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  1. Ultrasonography of temporal arteries is not commonly used in the approach of patients with suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA) in clinical practice. A meta-analysis of primary studies available through April ...

    Authors: Aikaterini Arida, Miltiades Kyprianou, Meletios Kanakis and Petros P Sfikakis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:44

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory and systemic disease which affects the musculoskeletal system. Exercise programmes are reported to improve physical functioning in patients with RA. Tai Chi...

    Authors: Till Uhlig, Camilla Fongen, Eldri Steen, Anne Christie and Sigrid Ødegård

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:43

    Content type: Research article

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  3. fibromyalgia is a relatively common condition with widespread pain and pressure allodynia, but unknown aetiology. For decades, the association between motor control strategies and chronic pain has been a topic...

    Authors: Björn Gerdle, Christer Grönlund, Stefan J Karlsson, Andreas Holtermann and Karin Roeleveld

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:42

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Adiposity is a modifiable factor that has been implicated in tendinopathy. As tendon pain reduces physical activity levels and can lead to weight gain, associations between tendon pathology and adiposity must ...

    Authors: James E Gaida, Håkan Alfredson, Zoltan S Kiss, Shona L Bass and Jill L Cook

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:41

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Post-menopausal osteopenic women are at increased risk for skeletal fractures. Current osteopenia treatment guidelines include exercise, however, optimal exercise regimens for attenuating bone mineral density ...

    Authors: Peter M Wayne, Julie E Buring, Roger B Davis, Ellen M Connors, Paolo Bonato, Benjamin Patritti, Mary Fischer, Gloria Y Yeh, Calvin J Cohen, Danette Carroll and Douglas P Kiel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:40

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Clinical sagittal plane assessment of the thoracic kyphosis angle is considered an essential component of the postural examination of patients presenting with upper body pain syndromes. Cervical headaches and ...

    Authors: Jeremy S Lewis and Rachel E Valentine

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:39

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The foot is often affected in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Subtalar joints are involved more frequently than ankle joints. Deformities of subtalar joints often lead to painful flatfoot and valgus deform...

    Authors: Stanislav Popelka, Rastislav Hromádka, Pavel Vavřík, Pavel Štursa, David Pokorný, David Jahoda and Antonín Sosna

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:38

    Content type: Research article

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  8. This randomised, single-blind controlled pilot trial aimed to determine the effectiveness of a physiotherapy program, including exercise and manual therapy, in reducing impairments and improving physical funct...

    Authors: Kim L Bennell, Bernadette Matthews, Alison Greig, Andrew Briggs, Anne Kelly, Margaret Sherburn, Judy Larsen and John Wark

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:36

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that can reduce both bone mass and bone strength. It can cause serious fractures of bones, along with causing significant and even devastating physical, psychological and financi...

    Authors: Jenn-Huei Renn, Nan-Ping Yang and Pesus Chou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:35

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Angiogenesis plays a role in the progression of osteosarcoma, as well as in other mesenchymal tumors and carcinomas, and it is most commonly assessed by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression or ...

    Authors: Barbara Rossi, Giovanni Schinzari, Giulio Maccauro, Laura Scaramuzzo, Diego Signorelli, Michele A Rosa, Carlo Fabbriciani and Barone Carlo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:34

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Non-specific low back pain (LBP) is usually self-limiting within 4-6 weeks. Longstanding pain and disability are not predictable from clinical signs or pathoanatomical findings. Pain cognition and physical per...

    Authors: Erik L Werner, Kjersti Storheim, Ida Løchting and Margreth Grotle

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:33

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Myofascial pain is a common dysfunction with a lifetime prevalence affecting up to 85% of the general population. Current guidelines for the management of myofascial pain are not available. In this study we in...

    Authors: Johannes Fleckenstein, Daniela Zaps, Linda J Rüger, Lukas Lehmeyer, Florentina Freiberg, Philip M Lang and Dominik Irnich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:32

    Content type: Research article

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  13. To explore the health beliefs, experiences, treatment and expectations of people with chronic knee pain, and investigate if, how and why these change after taking part on an integrated exercise-based rehabilit...

    Authors: Michael V Hurley, Nicola Walsh, Vanita Bhavnani, Nicky Britten and Fiona Stevenson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:31

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  14. Active approaches including both specific and unspecific exercise are probably the most widely recommended treatment for patients with chronic low back pain but it is not known exactly which types of exercise ...

    Authors: Jan Hartvigsen, Lars Morsø, Tom Bendix and Claus Manniche

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:30

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The cervical zygapophyseal joints may be a primary source of pain in up to 60% of individuals with chronic whiplash associated disorders (WAD) and may be a contributing factor for peripheral and centrally medi...

    Authors: Geoff M Schneider, Ashley D Smith, Allen Hooper, Paul Stratford, Kathryn J Schneider, Michael D Westaway, Bevan Frizzell and Lee Olson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:29

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Patellar tendinopathy is a major problem for many athletes, especially those involved in jumping activities. Despite its frequency and negative impact on athletic careers, no evidence-based guidelines for mana...

