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  1. Most research on risk factors for low back pain has focused on long term exposures rather than factors immediately preceding the onset of low back pain. The aim of this study is to quantify the transient incre...

    Authors: Daniel Steffens, Manuela L Ferreira, Christopher G Maher, Jane Latimer, Bart W Koes, Fiona M Blyth and Paulo H Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:7

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  2. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the major concerns in health care. In Switzerland, musculoskeletal problems represent the third largest illness group with 9.4 million consultations per year. The return to work r...

    Authors: Mandy Scheermesser, Stefan Bachmann, Astrid Schämann, Peter Oesch and Jan Kool

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:5

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  3. Low-back related leg pain with or without nerve root involvement is associated with a poor prognosis compared to low back pain (LBP) alone. Compared to the literature investigating prognostic indicators of out...

    Authors: Kika Konstantinou, Ruth Beardmore, Kate M Dunn, Martyn Lewis, Samantha L Hider, Tom Sanders, Sue Jowett, Simon Somerville, Siobhan Stynes, Danielle AWM van der Windt, Steven Vogel and Elaine M Hay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:4

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  4. Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are, as the hip fractures, associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Norway has one of the highest reported incidences of hip fractures in the world. Because of method...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:3

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  5. Low bone mineral density (BMD) and falls are common problems encountered in the postmenopausal women. The purpose was to evaluate the association between postural balance and BMD in postmenopausal women and it...

    Authors: Luciana Mendes Cangussu, Jorge Nahas-Neto, Eliana Aguiar Petri Nahas, Ana Beatriz Cesar Rodrigues Barral, Davi de Araujo Buttros and Gilberto Uemura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:2

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  6. In workplace health promotion, all potential resources needs to be taken into consideration, not only factors relating to the absence of injury and the physical health of the workers, but also psychological as...

    Authors: Agneta Larsson, Lena Karlqvist, Mats Westerberg and Gunvor Gard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:1

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  7. Inflammation is the main cause of disease-associated muscle wasting. In a previous single blind study we have demonstrated improved recovery of muscle endurance following celecoxib treatment in hospitalized ge...

    Authors: Ingo Beyer, Ivan Bautmans, Rose Njemini, Christian Demanet, Pierre Bergmann and Tony Mets

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:292

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  8. Knee rotation plays an important part in knee kinematics during weight-bearing activities. An external device for measuring knee rotation (the Rottometer) has previously been evaluated for validity by simultan...

    Authors: Per O Almquist, Charlotte Ekdahl, Per-Erik Isberg and Thomas Fridén

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:291

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  9. Electrical stimulation of central nervous system areas with surgically implanted stimulators has been shown to result in pain relief. To avoid the risks and side effects of surgery, transcranial direct current...

    Authors: Kerstin Luedtke, Alison Rushton, Christine Wright, Tim P Juergens, Gerd Mueller and Arne May

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:290

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  10. The optimal treatment of displaced femoral neck fractures in patients over 60 years is controversial. While much research has focused on the impact of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and hemiarthroplasty (HA) on ...

    Authors: Noor Alolabi, Bashar Alolabi, Raman Mundi, Paul J Karanicolas, Jonathan D Adachi and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:289

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  11. Bone repair is dependent on the presence of osteocompetent progenitors that are able to differentiate and generate new bone. Muscle is found in close association with orthopaedic injury, however its capacity t...

    Authors: Renjing Liu, Oliver Birke, Alyson Morse, Lauren Peacock, Kathy Mikulec, David G Little and Aaron Schindeler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:288

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  12. Back, neck and shoulder pain are the most common causes of occupational disability. They reduce health-related quality of life and have a significant economic impact. Many different forms of physical treatment...

    Authors: Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, Francisco M Kovacs, Jose M Cabrera-Hernández, Juan M Ramos-Goñi and Lidia García-Pérez

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:287

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  13. The operative treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis combined with osteoporosis increase following the epidemiological development. Studies have confirmed that screws in osteoporotic spines have significant...

