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  1. The study was aimed at determining the prevalence of secondary amyloidosis in a group of Iranian patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and the assessment of its correlation with the clinical and laboratory ...

    Authors: G Hussein Alishiri, Ahmad Salimzadeh, Mohammad Bagher Owlia, Jafar Forghanizadeh, Roya Setarehshenas and Nasrin Shayanfar
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:43
  2. Open discectomy is the standard surgical procedure in the treatment of patients with long-lasting sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation. Minimally invasive approaches such as microendoscopic discectomy hav...

    Authors: Mark P Arts, Wilco C Peul, Ronald Brand, Bart W Koes and Ralph TWM Thomeer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:42
  3. Acute scaphoid fractures are common in active adults and do lead to reasonable time lost to work. One important goal of treatment is early return to work or sport. On this background, the adequate treatment of...

    Authors: Boris M Pfeiffer, Matthias Nübling, Hartmut R Siebert and Michael Schädel-Höpfner
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:41
  4. The Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene contains a functional polymorphism, Val158Met, that has been found to influence human pain perception. In one study fibromyalgia was less likely among those with Val/V...

    Authors: Knut Hagen, Elin Pettersen, Lars Jacob Stovner, Frank Skorpen and John-Anker Zwart
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:40
  5. As the literature now stands, a bewildering number and variety of biological, psychological and social factors are, apparently, implicated in back problems. However, if and how these have a direct influence on...

    Authors: Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Kristian Larsen, Ingvar Ahlstrand and Ernest Volinn
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:39
  6. Self-reported knee complaints may vary with age and gender. Reference data from the adult population would help to better interpret the outcome of interventions due to knee complaints. The objectives of the pr...

    Authors: Przemyslaw T Paradowski, Stefan Bergman, Anne Sundén-Lundius, L Stefan Lohmander and Ewa M Roos
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:38
  7. In hand and spinal surgery nerve lesions are feared complications with the use of standard oscillating saws. Oral surgeons have started using a newly developed ultrasound bone scalpel when performing precise o...

    Authors: Dominik J Hoigne, Stefan Stübinger, Oliver Von Kaenel, Sonia Shamdasani and Paula Hasenboehler
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:36
  8. The maintenance of postural control is fundamental for different types of physical activity. This can be measured by having subjects stand on one leg on a force plate. Many studies assessing standing balance h...

    Authors: Gertrud Nilsson, Eva Ageberg, Charlotte Ekdahl and Magnus Eneroth
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:35
  9. Current measures of pain assess the relative contribution of pain in different body regions to the overall impact of pain. We developed a series of questions to measure the relative 'troublesomeness' of pain i...

    Authors: Suzanne Parsons, Dawn Carnes, Tamar Pincus, Nadine Foster, Alan Breen, Steven Vogel and Martin Underwood
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:34
  10. The reliability and measurement error of several impairment measures used during the clinical examination of patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) has not been established. The purpose was to deter...

    Authors: Sara R Piva, Kelley Fitzgerald, James J Irrgang, Scott Jones, Benjamin R Hando, David A Browder and John D Childs
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:33
  11. Autologous and allogeneic osteochondral grafts have been used to repair damaged or diseased cartilage. There are drawbacks to both of these methods, however. Another possible source for osteochondral grafting ...

    Authors: Jill S Kawalec-Carroll, Vincent J Hetherington, Douglas S Dockery, Carey Shive, Oleg S Targoni, Paul V Lehmann, Daniel Nadler and Dustin Prins
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:32
  12. Patellofemoral complaints are frequently seen in younger and active patients. Clinical strategy is usually based on decreasing provoking activities as sports and demanding knee activities during work and leisu...

    Authors: Robbart van Linschoten, Marienke van Middelkoop, Marjolein Y Berger, Edith M Heintjes, Mark A Koopmanschap, Jan AN Verhaar, Bart W Koes and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:31
  13. Selective non-participation at baseline (due to non-response and non-consent) and loss to follow-up are important concerns for longitudinal observational research. We investigated these matters in the context ...

    Authors: George Peat, Elaine Thomas, June Handy, Laurence Wood, Krysia Dziedzic, Helen Myers, Ross Wilkie, Rachel Duncan, Elaine Hay, Jonathan Hill, Rosie Lacey and Peter Croft
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:30
  14. It has previously been shown that low back pain (LBP) often presents already in the teenage years and that previous LBP predicts future LBP. It is also well documented that there is a large degree of comorbidi...

    Authors: Lise Hestbaek, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Kirsten O Kyvik
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:29
  15. The Clubfoot Assessment Protocol (CAP) is a multi dimensional instrument designed for longitudinal follow up of the clubfoot deformity during growth. Item reliability has shown to be sufficient. In this articl...

    Authors: Hanneke Andriesse, Ewa M Roos, Gunnar Hägglund and Gun-Britt Jarnlo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:28
  16. With more than half of the population experiencing low back pain (LBP) before the age of 20, research must focus on young populations. Lifestyle-factors might be important elements of prevention, since they ar...

