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  1. Complaints of Arm Neck and Shoulder (CANS) represent a wide range of complaints, which can differ in severity from mild, periodic symptoms to severe, chronic and debilitating conditions. They are thought to be...

    Authors: Shahla Eltayeb, J Bart Staal, Janneke Kennes, Petra HG Lamberts and Rob A de Bie
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:68
  2. Lower back pain (LBP) is ranked first as a cause of disability and inability to work, and is expected to affect up to 90% of the worlds population at some point in their lifetime. The annual first time inciden...

    Authors: Graham Brennan, Amir Shafat, Ciarán Mac Donncha and Carmel Vekins
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:67
  3. Walking and cycling to school could be an important regular source of physical activity in growing children. The aim of this 12 months prospective observational study was thus to evaluate the effect of self-tr...

    Authors: Gayani Alwis, Christian Linden, Magnus Dencker, Susanna Stenevi-Lundgren, Per Gardsell and Magnus K Karlsson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:66
  4. The prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal pain is high, with widespread negative economic, psychological, and social consequences for the individual. It is therefore important to find ways to predict the outco...

    Authors: Monica Lillefjell, Steinar Krokstad and Geir Arild Espnes
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:65
  5. Postural abnormality and muscle imbalance are thought to contribute to pain and a loss of normal function in the upper body. A shortened pectoralis minor muscle is commonly identified as part of this imbalance...

    Authors: Jeremy S Lewis and Rachel E Valentine
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:64
  6. Variations in corticosteroid/anesthetic doses for injecting shoulder conditions were examined among orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, and primary-care sports medicine (PCSMs) and physical medicine and reh...

    Authors: John G Skedros, Kenneth J Hunt and Todd C Pitts
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:63
  7. Congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) is a common developmental disorder of the foot, affecting between 1 and 4.5 per 1000 live births. The aetiology is not well elucidated. While both genetic and environmenta...

    Authors: AH Cardy, S Barker, D Chesney, L Sharp, N Maffulli and Z Miedzybrodzka
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:62
  8. Although physical activity maintenance is important for OA management, it is not clear whether people with OA are more inactive or not. One possible reason is no simple monitoring tool to assess physical activ...

    Authors: Rei Ono, Soichiro Hirata, Minoru Yamada, Takayuki Nishiyama, Masahiro Kurosaka and Yumi Tamura
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:61
  9. Dupuytren's disease (DD) is a hand disorder mainly among the northern population. In contrast it is rare in the mediterranean population. Therefore typical habits and dietetic influences have been discussed as...

    Authors: Bernd Loos, Valerij Puschkin and Raymund E Horch
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:60
  10. The new Musculoskeletal Services Framework outlines the importance of health care needs assessment. Our aim was to provide a model for this for knee pain and disability, describing felt need (individual assess...

    Authors: Clare Jinks, Bie Nio Ong and Jane Richardson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:59
  11. Sensory information from mechanoreceptors in the skin, muscles, tendons, and joint structures plays an important role in joint stability. A joint injury can lead to disruption of the sensory system, which can ...

    Authors: Eva Ageberg, Johan Flenhagen and Jonatan Ljung
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:57
  12. Despite considerable knowledge about musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and physical, psychosocial and individual risk factors there is limited knowledge about physical activity as a factor in preventing MSD. In ...

    Authors: Tone Morken, Nils Magerøy and Bente E Moen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:56
  13. Patients with a history of a fracture have an increased risk for future fractures, even in short term. The aim of this study was to assess the number of patients with falls and to identify fall risk factors th...

    Authors: Svenhjalmar van Helden, Caroline E Wyers, Pieter C Dagnelie, Martien C van Dongen, Gittie Willems, Peter RG Brink and Piet P Geusens
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:55
  14. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are key regulatory molecules in the formation, remodeling and degradation of all extracellular matrix (ECM) components in both physiological and pathological processes in vario...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Fukushima, Akinori Nakamura, Hideho Ueda, Katsutoshi Yuasa, Kunihiro Yoshida, Shin'ichi Takeda and Shu-ichi Ikeda
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:54
  15. Although low back pain (LBP) among nursing staff, especially in nursing aides (NAs), has been a major health problem around the world, there is limited information on its prevalence in Taiwan. In addition, var...