    Authors: Yang Xie, Qiang Fu, Zi-qiang Chen, Zhi-cai Shi, Xiao-dong Zhu, Chuan-feng Wang and Ming Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:286

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  14. There is a lack of knowledge about the pattern of symptom reporting in the general population as most research focuses on specific diseases or symptoms. The number of musculoskeletal pain sites is a strong pre...

    Authors: Hedda Tschudi-Madsen, Mona Kjeldsberg, Bård Natvig, Camilla Ihlebaek, Ingvild Dalen, Yusman Kamaleri, Jørund Straand and Dag Bruusgaard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:285

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  15. Hip dislocation is a serious complication among children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of hip dislocation among children with CP in an area providing regular car...

    Authors: Areej I Elkamil, Guro L Andersen, Gunnar Hägglund, Torarin Lamvik, Jon Skranes and Torstein Vik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:284

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  16. Oxidative stress due to the overproduction of nitric oxide (NO) and other oxygen reactive species (ROS), play a main role in the initiation and progression of the OA disease and leads to the degeneration of mi...

    Authors: Mercedes Fernández-Moreno, María Tamayo, Angel Soto-Hermida, Alejandro Mosquera, Natividad Oreiro, Carlos Fernández-López, José Luis Fernández, Ignacio Rego-Pérez and Francisco J Blanco

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:283

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  17. The Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (SIS) is the most common diagnosed disorder of the shoulder in primary health care, but its aetiology is unclear. Conservative treatment regimes focus at reduction of subac...

    Authors: Pieter Bas de Witte, Jochem Nagels, Ewoud RA van Arkel, Cornelis PJ Visser, Rob GHH Nelissen and Jurriaan H de Groot

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:282

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  18. Unicameral (or simple) bone cysts (UBC) are benign tumours most often located in long bones of children and adolescents. Pathological fractures are common, and due to high recurrence rates, these lesions remai...

    Authors: Sébastien Hagmann, Florian Eichhorn, Babak Moradi, Tobias Gotterbarm, Thomas Dreher, Burkhard Lehner and Felix Zeifang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:281

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  19. Recent international guidelines recommend intra-articular corticosteroid injections for patients with hip osteoarthritis who have moderate to severe pain and do not respond satisfactorily to oral analgesic/ant...

    Authors: Desirée MJ Dorleijn, Pim AJ Luijsterburg, Max Reijman, Margreet Kloppenburg, Jan AN Verhaar, Patrick JE Bindels, P Koen Bos and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:280

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  20. FTY720 (Fingolimod) is a novel immunosuppressive drug investigated in clinical trials for organ transplantation and multiple sclerosis. It acts as a functional sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor antagonist...

    Authors: Martin H Stradner, Hannes Angerer, Thomas Ortner, Florentine C Fuerst, Daniela Setznagl, Marie-Luise Kremser, Josef Hermann and Winfried B Graninger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:279

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  21. After the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997, the registration of all clinical trials became mandatory prior to publication. Our primary objective was to determine publication rates for ort...

    Authors: Rajiv Gandhi, Meryam Jan, Holly N Smith, Nizar N Mahomed and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:278

    Content type: Correspondence

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  22. To cope at their homes, community-dwelling older people surviving a hip fracture need a sufficient amount of functional ability and mobility. There is a lack of evidence on the best practices supporting recove...

    Authors: Sarianna Sipilä, Anu Salpakoski, Johanna Edgren, Ari Heinonen, Markku A Kauppinen, Marja Arkela-Kautiainen, Sanna E Sihvonen, Maija Pesola, Taina Rantanen and Mauri Kallinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:277

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  23. Osteoarthritis of the knee involving predominantly the medial tibiofemoral compartment is common in older people, giving rise to pain and loss of function. Many people experience progressive worsening of the d...

    Authors: Kim L Bennell, Thorlene Egerton, Tim V Wrigley, Paul W Hodges, Michael Hunt, Ewa M Roos, Mary Kyriakides, Ben Metcalf, Andrew Forbes, Eva Ageberg and Rana S Hinman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:276

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  24. Currently, herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) with radiculopathy and other preconditions are regarded as relative or absolute contraindications for lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). In Switzerland it is left ...

