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  1. 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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  2. Content type: Research article

    The endplate-intervertebral disc (IVD) complex is closely interrelated with the vertebral body (VB) in the structural integrity of the anterior spinal column, including biomechanical and biological functions. ...

    Authors: Tatsuhiko Fujiwara, Koji Akeda, Junichi Yamada, Tetsushi Kondo and Akihiro Sudo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:336

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Previous basic research and clinical studies examined the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on regeneration and maintenance of articular cartilage. However, our pilot study suggested that MSCs are more ...

    Authors: Takumi Sakamoto, Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, Shuji Watanabe, Ai Takahashi, Kazuya Honjoh, Hideaki Nakajima, Hisashi Oki, Yasuo Kokubo and Akihiko Matsumine

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:335

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Biodegradable implants reduce the likelihood of further surgery for hardware removal and reduce the risks of associated infection and allergy. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and...

    Authors: Henry Dushan Atkinson, Shahnawaz Khan, Yasha Lashgari and Andreas Ziegler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:334

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Intraosseous suture-button devices have been used for acromioclavicular joint reconstruction due to its relative simplicity compared with other procedures. However, the complications of acromioclavicular joint...

    Authors: Doji Inoue, Ryogo Furuhata, Kazuya Kaneda, Yoshihiro Ritsuno, Aki Kono, Yasuhiro Kiyota, Hideo Morioka and Hiroshi Arino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:333

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Head breakage is a serious complication following total hip arthroplasty when using Ceramic on Ceramic bearings surfaces. There is still in controversy about the selection of bearing surfaces when conducting r...

    Authors: Dan Xing, Chaolei Yang, Rujun Li, Yunfei Hou, Bolong Kou, Hu Li and Jianhao Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:332

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Although surgery prevents the progression of deformity and maintains the overall balance of the spine in congenital scoliosis (CS) patients, it is associated with a high risk of perioperative complications. Pu...

    Authors: Lei Wu, Xi-nuo Zhang, Yun-sheng Wang, Yu-zeng Liu and Yong Hai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:331

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The aetiology of bone marrow oedema-like abnormalities (BMOA) seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is as yet not fully understood. The current study aimed to investigate the potential of projection radiogr...

    Authors: Christine J. Heales, Ian R. Summers, Jonathan Fulford, Karen M. Knapp and C. Peter Winlove

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:330

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In Swedish primary care, the healthcare process for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) can be initiated by a physician or physiotherapist assessment. However, it is unclear how the different assessments a...

    Authors: Chan-Mei Ho, Carina A. Thorstensson and Lena Nordeman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:329

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is common among healthcare workers, whose work is physically strenuous and thus demands certain levels of physical fitness and spinal control. Exercise is the most frequently recommended tr...

    Authors: Annika Taulaniemi, Markku Kankaanpää, Kari Tokola, Jari Parkkari and Jaana H. Suni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:328

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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    Oestrogen-deficiency induced by menopause is associated with reduced bone density and primary osteoporosis, resulting in an increased risk of fracture. While the exact etiology of menopause-induced primary ost...

    Authors: Fraser L. Collins, Michael D. Stone, Jane Turton, Laura R. McCabe, Eddie C. Y. Wang and Anwen S. Williams

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:326

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether tranexamic acid (TXA) administration could reduce blood loss and transfusion risk after simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (SBTKA).

    Authors: Guorui Cao, Guo Chen, Qiang Huang, Zeyu Huang, Peter G. Alexander, Hang Lin, Hong Xu, Zongke Zhou and Fuxing Pei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:325

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, principally affecting the older population. Highly prevalent, disabling diseases such as osteoarthritis strain the capacity of health systems, and can resul...

    Authors: J. Haxby Abbott, Aimee L. Ward, Chris Crane, Catherine M. Chapple, Kirsten Stout, Liam Hutton, Virginia Martin, Helen Harcombe, Daniel Cury Ribeiro and David Gwynne Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:324

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  15. Content type: Technical advance

    Recurrent severe Dupuytren contracture of the small finger’s proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint is a difficult problem. Further surgery carries high risk of complications and poor outcome. Patients are often...

    Authors: Asa Eiriksdottir and Isam Atroshi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:323

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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research article

    Pretension of the viscoelastic graft by cyclic knee motion has been confirmed to decrease the graft creep and improve the outcome of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The purpose of the present ...

    Authors: Dong Jiang, Ying-fang Ao, Chen Jiao, Qin-wei Guo, Xing Xie, Feng Zhao, Nan Li, Xiao-xiao Wang and Yue-lin Hu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:321

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Muscle strength measurements using hand-held dynamometry (HHD) can be affected by the inadequate strength of the tester and lack of stabilization of the participants and the device. A portable HHD anchoring sy...