    Authors: Chao-Kang Feng, Mei-Lien Chen and I-Fang Mao
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:52
  16. Treatment efficacy of physical agents in osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK) pain has been largely unknown, and this systematic review was aimed at assessing their short-term efficacies for pain relief.

    Authors: Jan M Bjordal, Mark I Johnson, Rodrigo AB Lopes-Martins, Bård Bogen, Roberta Chow and Anne E Ljunggren
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:51
  17. The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) has become an important tool to describe motor function in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) was develope...

    Authors: Katharina Delhusen Carnahan, Marianne Arner and Gunnar Hägglund
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:50
  18. Abnormal scapular displacements during arm elevation have been observed in people with shoulder impingement syndrome. These abnormal scapular displacements were evaluated using different methods and instrument...

    Authors: Jean-Sébastien Roy, Hélène Moffet, Luc J Hébert, Guy St-Vincent and Bradford J McFadyen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:49
  19. Arthroscopy is a highly sensitive method of evaluating high-grade cartilage lesions but the detection of low-grade lesions is often is unreliable. Objective measurements are required. A novel NIRS (near-infrar...

    Authors: Gunter Spahn, Holger Plettenberg, Enrico Kahl, Hans M Klinger, Thomas Mückley and Gunther O Hofmann
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:47
  20. Musculoskeletal pain symptoms are common in children and adolescents. These symptoms have a negative impact on children's physical and emotional well-being, but their underlying aetiology and risk factors are ...

    Authors: Ashraf El-Metwally, Jouko J Salminen, Anssi Auvinen, Gary Macfarlane and Marja Mikkelsson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:46
  21. Clinical guidelines are considered important instruments to improve quality in health care. In physiotherapy, insight in adherence to guidelines is limited. Knowledge of adherence is important to identify barr...

    Authors: Philip J van der Wees, Erik JM Hendriks, Mariette J Jansen, Hans van Beers, Rob A de Bie and Joost Dekker
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:45
  22. Postural control tests like standing and sitting stabilometry are widely used to evaluate neuromuscular control related to trunk balance in low back pain patients. Chronic low back pain patients have lesser po...

    Authors: Ulrike Van Daele, Stefanie Huyvaert, Friso Hagman, William Duquet, Bart Van Gheluwe and Peter Vaes
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:44
  23. Several diseases affect bone healing and physiology. Many drugs that are commonly used in orthopaedics as "analgesics" or anti-inflammatory agents impair bone healing. Stressful conditions are associated with ...

    Authors: Lucio Petrizzi, Massimo Mariscoli, Luca Valbonetti, Vincenzo Varasano, Jens D Langhoff and Brigitte Von Rechenberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:43
  24. There is a lack of standardized tests that assess functional performance for sustained upper extremity activity. This study describes development of a new test for measuring functional performance of the upper...

    Authors: Joy C MacDermid, Myriam Ghobrial, Karine Badra Quirion, Mélanie St-Amour, Tanya Tsui, Dave Humphreys, John McCluskie, Eddy Shewayhat and Vickie Galea
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:42
  25. Chronic plantar heel pain (CPHP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders of the foot, yet its aetiology is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between CPHP a...

    Authors: Damien B Irving, Jill L Cook, Mark A Young and Hylton B Menz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:41
  26. β-synemin was originally identified in humans as an α-dystrobrevin-binding protein through a yeast two-hybrid screen using an amino acid sequence derived from exons 1 through 16 of α-dystrobrevin, a region com...

    Authors: Yuji Mizuno, Jeffrey R Guyon, Akiko Ishii, Sachiko Hoshino, Norio Ohkoshi, Akira Tamaoka, Koichi Okamoto and Louis M Kunkel
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:40
  27. Neuromuscular training may reduce risk factors that contribute to ACL injury incidence in female athletes. Multi-component, ACL injury prevention training programs can be time and labor intensive, which may ul...

    Authors: Gregory D Myer, Kevin R Ford, Jensen L Brent and Timothy E Hewett
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:39
  28. Treatment of headache disorders is not always optimal. Patients are treated in multiple ways, and the lack of scientific arguments for referral and the insufficient implementation of guidelines result in uncle...

    Authors: Willem J De Hertogh, Peter H Vaes, Dirk Devroey, Steven Truijen, William Duquet and Rob Oostendorp
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:38
  29. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies have been of diagnostic value in Northern European Caucasian patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In these populations, anti-CCP antibodies are assoc...

