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  1. The effectiveness of bracing on preventing curve progression in coronal plane for mild and moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients has been confirmed by previous radiographic researches. Howeve...

    Authors: Jun Jiang, Yong Qiu, Saihu Mao, Qinghua Zhao, Bangping Qian and Feng Zhu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:219
  2. Shoulder pain is a common complaint in primary health care and has an unfavourable outcome in many patients. The objectives were to identify predictors for pain and disability (SPADI) and work status in patien...

    Authors: Kaia Engebretsen, Margreth Grotle, Erik Bautz-Holter, Ole Marius Ekeberg and Jens Ivar Brox
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:218
  3. Many patients who receive steroid pulse therapy go home the same day or the day after steroid administration. Nursing instructions are important for improving patient knowledge related to their diseases and tr...

    Authors: Yu-Chu Pai
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:217
  4. Fatigue is increasingly recognized as an important symptom in fibromyalgia (FM). Unknown however is how fatigue is experienced by individuals in the context of FM. We conducted qualitative research in order to...

    Authors: Louise Humphrey, Rob Arbuckle, Philip Mease, David A Williams, Bente Danneskiold Samsoe and Claire Gilbert
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:216
  5. Hallux valgus (HV) is a common condition involving the progressive subluxation of the first metatarsophalangeal joint due to lateral deviation of the hallux and medial deviation of the first metatarsal. The ob...

    Authors: Hylton B Menz, Mohammad R Fotoohabadi, Elin Wee and Martin J Spink
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:215
  6. The quadriceps femoris muscle ruptures usually occur in the middle-aged population. We present a 4-year-old patient with partial rupture of the quadriceps femoris muscle. To our knowledge, this is the youngest...

    Authors: Gokhan Aydemir, Selami Cakmak and Secil Aydinoz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:214
  7. Total joint replacement (TJR) of the hip or knee for osteoarthritis is among the most common elective surgical procedures. There is some inequity in provision of TJR. How decisions are made about who will have...

    Authors: Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Anna Sansom, Caroline M Sanders, Paul A Dieppe, Jeremy Horwood, Ian D Learmonth, Susan Williams and Jenny L Donovan
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:213
  8. In the treatment of chronic back pain, cognitive methods are attracting increased attention due to evidence of effectiveness similar to that of traditional therapies. The purpose of this study was to compare t...

    Authors: Pia H Sorensen, Tom Bendix, Claus Manniche, Lars Korsholm, Dorte Lemvigh and Aage Indahl
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:212
  9. The Wnt/β-catenin pathway is a major signaling cascade in bone biology, playing a key role in bone development and remodeling. The objectives of this study were firstly, to determine the effects of dexamethaso...

    Authors: Joseph S Butler, Joseph M Queally, Brian M Devitt, David W Murray, Peter P Doran and John M O'Byrne
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:210
  10. Interleukin (IL)-17 is an important factor in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. MicroRNA (miRNA)s are a family of non coding RNAs and associated with human diseases including RA. The purpose of this stud...

    Authors: Takuya Niimoto, Tomoyuki Nakasa, Masakazu Ishikawa, Atsushi Okuhara, Bunichiro Izumi, Masataka Deie, Osami Suzuki, Nobuo Adachi and Mitsuo Ochi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:209
  11. Though sera are essential for Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), the effect of heat-inactivation remains unknown. Autologous human serum is recommended for clinical use; however, it is unclear whether differentiat...

    Authors: Akimoto Nimura, Takeshi Muneta, Koji Otabe, Hideyuki Koga, Young-Jin Ju, Tomoyuki Mochizuki, Koji Suzuki and Ichiro Sekiya
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:208
  12. High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a well established technique for the treatment of medial osteoarthritis of the knee with varus malalignment. Results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after previous HTO are still...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Thomas J Heyse, Christoph Boese, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Jan Schmitt, Christina Theisen and Markus D Schofer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:207
  13. Chronic back pain is a significant problem worldwide and may be especially prevalent among patients receiving care in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system. Back pain affects adults at all ...

    Authors: Sarah L Krein, Tabitha Metreger, Reema Kadri, Maria Hughes, Eve A Kerr, John D Piette, Hyungjin Myra Kim and Caroline R Richardson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:205
  14. Despite its frequent use as a hypnotic, trazodone has not been systematically assessed in fibromyalgia patients. In the present study have we evaluated the potential effectiveness and tolerability of trazodone...

    Authors: Piedad Morillas-Arques, Carmen Ma Rodriguez-Lopez, Rocio Molina-Barea, Fernando Rico-Villademoros and Elena P Calandre
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:204
  15. This is the first longitudinal study with a 22-year follow-up, based on a national and complete sample, to determine whether the prevalence of hip fracture and the age when it occurs are influenced by migratio...

    Authors: Björn Albin, Katarina Hjelm and Sölve Elmståhl
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:203
  16. Detection of nerve involvement originating in the spine is a primary concern in the assessment of spine symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the diagnostic method of choice for this detection....