    Authors: Johannes Zwerver, Evert Verhagen, Fred Hartgens, Inge van den Akker-Scheek and Ron L Diercks

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:28

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Minimal invasion surgery (MIS) is a recent technique recommended for Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) but demands an effort of the surgeons and the learning curve may be long.

    Authors: Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Alfonso Noriega-Fernandez and Abelardo Suarez-Vazquez

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:27

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Back and neck pain are very common, disabling and recurrent disorders in the general population and the knowledge of long-term effect of treatments are sparse. The aim of this study was to compare the long-ter...

    Authors: Eva Skillgate, Tony Bohman, Lena W Holm, Eva Vingård and Lars Alfredsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:26

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Walking and cycling to school are one source of regular physical activity. The aim of this two years observational study in pre-pubertal children was to evaluate if walking and cycling to school was associated...

    Authors: Bjarne Löfgren, Susanna Stenevi-Lundgren, Magnus Dencker and Magnus K Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:25

    Content type: Research article

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  20. It is known that when barefoot, gait biomechanics of diabetic neuropathic patients differ from non-diabetic individuals. However, it is still unknown whether these biomechanical changes are also present during...

    Authors: Isabel CN Sacco, Paula MH Akashi and Ewald M Hennig

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:24

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Work related upper limb disorders constitute 45% of all occupational diseases and are a significant public health problem. A subgroup, non specific arm pain (NSAP), remains elusive in terms of understanding it...

    Authors: Niamh Moloney, Toby Hall and Catherine Doody

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. The Effective Musculoskeletal Consumer Scale (EC-17) is a self-administered questionnaire for evaluating self-management interventions that empower and educate people with rheumatic conditions. The aim of the ...

    Authors: Bente Hamnes, Andrew Garratt, Ingvild Kjeken, Elizabeth Kristjansson and Kåre B Hagen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:21

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  23. Previous research has shown that underlying dietary patterns are related to the risk of many different adverse health outcomes, but the relationship of these underlying patterns to skeletal fragility is not we...

    Authors: Lisa Langsetmo, Suzette Poliquin, David A Hanley, Jerilynn C Prior, Susan Barr, Tassos Anastassiades, Tanveer Towheed, David Goltzman and Nancy Kreiger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:20

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  24. Menisci play a vital role in load transmission, shock absorption and joint stability. There is increasing evidence suggesting that OA menisci may not merely be bystanders in the disease process of OA. This stu...

    Authors: Yubo Sun, David R Mauerhan, Patrick R Honeycutt, Jeffrey S Kneisl, James H Norton, Edward N Hanley Jr and Helen E Gruber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:19

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Pfeifer-Weber-Christian disease (PWCD) is a rare inflammatory disorder of the subcutaneous fatty tissue. The diagnosis and therapy of this rare type of panniculitis is still controversial and will be discussed...

    Authors: Georg Pongratz, Boris Ehrenstein, Wolfgang Hartung, Jürgen Schölmerich and Martin Fleck

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:18

    Content type: Case report

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  26. The life-time incidence of low back pain is high and diagnoses of spinal stenosis and disc prolapse are increasing. Consequently, there is a steady rise in surgical interventions for these conditions. Current ...

    Authors: AH McGregor, CJ Doré, TP Morris, S Morris and K Jamrozik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:17

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  27. Joint, spinal and soft tissue injections are commonly performed by rheumatologists in their daily practice. Contrary to other procedures, e.g. performed in pediatric care, little is known about the frequency, ...

    Authors: Serge Perrot, Françoise Laroche, Coralie Poncet, Pierre Marie and Catherine Payen-Champenois

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:16

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Gluteal muscle contracture (GMC) is a multi-factor human chronic fibrotic disease of the gluteal muscle. Fibrotic tissue is characterized by excessive accumulation of collagen in the muscle's extracellular mat...

    Authors: Chen-Guang Zhao, Xi-Jing He, Bin Lu, Hao-Peng Li and An-Jing Kang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:15

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  29. Manual Therapy applied to patients with non specific neck pain has been investigated several times. In the Netherlands, manual therapy as applied according to the Utrecht School of Manual Therapy (MTU) has not...

    Authors: Ruud Groeneweg, Hans Kropman, Huco Leopold, Luite van Assen, Jan Mulder, Maurits W van Tulder and Rob AB Oostendorp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:14

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Previous studies of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a diagnostic tool for central nervous system (CNS) syndromes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) contained several limitations such as study design, nu...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Katsumata, Masayoshi Harigai, Yasushi Kawaguchi, Chikako Fukasawa, Makoto Soejima, Tokiko Kanno, Katsuji Nishimura, Takayuki Yamada, Hisashi Yamanaka and Masako Hara

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:13

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Musculoskeletal disorders represent a significant occupational problem among nurses; however, data on musculoskeletal health of nurses in Sub-Sahara Africa are sparse. This study sought to determine the lifeti...

