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  1. There is growing evidence that adiponectin, a physiologically active polypeptide secreted by adipocytes, controls not only adipose tissue but also bone metabolism. However, a role for adiponectin in bone devel...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Mitsui, Masafumi Gotoh, Nobuhiro Fukushima, Isao shirachi, Shuichi Otabe, Xiaohong Yuan, Toshihiko Hashinaga, Nobuhiko Wada, Akiko Mitsui, Tatsuhiro Yoshida, Shiro Yoshida, Kentaro Yamada and Kensei Nagata
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:18
  2. There is emerging evidence for a beneficial effect of meat consumption on the musculoskeletal system. However, whether it affects the risk of knee and hip osteoarthritis is unknown. We performed a prospective ...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Wang, Julie Anne Simpson, Anita E Wluka, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles, Stephen Graves and Flavia M Cicuttini
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:17
  3. Navigation was introduced into total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to improve accuracy of component position, function and survival of implants. This study was designed to assess the outcome of navigated TKA in comp...

    Authors: Jan Schmitt, Carsten Hauk, Heino Kienapfel, Michael Pfeiffer, Turgay Efe, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann and Thomas J Heyse
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:16
  4. Muscle weakness is associated with a variety of chronic disorders such as emphysema (EMP) and congestive heart failure (CHF) as well as aging. Therapies to treat muscle weakness associated with chronic disease...

    Authors: Richard T Hinkle, Frank R Lefever, Elizabeth T Dolan, Deborah L Reichart, Janice M Zwolshen, Timothy P Oneill, Kris G Maloney, John P Mattson, Leonardo F Ferreira, Timothy I Musch, David C Poole and Robert J Isfort
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:15
  5. Neck and shoulder complaints are common among employees in sedentary occupations characterized by intensive computer use. Such musculoskeletal pain - which is often associated with restricted range of motion a...

    Authors: Christoffer H Andersen, Lars L Andersen, Ole S Mortensen, Mette K Zebis and Gisela Sjøgaard
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:14
  6. As many patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased fat mass (FM) and increased frequency of cardiovascular diseases we evaluated if total physical activity (MET-hours) had impact on body compositio...

    Authors: Ann-Charlotte Elkan, Niclas Håkansson, Johan Frostegård and Ingiäld Hafström
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:13
  7. This study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with infliximab describes prospectively the course of (anti)infliximab levels within an infusioncycle to assess at what moment patients develop low...

    Authors: Bart JF van den Bemt, Alfons A den Broeder, GJ Wolbink, Yechiel A Hekster, Piet LCM van Riel, Bart Benraad and Frank HJ van den Hoogen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:12
  8. Substantial progress has been made in the medical management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over the past decade with the introduction of biologic therapies, including anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF...

    Authors: Angela Reid, Audrey Brady, Catherine Blake, Anne-Barbara Mongey, Douglas J Veale, Oliver FitzGerald and Tara Cusack
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:11
  9. A two-stage revision arthroplasty was suggested optimal treatment for deep infections in hip joint. The effect of endoskeleton of cement spacers on the interim function and infection control remains unclear.

    Authors: Kuo-Ti Peng, Liang-Tseng Kuo, Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Tsan-Wen Huang and Yao-Hung Tsai
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:10
  10. Distal radius fracture is a common injury and may result in substantial dysfunction and pain. The purpose was to investigate the relationship between distal radius fracture malunion and arm-related disability.

    Authors: Elisabeth Brogren, Manfred Hofer, Michael Petranek, Philippe Wagner, Lars B Dahlin and Isam Atroshi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:9
  11. The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) is a self-administered questionnaire that aims to measure pain and disability associated with shoulder disease. The aim of the present study was to investigate th...

    Authors: Catherine L Hill, Susan Lester, Anne W Taylor, Michael E Shanahan and Tiffany K Gill
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:8
  12. The study aimed to describe the characteristics of women treated for recently-diagnosed osteoporosis, to identify variables associated with different treatment regimens and to assess impact on quality of life.

