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  1. Principles of brain plasticity is used in the treatment of patients with functional limitations to improve sensorimotor function. Training is included in the treatment of knee injury to improve both patient-re...

    Authors: Eva Ageberg, Anders Björkman, Birgitta Rosén, Göran Lundborg and Ewa M Roos
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:99
  2. Physiotherapy has long been a routine component of patient rehabilitation following hip joint replacement. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise afte...

    Authors: Catherine J Minns Lowe, Karen L Barker, Michael E Dewey and Catherine M Sackley
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:98
  3. Increasing evidence incriminates bacteria, especially Mycoplasma fermentans, as possible arthritogenic agents in humans. The purpose of this study was to investigate M. fermentans in the bloodstream of patients w...

    Authors: Constantino Gil, Antonio Rivera, David Bañuelos, Salvador Salinas, Ethel García-Latorre and Lilia Cedillo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:97
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis is a rheumatic disease in which spinal and sacroiliac joints are mainly affected. There is a gradual bone formation in the spinal ligaments and ankylosis of the spinal diarthroses which ...

    Authors: George Sapkas, Konstantinos Kateros, Stamatios A Papadakis, Spyros Galanakos, Emmanuel Brilakis, George Machairas and Pavlos Katonis
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:96
  5. The Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) has not been translated and validated for Persian-speaking patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. This was to provide a validated instrument to measure func...

    Authors: Sayed Javad Mousavi, Mohamad Parnianpour, Ahmad Reza Askary-Ashtiani, Mohamad Reza Hadian, Abdolrahman Rostamian and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:95
  6. Current methods for identifying patients with pain hypersensitivity are sufficiently complex to limit their widespread application in clinical settings. We assessed the reliability and validity of a simple mul...

    Authors: Donald R Nixdorf, Azar Hemmaty, John O Look, Eric L Schiffman and Mike T John
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:94
  7. Obesity is the most modifiable risk factor, and dietary induced weight loss potentially the best nonpharmacologic intervention to prevent or to slow osteoarthritis (OA) disease progression. We are currently co...

    Authors: Stephen P Messier, Claudine Legault, Shannon Mihalko, Gary D Miller, Richard F Loeser, Paul DeVita, Mary Lyles, Felix Eckstein, David J Hunter, Jeff D Williamson and Barbara J Nicklas
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:93
  8. Rotator cuff tendinopathy and subacromial impingement syndrome present complex patomechanical situations, frequent difficulties in clinical diagnosis and lack of effectiveness in treatment. Based on clinical e...

    Authors: Sara Perez-Palomares, Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez, Ana Mª Arnal-Burró, Orlando Mayoral-Del Moral, Elena Gaspar-Calvo, Mª Luisa de-la-Torre-Beldarraín, Elena López-Lapeña, Marina Pérez-Benito, Victoria Ara-Loriente and Laura Romo-Calvo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:92
  9. No definitive data are available regarding the value of switching to an alternative TNF antagonist in rheumatoid arthritis patients who fail to respond to the first one. The aim of this study was to evaluate t...

    Authors: Federico Navarro-Sarabia, Dolores Ruiz-Montesinos, Blanca Hernandez, Victoria Navarro-Compán, Sara Marsal, Mireia Barcelo, Eva Perez-Pampín and Juan J Gómez-Reino
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:91
  10. The management of Whiplash Associated Disorders is one of the most complicated challenges with high expenses for the health care system and society. There are still no general guidelines or scientific document...

    Authors: Anne Söderlund, Annika Bring and Pernilla Åsenlöf
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:90
  11. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are an important cause for morbidity in military service. They result in disabilities needing long-term rehabilitation and functional impairment leading to premature discharge ...

    Authors: Henri Taanila, Jaana Suni, Harri Pihlajamäki, Ville M Mattila, Olli Ohrankämmen, Petteri Vuorinen and Jari Parkkari
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:89
  12. Previous osteotomy may compromise subsequent knee replacement, but no guidelines considering knee arthroplasty after prior osteotomy have been developed. We describe a systematic review of non-randomized studi...