    Authors: Bolanle MS Tinubu, Chidozie E Mbada, Adewale L Oyeyemi and Ayodele A Fabunmi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:12

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  32. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFP) is a common musculoskeletal condition that has a tendency to become chronic and problematic in a proportion of affected individuals. The objective of this study was to identi...

    Authors: Natalie J Collins, Kay M Crossley, Ross Darnell and Bill Vicenzino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:11

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  33. The radioulnar carpal joint is critical for hand and wrist function. Radioulnar deviation indicates distal radioulnar joint flexibility and reflects the structure and function of the carpal bones, ulna, radius...

    Authors: Panagiotis Kitsoulis, Georgios Paraskevas, Kalliopi Iliou, Panagiotis Kanavaros and Aikaterini Marini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:9

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  34. Hip replacement (arthroplasty) surgery is a highly successful treatment for patients with severe symptomatic arthritis of the hip joint. For older patients, several designs of Total Hip Arthroplasty have shown...

    Authors: Juul Achten, Nick R Parsons, Richard P Edlin, Damian R Griffin and Matthew L Costa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:8

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  35. Osteoarthritis is the most frequent chronic joint disease which causes pain and disability of especially hip and knee. According to international guidelines and the Dutch general practitioners guidelines for n...

    Authors: Saskia PJ Verkleij, Pim AJ Luijsterburg, Bart W Koes, Arthur M Bohnen and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:7

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  36. Although most patients with low back pain (LBP) recover within a few weeks a significant proportion has recurrent episodes or will develop chronic low back pain. Several mainly psychosocial risk factors for de...

    Authors: Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Jean-François Chenot, Michael Pfingsten, Ruth Anja Fahland, Gabriele Lindena, Ulf Marnitz, Klaus Pfeifer and Thomas Kohlmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:5

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  37. One of the disadvantages of the Impact Factor (IF) is self-citation. The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator excludes self-citations and considers the quality, rather than absolute numbers, of citations of a ...

    Authors: Michiel Siebelt, Teun Siebelt, Peter Pilot, Rolf M Bloem, Mohit Bhandari and Rudolf W Poolman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:4

    Content type: Correspondence

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  38. Modular neck adapters for hip arthroplasty stems allow the surgeon to modify CCD angle, offset and femoral anteversion intraoperatively. Fretting or crevice corrosion may lead to failure of such a modular devi...

    Authors: Thomas M Grupp, Thomas Weik, Wilhelm Bloemer and Hanns-Peter Knaebel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:3

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The extent of disease burden of musculoskeletal conditions (MSC) not due to injury has not been well determined in sub-Saharan Africa. The 1999 Global Burden of Disease study estimated the prevalence of osteoa...

    Authors: Romy Parker and Jennifer Jelsma

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:2

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  40. Careful review of published evidence has led to the postulate that the degree of lumbar lordosis may possibly influence the development and progression of spinal osteoarthritis, just as misalignment does in ot...

    Authors: Michael Papadakis, Georgios Papadokostakis, Nikos Kampanis, Georgios Sapkas, Stamatios A Papadakis and Pavlos Katonis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:1

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  41. Allogeneic red blood cell transfusion is frequently used in total hip replacement surgery (THR). However, data on the prognosis of transfused patients are sparse. In this study we compared the risk of complica...

    Authors: Alma B Pedersen, Frank Mehnert, Soren Overgaard and Soren P Johnsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:167

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  42. The aim of this study was to examine the frequency of articular cartilage calcification in patients with end-stage hip OA. Further, its impact on the clinical situation and the OA severity are analyzed.

    Authors: Martin Fuerst, Oliver Niggemeyer, Lydia Lammers, Fritz Schäfer, Christoph Lohmann and Wolfgang Rüther

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:166

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture in men are significant public health problems in an aging society. However, information on male osteoporosis remains impressively lacking, especially for Asians. We desig...

    Authors: Masayuki Iki, Yuki Fujita, Junko Tamaki, Katsuyasu Kouda, Akiko Yura, Eiko Kadowaki, Yuho Sato, Jong-Seong Moon, Nozomi Okamoto and Norio Kurumatani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:165

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  44. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance a newly developed nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite, OSTIM® following functional implantation in femoral sites in thirty-eight sheep for 1, 2 or 3 months. Os...

    Authors: Franz-Xaver Huber, Nicholas McArthur, Lydia Heimann, Elvira Dingeldein, Héloïse Cavey, Xavier Palazzi, Gaëlle Clermont and Jean-Pierre Boutrand

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:164

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  45. Shoulder dysfunction is common and pathology of the rotator cuff tendons and subacromial bursa are considered to be a major cause of pain and morbidity. Although many hypotheses exist there is no definitive un...

    Authors: Jeremy S Lewis, Syed A Raza, James Pilcher, Christine Heron and Jan D Poloniecki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:163

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  46. This study evaluated the frequency of cognitive impairment in patients with Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) using the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE).

    Authors: Jose Rodríguez-Andreu, Rosario Ibáñez-Bosch, Amparo Portero-Vázquez, Xavier Masramon, Javier Rejas and Rafael Gálvez

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:162

    Content type: Research article

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