    Authors: Kwan-Sik Sung, You Gyoung Yi and Hyung-Ik Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:320

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The Cobb angle is proposed as the “disease process” outcome for scoliosis research because therapies aim to correct or stop curve progression. While the Scoliosis Research Society recommends the Cobb angle as ...

    Authors: Sanja Schreiber, Eric C. Parent, Doug L. Hill, Douglas M. Hedden, Marc J. Moreau and Sarah C. Southon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:319

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Surgical treatment of young patients with recurrent lateral patella dislocation (RLDP) is often recommended because of loss of knee function that compromises their level of activity or even their daily life fu...

    Authors: Truls Martin Straume-Næsheim, Per-Henrik Randsborg, Jan Rune Mikaelsen, Einar Andreas Sivertsen, Brian Devitt, Lars-Petter Granan and Asbjørn Årøen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:318

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Radiological assessments are considered an important part of the management of patellar instability (PI). However, PI measurements are influenced by the knee position, which cannot be guaranteed to be the same...

    Authors: Qin Ye, Taihen Yu, Yinbo Wu, Xiaonan Ding and Xiangyang Gong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:317

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Synovial mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an attractive cell source for cartilage and meniscus regeneration. The optimum cryopreservation medium has not been determined, but dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) should be...

    Authors: Ryota Fujisawa, Mitsuru Mizuno, Hisako Katano, Koji Otabe, Nobutake Ozeki, Kunikazu Tsuji, Hideyuki Koga and Ichiro Sekiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:316

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of proximal humeral fractures (PHF) increased by more than 30% over the last decade, which is accompanied by an increased number of operations. However, the evidence on operative vs. non-operativ...

    Authors: Corinna Nerz, Lars Schwickert, Sabine Schölch, Katharina Gordt, Philip-Christian Nolte, Inga Kröger, Peter Augat and Clemens Becker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:315

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Female patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are prone to have musculoskeletal system involvement, which could lead to joint damage. However, few studies have assessed the incidence of arthroplasty ...

    Authors: Chien-Han Chen, Chia-Wen Hsu and Ming-Chi Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:314

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  25. 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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  26. Content type: Research article

    People who have had anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are at a high risk of developing tibiofemoral joint (TFJ) osteoarthritis (OA), with concomitant meniscal injury elevating this risk. This st...

    Authors: Xinyang Wang, Kim L. Bennell, Yuanyuan Wang, Tim V. Wrigley, Ans Van Ginckel, Karine Fortin, David J. Saxby, Flavia M. Cicuttini, David G. Lloyd, Christopher J. Vertullo, Julian A. Feller, Tim Whitehead, Price Gallie and Adam L. Bryant

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:312

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of open tibial shaft fractures is challenging. External fixation (EF) is comparatively safe in treating these open injuries, meanwhile it has the advantages of easy application, minimal additiona...

    Authors: Zi-Chen Hao, Yan Xia, De-Meng Xia, Yun-Tong Zhang and Shuo-Gui Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:311

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Morphological variations of the EHL concern mainly the accessory tendons and the site of their insertion. The aim of our study is to present a new classification of the EHL.

    Authors: Łukasz Olewnik, Michał Podgórski, Michał Polguj, Kacper Ruzik and Mirosław Topol

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:310

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Distal radius fractures (DRF) are very common in elderly patients, who present at the Emergency Department. Surgical treatment with open reduction and internal fixation using volar locking plates is widely pre...

    Authors: Jonas Pedersen, Simon Oksbjerre Mortensen, Jan Duedal Rölfing and Rikke Thorninger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:309

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  30. 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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  31. Content type: Research article

    Mental health has been shown to improve after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Little is known about the role of pain and function in this context. We assessed whether change in mental health was associated with ...

    Authors: Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen, Thomas Perneger, Patricia D. Franklin, Christophe Barea, Pierre Hoffmeyer and Anne Lübbeke

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:307

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of postoperative pain management is an important factor that influences the final outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Whether liposomal bupivacaine offers better efficacy compared with tradi...

    Authors: Yuan Liu, Yi Zeng, Junfeng Zeng, Mingyang Li, Wenxing Wei and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:306

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Transpedicular intracorporeal cement augmentation (TCA) with short segmental posterior instrumentation (SSPI), which provides an ideal immediate analgesic effect and long-term reconstructive stability, is thou...

    Authors: Hongli Deng, Yibing Li, Jinsong Zhou, Xiaodong Wang, Jinpeng Du, Wenjie Gao and Dingjun Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:305

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Geriatric hip fracture patients are particularly susceptible to blood loss and venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hemiarthroplasty, yet relatively few studies have examined the safety and efficacy of tranexam...

    Authors: Jinwei Xie, Qinsheng Hu, Qiang Huang, Guo Chen, Zongke Zhou and Fuxing Pei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:304

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  35. 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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  36. Content type: Research article

    For patients with painful knee osteoarthritis, long-term symptomatic relief may improve quality of life. Cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) has demonstrated significant improvements in pain, physical functi...