    Authors: Lise Hestbaek, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Kirsten Ohm Kyvik
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:27
  17. Disease-specific Quality Of Life (QOL) measures are devised to assess the impact of a specific disease across a spectrum of important domains of life. The purpose of this study was to examine the cross-section...

    Authors: Helen Razmjou, Andrea Bean, Varda van Osnabrugge, Joy C MacDermid and Richard Holtby
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:26
  18. Rotator cuff tears are the most common source of shoulder pain and disability. Only poor quality studies have compared mini-open to arthroscopic repair, leaving surgeons with inadequate evidence to support opt...

    Authors: Joy C MacDermid, Richard Holtby, Helen Razmjou and Dianne Bryant
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:25
  19. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the criterion standard to identify low bone mineral density (BMD), but access to axial DXA may be limited or cost prohibitive. We screened for low bone mass with quant...

    Authors: Nan-Ping Yang, Ian Jen, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Shui-Hu Chen and Pesus Chou
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:24
  20. Mouse and human skeletal muscle transcriptome profiles vary by muscle type, raising the question of which mouse muscle groups have the greatest molecular similarities to human skeletal muscle.

    Authors: Alvin T Kho, Peter B Kang, Isaac S Kohane and Louis M Kunkel
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:23
  21. A common knee injury mechanism sustained during basketball is landing badly from a jump. Landing is a complex task and requires good coordination, dynamic muscle control and flexibility. For adolescents whose ...

    Authors: Quinette Louw, Karen Grimmer and Christopher Vaughan
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:22
  22. Cyclic hydrostatic pressure within bone has been proposed both as a stimulus of aseptic implant loosening and associated bone resorption and of bone formation. We showed previously that cyclical hydrostatic pr...

    Authors: CE Evans, S Mylchreest and JG Andrew
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:21
  23. The most frequent complications of joint arthroplasty are septic or aseptic loosening of endoprostheses. Preoperative differentiation is essential, since very different treatment methods result from the diagno...

    Authors: K-St Delank, M Schmidt, JW-P Michael, M Dietlein, H Schicha and P Eysel
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:20
  24. For the moment, scientific evaluation of programs on treatment of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and/or low back pain after delivery is hardly available with only one study with a positive result, suggesting ...

    Authors: Caroline HG Bastiaenen, Rob A de Bie, Pieter MJC Wolters, Johan WS Vlaeyen, Pieter Leffers, Foekje Stelma, Janneke M Bastiaanssen, Gerard GM Essed and Piet A van den Brandt
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:19
  25. Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) beads releasing antibiotics are used extensively to treat osteomyelitis, but require surgical removal afterwards because they do not degrade.

    Authors: Hein P Stallmann, Chris Faber, Antonius LJJ Bronckers, Arie V Nieuw Amerongen and Paul IJM Wuisman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:18
  26. The course of pain at a specific region such as the lower back has previously been shown as well as for generalized pain. However we have not found any report on the course of pain from various different speci...

    Authors: Christina Gummesson, Sven-Olof Isacsson, Agneta H Isacsson, H Ingemar Andersson, John Ektor-Andersen, Per-Olof Östergren and Bertil Hanson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:17
  27. While it is widely held that non-surgical management should be the first line of approach in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), little is known about the efficacy of non-surgical treatments for this c...

    Authors: Donald R Murphy, Eric L Hurwitz, Amy A Gregory and Ronald Clary
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:16
  28. Adequate and intensive rehabilitation is an important requirement for successful Total Knee Arthroplasty. The primary focus of early rehabilitation is ambulation of patients and regaining range of motion in th...

    Authors: Anton F Lenssen, Yvonne HF Crijns, Eddie MH Waltjé, George M Roox, Mike JA van Steyn, Ruud JT Geesink, Piet A van den Brandt and Rob A de Bie
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:15
  29. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease, which affects 1% of the population. Hands and feet are most commonly involved followed by the cervical spine. The spinal column consists of vertebrae sta...

    Authors: Jasper FC Wolfs, Wilco C Peul, Maarten Boers, Maurits W van Tulder, Ronald Brand, Hans JC van Houwelingen and Raph TWM Thomeer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:14
  30. The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) is a self-report measure developed to evaluate patients with shoulder pathology. While some validation has been conducted, broader analyses are indicated. This st...

    Authors: Joy C MacDermid, Patty Solomon and Kenneth Prkachin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:12
  31. Recently a clinical prediction rule (CPR) has been developed and validated that accurately identifies patients with low back pain (LBP) that are likely to benefit from a lumbo-pelvic thrust manipulation. The s...

    Authors: Joshua A Cleland, Julie M Fritz, John D Childs and Kornelia Kulig
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:11
  32. Both diabetes and obesity syndromes are recognized to promote lumbar vertebral instability, premature osteodegeneration, exacerbate progressive osteoporosis and increase the propensity towards vertebral degene...

