Antti Malmivaara

Summary

Affiliation: National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Effectiveness of physical therapy interventions for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review
    Heidi Anttila
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment Finohta, at the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, PO Box 220, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Pediatr 8:14. 2008
  2. pmc Knee arthroscopy and exercise versus exercise only for chronic patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Jyrki A Kettunen
    The ORTON Research Institute, Invalid Foundation, Tenholantie 10, FIN 00280 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med 5:38. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and safety of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for excessive sweating and facial blushing: a systematic review
    Antti Malmivaara
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, and Department of Physiatrics, University of Oulu, Box 8000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:54-62. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Surgical or nonoperative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis? A randomized controlled trial
    Antti Malmivaara
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Center, FinOHTA Stakes, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Applicability and clinical relevance of results in randomized controlled trials: the Cochrane review on exercise therapy for low back pain as an example
    Antti Malmivaara
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, FinOHTA Stakes, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1405-9. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Mini-intervention for subacute low back pain: two-year follow-up and modifiers of effectiveness
    Kaija Karjalainen
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1069-76. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Outcome determinants of subacute low back pain
    Kaija Karjalainen
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:2634-40. 2003
  8. pmc Long-term results of surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis: a randomised controlled trial
    Pär Slätis
    ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital, Invalid Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Spine J 20:1174-81. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of physiotherapy and conductive education interventions in children with cerebral palsy: a focused review
    Heidi Anttila
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:478-501. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of reporting of randomized, controlled trials in cerebral palsy
    Heidi Anttila
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 117:2222-30. 2006

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Publications50

  1. pmc Effectiveness of physical therapy interventions for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review
    Heidi Anttila
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment Finohta, at the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, PO Box 220, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Pediatr 8:14. 2008
    ..To assess the effectiveness of physical therapy (PT) interventions on functioning in children with cerebral palsy (CP)...
  2. pmc Knee arthroscopy and exercise versus exercise only for chronic patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Jyrki A Kettunen
    The ORTON Research Institute, Invalid Foundation, Tenholantie 10, FIN 00280 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med 5:38. 2007
    ..Arthroscopy is often used to treat patients with chronic patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). As there is a lack of evidence, we conducted a randomized controlled trial to study the efficacy of arthroscopy in patients with chronic PFPS...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and safety of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for excessive sweating and facial blushing: a systematic review
    Antti Malmivaara
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, and Department of Physiatrics, University of Oulu, Box 8000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:54-62. 2007
    ..This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of ETS for the current indications in a systematic review...
  4. ncbi request reprint Surgical or nonoperative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis? A randomized controlled trial
    Antti Malmivaara
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Center, FinOHTA Stakes, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1-8. 2007
    ..A randomized controlled trial...
  5. ncbi request reprint Applicability and clinical relevance of results in randomized controlled trials: the Cochrane review on exercise therapy for low back pain as an example
    Antti Malmivaara
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, FinOHTA Stakes, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1405-9. 2006
    ..A critical appraisal of the literature...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mini-intervention for subacute low back pain: two-year follow-up and modifiers of effectiveness
    Kaija Karjalainen
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1069-76. 2004
    ..Randomized controlled trial...
  7. ncbi request reprint Outcome determinants of subacute low back pain
    Kaija Karjalainen
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:2634-40. 2003
    ..Descriptive prognostic study...
  8. pmc Long-term results of surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis: a randomised controlled trial
    Pär Slätis
    ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital, Invalid Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Spine J 20:1174-81. 2011
    ..Walking ability did not differ between the treatment groups at any time. Decompressive surgery of LSS provided modest but consistent improvement in functional ability, surpassing that obtained after non-operative measures...
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of physiotherapy and conductive education interventions in children with cerebral palsy: a focused review
    Heidi Anttila
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:478-501. 2008
    ..Reviews on complex interventions in heterogeneous populations should use rigorous methods and report them adequately, closely following the Quality of Reporting of Meta-Analyses recommendations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of reporting of randomized, controlled trials in cerebral palsy
    Heidi Anttila
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 117:2222-30. 2006
    ..Therefore, we set out to evaluate trial reporting by using the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement recommendations...
