musculoskeletal diseases

Summary

Summary: Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Burden of major musculoskeletal conditions
    Anthony D Woolf
    Peninsula Medical School, Duke of Cornwall Department of Rheumatology, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro TR1 3LJ, England
    Bull World Health Organ 81:646-56. 2003
  2. pmc Measuring disease prevalence: a comparison of musculoskeletal disease using four general practice consultation databases
    Kelvin Jordan
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele
    Br J Gen Pract 57:7-14. 2007
  3. ncbi Measuring the whole or the parts? Validity, reliability, and responsiveness of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand outcome measure in different regions of the upper extremity
    D E Beaton
    Institute for Work and Health Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Hand Ther 14:128-46. 2001
  4. ncbi Musculoskeletal pain in the Netherlands: prevalences, consequences and risk groups, the DMC(3)-study
    H S J Picavet
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Center for Chronic Diseases Epidemiology CZE, pb 101, PO Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Pain 102:167-78. 2003
  5. ncbi Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: the epidemiologic evidence and the debate
    Laura Punnett
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:13-23. 2004
  6. ncbi Global Perceived Effect scales provided reliable assessments of health transition in people with musculoskeletal disorders, but ratings are strongly influenced by current status
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:760-766.e1. 2010
  7. ncbi Risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review of recent longitudinal studies
    Bruno R da Costa
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 53:285-323. 2010
  8. ncbi The fear-avoidance model of musculoskeletal pain: current state of scientific evidence
    Maaike Leeuw
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Behav Med 30:77-94. 2007
  9. ncbi One-year randomized controlled trial with different physical-activity programs to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the neck and shoulders among office workers
    Anne Katrine Blangsted
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 34:55-65. 2008
  10. ncbi Dutch Musculoskeletal Questionnaire: description and basic qualities
    V H Hildebrandt
    TNO Work and Employment, AS Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 44:1038-55. 2001