    Authors: Bernard Cortet, Francis Blotman, Françoise Debiais, Dominique Huas, Florence Mercier, Chantal Rousseaux, Véronique Berger, Anne-Françoise Gaudin and François-Emery Cotté
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:7
  13. Different bone cements and various cementation techniques can lead to different bone loss in revision surgery. We investigated the degree of tibial bone loss depending on different cements and techniques.

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Jens Figiel, David Sibbert, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Carsten O Tibesku, Nina Timmesfeld, Jürgen RJR Paletta and Adrian Skwara
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:6
  14. Reduced sleep quality is a common complaint among patients with chronic pain, with 50-80% of patients reporting sleep disturbance. Improvements in pain and quality of life measures have been achieved using a m...

    Authors: Jennifer M Cunningham, Catherine Blake, Camillus K Power, Declan O'Keeffe, Valerie Kelly, Sheila Horan, Orla Spencer and Brona M Fullen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:5
  15. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent and disabling disorder characterized by a history of widespread pain for at least three months. Pain is considered a complex experience in which affective and cognitive aspects...

    Authors: Sara Maurel, Baltasar Rodero, Yolanda Lopez-del-Hoyo, Juan V Luciano, Eva Andrés, Miquel Roca, Raquel del Moral Bergos, Yolanda Ruiz-Lancina and Javier García-Campayo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:4
  16. Musculoskeletal hand pain is common in the general population. This study aims to investigate the inter- and intra-observer reliability of two trained observers conducting a simple clinical interview and physi...

    Authors: Helen L Myers, Elaine Thomas, Elaine M Hay and Krysia S Dziedzic
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:3
  17. Exercise therapy for knee pain and osteoarthritis remains a key element of conservative treatment, recommended in clinical guidelines. Yet systematic reviews point to only modest benefits from exercise interve...

    Authors: Laurence RJ Wood, George M Peat, Ricky Mullis, Elaine Thomas and Nadine E Foster
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:2
  18. Osteoporosis is associated with changes in balance and physical performance and has psychosocial consequences which increase the risk of falling. Most falls occur during walking; therefore an efficient obstacl...

    Authors: Ellen Smulders, Wim van Lankveld, Roland Laan, Jacques Duysens and Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:1
  19. There have been few studies examining the associations between menstrual irregularity, androgens and bone mass in population-based samples of premenopausal women. This study aimed to describe the associations ...

    Authors: Shuying Wei, Graeme Jones, Russell Thomson, Petr Otahal, Terry Dwyer and Alison Venn
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:288
  20. Bone mineral density (BMD) accrual during childhood and adolescence is important for attaining peak bone mass. BMD decrements have been reported in survivors of childhood bone sarcomas. However, little is know...

    Authors: Carsten Müller, Corinna C Winter, Dieter Rosenbaum, Joachim Boos, Georg Gosheger, Jendrik Hardes and Volker Vieth
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:287
  21. Our objective was to explore outcome and clinical changes in hand function, satisfaction in daily occupations, sleep disturbances, health and quality of life in consecutive patients after a severe or major han...

    Authors: Ragnhild I Cederlund, Eva Ramel, Hans-Eric Rosberg and Lars B Dahlin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:286
  22. The aim of this non-randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of a Global Postural Reeducation (GPR) program as compared to a Stabilization Exercise (SE) program in subjects with persistent...

    Authors: Francesca Bonetti, Stefania Curti, Stefano Mattioli, Raffaele Mugnai, Carla Vanti, Francesco S Violante and Paolo Pillastrini
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:285
  23. Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) is an often-used murine model for human rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Earlier studies have shown potent anti-arthritic effects with the female sex hormone estradiol and the select...