    Authors: Thomas Zweig, Christoph Hemmeler, Emin Aghayev, Markus Melloh, Christian Etter and Christoph Röder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:275

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  25. Many patients suffer from chronic neck pain following a whiplash injury. A combination of cognitive, behavioural therapy with physiotherapy interventions has been indicated to be effective in the management of...

    Authors: Inge Ris Hansen, Karen Søgaard, Robin Christensen, Bente Thomsen, Claus Manniche and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:274

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  26. Several symptom-relieving interventions have been shown to be efficacious among osteoarthritis (OA) patients with knee effusion; however, not every symptomatic knee OA patient has clinical effusion. Results ma...

    Authors: Nicole M Cattano, Jeffrey B Driban, Easwaran Balasubramanian, Mary F Barbe, Mamta Amin and Michael R Sitler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:273

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  27. The European Project on OSteoArthritis (EPOSA), here presented for the first time, is a collaborative study involving five European cohort studies on aging. This project focuses on the personal and societal bu...

    Authors: Laura A Schaap, Geeske MEE Peeters, Elaine M Dennison, Sabina Zambon, Thorsten Nikolaus, Mercedes Sanchez-Martinez, Estella Musacchio, Natasja M van Schoor and Dorly JH Deeg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:272

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  28. Osteoporosis and associated fractures are a major public health burden and there is great need for a large animal model. Melatonin, the hormone of the pineal gland, has been shown to influence bone metabolism....

    Authors: Marcus Egermann, Christian Gerhardt, Alain Barth, Georges J Maestroni, Erich Schneider and Mauro Alini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:271

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  29. Hip osteoarthritis (hip OA) is a disease with a major impact on both national economy and the patients themselves. Patients suffer from pain and functional impairment in activities of daily life which are asso...

    Authors: Inga Krauss, Benjamin Steinhilber, Georg Haupt, Regina Miller, Stefan Grau and Pia Janssen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:270

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  30. The objective of the study was to determine whether psychological and social factors predict the course of limitations in activities in elderly patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, in addition to e...

    Authors: Gabriella M van Dijk, Cindy Veenhof, Guus J Lankhorst, Cornelia HM van den Ende and Joost Dekker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:269

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  31. The aim of this study was to investigate whether pressure pain hyperalgesia is a feature of professional pianists suffering from neck pain as their main playing-related musculoskeletal disorder.

    Authors: Marcela Linari-Melfi, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva, Carolina Fernández-Lao, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Rafael Guisado-Barrilao and Manuel Arroyo-Morales

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:268

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  32. This study aimed to establish the profile and the evolution of an early Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cohort in the Moroccan population and also to search possible predictor factors of structural progression.

    Authors: Karima Benbouazza, Bahia Benchekroun, Hanan Rkain, Bouchra Amine, Fatiha Bzami, Leila Benbrahim, Ouafa Atouf, Malika Essakalli, Redouane Abouqal, Maxime Dougados and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:266

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  33. Severe arthritis of the knee is a disabling condition, with over 50,000 knee replacements performed each year in the UK. Isolated patellofemoral joint arthritis occurs in over 10% of these patients with the tr...

    Authors: Michelle Odumenya, Katie McGuinness, Juul Achten, Nick Parsons, Tim Spalding and Matthew Costa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:265

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  34. Oxidative stress play a main role in the initiation and progression of the OA disease and leads to the degeneration of mitochondria. To prevent this, the chondrocytes possess a well-coordinated enzymatic antio...

    Authors: Mercedes Fernandez-Moreno, Angel Soto-Hermida, Sonia Pertega, Natividad Oreiro, Carlos Fernandez-Lopez, Ignacio Rego-Perez and Francisco J Blanco

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:264

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  35. Enhancing osteogenic capabilities of bone matrix for the treatment of fractures and segmental defects using growth factors is an active area of research. Recently, synthetic peptides like AC- 100, TP508 or p-1...

    Authors: Thomas Vordemvenne, Jürgen RJ Paletta, Rene Hartensuer, Thomas Pap, Michael J Raschke and Sabine Ochman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:263

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  36. Anemia is more often seen in older patients. As the mean age of hip fracture patients is rising, anemia is common in this population. Allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) and anemia have been pointed out as poss...