  11. doi request reprint The HTA core model: a novel method for producing and reporting health technology assessments
    Kristian Lampe
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Institute for Health and Welfare, P O Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 25:9-20. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and test a generic framework to enable international collaboration for producing and sharing results of health technology assessments (HTAs)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Reanalysis of systematic reviews: the case of invasive strategies for acute coronary syndromes
    Pekka Kuukasjärvi
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment Finohta, Helsinki
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 22:484-96. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging findings in respect to carpal tunnel syndrome
    Iris I Pasternack
    Fin OHTA STAKES, P O Box 220, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:189-96. 2003
    ..Reliable assessment of the sensitivity and specificity of certain MRI signs in respect to CTS remained difficult due to study heterogeneity. There is an obvious need for imaging studies in which validated diagnostic criteria are used...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of upper and lower limb casting and orthoses in children with cerebral palsy: an overview of review articles
    Ilona Autti-Ramo
    FinOHTA Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:89-103. 2006
    ..Our conclusion is that there is a paucity of evidence from primary studies on the use of orthoses in children with cerebral palsy. More original, well-designed research is needed...
  15. doi request reprint Effect of a participatory ergonomics intervention on psychosocial factors at work in a randomised controlled trial
    Eija Haukka
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 67:170-7. 2010
    ..To study the effect of a participatory ergonomics intervention on psychosocial factors among kitchen workers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency denervation for neck and back pain: a systematic review within the framework of the cochrane collaboration back review group
    Leena Niemistö
    ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital, Invalid Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:1877-88. 2003
    ..Systematic review...
  17. ncbi request reprint The effects of lifestyle intervention for hypertension on low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Riikka Mattila
    Lomaliittory, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2943-7. 2007
    ..Randomized controlled trial...
  18. ncbi request reprint Overview of systematic reviews on invasive treatment of stable coronary artery disease
    Pekka Kuukasjärvi
    Finnish Office for Health Care Technology Assessment, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 22:219-34. 2006
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of microdiscectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a randomized controlled trial with 2 years of follow-up
    Heikki Osterman
    Orton Orthopaedic Hospital of the Invalid Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2409-14. 2006
    ..Prospective randomized controlled trial...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mobility devices to promote activity and participation: a systematic review
    Anna Liisa Salminen
    Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
    J Rehabil Med 41:697-706. 2009
    ..To determine the effectiveness of mobility device interventions in terms of activity and participation for people with mobility limitations...
  21. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of drug-eluting stents: a systematic literature review and model-based cost-utility analysis
    Pekka Kuukasjärvi
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, STAKES, PO Box 220, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:473-9. 2007
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Mini-intervention for subacute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Kaija Karjalainen
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:533-40; discussion 540-1. 2003
    ..Randomized controlled trial...
  23. doi request reprint Analysing current trends in care of acute myocardial infarction using PERFECT data
    Unto Häkkinen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Med 43:S14-21. 2011
    ..We analyse annual trends and regional differences in performance indicators and whether the utilisation of services and costs of hospital care are related to improvement in survival of AMI patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Blinded interpretation of study results can feasibly and effectively diminish interpretation bias
    Teppo L N Järvinen
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Toolo Hospital, Topeliuksenkatu 5, 00260 Helsinki, Finland Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Helsinki, Tukholmankatu 8 B, PL 20 Biomedicum, Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:769-72. 2014
    ..How to avoid misleading interpretation has received little attention. Herein, we describe two applications of an approach that involves blinded interpretation of the results by study investigators...
  25. pmc Introducing a knee endoprosthesis model increases risk of early revision surgery
    Mikko Peltola
    Centre for Health and Social Economics CHESS, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Mannerheimintie 166, 00270, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 470:1711-7. 2012
    ..New equipment and techniques often are used in clinical practice, occasionally without evidence of effectiveness and safety...
  26. doi request reprint Knee arthroscopy and exercise versus exercise only for chronic patellofemoral pain syndrome: 5-year follow-up
    Jyrki A Kettunen
    Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Jan Magnus Janssonin aukio 1, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Sports Med 46:243-6. 2012
    ..The authors also investigated factors predicting the outcome in patients with PFPS...
  27. ncbi request reprint Ethical issues of obesity surgery--a health technology assessment
    Samuli I Saarni
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Obes Surg 21:1469-76. 2011
    ..Obesity should be treated like other diseases in health care, and obesity surgery rationed like other cost-effective treatments. Positive actions to ensure patient autonomy and just access to surgical treatments may be warranted...
  28. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging findings in relation to the COL9A2 tryptophan allele among patients with sciatica
    Jaro Karppinen
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Oulu, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:78-83. 2002
    ..The phenotype of patients with sciatica who have the Trp2 allele is characterized cross-sectionally...
