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  1. Clinical trials in chronic pain often collect information about interference with work as answers to component questions of commonly used questionnaires but these data are not normally analysed separately.

    Authors: Sebastian Straube, R Andrew Moore, Jocelyn Paine, Sheena Derry, Ceri J Phillips, Ernst Hallier and Henry J McQuay
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:125
  2. Aquatic and land based exercise are frequently prescribed to maintain function for people with arthritis. The relative efficacy of these rehabilitation strategies for this population has not been established.

    Authors: Stephanie I Batterham, Sophie Heywood and Jennifer L Keating
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:123
  3. There are concerns that pre-operative psychological distress might be associated with reduced patient satisfaction after total hip replacement (THR).

    Authors: Munier Hossain, Daniel J Parfitt, David J Beard, Clare Darrah, John Nolan, David W Murray and Glynne Andrew
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:122
  4. To evaluate the relationship between bone loss and new bone formation in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) using 10-year X-ray, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and quantitative computed tomography (QCT) follo...

    Authors: Mariusz Korkosz, Jerzy Gąsowski, Piotr Grzanka, Janusz Gorczowski, Wojciech Pluskiewicz, Sławomir Jeka and Tomasz Grodzicki
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:121
  5. The main aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between persistent disease activity and radiographic progression of joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA).

    Authors: Fausto Salaffi, Marina Carotti, Alessandro Ciapetti, Stefania Gasparini, Emilio Filippucci and Walter Grassi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:120
  6. The prevalence of imaged pathology in primary care has received little attention and the relevance of identified pathology to symptoms remains unclear. This paper reports the prevalence of imaged pathology and...

    Authors: Angela Cadogan, Mark Laslett, Wayne A Hing, Peter J McNair and Mark H Coates
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:119
  7. Amputation impairs the ability to balance. We examined adaptation strategies in balance following dysvascularity-induced unilateral tibial amputation in skilled prosthetic users (SPU) and first fitted amputees...

    Authors: Ágnes Mayer, József Tihanyi, Károly Bretz, Zsolt Csende, Éva Bretz and Mónika Horváth
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:118
  8. Hip arthroscopies are often used in the treatment of intra-articular hip injuries. Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) are an important parameter in evaluating treatment. It is unclear which PRO questionnaires are...

    Authors: Marsha Tijssen, Robert van Cingel, Nicky van Melick and Enrico de Visser
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:117
  9. Percutaneous vertebroplasty by injecting PMMA bone cement into the fractured vertebrae has been widely accepted in treatment of spinal compression fracture. However, the exothermic polymerization of bone cemen...

    Authors: Po-Liang Lai, Ching-Lung Tai, Lih-Huei Chen and Nai-Yuan Nien
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:116
  10. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding regulatory RNAs of ~22 nucleotides in length. miRNAs regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally, primarily by associating with the 3' untranslated region (UTR)...

    Authors: Zhongliang Deng, Jian-Fu Chen and Da-Zhi Wang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:115
  11. Many studies show a relation between reduced lumbar motor control (LMC) and low back pain (LBP). However, test circumstances vary and during test performance, subjects may change position. In other words, the ...

    Authors: Flemming Enoch, Per Kjaer, Arne Elkjaer, Lars Remvig and Birgit Juul-Kristensen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:114
  12. Myofibroblasts, a derived subset of fibroblasts especially important in scar formation and wound contraction, have been found at elevated levels in affected Dupuytren's tissues. Transformation of fibroblasts t...

    Authors: Latha Satish, Phillip H Gallo, Mark E Baratz, Sandra Johnson and Sandeep Kathju
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:113
  13. Multidisciplinary intervention is recommended for rehabilitation of employees sick-listed for 4-12 weeks due to low back pain (LBP). However, comparison of a brief and a multidisciplinary intervention in a ran...