    Authors: Tom M van Raaij, Max Reijman, Andrea D Furlan and Jan AN Verhaar
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:88
  13. An inconsistent relationship between physical activity and neck/shoulder pain (NSP) in adolescents has been reported in the literature. Earlier studies may be limited by not assessing physical activity in suff...

    Authors: Andrew M Briggs, Leon M Straker, Natasha L Bear and Anne J Smith
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:87
  14. In case of contraindications or intolerance during treatment with oral bisphosphonates (OB), administration of pamidronate intravenously is a widely used alternative.

    Authors: Danielle A Eekman, Marijn Vis, Irene EM Bultink, Harm JGM Derikx, Ben AC Dijkmans and Willem F Lems
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:86
  15. Involvement of users in health care research is central to UK health care policy, and guidelines for involvement exist. However, there are limited examples in rheumatology research. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Clare Jinks, Bie Nio Ong and Tracey J O'Neill
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:85
  16. Little is known about future sick-leave diagnoses among individuals on long-term sickness absence. The aim of this study was to describe the panorama of sick-leave diagnoses over time among young adults initia...

    Authors: Marjan Vaez, Jan Hagberg and Kristina Alexanderson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:84
  17. Osteochondral talar defects usually affect athletic patients. The primary surgical treatment consists of arthroscopic debridement and microfracturing. Although this is mostly successful, early sport resumption...

    Authors: Christiaan JA van Bergen, Leendert Blankevoort, Rob J de Haan, Inger N Sierevelt, Duncan E Meuffels, Pieter RN d'Hooghe, Rover Krips, Geert van Damme and C Niek van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:83
  18. Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a lower abdominal pain lasting at least 6 months, occurring continuously or intermittently and not associated exclusively with menstruation or intercourse. Although the musculoskel...

    Authors: Mary LLS Montenegro, Elaine CL Mateus-Vasconcelos, Júlio C Rosa e Silva, Francisco J Candido dos Reis, Antonio A Nogueira and Omero B Poli-Neto
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:82
  19. Vertebral endplate signal changes (VESC) are more common among patients with low back pain (LBP) and/or sciatica than in people who are not seeking care for back pain. The distribution and characteristics of V...

    Authors: Tue S Jensen, Tom Bendix, Joan S Sorensen, Claus Manniche, Lars Korsholm and Per Kjaer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:81
  20. Some risk factors for low-energy wrist fracture have been identified. However, self-reported measures such as health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have not been examined as potential risk factors for wrist f...

    Authors: Gudrun Rohde, Anne M Mengshoel, Astrid K Wahl, Torbjorn Moum and Glenn Haugeberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:80
  21. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a persistent disabling condition with rising significant healthcare, social and economic costs. Current research supports the use of exercise-based treatment approaches that enc...

    Authors: Deirdre A Hurley, Grainne O'Donoghue, Mark A Tully, Jennifer Klaber Moffett, Willem van Mechelen, Leslie Daly, Colin AG Boreham and Suzanne M McDonough
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:79
  22. Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterised by diffuse musculoskeletal pain and stiffness at multiple sites, tender points in characteristic locations, and the frequent presence of symptoms such as fatigue. The aim of ...

    Authors: Roberto Casale, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Marco Gazzoni, Dan Buskila and Alberto Rainoldi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:78
  23. Thoracic spine pain (TSP) is experienced across the lifespan by healthy individuals and is a common presentation in primary healthcare clinical practice. However, the epidemiological characteristics of TSP are...

    Authors: Andrew M Briggs, Anne J Smith, Leon M Straker and Peter Bragge
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:77
  24. Corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy are two commonly prescribed interventions for management of lateral epicondylalgia. Corticosteroid injections are the most clinically efficacious in the short term bu...

