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  1. Cervicogenic dizziness is a disabling condition characterised by postural unsteadiness that is aggravated by cervical spine movements and associated with a painful and/or stiff neck. Two manual therapy treatme...

    Authors: Susan A Reid, Darren A Rivett, Michael G Katekar and Robin Callister

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:201

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  2. Combinations of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are increasingly used to control active rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however there is little information about patients’ perspectives, their expect...

    Authors: Heidi Lempp, Darija Hofmann, Stephani L Hatch and David L Scott

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:200

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  3. Difficulty sleeping is common among patients with fibromyalgia (FM); however, its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is not well understood. The aim of the current study was to assess the burden ...

    Authors: Jan-Samuel Wagner, Marco D DiBonaventura, Arthi B Chandran and Joseph C Cappelleri

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:199

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  4. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is commonly used for clinical applications. However, the short handling time increases the probability of a surgeon missing the crucial period in which the cement maintains its id...

    Authors: Po-Liang Lai, Ching-Lung Tai, I-Ming Chu, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Lih-Huei Chen and Wen-Jer Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:198

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  5. Hallux valgus (HV) is a very common deformity of the first metatarsophalangeal joint that often requires surgical correction. However, the association between structural HV deformity and related foot pain and ...

    Authors: Sheree E Nix, Bill T Vicenzino and Michelle D Smith

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:197

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  6. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are an important cause of functional impairments and disability among construction workers. An improved understanding of MSDs in different construction occupations...

    Authors: Julitta S Boschman, Henk F van der Molen, Judith K Sluiter and Monique HW Frings-Dresen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:196

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  7. The treatment planning of spine pathologies requires information on the rigidity and permeability of the intervertebral discs (IVDs). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers great potential as a sensitive and ...

    Authors: Maximilien Recuerda, Delphine Périé, Guillaume Gilbert and Gilles Beaudoin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:195

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  8. Controversy exists regarding the relationship between radiographic findings and clinical status in knee osteoarthritis. Although the surgical indication for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) should be based on pai...

    Authors: Daniel Hernández-Vaquero and José Manuel Fernández-Carreira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:194

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  9. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a posture and movement disorder and different therapeutic modalities, such as the use of braces, have sought to favor selective motor control and muscle coordination in such patients. Th...

    Authors: Hugo Pasini Neto, Luanda André Collange Grecco, Thaluanna CL Christovão, Luiz Alfredo Braun, Lilian Chrystiane Giannasi, Afonso Shiguemi Inoue Salgado, Renata Calhes Franco de Moura, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho, João CF Corrêa, Luciana MM Sampaio, Manuela Galli and Claudia Santos Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:193

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  10. Non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders around the world including Iran. One of the most widely used modalities in the field of physiotherapy is therapeu...

    Authors: Safoora Ebadi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Shohre Jalaei, Mirmostafa Sadat, Hosein Bagheri, Maurits W vanTulder, Nicholas Henschke and Ehsan Fallah

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:192

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  11. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of spine and sacroiliac joints; it is characterized by new bone formation, and the disease processes can be accompanied by osteoporosis. In the pre...

    Authors: Ali Taylan, Ismail Sari, Baris Akinci, Safak Bilge, Didem Kozaci, Servet Akar, Ayfer Colak, Hulya Yalcin, Necati Gunay and Nurullah Akkoc

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:191

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  12. Estrogens play an important role in modulating the morphology and function of temporomandibular joints (TMJs), which is suggested to act via estrogen receptors (ERs). The present study was to investigate the e...

    Authors: Shibin Yu, Xianghui Xing, Kai Jiao, Lei Sun, Lei Liu and Meiqing Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:190

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  13. Self-management programmes (SMP) are recommended for patients with fibromyalgia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate effects of a one week multidisciplinary inpatient self-management programme on psychol...

    Authors: Bente Hamnes, Petter Mowinckel, Ingvild Kjeken and Kåre B Hagen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:189

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  14. Previous studies have described an increased risk of developing tibio-femoral osteoarthritis (TF OA), meniscal tears and bursitis among those with a trade as floor layers. The purpose of this study was to anal...

    Authors: Lilli Kirkeskov Jensen, Søren Rytter and Jens Peter Bonde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:188

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  15. Possible immunization to blood group or other antigens and subsequent inhibition of remodeling or incorporation after use of untreated human bone allograft was described previously. This study presents the imm...

    Authors: Falk Mittag, Matthias Straub, Richard Schäfer, Torsten Kluba and Ingmar Ipach

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:187

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  16. Motor problems are reported by patients with fibromyalgia (FM). However, the mechanisms leading to alterations in motor performance are not well understood. In this study, upper limb position control during su...

    Authors: Ellen Marie Bardal, Karin Roeleveld, Tonje Okkenhaug Johansen and Paul Jarle Mork

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:186

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  17. Neck pain is very common but the occurrence of bothersome neck pain is not well described. Therefore our objective was to report on the prevalence and incidence of, as well as the rate of recovery from, bother...