    Authors: Christina M Stapelfeldt, David H Christiansen, Ole K Jensen, Claus V Nielsen, Karin D Petersen and Chris Jensen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:112
  14. Motivation has long been emphasized as the most important determinant of action. However, there is a substantial gap between people's goals and their attainment. Patients may be motivated and yet unable to tak...

    Authors: Céline Mathy, Jean-Paul Broonen, Yves Henrotin, Marc Marty, Valérie Legout, Stéphane Genevay, Bernard Duplan, Thierry Bazin, Françoise Laroche, Bernard Savarieau and Christine Cedraschi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:111
  15. The Educational Needs Assessment Tool (the ENAT) is a 39-item patient questionnaire originally developed in the UK to assess educational needs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of this ...

    Authors: Mwidimi Ndosi, Alan Tennant, Ulrika Bergsten, Marja Leena Kukkurainen, Pedro Machado, Jenny de la Torre-Aboki, Thea PM Vliet Vlieland, Heidi A Zangi and Jackie Hill
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:110
  16. Standard mean imputation for missing values in the Western Ontario and Mc Master (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index limits the use of collected data and may lead to bias. Probability model-based imputation methods o...

    Authors: Hassan MK Ghomrawi, Lisa A Mandl, John Rutledge, Michael M Alexiades and Madhu Mazumdar
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:109
  17. In many healthcare systems, people with severe joint disease wait months to years for joint replacement surgery. There are little empirical data on the health consequences of this delay and it is unclear wheth...

    Authors: Ilana N Ackerman, Kim L Bennell and Richard H Osborne
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:108
  18. In many countries, the need for physical therapists to use standardised measures has been recognised and is recommended in clinical practice guidelines. Research has shown a lack of clinimetric knowledge and c...

    Authors: Raymond AHM Swinkels, Roland PS van Peppen, Harriet Wittink, Jan WH Custers and Anna JHM Beurskens
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:106
  19. The high mortality of hip fracture patients is well documented, but sex- and cause-specific mortality after hip fracture has not been extensively studied. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate morta...

    Authors: Jorma Panula, Harri Pihlajamäki, Ville M Mattila, Pekka Jaatinen, Tero Vahlberg, Pertti Aarnio and Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:105
  20. Low back disorders are a common and costly cause of pain and activity limitation in adults. Few treatment options have demonstrated clinically meaningful benefits apart from advice which is recommended in all ...

    Authors: Andrew J Hahne, Jon J Ford, Luke D Surkitt, Matthew C Richards, Alexander YP Chan, Sarah L Thompson, Rana S Hinman and Nicholas F Taylor
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:104
  21. Gout prevalence increased in recent years to become one of the most common causes of inflammatory arthritis in most industrialised countries. Comorbidities may affect the disease severity and treatment pattern...

    Authors: Paola Primatesta, Estel Plana and Dietrich Rothenbacher
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:103
  22. Rheumatic diseases have a significant adverse impact on the individual from physical, mental and social aspects, resulting in a low health-related quality of life (HRQL). There is a lack of longitudinal studie...

    Authors: Susann Arvidsson, Barbro Arvidsson, Bengt Fridlund and Stefan Bergman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:102
  23. The impact of infraglenoidal scapular notching in reversed total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) is still controversially discussed. Our goal was to evaluate its potential influence on subjective shoulder stabili...

    Authors: Patrick Sadoghi, Andreas Leithner, Patrick Vavken, Andreas Hölzer, Josef Hochreiter, Georg Weber, Matthias F Pietschmann and Peter E Müller
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:101
  24. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is considered a bone-preserving procedure and may eliminate proximal femoral stress shielding and osteolysis. However, in addition to implant-related stress-shielding factors...

    Authors: Arja Häkkinen, Håkan Borg, Mikko Hakulinen, Jukka Jurvelin, Esa Anttila, Tapani Parviainen and Ilkka Kiviranta
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:100
  25. Several researchers have searched for subgroups in the heterogeneous population of patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP). To date, subgroups have been identified based on psychological profiles and th...

