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  1. Content type: Research article

    p21(WAF1/CIP1/SDI1), a cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor has been shown to influence cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis; but more recently, p21 has been implicated in tissue repair. Studies on p21(

    Authors: Priyatha Premnath, Britta Jorgenson, Ricarda Hess, Pankaj Tailor, Dante Louie, Jaymi Taiani, Steven Boyd and Roman Krawetz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:435

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Rotator cuff (RTC) tears are a common clinical problem resulting in adverse changes to the muscle, but there is limited information comparing histopathology to contractile function. This study assessed suprasp...

    Authors: Ana P. Valencia, Shama R. Iyer, Espen E. Spangenburg, Mohit N. Gilotra and Richard M. Lovering

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:436

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Systemic sclerosis can affect peripheral nerves, but the extent and the nature of this involvement are not well defined. The aim of this study is to compare the sonoelastrographic measurements of median nerves...

    Authors: Ilker Yagci, Ozge Kenis-Coskun, Tugba Ozsoy, Gulsen Ozen and Haner Direskeneli

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:434

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to investigate whether resident chondrocytes in human articular cartilage and in subculture express vitamin D receptor (VDR) and the enzyme that hydroxylates the prohormone 25(OH)D3 to the active horm...

    Authors: Ann Kristin Hansen, Yngve Figenschau and Inigo Zubiaurre-Martinez

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:432

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The promotion of physical activity is a major field in rehabilitation and health promotion but evidence is lacking on what method or strategy works best. Ensuing from this research gap, the present study compa...

    Authors: Andrea Schaller, Katja Petrowski, Timo-Kolja Pfoertner and Ingo Froboese

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:431

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Vertebral size and especially cross-sectional area (CSA) are independently associated with vertebral fracture risk. Previous studies have suggested that physical activity and especially high-impact exercise ma...

    Authors: Petteri Oura, Markus Paananen, Jaakko Niinimäki, Tuija Tammelin, Juha Auvinen, Raija Korpelainen, Jaro Karppinen and Juho-Antti Junno

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:433

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Long head biceps tendon pathology is a common cause of anterior shoulder pain and is often associated with other shoulder conditions, such as rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis. It is well accepted that old...

    Authors: Andreas Voss, Simone Cerciello, Jessica DiVenere, Olga Solovyova, Felix Dyrna, John Apostolakos, David Lam, Mark P. Cote, Knut Beitzel and Augustus D. Mazzocca

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:430

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Gout is a painful, inflammatory disease that may cause decreased function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Limited study did not take the influence of gout characteristics and anxiety on HRQoL into ...

    Authors: Ting Fu, Haixia Cao, Rulan Yin, Lijuan Zhang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Liren Li and Zhifeng Gu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:429

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Nerve growth factor (NGF) is not only an important factor in nerve growth but also a major contributor to the production of inflammation. It has been reported that inhibiting NGF could reduce several types of ...

    Authors: Masayuki Miyagi, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Hiroto Kamoda, Miyako Suzuki, Gen Inoue, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Sumihisa Orita, Kentaro Uchida, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Masashi Takaso and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:428

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis research has been most commonly performed in the setting of the articular cartilage of the knee. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have evaluated the role of adiponectin in osteoarthritis...

    Authors: Qi Lai, Yuan Liu, Leitao Huang, Xuqiang Liu, Xionglong Yu, Qiang Wang, Runsheng Guo, Jianghao Zhu, Hanxiong Cheng, Min Dai and Bin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:427

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Several drugs have become available for the treatment of osteoporosis. However, screening and treatment of patients with a high fracture risk is currently not recommended in the Netherlands, because the effect...

    Authors: P. J. M. Elders, T. Merlijn, K. M. A. Swart, W. van Hout, B. C. van der Zwaard, C. Niemeijer, M. W. Heymans, A. A. van der Heijden, F. Rutters, H. E. van der Horst, P. Lips, J. C. Netelenbos and N. M. van Schoor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:424

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are important health problems in working populations. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of MSD among school teachers from urban and rural areas in Chuquisaca, Bolivia.

    Authors: María Teresa Solis-Soto, Anabel Schön, Angel Solis-Soto, Manuel Parra and Katja Radon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:425

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Significant amount of bone mass is lost during the process of aging due to an imbalance between osteoblast-mediated bone formation and osteoclast-mediated bone resorption in bone marrow microenvironment, which...

    Authors: Xia Chen, Junsong Chen, Dongliang Xu, Shuangxia Zhao, Huaidong Song and Yongde Peng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:423

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  14. Content type: Research article

    One-third of individuals who sustain an acute lateral ankle ligament sprain suffer significant disability due to pain, functional instability, mechanical instability or recurrent sprain after recovery plateaus...

    Authors: Jacqueline Yewande Thompson, Christopher Byrne, Mark A. Williams, David J. Keene, Micheal Maia Schlussel and Sarah E. Lamb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:421

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Vertebrae, ribs, and spinal cord are anatomically adjacent structures, and their close relationships are clinically important for planning better corrective surgical approach. The objective is to identify the ...

    Authors: Fan Feng, Haining Tan, Xingye Li, Chong Chen, Zheng Li, Jianguo Zhang and Jianxiong Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:420

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Pure exercise intolerance associated with exclusive affection of skeletal muscle is a very rare phenotype of patients with mitochondrial myopathy. Moreover, the exercise intolerance in these rare patients is y...

    Authors: Patrick Soldath, Karen Lindhardt Madsen, Astrid Emilie Buch, Morten Duno, Flemming Wibrand and John Vissing

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:419

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  17. Content type: Research article

    It is difficult to gain an overview of musculoskeletal extremity complaints in childhood although this is essential to develop evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies. The objectives of this systema...

    Authors: Signe Fuglkjær, Kristina Boe Dissing and Lise Hestbæk

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:418

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  18. Content type: Research article

    While cam resection is essential to achieve a good clinical result with respect to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), it is unclear whether it should also be performed in cases of borderline developmental dys...

    Authors: So Kubota, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Hyonmin Choe, Taro Tezuka and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:417

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy might be strongly related to posture and movements of the body, and its management is a clinically important issue. The purpose of this study was to investigate the activit...

    Authors: Saori Morino, Mika Ishihara, Fumiko Umezaki, Hiroko Hatanaka, Hirotaka Iijima, Mamoru Yamashita, Tomoki Aoyama and Masaki Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:416

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) as a minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis have been unclear. We sought to evaluate the invasivenes...

    Authors: Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata and Hirotaka Haro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:415

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Quality health information is key to patient engagement, self-management and an enhanced healthcare experience. There is strong evidence to support involving patients and their families in the development and ...

    Authors: Deborah Kennedy, Amy Wainwright, Lucy Pereira, Susan Robarts, Patricia Dickson, Jennifer Christian and Fiona Webster

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:413

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    There is no consensus about the optimal treatment strategy for frozen shoulders (FS). Conservative treatment consisting of intra-articular corticosteroid infiltrations and physiotherapy are considered appropri...

    Authors: Tim Kraal, Bertram The, Ronald Boer, M. P. van den Borne, Koen Koenraadt, Pjotr Goossens and Denise Eygendaal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:412

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