    Authors: Brooke K Coombes, Leanne Bisset, Luke B Connelly, Peter Brooks and Bill Vicenzino
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:76
  25. Knee injuries in football are common regardless of age, gender or playing level, but adolescent females seem to have the highest risk. The consequences after severe knee injury, for example anterior cruciate l...

    Authors: Martin Hägglund, Markus Waldén and Isam Atroshi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:75
  26. In the literature there are discussions on the choice of outcome and the need for more longitudinal studies of musculoskeletal disorders. The general aim of this longitudinal study was to analyze musculoskelet...

    Authors: Anna Grimby-Ekman, Eva M Andersson and Mats Hagberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:73
  27. Dupuytren's Disease (DD) is a debilitating contractile fibrosis of the palmar fascia characterised by excess collagen deposition, contractile myofibroblast development, increased Transforming Growth Factor-β l...

    Authors: Linda Vi, Anna Njarlangattil, Yan Wu, Bing Siang Gan and David B O'Gorman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:72
  28. Early and intensive treatment is important to inducing remission and preventing joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. While intensive combination therapy (Disease Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs a...

    Authors: Susanne JJ Claessen, Johanna MW Hazes, Margriet AM Huisman, Derkjen van Zeben, Jolanda J Luime and Angelique EAM Weel
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:71
  29. Intra-articular adhesion (IA) is one of the important pathologic signs of intracapsular temporomandibular joint (TMJ) diseases, but this factor has been rarely described with respect to its arthroscopic charac...

    Authors: ShanYong Zhang, XiuMing Li u, Chi Yang, XieYi Cai, MinJie Chen, Majd S Haddad, Bai Yun and ZhuoZhi Chen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:70
  30. There is little scientific evidence to support the usual practice of providing outpatient rehabilitation to patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery (TKR) immediately after discharge from the orthopa...

    Authors: Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Lyn March, Jack Crosbie, Ross Crawford, Stephen Graves, Justine Naylor, Alison Harmer, Stephen Jan, Kim Bennell, Ian Harris, David Parker, Helene Moffet and Marlene Fransen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:69
  31. The Work Instability Scale for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA-WIS) is established and is used by physicians to identify patients at risk of job loss for rapid intervention. The study objective was to explore the con...

    Authors: Gill Gilworth, Paul Emery, Nick Barkham, M Glyn Smyth, Philip Helliwell and Alan Tennant
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:68
  32. Alterations in the feet of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are a cause of disability in this population. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the impact that foot impairment has on the patients...

    Authors: Adriana Rojas-Villarraga, Javier Bayona, Natalia Zuluaga, Santiago Mejia, Maria-Eugenia Hincapie and Juan-Manuel Anaya
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:67
  33. We conducted the present study to investigate the therapeutic effects of a combination treatment of alfacalcidol (ALF) and risedronate (RIS) on the bone mechanical properties of bone and calcium (Ca) metabolis...

    Authors: Ayako Shiraishi, Sayaka Miyabe, Takayoshi Nakano, Yukichi Umakoshi, Masako Ito and Masahiko Mihara
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:66
  34. Despite over 2 decades of research, the ability to prevent work-related low back pain (LBP) and disability remains elusive. Recent research suggests that interventions that are focused at the workplace and inc...

    Authors: Carlo Ammendolia, David Cassidy, Ivan Steenstra, Sophie Soklaridis, Eleanor Boyle, Stephanie Eng, Hamer Howard, Bains Bhupinder and Pierre Côté
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:65
  35. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of fibromyalgia, as well as to assess the major symptoms of this syndrome in an adult, low socioeconomic status population assisted by the primary health ca...

    Authors: Ana Assumpção, Alane B Cavalcante, Cristina E Capela, Juliana F Sauer, Suellen D Chalot, Carlos AB Pereira and Amélia P Marques
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:64
  36. Repetitive and stressful work tasks have been linked to the development of pain in the trapezius muscle, although the underlying mechanisms still remain unclear. In earlier studies, it has been hypothesized th...