    Authors: Caroline Jochems, Ulrika Islander, Malin Erlandsson, Cecilia Engdahl, Marie Lagerquist, Inger Gjertsson, Claes Ohlsson, Rikard Holmdahl and Hans Carlsten
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:284
  24. Primary stability of cartilage repair constructs is of the utmost importance in the clinical setting but few continuous passive motion (CPM) models are available. Our study aimed to establish a novel ex vivo C...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Markus D Schofer, Alexander Füglein, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Thomas Stein, Bilal Farouk El-Zayat, Jürgen RJ Paletta and Thomas J Heyse
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:283
  25. Malunion is the most common complication of distal radius fracture. It has previously been demonstrated that there is a correlation between the quality of anatomical correction and overall wrist function. Howe...

    Authors: Natalie L Leong, Geert A Buijze, Eric C Fu, Filip Stockmans and Jesse B Jupiter
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:282
  26. With the relatively high rate of injuries to the lower extremity due to jump-landing movement patterns and the accompanied high costs, there is need for determining potential preventive programs. A program on ...

    Authors: Inne Aerts, Elke Cumps, Evert Verhagen and Romain Meeusen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:281
  27. Patterns of food intake and prevalent osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, and knee were studied using the twin design to limit the effect of confounding factors. Compounds found in associated food groups were fur...

    Authors: Frances MK Williams, Jane Skinner, Tim D Spector, Aedin Cassidy, Ian M Clark, Rose M Davidson and Alex J MacGregor
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:280
  28. One of the most distinctive features of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is new bone formation and bone resorption at sites of chronic inflammation. Previous studies have indicated that the hyperplasia and inflamma...

    Authors: Xiaotian Chang, Jinxiang Han, Yan Zhao, Xinfeng Yan, Shui Sun and Yazhou Cui
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:279
  29. Minocycline and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indomethacin, have anti-inflammatory activities and are both used in the management of rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are no reports on whet...

    Authors: Ala'a Ahmed Abu-Ghefreh and Willias Masocha
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:276
  30. No prior studies have examined systematic bias in the musculoskeletal physical examination. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of bias due to prior knowledge of lumbar spine magnetic resonan...

    Authors: Pradeep Suri, David J Hunter, Jeffrey N Katz, Ling Li and James Rainville
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:275
  31. Previous work has shown an association between restricted wrist range of motion (ROM) and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in computer users. We compared the prevalence of MRI-identified wrist abnorma...

    Authors: Ronald A Burgess, William F Pavlosky and R Terry Thompson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:273
  32. Upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders are common in the working population. The economic and social impact of such disorders is considerable. Long-time, dynamic repetitive exposure of the hand...

    Authors: André Klussmann, Ulf Steinberg, Falk Liebers, Hansjürgen Gebhardt and Monika A Rieger
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:272
  33. Long head biceps (LHB) degeneration, in combination with rotator cuff tears, can be a source of chronic shoulder pain. LHB tenotomy reduces pain and improves joint function although the pathophysiological cont...

    Authors: Stefan Lakemeier, Soeren A Schwuchow, Christian D Peterlein, Christian Foelsch, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Eleni Archontidou-Aprin, Juergen RJ Paletta and Markus D Schofer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:271
  34. Patients with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) often present strong exercise intolerance and muscle weakness. However, the role of exercise training in this disease has not been investigated.

    Authors: Clarissa Omori, Danilo ML Prado, Bruno Gualano, Adriana ME Sallum, Ana L Sá-Pinto, Hamilton Roschel, Maria B Perondi and Clovis AA Silva
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:270
  35. Although osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee joints is the most common and debilitating joint disease in developed countries, the factors that determine the severity of symptoms are not yet understood well. Subjec...

    Authors: Naoshi Fukui, Shoji Yamane, Satoru Ishida, Konagi Tanaka, Riako Masuda, Nobuho Tanaka, Yozo Katsuragawa and Sakiko Fukui
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:269
  36. In primary care, it is often difficult to diagnose cervical myelopathy. However, a delay in treatment could cause irreversible aftereffects. With a brief and effective self-administered questionnaire for cervi...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Shin-ichi Kikuchi, Koji Otani, Miho Sekiguchi, Yasufumi Sekiguchi and Shin-ichi Konno
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:268
  37. Although the numbers of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are increasing, there is only a small number of studies investigating driving safety after TKA. The parameter 'Brake Response Time (BRT)' is one of the mos...