  29. ncbi request reprint A systematic review finds that methodological quality is better than its reputation but can be improved in physiotherapy trials in childhood cerebral palsy
    Regina Kunz
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital of Basel, Hebelstrasse 10, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1239-48. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Preoperative predictors for postoperative clinical outcome in lumbar spinal stenosis: systematic review
    Timo J Aalto
    Department of Surgery, Kuopio University, Kuopio, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E648-63. 2006
    ..Systematic review...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness and cost utility of an organized screening programme for glaucoma
    Hanna Vaahtoranta-Lehtonen
    Department of Ophthalmology, Turku City Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Acta Ophthalmol Scand 85:508-18. 2007
    ..To assess the cost effectiveness and cost utility of an organized screening programme for glaucoma. The previous cost-effectiveness studies of screening show inconsistent results, and the cost utility of screening has not been assessed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review
    Nynke Smidt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Med 35:51-62. 2003
    ..To evaluate the available evidence of the effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis of the elbow...
  33. doi request reprint Total hip replacement in patients eighty years of age and older
    Daisuke Ogino
    Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Biomedicum Helsinki, P O Box 700 Haartmaninkatu 8, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:1884-90. 2008
    ..We analyzed the outcomes of total hip arthroplasty for patients in this age group using data from the Finnish National Arthroplasty Registry...
  34. ncbi request reprint Statistical significance versus clinical importance: trials on exercise therapy for chronic low back pain as example
    Maurits van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1785-90. 2007
    ..Critical appraisal of the literature...
  35. ncbi request reprint Repetitive strain injury
    Maurits van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 369:1815-22. 2007
    ..Further high-quality trials should aim to include sufficient sample sizes, working populations, and work-related outcomes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a worksite exercise program with respect to perceived work ability and sick leaves among women with physical work
    Eija Nurminen
    Department of Occupational Health Care, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:85-93. 2002
    ..This multicentered randomized controlled trial evaluated the effect of worksite exercise intervention on perceived work ability and sick leaves...
  37. ncbi request reprint Individually fitted sports shoes for overuse injuries among newspaper carriers
    Markus Torkki
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:176-83. 2002
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of new, individually fitted sports shoes against overuse injuries to the lower limb among newspaper carriers...
  38. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medicine for occupational health
    Jos H Verbeek
    Coronel Institute for Work, Environment and Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:197-204. 2002
    ..This study attempted to determine the feasibility and utility of methods used in evidence-based medicine for some common questions in the practice of occupational medicine...
  39. pmc Effectiveness of dynamic muscle training, relaxation training, or ordinary activity for chronic neck pain: randomised controlled trial
    Matti Viljanen
    Tampere Regional Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 486, FIN 33101 Tampere, Finland
    BMJ 327:475. 2003
    ..To determine the effectiveness of dynamic muscle training and relaxation training for chronic neck pain...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effects of lifestyle intervention on neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist symptoms
    Riikka Mattila
    Rehabilitation Center Korpilampi, Espoo, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:191-8. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether lifestyle intervention to control hypertension can affect neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist symptoms...
  41. ncbi request reprint [The choices of health care system in orthopedics]
    Seppo Seitsalo
    Sairaala ORTON, Helsinki
    Duodecim 121:857-8. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint [Care of alcohol addiction]
    Mikko Salaspuro
    Duodecim 121:1786-7. 2005
  43. pmc Outcome of invasive treatment modalities on back pain and sciatica: an evidence-based review
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 15:S82-92. 2006
    ..Demanding surgical fusion techniques are not better than the traditional posterolateral fusion without internal fixation...
  44. pmc Outcome of non-invasive treatment modalities on back pain: an evidence-based review
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 15:S64-81. 2006
    ..Also, many trials showed methodological weaknesses, effects are compared to placebo, no treatment or waiting list controls, and effect sizes are small. Future trials should meet current quality standards and have adequate sample size...
  45. ncbi request reprint The treatment of disc herniation-induced sciatica with infliximab: results of a randomized, controlled, 3-month follow-up study
    Timo Korhonen
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2724-8. 2005
    ..A randomized controlled trial...
  46. pmc Chapter 3. European guidelines for the management of acute nonspecific low back pain in primary care
    Maurits van Tulder
    Eur Spine J 15:S169-91. 2006
  47. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary group rehabilitation versus individual physiotherapy for chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomized trial
    Eeva Helena Kääpä
    Department of Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, HUS, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:371-6. 2006
    ..A randomized trial...
  48. ncbi request reprint The treatment of disc-herniation-induced sciatica with infliximab: one-year follow-up results of FIRST II, a randomized controlled trial
    Timo Korhonen
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2759-66. 2006
    ..A randomized controlled trial...
  49. pmc Self-reported health problems and sickness absence in different age groups predominantly engaged in physical work
    Simo Taimela
    Evalua International, Vantaa, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 64:739-46. 2007
    ..To study the associations between self-reported health problems and sickness absence from work...
  50. ncbi request reprint Point of view
    Antti Malmivaara
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:797. 2002