    Authors: Iben Axén, Lennart Bodin, Gunnar Bergström, Laszlo Halasz, Fredrik Lange, Peter W Lövgren, Annika Rosenbaum, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Irene Jensen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:99
  26. It is generally acknowledged that back pain (BP) is a common condition already in childhood. However, the development until early adulthood is not well understood and, in particular, not the individual trackin...

    Authors: Per Kjaer, Niels Wedderkopp, Lars Korsholm and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:98
  27. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) proposes three main constructs, impairment (I), activity limitation (A) and participation restriction (P). The ICF model allows for ...

    Authors: Beth Pollard, Marie Johnston and Paul Dieppe
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:97
  28. In view of the conflicting opinions published, a meta-analysis was undertaken on epidemiological studies in order to assess any association between Dupuytren's contracture and work exposure.

    Authors: Alexis Descatha, Pénélope Jauffret, Jean-François Chastang, Yves Roquelaure and Annette Leclerc
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:96
  29. Although trazodone is frequently used by fibromyalgia patients, its efficacy on this disease has not been adequately studied. If effective, pregabalin, whose beneficial effects on pain and sleep quality in fib...

    Authors: Elena P Calandre, Piedad Morillas-Arques, Rocío Molina-Barea, Carmen M Rodriguez-Lopez and Fernando Rico-Villademoros
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:95
  30. the mainstay of treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is oral glucocorticoids, but randomized controlled trials of treatment are lacking. As a result, there is no evidence from controlled studies on the ef...

    Authors: Marco A Cimmino, Massimiliano Parodi, Carlomaurizio Montecucco and Roberto Caporali
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:94
  31. Psychometric properties include validity, reliability and sensitivity to change. Establishing the psychometric properties of an instrument which measures three-dimensional human posture are essential prior to ...

    Authors: Yolandi Brink, Quinette Louw and Karen Grimmer-Somers
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:93
  32. Patients' values and preferences are fundamental tenets of evidence-based practice, yet current osteoporosis (OP) clinical guidelines pay little attention to these issues in therapeutic decision making. This m...

    Authors: Joanna EM Sale, Monique A Gignac, Gillian Hawker, Lucy Frankel, Dorcas Beaton, Earl Bogoch and Victoria Elliot-Gibson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:92
  33. Tenosynovitis is widely accepted to be common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and postulated to be the first manifestation of RA, but its true prevalence in early disease and in particular the hand has not been f...

    Authors: Ihsane Hmamouchi, Rachid Bahiri, Najlaa Srifi, Souad Aktaou, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:91
  34. The scaphoid bone is the most commonly fractured of the carpal bones. In the Netherlands 90% of all carpal fractures is a fracture of the scaphoid bone. The scaphoid has an essential role in functionality of t...

    Authors: Pascal Hannemann, Kevin WA Göttgens, Bob J van Wely, Karel A Kolkman, Andries J Werre, Martijn Poeze and Peter RG Brink
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:90
  35. The aim of this study was to develop a child-specific classification system for long bone fractures and to examine its reliability and validity on the basis of a prospective multicentre study.

    Authors: Dorien Schneidmüller, Christoph Röder, Ralf Kraus, Ingo Marzi, Martin Kaiser, Daniel Dietrich and Lutz von Laer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:89
  36. Hip osteoarthritis is a common and chronic condition resulting in pain, functional disability and reduced quality of life. In the early stages of the disease, a combination of non-pharmacological and pharmacol...

    Authors: Erik Poulsen, Henrik W Christensen, Ewa M Roos, Werner Vach, Søren Overgaard and Jan Hartvigsen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:88
  37. Immobilization and associated periods of inactivity can cause osteopenia, the physiological response of the bone to disuse. Mechanical loading plays an essential role in maintaining bone integrity. Skeletal fr...

    Authors: Dimitri Ceroni, Xavier Martin, Cécile Delhumeau and Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:87
  38. Chronic tendon injuries, also known as tendinopathies, are common among professional and recreational athletes. These injuries result in a significant amount of morbidity and health care expenditure, yet littl...