    Authors: Eva Skillgate, Cecilia Magnusson, Michael Lundberg and Johan Hallqvist

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:185

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  18. To get insight in the prevalence of high, or low/no serum infliximab trough levels in patients with low disease activity and if serum trough levels are stable and reliable longitudinally we conducted a prospec...

    Authors: Aatke van der Maas, Bart JF van den Bemt, Gertjan Wolbink, Frank HJ van den Hoogen, Piet LCM van Riel and Alfons A den Broeder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:184

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  19. Few studies have investigated prognostic factors for patients with sciatica, especially for patients treated without surgery. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with non-success after 1 a...

    Authors: Anne Julsrud Haugen, Jens Ivar Brox, Lars Grøvle, Anne Keller, Bård Natvig, Dag Soldal and Margreth Grotle

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:183

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  20. Although recent advances in knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatment and evaluation were achieved, to the best of our knowledge, few studies have evaluated the longitudinal effect of therapeutic modalities on the fu...

    Authors: Naryana Cristina Mascarin, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Marília dos Santos Andrade, Eduardo de Paiva Magalhães, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira and Ibsen Bellini Coimbra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:182

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  21. Although the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains controversial, genetic factors are thought to play key roles in the development of AIS. In a recent genome-wide association study, a p...

    Authors: Song Zhou, Xu-sheng Qiu, Ze-zhang Zhu, Wei-fei Wu, Zhen Liu and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:181

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  22. For patients to effectively manage gout, they need to be aware of the impact of diet, alcohol use, and medications on their condition. We sought to examine patients’ knowledge and beliefs concerning gout and i...

    Authors: Leslie R Harrold, Kathleen M Mazor, Daniel Peterson, Nausheen Naz, Cassandra Firneno and Robert A Yood

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:180

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  23. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a pain condition with associated symptoms contributing to distress. The Fibromyalgia Survey Diagnostic Criteria and Severity Scale (FSDC) is a patient-administered questionnaire assessing ...

    Authors: Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Peter A Ste-Marie, Pantelis Panopalis, Henri Ménard, Yoram Shir and Fred Wolfe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:179

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  24. Aseptic loosening of total hip arthroplasties is generally caused by periprosthetic bone resorption due to tissue reactions on polyethylene wear particles. In vitro testing of polyethylene cups incorporated with ...

    Authors: Hugo C van der Veen, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Sjoerd K Bulstra and Jos JAM van Raay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:178

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  25. Low bone mineral density (BMD) and subsequent fractures are a major public health problem in postmenopausal women. The purpose of this study was to use the aggregate data meta-analytic approach to examine the ...

    Authors: George A Kelley, Kristi S Kelley and Wendy M Kohrt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:177

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  26. Children with growth retardation or short stature generally present with lower strength than children of the same chronological age. The aim of the study was to establish if strength was dependent on variables...

    Authors: Jean-Yves Hogrel, Valérie Decostre, Corinne Alberti, Aurélie Canal, Gwenn Ollivier, Emilie Josserand, Ilham Taouil and Dominique Simon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:176

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  27. Tissue adhesives are useful means for various medical procedures. Since varying requirements cause that a single adhesive cannot meet all needs, bond strength testing remains one of the key applications used t...

    Authors: Tilo Dehne, Rolf Zehbe, Jan Philipp Krüger, Aneliya Petrova, Rafael Valbuena, Michael Sittinger, Helmut Schubert and Jochen Ringe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:175

    Content type: Technical advance

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  28. Long term serum urate (SU) lowering to a target of <0.36 mmol/l (6 mg/dl) is recommended for effective gout management. However, many studies have reported low achievement of SU targets. The aim of this cross-...

    Authors: Nicola Dalbeth, Meaghan E House, Anne Horne, Keith J Petrie, Fiona M McQueen and William J Taylor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:174

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  29. Several risk factors are associated to hip fractures. It seems that different hip fracture types have different etiologies. In this study, we evaluated the lifestyle-related risk factors for cervical and troch...

    Authors: Mikko Määttä, Erkki Terho, Heikki Jokinen, Pasi Pulkkinen, Juha Korpelainen, Jorma Heikkinen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Timo Jämsä and Raija Korpelainen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:173

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  30. Titanium (TTN) cages have a higher modulus of elasticity when compared with polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages. This suggests that TTN-cages could show more frequent cage subsidence after anterior cervical disc...

    Authors: Mario Cabraja, Soner Oezdemir, Daniel Koeppen and Stefan Kroppenstedt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:172

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  31. Femoral neck fractures with a vertical orientation have been associated with an increased risk for failure as they are both axial and rotational unstable and experience increased shear forces compared to the c...

    Authors: Anders Enocson and Lasse J Lapidus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:171

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  32. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on patients’ sexuality and identify disease and other factors such as fatigue that most influence sexual relationships.

    Authors: Gisela Kobelt, Brigitte Texier-Richard, Sylvain Mimoun, Anne-Sophie Woronoff, David-Romain Bertholon, Aleth Perdriger, Yves Maugars and Bernard Combe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:170

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  33. Physiotherapy for people with low back pain frequently includes assessment and modification of lumbo-pelvic movement. Interventions commonly aim to restore normal movement and thereby reduce pain and improve a...