    Authors: Katherine M Burkemper and David R Garris
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:10
  33. The one leg hop for distance is one of the most commonly employed functional tests utilized in the evaluation of the ACL deficient and reconstructed patient. While the reliability of the hop test scores has be...

    Authors: Siobhan O'Donnell, Scott G Thomas and Paul Marks
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:9
  34. The correlations between the sagittal jaw position and the cranio – cervical inclination are described in literature. Only few studies focus on the sagittal jaw position and the body posture using valid and ob...

    Authors: Carsten Lippold, Gholamreza Danesh, Markus Schilgen, Burkhard Drerup and Lars Hackenberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:8
  35. A systematic appraisal of the worldwide incidence and prevalence rates of UEDs available in scientific literature was executed to gauge the range of these estimates in various countries and to determine whethe...

    Authors: Bionka MA Huisstede, Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra, Bart W Koes and Jan AN Verhaar
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:7
  36. Chronic diseases like osteoarthritis (OA) substantially affect different dimensions of quality of life (QoL). The aim of the study was to reveal possible factors which mainly influence general practitioners (G...

    Authors: Thomas Rosemann, Stefanie Joos, Thorsten Koerner, Joachim Szecsenyi and Gunter Laux
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:6
  37. The treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain is often based on three different models regarding the development and maintenance of pain and especially functional limitations: the deconditioning model, t...

    Authors: Rob JEM Smeets, Johan WS Vlaeyen, Alita Hidding, Arnold DM Kester, Geert JMG van der Heijden, Antonia CM van Geel and J André Knottnerus
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:5
  38. The child's lower limb is the most commonly reported musculoskeletal location with pain and also the most commonly injured site in sports. Some potential risk factors have been studied, but the results are inc...

    Authors: Ashraf El-Metwally, Jouko J Salminen, Anssi Auvinen, Hannu Kautiainen and Marja Mikkelsson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:3
  39. The echogenicity patterns of ultrasound scans contain information of tissue composition in muscles. The aim was: (1) to develop a quantitative ultrasound image analysis to characterize tissue composition in te...

    Authors: Pernille Kofoed Nielsen, Bente R Jensen, Tron Darvann, Kurt Jørgensen and Merete Bakke
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:2
  40. Minimally-invasive measurement of continuous inter-vertebral motion in clinical settings is difficult to achieve. This paper describes the reliability, validity and radiation exposure levels in a new Objective...

    Authors: Alan C Breen, Jennifer M Muggleton and Fiona E Mellor
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:1
  41. There is a need for evidence of clinical effectiveness of foot orthosis therapy. This study evaluated the effect of foot orthoses made by ten podiatrists, ten pedorthists and eleven orthotists on plantar press...

    Authors: Nick A Guldemond, Pieter Leffers, Nicolaas C Schaper, Antal P Sanders, Fred HM Nieman and Geert HIM Walenkamp
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:61
  42. Differences in overall performance of osteochondral photooxidized grafts were studied in accordance of their species origin and a new, more rigorous cleansing procedure using alcohol during preparation.

    Authors: Anja C Waselau, Daniel Nadler, Jessika MV Müller, Katalin Zlinszky, Monika Hilbe, Jörg A Auer and Brigitte von Rechenberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:60
  43. Reproducibility measurements of the range of motion are an important prerequisite for the interpretation of study results. The aim of the study is to assess the intra-rater and inter-rater reproducibility of t...

    Authors: Jan Lucas Hoving, Jan JM Pool, Henk van Mameren, Walter JLM Devillé, Willem JJ Assendelft, Henrica CW de Vet, Andrea F de Winter, Bart W Koes and Lex M Bouter
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:59
  44. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and tolerability of etoricoxib, a COX-2 selective inhibitor, in osteoarthritis (OA) patients.

    Authors: Sean P Curtis, Barry Bockow, Chester Fisher, Joseph Olaleye, Amy Compton, Amy T Ko and Alise S Reicin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:58
  45. Acute low back pain is a common condition resulting in pain and disability. Current national and international guidelines advocate general practitioner care including advice and paracetamol (4 g daily in other...

    Authors: Mark J Hancock, Christopher G Maher, Jane Latimer, Andrew J McLachlan, Chris W Cooper, Richard O Day, Megan F Spindler and James H McAuley
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:57
  46. Musculoskeletal physiotherapists routinely assess lumbar segmental motion during the clinical examination of a patient with low back pain. The validity of manual assessment of segmental motion has not, however...

    Authors: J Haxby Abbott, Brendan McCane, Peter Herbison, Graeme Moginie, Cathy Chapple and Tracy Hogarty
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:56
  47. Many older people have chronic knee pain. Both topical and oral non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat this. Oral NSAIDS are effective, at least in the short term, but can h...

    Authors: Pamela L Cross, Deborah Ashby, Geoff Harding, Enid M Hennessy, Louise Letley, Suzanne Parsons, Anne E Spencer and Martin Underwood
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:55

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