    Authors: Michael C Liebensteiner, Michaela Kern, Christian Haid, Conrad Kobel, David Niederseer and Martin Krismer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:267
  38. There is strong, internationally confirmed evidence for the short-term effectiveness of multimodal interdisciplinary specific treatment programs for chronic back pain. However, the verification of long-term su...

    Authors: Christian Hentschke, Jana Hofmann and Klaus Pfeifer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:266
  39. Muscle function may influence the risk of knee injury and outcomes following injury. Clinical tests, such as a single-limb mini squat, resemble conditions of daily life and are easy to administer. Fewer squats...

    Authors: Eva Ageberg, Kim L Bennell, Michael A Hunt, Milena Simic, Ewa M Roos and Mark W Creaby
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:265
  40. Although intra-articular hyaluronic acid is well established as a treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, its use in hip osteoarthritis is not based on large randomized controlled trials. There is a need for...

    Authors: Sascha Colen, Michel PJ van den Bekerom, Johan Bellemans and Michiel Mulier
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:264
  41. Elbow dislocations can be classified as simple or complex. Simple dislocations are characterized by the absence of fractures, while complex dislocations are associated with fractures. After reduction of a simp...

    Authors: Jeroen de Haan, Dennis den Hartog, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Gijs IT Iordens, Roelf S Breederveld, Maarten WGA Bronkhorst, Milko MM Bruijninckx, Mark R De Vries, Boudewijn J Dwars, Denise Eygendaal, Robert Haverlag, Sven AG Meylaerts, Jan-Willem R Mulder, Kees J Ponsen, W Herbert Roerdink, Gert R Roukema…
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:263
  42. Open joint procedures using bone anchors have shown clinical and radiograph good success, but post surgical disc position has not been documented with MRI imaging. We have designed a modified technique of usin...

    Authors: ShanYong Zhang, XiuMing Liu, XiuJuan Yang, Chi Yang, MinJie Chen, Majd S Haddad and ZhuoZhi Chen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:262
  43. The health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is currently weighted more heavily when evaluating health status, particularly regarding medical treatments and interventions. However, it is rarely used by physician...

    Authors: Hon-Yi Shi, Je-Ken Chang, Chi-Yin Wong, Jun-Wen Wang, Yuan-Kun Tu, Herng-Chia Chiu and King-Teh Lee
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:261
  44. Upper neck ligament high-signal changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been found in patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) but also in non-injured controls. The clinical relevance of such...

    Authors: Nils Vetti, Jostein Kråkenes, Geir E Eide, Jarle Rørvik, Nils E Gilhus and Ansgar Espeland
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:260
  45. The costs of arm, shoulder and neck symptoms are high. In order to decrease these costs employers implement interventions aimed at reducing these symptoms. One frequently used intervention is the RSI QuickScan...

    Authors: Erwin M Speklé, Judith Heinrich, Marco JM Hoozemans, Birgitte M Blatter, Allard J van der Beek, Jaap H van Dieën and Maurits W van Tulder
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:259
  46. Around about 1970, a gentamicin-loaded poly (methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) bone cement brand (Refobacin Palacos R) was introduced to control infection in joint arthroplasties. In 2005, this brand was replaced by ...

    Authors: Daniëlle Neut, Otto S Kluin, Jonathan Thompson, Henny C van der Mei and Henk J Busscher
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:258
  47. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease causing pain, stiffness, reduced motion, swelling, crepitus, and disability. Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1) is a critical mediator of osteoblastogenesis and regul...

    Authors: Sittisak Honsawek, Aree Tanavalee, Pongsak Yuktanandana, Srihatach Ngarmukos, Natthaphon Saetan and Saran Tantavisut
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:257

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