaviour, risk factors for knee osteoarthritis in middle-age, are increasing in younger adults. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of knee problems in young adu...

    Authors: Chukwuemeka Ibeachu, James Selfe, Chris J. Sutton and Paola Dey

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:116

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Stroke is a major risk factor for osteoporosis and fractures. No study has evaluated the association between diuretic use and risk of vertebral fracture in stroke patients, although a considerable proportion o...

    Authors: Shu-Man Lin, Shih-Hsien Yang, Chih-Yung Wang and Huei-Kai Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:96

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Stratified care is an up-to-date treatment approach suggested for patients with back pain in several guidelines. A comprehensively studied stratification instrument is the STarT Back Tool (SBT). It was develop...

    Authors: Sven Karstens, Katja Krug, Heiner Raspe, Max Wunderlich, Martin Hochheim, Stefanie Joos and Angelika Hüppe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:94

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Comprehensive national joint replacement registries with well-validated data offer unique opportunities for examining the potential future burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) at a population level. This...

    Authors: Ilana N. Ackerman, Megan A. Bohensky, Ella Zomer, Mark Tacey, Alexandra Gorelik, Caroline A. Brand and Richard de Steiger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:90

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Lower extremity defects in healthy children raises interest of researchers as confirmed by numerous published original and review articles. The relationship between lower extremity postural defects and body ma...

    Authors: Michał Brzeziński, Zbigniew Czubek, Aleksandra Niedzielska, Marek Jankowski, Tomasz Kobus and Zbigniew Ossowski

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:84

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are less likely to be reported as an underlying cause of death (UCD) and since cause of death studies are generally limited to the UCD, little is known about socioeconomic inequ...

    Authors: Aliasghar A. Kiadaliri, Ingemar F. Petersson and Martin Englund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:83

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare, systemic disease caused by mutation(s) within the ALPL gene encoding tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (ALP). HPP has a heterogeneous presentation, which coupled with its r...

    Authors: Wolfgang Högler, Craig Langman, Hugo Gomes da Silva, Shona Fang, Agnès Linglart, Keiichi Ozono, Anna Petryk, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Lothar Seefried and Priya S. Kishnani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:80

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Data from a recent clinical trial of vitamin D therapy in knee OA suggests that, compared to placebo, vitamin D therapy may be associated with a reduction in effusion-synovitis. Our aim was, using contrast-enh...

    Authors: Thomas A. Perry, Matthew J. Parkes, Richard Hodgson, David T. Felson, Terence W. O’Neill and Nigel K. Arden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:76

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Community characteristics such as poverty affect total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes. However, it is unknown whether other community factors such as immigrant proportion (IP) also affect outcomes. Our objec...

    Authors: Bella Mehta, Jackie Szymonifka, Shirin Dey, Iris Navarro-Millan, Stephen Grassia, Lisa A. Mandl, Anne R. Bass, Linda Russell, Michael Parks, Mark Figgie, Lily Lee, Joe Nguyen and Susan M. Goodman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:67

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    The achievement and improvement of skills in musical techniques to reach the highest levels of performance may expose music students to a wide range of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs).

    Authors: Cinzia Cruder, Pelagia Koufaki, Marco Barbero and Nigel Gleeson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:64

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The purpose was to measure the prevalence and related risk factors of low back pain (LBP) among health care workers (HCWs) at different levels of health care in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

    Authors: Ibrahim Alnaami, Nabil J. Awadalla, Mona Alkhairy, Suleiman Alburidy, Abdulaziz Alqarni, Almohannad Algarni, Rawan Alshehri, Bodoor Amrah, Mishal Alasmari and Ahmed A. Mahfouz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:56

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  46. Content type: Research article

    As the total hip arthroplasty (THA) mainly aims to improve the quality of life of the patients, study of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after THA has attracted much attention. Yet, the results consider...

    Authors: Mansour Bahardoust, Mikaiel Hajializade, Reza Amiri, Fatemeh Mousazadeh and Karim Pisoudeh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:46

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Heart rate variability (HRV) and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) measurements provide means for the objective assessment of cardiovascular autonomic function. As previous studies have associated chronic pain with...

    Authors: Petteri Oura, Arto Hautala, Antti Kiviniemi, Juha Auvinen, Katri Puukka, Mikko Tulppo, Heikki Huikuri, Tapio Seppänen and Jaro Karppinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:45

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Flight-related neck, shoulder and low back pain are the most common musculoskeletal disorders among helicopter pilots and their crewmembers, thus becoming a growing concern. Information on the combined prevale...

    Authors: Markus Posch, Alois Schranz, Manfred Lener, Werner Senn, Björn O. Äng, Martin Burtscher and Gerhard Ruedl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:44

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Limitations in upper limb functioning are common in Musculoskeletal disorders and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand scale (DASH) has gained widespread use in this context. However, various concern...

    Authors: B. Prodinger, A. Hammond, A. Tennant, Y. Prior and S. Tyson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:41

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  50. Content type: Research article

    Recent research has suggested that wide international variation in the prevalence of disabling regional pain among working populations is driven largely by factors predisposing to musculoskeletal pain in gener...

    Authors: Emanuele Rizzello, Georgia Ntani and David Coggon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:38

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