    Authors: Robert A Laird, Peter Kent and Jennifer L Keating

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:169

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  34. Pain and radiographic changes are common in persons with osteoarthritis, but their relative contributions to quality of life are unknown.

    Authors: Laura L Laslett, Stephen J Quinn, Tania M Winzenberg, Kristy Sanderson, Flavia Cicuttini and Graeme Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:168

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  35. Proximal humerus fracture is the third most common fracture type after hip and distal radius fracture in elderly patients. A comprehensive study by Palvanen et al. demonstrated an increase in the annual fracture ...

    Authors: Antti P Launonen, Vesa Lepola, Tapio Flinkkilä, Niko Strandberg, Johanna Ojanperä, Pekka Rissanen, Antti Malmivaara, Ville M Mattila, Petra Elo, Timo Viljakka and Minna Laitinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:167

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  36. There is continuing uncertainty in back pain research as to which treatment is best suited to patients with non-specific chronic low back pain (CLBP). In this study, Gestalt therapy and the shock trauma method...

    Authors: Hanne Ellegaard and Birthe D Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:166

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  37. Psychiatric comorbidity is common in back pain patients undergoing disc surgery and increases economic costs in many areas of health. The objective of this study was to analyse psychiatric comorbidity as predi...

    Authors: Alexander Konnopka, Margrit Löbner, Melanie Luppa, Dirk Heider, Sven Heinrich, Steffi Riedel-Heller, Hans Jörg Meisel, Lutz Günther, Jürgen Meixensberger and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:165

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  38. Craniocervical arterial dissection is a major cause of ischaemic stroke in young adults. The pathogenesis is not fully understood but is thought to be related to a combination of an intrinsic weakness in the a...

    Authors: Lucy C Thomas, Darren A Rivett, John R Attia and Christopher R Levi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:164

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  39. Vertebral fractures, the most common type of osteoporotic fractures, are associated with increased risk of subsequent fracture, morbidity, and mortality. The aim of this study was to examine the contribution o...

    Authors: Svanhild Waterloo, Tuan Nguyen, Luai A Ahmed, Jacqueline R Center, Bente Morseth, Nguyen D Nguyen, John A Eisman, Anne J Søgaard and Nina Emaus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:163

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  40. Recent clinical recommendations still propose active exercises (AE) for CNSLBP. However, acceptance of exercises by patients may be limited by pain-related manifestations. Current evidences suggest that manual...

    Authors: Pierre Balthazard, Pierre de Goumoens, Gilles Rivier, Philippe Demeulenaere, Pierluigi Ballabeni and Olivier Dériaz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:162

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  41. The complications of reversed total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) requiring an additional intervention, their treatment options and outcome are poorly known. It was therefore the purpose of this retrospective s...

    Authors: Mazda Farshad, Marion Grögli, Sabrina Catanzaro and Christian Gerber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:160

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  42. Most modern spinal implants contain titanium and remain in the patient’s body permanently. Local and systemic effects such as tissue necrosis, osteolysis and malignant cell transformation caused by implants ha...

    Authors: Ingmar Ipach, Ralf Schäfer, Falk Mittag, Carmen Leichtle, Petra Wolf and Torsten Kluba

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:159

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  43. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are known to be at increased risk of infection, particularly if they are taking drugs with immunomodulatory effects. There is a need for more information on the risk of ...

    Authors: William A Blumentals, Anna Arreglado, Pavel Napalkov and Stephen Toovey

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:158

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  44. Currently, no validated instruments are available to measure the health status of Bangladeshi patients with fibromyalgia (FM). The aims of this study were to cross-culturally adapt the modified Fibromyalgia Im...

    Authors: Mohammed A Muquith, Md Nazrul Islam, Syed A Haq, Peter M ten Klooster, Johannes J Rasker and Muhammad B Yunus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:157

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  45. Sick-listed employees with low back pain had similar return to work (RTW) rates at one-year follow-up in a randomized trial comparing two interventions, but the effects were modified by specific workplace rela...

    Authors: Chris Jensen, Ole Kudsk Jensen and Claus Vinther Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:156

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  46. This cross validation study examined the reliability of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) and the stability of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory Classification System of the empirically derived subgr...

    Authors: Martin L Verra, Felix Angst, J Bart Staal, Roberto Brioschi, Susanne Lehmann, André Aeschlimann and Rob A de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:155

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  47. Osteoclasts and osteoblasts regulate bone resorption and formation to allow bone remodeling and homeostasis. The balance between bone resorption and formation is disturbed by abnormal recruitment of osteoclast...

    Authors: Ruofan Ma, Jie Xu, Bin Dong, Max Daniel Kauther, Marcus Jäger and Christian Wedemeyer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:154

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  48. The aim of this study was to document the development of bilateral knee osteoarthritis over a 12 year period using a middle-aged population-based cohort with knee pain at inclusion.

    Authors: Andrew J Metcalfe, Maria LE Andersson, Rhian Goodfellow and Carina A Thorstensson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:153

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