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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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    Deep vein thrombosis is a well-known complication of fracture occurrence, lower limb surgery and periods of prolonged immobilisation. Its incidence can be increased even more in specific cases with metastatic ...

    Authors: Mihail-Lazar Mioc, Radu Prejbeanu, Dinu Vermesan, Horia Haragus, Marius Niculescu, Daniel Laurentiu Pop, Andrei Dan Balanescu, Daniel Malita and Bogdan Deleanu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:213

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    Not much is known about the characteristics, course and prognosis of complaints of arm, neck and/or shoulder that have not been caused by a trauma or systemic disease (CANS), in a screened population. This stu...

    Authors: Vivian E. J. Bruls, Nicole W. H. Jansen, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, IJmert Kant and Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:208

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    Hip fracture patients in general are elderly and they often have comorbidities that may necessitate anticoagulation treatment, such as warfarin. It has been emphasized that these patients benefit from surgery ...

    Authors: Leif Mattisson, Lasse J. Lapidus and Anders Enocson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:203

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    There is consistent evidence from observational studies of an association between occupational lifting and carrying of heavy loads and the diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis. However, due to the heterogeneity of ...

    Authors: Andreas Seidler, Laura Lüben, Janice Hegewald, Ulrich Bolm-Audorff, Annekatrin Bergmann, Falk Liebers, Christina Ramdohr, Karla Romero Starke, Alice Freiberg and Susanne Unverzagt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:182

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    Computed tomography (CT) analyses have reported that the prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in Japan is 8.7–27.1%. However, these data were obtained using chest-abdominal CT, and no ...

    Authors: Akihiko Hiyama, Hiroyuki Katoh, Daisuke Sakai, Masato Sato, Masahiro Tanaka and Masahiko Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:178

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    The relationships between radiographic hallux valgus (HV) and various physical functions independent of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) were examined among residents of a mountain village in Japan.

    Authors: Akinobu Nishimura, Naoya Ito, Shigeto Nakazora, Ko Kato, Toru Ogura and Akihiro Sudo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:174

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    Previous studies that have described the prevalence of patellofemoral pain (PFP) have been limited to samples of military personnel or sporting populations, and convincing data in the general Chinese populatio...

    Authors: Xingquan Xu, Chen Yao, Rui Wu, Wenjin Yan, Yao Yao, Kai Song, Qing Jiang and Dongquan Shi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:165

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    Nonspecific low back pain is characterized by a wide range of possible triggering and conserving factors, and initial screening needs to scope widely with multilevel addressment of possible factors contributin...

    Authors: Monica Unsgaard-Tøndel, Ingunn Gunnes Kregnes, Tom I. L. Nilsen, Gunn Hege Marchand and Torunn Askim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:166

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    Cartilage calcification (CC) is associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in weight-bearing joints, such as the hip and the knee. However, little is known about the impact of CC and degeneration on other weight-bear...

    Authors: Jan Hubert, Lukas Weiser, Sandra Hischke, Annemarie Uhlig, Tim Rolvien, Tobias Schmidt, Sebastian Karl Butscheidt, Klaus Püschel, Wolfgang Lehmann, Frank Timo Beil and Thelonius Hawellek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:169

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    A stress fracture (SF) is a highly debilitating injury commonly experienced in United States Army Basic Combat Training (BCT). Body fat (BF) may be associated with this injury but previous investigations (in a...

    Authors: Joseph J. Knapik, Marilyn A. Sharp and Scott J. Montain

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:161

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    The physical and biochemical factors responsible for cervical disc degeneration, and resulting in various spinal disorders, remain unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between cervical spinal ...

    Authors: Kanichiro Wada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Gentaro Kumagai, Hitoshi Kudo, Toru Asari, Daisuke Chiba, Seiya Ota, Keita Kamei, On Takeda, Shigeyuki Nakaji and Yasuyuki Ishibashi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:153

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    Clinical evidence shows knee arthroscopy has little benefit for degenerative conditions and considerable variation in the incidence of knee arthroscopy in Australia has been identified. This study aimed to eva...

    Authors: H. Y. Chen, I. A. Harris, K. Sutherland and J-F. Levesque

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:148

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    The PACE Plus trial was a multi-center, double-blinded, superiority randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in patients from Dutch general practice to investigate the efficacy of paracetamol and NSAIDs in ...

    Authors: M. Schreijenberg, P. A. J. Luijsterburg, Y. D. M. Van Trier, D. Rizopoulos, M. A. Koopmanschap, L. Voogt, C. G. Maher and B. W. Koes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:146

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    It was reported that Fas (rs1800682, rs2234767) and FasL (rs5030772, rs763110) gene polymorphism might be related to the risk of musculoskeletal degenerative diseases (MSDD), such as osteoarthritis (OA), inter...

    Authors: Donghua Huang, Jinrong Xiao, Xiangyu Deng, Kaige Ma, Hang Liang, Deyao Shi, Fashuai Wu and Zengwu Shao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:137

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    The aim of this study was to investigate the prospective association between insomnia and risk of chronic musculoskeletal complaints (CMSC) and chronic widespread musculoskeletal complaints (CWMSC). A second a...

    Authors: B. L. Uhlig, T. Sand, T. I. Nilsen, P. J. Mork and K. Hagen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:128

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    Low back pain is a common health complaint resulting in substantial economic burden. Each year, upwards of 20 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating interventions for non-specific low back pain are pub...

    Authors: Pål André Amundsen, David W. Evans, Dévan Rajendran, Philip Bright, Tom Bjørkli, Sandra Eldridge, Rachelle Buchbinder, Martin Underwood and Robert Froud

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:113

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    Episodes of low back pain (LBP) are very common among workers. A number of occupational risk factors have been shown to increase the risk for LBP. One of these risk factors is exposure to whole body vibration,...

    Authors: Oren Zack, Regina Levin, Ayala Krakov, Aharon S. Finestone and Shlomo Moshe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:110

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    Differences between staged bilateral total knee replacement (TKR) and simultaneous bilateral TKR have been investigated, but few studies have investigated differences in the functional improvements resulting f...

    Authors: Yu-Hao Huang, Chin Lin, Jia-Hwa Yang, Leou-Chyr Lin, Chih-Yuan Mou, Kwo-Tsao Chiang, Man-Gang Lee, Hsien-Feng Chang, Hsueh-Lu Chang, Wen Su, Shih-Jen Yeh, Hung Chang, Chih-Chien Wang and Sui-Lung Su

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:87

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    Being at risk for malnutrition can be observed among hospitalized patients of all medical specialties. There are only few studies in arthroplasty dealing with defining and assessing malnutrition as such a pote...

    Authors: Christoph Ihle, Christoph Weiß, Gunnar Blumenstock, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs, Christian Bahrs, Andreas Nüssler and Anna Janine Schreiner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:83

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    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the elderly. Understanding the risk factors for knee OA has been derived from cross sectional studies. There have been few longitudinal s...

    Authors: Jong Jin Yoo, Dong Hyun Kim and Hyun Ah Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:80

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