    Authors: Bo C Bertilson, Eva Brosjö, Hans Billing and Lars-Erik Strender
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:202
  17. Patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PFOA) is a common form of knee OA in middle and older age, but its relation to PF disorders and symptoms earlier in life is unclear. Our aim was to conduct a systematic review to...

    Authors: Martin J Thomas, Laurence Wood, James Selfe and George Peat
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:201
  18. Shoulder complaints are common in primary care and have unfavourable long term prognosis. Our objective was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of manipulative therapy of the cervicothoracic spine and the a...

    Authors: Gert JD Bergman, Jan C Winter, Maurits W van Tulder, Betty Meyboom-de Jong, Klaas Postema and Geert JMG van der Heijden
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:200
  19. Because of the implant-related problems with pedicle screw-based spinal instrumentations, other types of fixation have been tried in spinal arthrodesis. One such technique is the direct trans-pedicular, trans-...

    Authors: Christof Birkenmaier, Olaf Suess, Michael Pfeiffer, Ralf Burger, Kirsten Schmieder and Bernd Wegener
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:199
  20. Submaximal exercise is used in the management of muscular dystrophy. The effects of mechanical stimulation on skeletal development are well understood, although its effects on cartilage growth have yet to be i...

    Authors: David J Nye, Jeffrey M Costas, Jessica B Henley, Jin-Kwang Kim and Jeffrey H Plochocki
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:198
  21. To develop a population-based cohort of people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in Wales using (1) secondary care clinical datasets, (2) patient-derived questionnaire data and (3) routinely-collected informati...

    Authors: Mark D Atkinson, Sinead Brophy, Stefan Siebert, Mike B Gravenor, Ceri Phillips, David V Ford, Kerina H Jones and Ronan A Lyons
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:197
  22. Distance running is a popular recreational exercise. It is a beneficial activity for health and well being. However, running may also cause injuries, especially of the lower extremities. In literature there is...

    Authors: Steef W Bredeweg, Sjouke Zijlstra and Ida Buist
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:196
  23. Weight-bearing and high intensity physical activities are particularly beneficial for stimulating bone growth in children given that bone responds favorably to mechanical load. While it is important to assess ...

    Authors: Christina D Economos, Erin Hennessy, Jennifer M Sacheck, M Kyla Shea and Elena N Naumova
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:195
  24. The aims of this study were to evaluate the construct validity (known group), concurrent validity (criterion based) and test-retest (intra-rater) reliability of manual goniometers to measure passive hip range ...

    Authors: Silvio Nussbaumer, Michael Leunig, Julia F Glatthorn, Simone Stauffacher, Hans Gerber and Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:194
  25. Many authors have reported about the high prevalence rates of self-reported back pain in children. Nevertheless, little is known about the diagnosis of back disorders - regardless of whether the diagnosis is a...

    Authors: Elke B Ochsmann, Carlos L Escobar Pinzón, Stephan Letzel, Thomas Kraus, Martina Michaelis and Eva Muenster
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:193
  26. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder. Although the pathogenesis of disease is unclear, it is well known that T cells play a major role in both development and perpetuation of...

    Authors: Atil Bisgin, Ender Terzioglu, Cigdem Aydin, Burcak Yoldas, Veli Yazisiz, Nilufer Balci, Huseyin Bagci, Reginald M Gorczynski, Cezmi A Akdis and Salih Sanlioglu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:192
  27. Long head biceps (LHB) degeneration in combination with rotator cuff tears can be a source of chronic shoulder pain. LHB tenotomy is an approved surgical procedure for pain reduction and improvement of joint f...

    Authors: Stefan Lakemeier, Johannes JA Reichelt, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Juergen RJ Paletta and Markus D Schofer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:191
  28. Low back pain commonly affects work ability, but little is known about the work-related help and advice that patients receive from GPs and other clinicians. The purpose of this study was to explore the experie...

    Authors: Carol Coole, Paul J Watson and Avril Drummond
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:190
  29. Disc degeneration is characterized by a loss of cellularity, degradation of the extracellular matrix, and, as a result, morphological changes and biomechanical alterations. We hypothesized that the distributio...

    Authors: Delphine Périé and Daniel Curnier
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:189
  30. Although pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) stimulation may be clinically beneficial during fracture healing and for a wide range of bone disorders, there is still debate on its working mechanism. Mesenchymal...

    Authors: Justus HW Jansen, Olav P van der Jagt, Bas J Punt, Jan AN Verhaar, Johannes PTM van Leeuwen, Harrie Weinans and Holger Jahr
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:188
  31. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies are highly specific for RA, but are not detectable in all RA patients. The aim of this study was to establish whether the clinical phenotypes of anti-CCP...

    Authors: Mohammed Z Cader, Andrew D Filer, Christopher D Buckley and Karim Raza
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:187
  32. Prognostic assessment tools to identify subgroups of patients at risk of persistent low back pain who may benefit from targeted treatments have been developed and validated in primary care. The IMPaCT Back stu...

