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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

    Low back pain (LBP) patients with related leg pain and signs of nerve root involvement are considered to have a worse prognosis than patients with LBP alone. However, it is unclear whether leg pain location ab...

    Authors: Lisbeth Hartvigsen, Lise Hestbaek, Charlotte Lebouef-Yde, Werner Vach and Alice Kongsted

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:133

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    Danish patients with musculoskeletal disorders are commonly referred for primary care physiotherapy treatment but little is known about their general health status, pain diagnoses, clinical course and prognosis.

    Authors: Nils-Bo de Vos Andersen, Peter Kent, Jakob Hjort and David Høyrup Christiansen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:130

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Spinal pain in children and adolescents is a common condition, usually transitory, but the picture of spinal pain still needs elucidation, mainly due to variation in measurement methods. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Kristina Boe Dissing, Lise Hestbæk, Jan Hartvigsen, Christopher Williams, Steven Kamper, Eleanor Boyle and Niels Wedderkopp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:67

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This 1-year prospective cohort study aimed to compare the changes in clinical symptoms and functional disability between patients with coexisting patellofemoral (PF) and tibiofemoral (TF) osteoarthritis (OA) a...

    Authors: Hirotaka Iijima, Naoto Fukutani, Takuya Isho, Yuko Yamamoto, Masakazu Hiraoka, Kazuyuki Miyanobu, Masashi Jinnouchi, Eishi Kaneda, Tomoki Aoyama, Hiroshi Kuroki and Shuichi Matsuda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:126

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This study explored the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CD40 gene, rs4810485 G > T and rs1883832 C > T, as well as disease susceptibility and severity in knee osteoarthritis (KOA...

    Authors: Zhen-Han Deng, Ming-Hua Sun, Yu-Sheng Li, Wei Luo, Fang-Jie Zhang, Jian Tian, Ping Wu and Wen-Feng Xiao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:115

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Postural development progresses through a series of stages (growth spurts, development of balance and coordination, postural stability) which occur when children are at school age. The reduction in the level o...

    Authors: Anna Brzęk, Tarja Dworrak, Markus Strauss, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Ibtissam Sabbah, Birgit Dworrak and Roman Leischik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:117

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Utilizing psychological resources when dealing with chronic low back pain might aid the prevention of disability. The observational study at hand examined the longitudinal impact of resilience and coping resou...

    Authors: Nikita Roman A. Jegan, Markus Brugger, Annika Viniol, Konstantin Strauch, Jürgen Barth, Erika Baum, Corinna Leonhardt and Annette Becker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:114

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is a commonly reported symptom in youth sports players. Some sports-related risk factors have been reported, but previous studies on extrinsic risk factors did not focus on managemen...

    Authors: Takafumi Abe, Masamitsu Kamada, Jun Kitayuguchi, Shinpei Okada, Yoshiteru Mutoh and Yuji Uchio

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:105

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study reports on the analysis of the application and diagnostic predictability of the revised 2014 ICBD criteria in an unselected cohort of UK patients, and the ensuing organ associations and patterns of ...

    Authors: Tim Blake, Luke Pickup, David Carruthers, Erika Marie Damato, Alastair Denniston, John Hamburger, Claire Maxton, Debbie Mitton, Philip I. Murray, Peter Nightingale, Ana Poveda-Gallego, Andrea Richards, Andrew Whallett and Deva Situnayake

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:101

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to examine the associations of tea consumption with the serum uric acid (SUA) level, hyperuricemia (HU) and the risk of gout.

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Yang Cui, Xuan-an Li, Liang-jun Li, Xi Xie, Yu-zhao Huang, Yu-hao Deng, Chao Zeng and Guang-hua Lei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:95

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes of disability. Presentations to the emergency department (ED) are common and consume significant healthcare resources. However, treatment of patients with LBP i...

    Authors: Matthew L. Nunn, Jill A. Hayden and Kirk Magee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:92

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Large multi-centre studies of clavicle fractures have so far been missing. The aim of this observational study was to describe the epidemiology, classification and treatment of clavicle fractures in the The Sw...

    Authors: Caroline Kihlström, Michael Möller, Katarina Lönn and Olof Wolf

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:82

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  13. Content type: Research article

    While knee osteoarthritis (OA) is characterised as a slowly progressive disease, acute flares, episodes of severe pain, and substantial fluctuations in pain intensity appear to be part of the natural history f...

    Authors: Emma Parry, Reuben Ogollah and George Peat

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:80

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Due to low mortality rate of musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) less attention has been paid to MSK as underlying cause of death in the general population. The aim was to examine trend in MSK as underlying cause ...

    Authors: Aliasghar A. Kiadaliri, Anthony D. Woolf and Martin Englund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:62

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  15. Content type: Technical advance

    Heterogeneity in patients with low back pain (LBP) is well recognised and different approaches to subgrouping have been proposed. Latent Class Analysis (LCA) is a statistical technique that is increasingly bei...

    Authors: Anne Molgaard Nielsen, Peter Kent, Lise Hestbaek, Werner Vach and Alice Kongsted

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:57

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Low back pain is common and associated with a considerable burden to patients and society. There is uncertainty regarding the relative benefit of paracetamol and diclofenac and regarding the additional effect ...

    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 2017 18:56

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE), also commonly referred to as lupus, is a rare, but sometimes, fatal disease, that primarily affects young women. Lupus nephritis, a common manifestation of lupus, is more co...

    Authors: Jasvinder A. Singh, Nipam Shah and Candace Green

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:53

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Few longitudinal studies have described the variation in LBP and its impact over time at an individual level. The aims of this study were to: 1) determine the prevalence of LBP in three surveys over a 9-year p...

    Authors: Per Kjaer, Lars Korsholm, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Lise Hestbaek and Tom Bendix

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:28

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is a major cause of disability throughout the world. However, longitudinal evidence to relate low back pain and functional limitations is mostly confined to Western countries. In this study...

    Authors: Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Damian Hoy, Rachelle Buchbinder, Chris Bain, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian C. Sleigh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:19

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