    Authors: Anne JH Vochteloo, Boudewijn LS Borger van der Burg, Bart JA Mertens, Arthur HP Niggebrugge, Mark R de Vries, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Rolf M Bloem, Rob GHH Nelissen and Peter Pilot

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:262

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  37. This multicenter, open-label, prospective, single cohort study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of adalimumab in a clinical setting reflecting the Canadian standard of care for the treatment of patients ...

    Authors: Boulos Haraoui, Alfred Cividino, Jacqueline Stewart, Benoît Guérette and Edward C Keystone

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:261

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  38. This work aimed to study the homing evidence and the reparative effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the healing process of induced osteoarthritis in experimental animal model (donkeys).

    Authors: Abir N Mokbel, Omar S El Tookhy, Ashraf A Shamaa, Laila A Rashed, Dina Sabry and Abeer M El Sayed

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:259

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  39. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a heterogeneous syndrome and its classification into subgroups calls for broad-based discussion. FM subgrouping, which aims to adapt treatment according to different subgroups, relies in p...

    Authors: Bernard Auvinet, Denis Chaleil, Jean Cabane, Anne Dumolard, Pierre Hatron, Robert Juvin, Michel Lanteri-Minet, Yves Mainguy, Laurence Negre-Pages, Fabien Pillard, Daniel Riviere and Yves-Michel Maugars

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:258

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  40. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent progressive musculoskeletal disorder, leading to pain and disability. Patient information and education are considered core elements in treatment guidelines for OA; however, ...

    Authors: Rikke H Moe, Espen A Haavardsholm, Margreth Grotle, Eldri Steen, Ingvild Kjeken, Kåre Birger Hagen and Till Uhlig

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:257

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  41. Currently, custom foot and ankle orthosis prescription and design tend to be based on traditional techniques, which can result in devices which vary greatly between clinicians and repeat prescription. The use ...

    Authors: Michiel Oosterwaal, Scott Telfer, Søren Tørholm, Sylvain Carbes, Lodewijk W van Rhijn, Ross Macduff, Kenneth Meijer and Jim Woodburn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:256

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  42. This study aimed to investigate the reliability and construct validity of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Comprehensive Core Set for osteoarthritis (OA) in order to...

    Authors: Yeşim Kurtaiş, Derya Őztuna, Ayşe A Küçükdeveci, Şehim Kutlay, Meliha Hafiz and Alan Tennant

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:255

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  43. Hip fracture is associated with high mortality. Cardiovascular disease and other comorbidities requiring long-term anticoagulant medication are common in these mostly elderly patients. The objective of our obs...

    Authors: Annika M Kragh, Markus Waldén, Anna Apelqvist, Philippe Wagner and Isam Atroshi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:254

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  44. The epidemiology of acute orthopedic dislocations is poorly understood. A nationwide database provides a valuable resource for examining this issue in the Taiwanese population.

    Authors: Nan-Ping Yang, Hou-Chaung Chen, Dinh-Van Phan, I-Liang Yu, Yi-Hui Lee, Chien-Lung Chan, Pesus Chou and Jenn-Huei Renn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:253

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  45. There has been increasing focus on factors predicting the development of chronic musculoskeletal disorders. For patients already experiencing chronic non-specific low back pain it is also relevant to investiga...

    Authors: Karin Verkerk, Pim AJ Luijsterburg, Inge Ronchetti, Harald S Miedema, Annelies Pool-Goudzwaard, Jan-Paul van Wingerden and Bart W Koes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:252

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  46. Knee size and body size differ in Asians compared with Caucasians. Nevertheless, many total knee arthroplasty (TKA) prostheses used worldwide are made for Western Caucasian subjects. As a result, an Asian's kn...

    Authors: Kunihiro Hosaka, Shu Saito, Takao Ishii, Sei Mori, Takanobu Sumino and Yasuaki Tokuhashi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:251

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  47. Plasma d-dimer levels have been associated with the status of tumor progression or oncological outcomes in cancer. Although there are many evidences suggesting the involvement of procoagulant trend in musculos...

    Authors: Takeshi Morii, Kazuo Mochizuki, Takashi Tajima, Shoichi Ichimura and Kazuhiko Satomi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:250

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