    Authors: Ioannis Alexiou, Anastasios Germenis, Athanasios Ziogas, Katerina Theodoridou and Lazaros I Sakkas
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:37
  30. Plantar heel pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and ankle. Treatment of the condition is usually conservative, however the effectiveness of many treatments frequently used in ...

    Authors: Joel A Radford, Karl B Landorf, Rachelle Buchbinder and Catherine Cook
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:36
  31. Training of neuromuscular control has become increasingly important and plays a major role in rehabilitation of subjects with an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Little is known, however, of the...

    Authors: Anette von Porat, Marketta Henriksson, Eva Holmström and Ewa M Roos
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:35
  32. Health service policy in the United Kingdom emphasises the importance of self-care by patients with chronic conditions. Written information for patients about their condition is seen as an important aid to hel...

    Authors: Janet C Grime and Bie Nio Ong
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:34
  33. A conceptual model of lateral muscular tension in patients presenting thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) has been recently described. Clinical improvement has been achieved by using acupuncture on points ...

    Authors: Roy Moncayo, Ansgar Rudisch, Christian Kremser and Helga Moncayo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:33
  34. In the rehabilitation of patients with prolonged back and neck pain, the physical impairment should be assessed. Previous research has exclusively engaged medically educated examiners, mostly physiotherapists....

    Authors: Odd Lindell, Lars Eriksson and Lars-Erik Strender
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:31
  35. Musculoskeletal impairment (MSI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in developing countries. Prevalence studies for MSI in the developing world have used varying methodologi...

    Authors: Oluwarantimi Atijosan, Hannah Kuper, Dorothea Rischewski, Victoria Simms and Christopher Lavy
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:30
  36. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a downstream metabolite of ceramide, induces various bioactivities via two distinct pathways: as an intracellular second messenger or through receptor activation. The receptor fo...

    Authors: Kayo Masuko, Minako Murata, Hiroshi Nakamura, Kazuo Yudoh, Kusuki Nishioka and Tomohiro Kato
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:29
  37. Lumbosacral fusion is a relatively common procedure that is used in the management of an unstable spine. The anterior interbody cage has been involved to enhance the stability of a pedicle screw construct used...

    Authors: Shih-Hao Chen, Ruey Mo Lin, Hsiang-Ho Chen and Kai-Jow Tsai
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:28
  38. This study explored the feasibility of using an Internet survey of people with fibromyalgia (FM), with a view to providing information on demographics, sources of information, symptoms, functionality, perceive...

    Authors: Robert M Bennett, Jessie Jones, Dennis C Turk, I Jon Russell and Lynne Matallana
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:27
  39. Long thoracic nerve injury leading to scapular winging is common, often caused by closed trauma through compression, stretching, traction, direct extrinsic force, penetrating injury, or neuritides such as Pars...

    Authors: Rahul K Nath, Andrew B Lyons and Gabriel Bietz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:25
  40. Running is a popular form of recreational exercise. Beside the positive effects of running on health and fitness, the risk of a running related injury has to be considered. The incidence of injuries in runners...

    Authors: Ida Buist, Steef W Bredeweg, Koen APM Lemmink, Gert-Jan Pepping, Johannes Zwerver, Willem van Mechelen and Ron L Diercks
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:24
  41. Hydrotherapy is highly valued by people with rheumatoid arthritis yet few studies have compared the benefits of exercises in heated water against exercises on land. In particular, data on quality of life is ra...

    Authors: Lis Eversden, Fiona Maggs, Peter Nightingale and Paresh Jobanputra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:23
  42. Primary patellofemoral dislocations are common. In most patients, non-operative management produces satisfactory outcome. If the dislocation recurs after a trial of rehabilitation, operative intervention is co...

    Authors: Michael R Carmont and Nicola Maffulli
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:22
  43. Different interventions can reduce the burden of the chronic low back pain. One example is the use of a 'Back School Programme'. This is a brief therapy that uses a health education method to empower participa...

    Authors: Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian, Ahmadreza Jamshidi, Kazem Mohammad and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:21
  44. Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disorder which usually begins in early adulthood. The diagnosis is often delayed by many years. MR imaging has become the preferred imaging method for...

    Authors: Ulrich Weber, Christian WA Pfirrmann, Rudolf O Kissling, Juerg Hodler and Marco Zanetti
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:20

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