    Authors: Nadine E Foster, Ricky Mullis, Julie Young, Carol Doyle, Martyn Lewis, David Whitehurst and Elaine M Hay
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:186
  33. Loss of bone quality and deterioration of articular cartilage are commonly seen after menopause. While exercise may protect against tissue degeneration, a clear link has yet to be established. The aim of the p...

    Authors: Ting-Kuo Chang, Chang-Hung Huang, Chun-Hsiung Huang, Hsuan-Chiang Chen and Cheng-Kung Cheng
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:185
  34. Controversy exists regarding the optimal treatment for patients with displaced intracapsular fractures of the proximal femur. The recognised treatment alternatives are arthroplasty and internal fixation. The p...

    Authors: Xavier Luke Griffin, Nick Parsons, Juul Achten and Matthew L Costa
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:184
  35. By analyzing the clinical features and risk factors in female patients with musculoskeletal symptoms of Southwest China, this report presents the initial analysis of characteristics in this region and compared...

    Authors: Shasha Li, Hongchen He, Mingfu Ding and Chengqi He
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:183
  36. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the validity of the self-administered Aberdeen Measures of Impairment, Activity Limitation and Participation Restriction (Ab-IAP): by investigating how participants int...

    Authors: Jeremy Horwood, Beth Pollard, Salma Ayis, Teresa McIlvenna and Marie Johnston
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:182
  37. To compare the microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles in neurons and innervated muscles after sciatic nerve entrapment using a non-constrictive silastic tube, subsequent surgical decompression, and denervation i...

    Authors: Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Jonathan Chris Jeng, Seng-Feng Jeng, Tsu-Hsiang Lu, Yi-Chun Chen, Po-Chou Liliang, Chia-Jung Wu, Chia-Jung Lin and Ching-Hua Hsieh
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:181
  38. This study examined the effect of treatment with a novel biomechanical device on the level of pain and function in patients with knee OA.

    Authors: Yaron Bar-Ziv, Yiftah Beer, Yuval Ran, Shaike Benedict and Nahum Halperin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:179
  39. To identify clinical questions and assessments regarded by health care practitioners as important when assessing undifferentiated hand pain or problems in adults aged 50 years and over presenting to primary care.

    Authors: Helen Myers, Elaine Thomas and Krysia Dziedzic
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:178
  40. Literature abounds on the prevalent nature of Self Reported Musculoskeletal Symptoms (SRMS) among computer users, but studies that actually compared this with non computer users are meagre thereby reducing the...

    Authors: O Ayanniyi, BOO Ukpai and AF Adeniyi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:177
  41. Psoas abscess is a rare condition consisting of pyomyositis of the psoas. The worldwide incidence was 12 cases per 100,000 per year in 1992, but the current incidence is unknown. Psoas abscess can descend alon...

    Authors: Zhongjie Zhou, Yueming Song, Qianyun Cai and Jiancheng Zeng
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:176
  42. Hip dislocation after arthroplasty for femoral neck fractures remains a serious complication. The aim of our study was to investigate the dislocation rate in acute femoral neck fracture patients operated with ...

    Authors: Sarunas Tarasevicius, Mantas Busevicius, Otto Robertsson and Hans Wingstrand
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:175
  43. "Arthritis" is a common musculoskeletal condition but the knowledge of what type of arthritis people have, may be limited but may have changed over time in response to campaigns, increased awareness and improv...

    Authors: Tiffany K Gill, Catherine L Hill, Robert J Adams, Danny Broderick, Julie Black and Anne W Taylor
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:174
  44. Neck and shoulder complaints are common among employees in sedentary occupations characterized by intensive computer use. Specific strength training is a promising type of physical exercise for relieving neck ...

    Authors: Lars L Andersen, Mette K Zebis, Mogens T Pedersen, Kirsten K Roessler, Christoffer H Andersen, Mette M Pedersen, Helene Feveile, Ole S Mortensen and Gisela Sjøgaard
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:173
  45. In the face of costly fixation hardware with varying performance for treatment of distal humeral fractures, a novel technique (U-Frame) is proposed using conventional implants in a 180° plate arrangement. In t...

    Authors: Markus Windolf, Edgardo Ramos Maza, Boyko Gueorguiev, Volker Braunstein and Karsten Schwieger
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:172
  46. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is increasingly common. Obesity has been suggested to associate with neck pain but prevalence of neck pain in subjects with MetS has not been studied. Aim of this study was to analyse...

    Authors: Pekka Mäntyselkä, Hannu Kautiainen and Mauno Vanhala
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:171
  47. Although there is much known about the role of BMPs in cartilage metabolism reliable data about the in vivo regulation in natural and surgically induced cartilage repair are still missing.

    Authors: Hagen Schmal, Philipp Niemeyer, Jörn Zwingmann, Fabian Stoffel, Norbert P Südkamp and Alexander T Mehlhorn
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:170

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