    Authors: Scott A Jelinsky, Scott A Rodeo, Jian Li, Lawrence V Gulotta, Joanne M Archambault and Howard J Seeherman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:86
  39. Albeit exercise is currently advocated as one of the most effective management strategies for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS); the implementation of exercise as a FMS treatment in reality is significantly hampered...

    Authors: Linzette D Morris, Karen A Grimmer-Somers, Bruce Spottiswoode and Quinette A Louw
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:85
  40. Even though there are several region-specific functional outcome questionnaires measuring neck disorders that have been developed in English-speaking countries, no Polish version has ever been validated. The p...

    Authors: Ewa Misterska, Roman Jankowski and Maciej Glowacki
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:84
  41. There has been increasing recognition that osteoarthritis (OA) affects younger individuals who are still participants in the workforce, but there are only limited data on the contribution of OA pain to work pr...

    Authors: Marco daCosta DiBonaventura, Shaloo Gupta, Margaret McDonald and Alesia Sadosky
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:83
  42. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a common complication of high-dose glucocorticoid treatment. Intravascular thrombosis is thought to be associated with the ischemic state of the femoral head. Plasminogen a...

    Authors: Kazutaka Sakamoto, Makoto Osaki, Akira Hozumi, Hisataka Goto, Tatsuya Fukushima, Hideo Baba and Hiroyuki Shindo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:82
  43. The overall objective was to evaluate the predictive validity of a subgroup classification based on the Swedish version of the MPI, the MPI-S, among gainfully employed workers with neck pain (NP) and/or low ba...

    Authors: Cecilia Bergström, Jan Hagberg, Lennart Bodin, Irene Jensen and Gunnar Bergström
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:81
  44. The role of atherosclerosis in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has not previously been addressed in population studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of cardiovascular risk factors, ca...

    Authors: Rahman Shiri, Markku Heliövaara, Leena Moilanen, Jorma Viikari, Helena Liira and Eira Viikari-Juntura
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:80
  45. Since cut-out still remains one of the major clinical challenges in the field of osteoporotic proximal femur fractures, remarkable developments have been made in improving treatment concepts. However, the mech...

    Authors: Andreas Lenich, Samuel Bachmeier, Lukas Prantl, Michael Nerlich, Jochen Hammer, Edgar Mayr, Amir Andreas Al-Munajjed and Bernd Füchtmeier
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:79
  46. Musculoskeletal disorders affect all racial and ethnic groups, including Hispanics. Because these disorders are not life-threatening, decision-making is generally preference-based. Little is known about whethe...

    Authors: Jeffrey N Katz, Nancy Lyons, Lisa S Wolff, Jodie Silverman, Parastu Emrani, Holly L Holt, Kelly L Corbett, Agustin Escalante and Elena Losina
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:78
  47. The clinimetric properties of knee goniometry are essential to appreciate in light of its extensive use in the orthopaedic and rehabilitative communities. Intra-observer reliability is thought to be satisfacto...

    Authors: Justine M Naylor, Victoria Ko, Sam Adie, Clive Gaskin, Richard Walker, Ian A Harris and Rajat Mittal
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:77
  48. Exposure of the anterior or lateral lumbar via the retroperitoneal approach easily causes injuries to the lumbar plexus. Lumbar plexus injuries which occur during anterior or transpsoas lumbar spine exposure a...

    Authors: Sheng Lu, Shan Chang, Yuan-zhi Zhang, Zi-hai Ding, Xin Ming Xu and Yong-qing Xu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:76
  49. The surgical management of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy can generally be divided into two groups; early reconstructions in which the plexus or affected nerves are addressed and late or palliative reconstr...

    Authors: Atakan Aydın, Ahmet Biçer, Türker Özkan, Berkan Mersa, Safiye Özkan and Zeynep Hoşbay Yıldırım
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:74

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