    Authors: Anna Sjörs, Britt Larsson, Joakim Dahlman, Torbjörn Falkmer and Björn Gerdle
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:63
  37. While musculoskeletal problems are leading sources of disability, there has been little research on measuring the number of functionally limiting musculoskeletal problems for use as predictor of outcome in stu...

    Authors: Jeffrey N Katz, Elizabeth A Wright, John A Baron and Elena Losina
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:62
  38. Articular cartilage is a viscoelastic material, but its exact behaviour under the full range of physiological loading frequencies is unknown. The objective of this study was to measure the viscoelastic propert...

    Authors: Geoffrey R Fulcher, David WL Hukins and Duncan ET Shepherd
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:61
  39. Low bone mass is common in end-stage renal disease patients, especially those undergoing hemodialysis. It can lead to serious bone health problems such as fragility fractures. The purpose of this study is to i...

    Authors: Guey-Shiun Huang, Tzong-Shinn Chu, Meei-Fang Lou, Shiow-Li Hwang and Rong-Sen Yang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:60
  40. Aseptic loosening (AL) is the main problem of total joints replacement (TJR) by the implantation of permanently prosthetic components. In vitro and in vivo studies have clearly demonstrated that wear debris an...

    Authors: Gang Li, Ping Wu, Yao Xu, Yan Yu, Li Sun, Liang Zhu and Duyun Ye
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:57
  41. A discussion is ongoing whether displaced femoral neck fractures in elderly patients should be treated with a non-cemented or a cemented hemiarthroplasty. A recent Cochrane analysis stresses the importance of ...

    Authors: Anne JH Vochteloo, DieuDonné Niesten, Roeland Riedijk, Willard J Rijnberg, Stefan BT Bolder, Sander Koëter, Keetie Kremers-van de Hei, Taco Gosens and Peter Pilot
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:56
  42. Low back pain persisting for longer than 3 months is a common and costly condition for which many current treatments have low-moderate success rates at best. Exercise is among the more successful treatments fo...

    Authors: Amanda M Hall, Chris G Maher, Jane Latimer, Manuela L Ferreira and Paul Lam
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:55
  43. Diabetes is becoming one of the most common chronic diseases, and ulcers are its most serious complication. Beginning with neuropathy, the subsequent foot wounds frequently lead to lower extremity amputation, ...

    Authors: Biagio Moretti, Angela Notarnicola, Giulio Maggio, Lorenzo Moretti, Michele Pascone, Silvio Tafuri and Vittorio Patella
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:54
  44. A relatively high incidence of pathological conditions in retrieved femoral heads, including a group of patients having low grade B-cell lymphoma, has been described before. At short term follow up none of the...

    Authors: Eline W Zwitser, Arthur de Gast, Mirjam JA Basie, Folkert J van Kemenade and Barend J van Royen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:53
  45. Recent evidences show that education and rehabilitation while waiting for knee replacement have positive effects on the patients' health status. Identification of factors associated with worse pain, function a...

    Authors: François Desmeules, Clermont E Dionne, Étienne Belzile, Renée Bourbonnais and Pierre Frémont
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:52
  46. Osteoblasts are considered to primarily arise from osseous progenitors within the periosteum or bone marrow. We have speculated that cells from local soft tissues may also take on an osteogenic phenotype. Myob...

    Authors: Renjing Liu, Samantha L Ginn, Monkol Lek, Kathryn N North, Ian E Alexander, David G Little and Aaron Schindeler
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:51
  47. Rheumatic diseases commonly affect joints and other structures in the hand. Surgery is a traditional way to treat hand problems in inflammatory rheumatic diseases with the purposes of pain relief, restore func...

    Authors: Gunnel Sandqvist, Pia Malcus Johnsson, Anna-Lena Sturesson, Magnus Tägil and Pierre Geborek
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:50

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