    Authors: Mehul Desai, Anthony Bentley, William A. Keck, Thomas Haag, Rod S. Taylor and Helen Dakin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:302

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  37. Content type: Case report

    We report a case of prosthetic hip joint infection in a heart transplant recipient due to Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens, a genus of spiral-shaped curved anaerobic gram-negative rod which colonizes the gas...

    Authors: Gregory R. Madden, Melinda D. Poulter, Michael P. Crawford, Daniel S. Wilson and Gerald R. Donowitz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:301

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  38. 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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  39. Content type: Research article

    To compare the mid-long-term clinical and radiological outcomes between a combination of cortico-cancellous iliac bone graft with vascularized greater trochanter flap (Group A) and isolate iliac bone graft (Gr...

    Authors: Wenjun Feng, Jinlun Chen, Keliang Wu, Lu Lu, Peng Deng, Pengcheng Ye, Houran Cao, Jie Li, Jianchun Zeng, Ke Jie, Xinyu Qi and Yirong Zeng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:298

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Blood loss during hemivertebra resection may be substantial. Few studies have examined the risk factors of blood loss undergoing hemivertebra resection, especially those in patients under 10 years old.

    Authors: Lulu Ma, Jianguo Zhang, Jianxiong Shen, Yu Zhao, Shugang Li, Xuerong Yu and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:297

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Intraspinal gas pseudocyst is rare, especially following spinal surgery. Here we present a case of spinal epidural gas pseudocyst following lumbar decompression surgery, which caused dura sac compression.

    Authors: Jianwei Guo, Xuexiao Ma, Yong Liu, Guanghui Li, Dexun Wang, Zhongying Wang and Shuzhong Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:296

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  42. Content type: Technical advance

    Intramuscular fat infiltration is a critical factor in surgical decision-making and is the most important factor used to prognosticate surgical repair outcomes in patients with rotator cuff tears. Quantitative...

    Authors: Rajan Khanna, Matthew D. Saltzman, James M. Elliott, Mark A. Hoggarth, Guido M. Marra, Imran Omar, Todd Parrish and Amee L. Seitz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:295

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The elbow is the joint that most usually dislocates in children. In contrast to the widely known recent increase in the incidence of upper-extremity fractures and their operative treatment in children, potenti...

    Authors: Hanna Hyvönen, Linda Korhonen, Juuli Hannonen, Willy Serlo and Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:294

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this pilot study was to identify biological, clinical or structural biomarkers of an intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection efficacy (HYMOVIS®) for the design of a larger placebo-controlled...

    Authors: Yves Henrotin, Raveendhara Bannuru, Michel Malaise, Hang-korng Ea, Cyrille Confavreux, Jacques Bentin, Didier Urbin-Choffray, Thierry Conrozier, Jean-Pierre Brasseur, Philippe Thomas, Anne-Christine Hick, Alessandro Marinello, Nicola Giordan and Pascal Richette

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:293

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Titanium instrumentations are widely used in orthopedics; the metal bonds with bone in a process called osseointegration. Over time, hydrocarbons adhere to the instrumentation, which weakens the bone-binding a...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Tominaga, Kanehiro Matsuyama, Yukihiro Morimoto, Takuya Yamamoto, Setsuro Komiya and Yasuhiro Ishidou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:292

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  46. Content type: Study protocol

    Clinical guidelines recommend exercise as a core treatment for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, the best type of exercise for clinical benefits is not clear, particularly in different OA sub...

    Authors: Kim L. Bennell, Rachel K. Nelligan, Alexander J. Kimp, Tim V. Wrigley, Ben Metcalf, Jessica Kasza, Paul W. Hodges and Rana S. Hinman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:291

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration of the lumbar extensors is associated with LBP. Exercise-based rehabilitation targets strengthening these muscles, but few studies show consistent changes in muscle qualit...

    Authors: David B. Berry, Jennifer Padwal, Seth Johnson, Erin K. Englund, Samuel R. Ward and Bahar Shahidi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:290

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  48. Content type: Correction

    It has been brought to our attention that the article [1] in reference [7] Smith MM, Sommer AJ, Starkoff BE, Devor ST. Crossfit-based high-intensity power training improves maximal aerobic fitness and body compos...

    Authors: Ivan R. B. Godoy, Eduardo A. Malavolta, Jan Stefan Lundberg, Jader J. da Silva and Abdalla Skaf

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:289

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:150

  49. Content type: Case report

    A vitamin A derivative, 13-cis-retinoic acid (isotretinoin), has been administered to treat several types of pediatric cancer and has improved survival rates in patients despite being known to induce premature...

    Authors: Masatake Matsuoka, Tomohiro Onodera, Tokifumi Majima, Koji Iwasaki, Daisuke Takahashi, Eiji Kondo and Norimasa Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:287

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