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Publications370 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Burden of major musculoskeletal conditions
    Anthony D Woolf
    Peninsula Medical School, Duke of Cornwall Department of Rheumatology, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro TR1 3LJ, England
    Bull World Health Organ 81:646-56. 2003
    ..Cultural factors greatly influence the prevalence and prognosis of low back pain...
  2. pmc Measuring disease prevalence: a comparison of musculoskeletal disease using four general practice consultation databases
    Kelvin Jordan
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele
    Br J Gen Pract 57:7-14. 2007
    ..Primary care consultation data are an important source of information on morbidity prevalence. It is not known how reliable such figures are...
  3. ncbi Measuring the whole or the parts? Validity, reliability, and responsiveness of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand outcome measure in different regions of the upper extremity
    D E Beaton
    Institute for Work and Health Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Hand Ther 14:128-46. 2001
    ..The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) outcome measure was developed to evaluate disability and symptoms in single or multiple disorders of the upper limb at one point or at many points in time...
  4. ncbi Musculoskeletal pain in the Netherlands: prevalences, consequences and risk groups, the DMC(3)-study
    H S J Picavet
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Center for Chronic Diseases Epidemiology CZE, pb 101, PO Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Pain 102:167-78. 2003
    ..Musculoskeletal pain is common in all subgroups of the population and has far-reaching consequences for health, work and the use of health care...
  5. ncbi Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: the epidemiologic evidence and the debate
    Laura Punnett
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:13-23. 2004
    ..The NRC/IOM report concluded, and other reviewers internationally have concurred, that the etiologic importance of occupational ergonomic stressors for the occurrence of MSDs of the low back and upper extremities has been demonstrated...
  6. ncbi Global Perceived Effect scales provided reliable assessments of health transition in people with musculoskeletal disorders, but ratings are strongly influenced by current status
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:760-766.e1. 2010
    ..The study investigated the test-retest reliability and construct validity of the Global Perceived Effect (GPE) scale in patients with musculoskeletal disorders...
  7. ncbi Risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review of recent longitudinal studies
    Bruno R da Costa
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 53:285-323. 2010
    ..This systematic review was designed and conducted in an effort to evaluate the evidence currently available for the many suggested risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders...
  8. ncbi The fear-avoidance model of musculoskeletal pain: current state of scientific evidence
    Maaike Leeuw
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Behav Med 30:77-94. 2007
    ..Finally, available evidence on recent clinical applications is provided, and unresolved issues that need further exploration are discussed...
  9. ncbi One-year randomized controlled trial with different physical-activity programs to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the neck and shoulders among office workers
    Anne Katrine Blangsted
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 34:55-65. 2008
    ..This study evaluates the effect of two different worksite physical-activity interventions on neck-shoulder symptoms, together with perceived work ability and sick leave among office workers...
  10. ncbi Dutch Musculoskeletal Questionnaire: description and basic qualities
    V H Hildebrandt
    TNO Work and Employment, AS Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 44:1038-55. 2001
    ..This questionnaire can be used as a simple and quick inventory for occupational health services to identify worker groups in which a more thorough ergonomic analysis is indicated...
  11. ncbi Epidemiology of work related neck and upper limb problems: psychosocial and personal risk factors (part I) and effective interventions from a bio behavioural perspective (part II)
    P M Bongers
    TNO Quality of Life, Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 16:279-302. 2006
    ..From the low back pain intervention research can be learned that interventions should best be targeted to both the worker and the organisation and that interventions will only be successful when all stakeholders are involved...
  12. ncbi The kappa statistic in reliability studies: use, interpretation, and sample size requirements
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Phys Ther 85:257-68. 2005
    ..This article examines and illustrates the use and interpretation of the kappa statistic in musculoskeletal research...
  13. ncbi Diversity and variation in biomechanical exposure: what is it, and why would we like to know?
    Svend Erik Mathiassen
    Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Gavle, P O Box 7629, SE 90712 Umeå, Sweden
    Appl Ergon 37:419-27. 2006
    ..Operational methods for assessing these concepts are also discussed...
  14. pmc Annual consultation prevalence of regional musculoskeletal problems in primary care: an observational study
    Kelvin P Jordan
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffs ST55BG UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:144. 2010
    ..The objective was to classify musculoskeletal morbidity codes used in routine primary care by body region, and to determine the annual consultation prevalence of regional musculoskeletal problems...
  15. ncbi Localized or widespread musculoskeletal pain: does it matter?
    Yusman Kamaleri
    Section for Occupational and Social Insurance Medicine, Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
    Pain 138:41-6. 2008
    ..This should have important implications for future research into musculoskeletal pain, and for clinical and social insurance medicine...
  16. ncbi A scoring system for subjective health complaints (SHC)
    H R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 27:63-72. 1999
    ..The prevalence of these complaints is high, and should be considered before conclusions are reached about new diseases and new attributions of environmental hazards...
  17. pmc Prognostic factors for musculoskeletal pain in primary care: a systematic review
    Christian D Mallen
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire
    Br J Gen Pract 57:655-61. 2007
    ..Studies of prognostic indicators tend to have been viewed in relation to each site separately, however, an alternative view is that some prognostic indicators may be common across different sites of musculoskeletal pain...
  18. ncbi Occupational health problems in modern dentistry: a review
    Peter A Leggat
    Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Ind Health 45:611-21. 2007
    ..For these reasons, it is therefore important that dentists remain constantly informed regarding up-to-date measures on how to deal with newer technologies and dental materials...
  19. ncbi A systematic review of musculoskeletal disorders among dental professionals
    Mj Hayes
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Int J Dent Hyg 7:159-65. 2009
    ..More research in the form of larger studies is urgently required, to help more clearly elucidate the development of this important issue for dental hygienists and dental hygiene students...
  20. pmc Musculoskeletal pain in Europe: its impact and a comparison of population and medical perceptions of treatment in eight European countries
    A D Woolf
    Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Treliske, Cornwall, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:342-7. 2004
    ..To describe the impact of musculoskeletal pain (MP); to compare management of MP by the population and by primary care physicians; and to identify misconceptions about treatment...
  21. ncbi Risk factors for more severe regional musculoskeletal symptoms: a two-year prospective study of a general working population
    Johan H Andersen
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Herning Hospital, Herning, and Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Arthritis Rheum 56:1355-64. 2007
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  22. ncbi Psychosocial factors predicted nonrecovery in both specific and nonspecific diagnoses at arm, neck, and shoulder
    Ellen Keijsers
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:1370-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the differences in predictors of nonrecovery between patients with a specific diagnosis at arm, neck, and/or shoulder, vs. patients with a nonspecific diagnosis in general practice at 6 months after the first consultation...
  23. ncbi Chronic musculoskeletal pain rarely presents in a single body site: results from a UK population study
    D Carnes
    Centre for Health Sciences, Barts and The London, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 Newark St, London, E1 2AT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1168-70. 2007
    ..To investigate the frequency and health impact of chronic multi-site musculoskeletal pain, in a representative UK sample...
  24. ncbi Early identification of patients at risk of developing a persistent back problem: the predictive validity of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 19:80-6. 2003
    ..To test the predictive utility of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire in identifying patients at risk for developing persistent back pain problems...
  25. ncbi A prospective study of computer users: II. Postural risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders
    Michele Marcus
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am J Ind Med 41:236-49. 2002
    ..Despite widespread recommendations regarding posture during computer use, associations between specific postures and musculoskeletal health are not well characterized...
  26. ncbi Evidence for prescribing exercise as therapy in chronic disease
    B K Pedersen
    The Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism, Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 16:3-63. 2006
    ..The possible mechanisms of action are briefly examined and the principles for prescribing exercise therapy are discussed, focusing on the type and amount of exercise and possible contraindications...
  27. ncbi Clinical signs and physical function in neck and upper extremities among elderly female computer users: the NEW study
    B Juul-Kristensen
    Department of Physiology, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Appl Physiol 96:136-45. 2006
    ..Physical function tests should be further developed in order to be able to detect pre-stages of work-related disorders for preventive strategies...
  28. ncbi Evaluation of work-related psychosocial factors and regional musculoskeletal pain: results from a EULAR Task Force
    G J Macfarlane
    University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:885-91. 2009
    ..To establish whether review articles provide consistent conclusions on associations between workplace psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal pain and, if differences exist, to explore whether this is related to the methods used...
  29. pmc Low back pain and widespread pain predict sickness absence among industrial workers
    Tone Morken
    Section for Occupational Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 4:21. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse the relative impact of body parts, psychosocial and individual factors as predictors for short- and long-term sickness absence from MSD among industrial workers...
  30. ncbi Prevalence of superficial digital flexor tendonitis and suspensory desmitis in Japanese Thoroughbred flat racehorses in 1999
    Y Kasashima
    Equine Research Institute, Japan Racing Association, 321 4, Tokami cho, Utsunomiya Shi, Tochigi, 320 0856, Japan
    Equine Vet J 36:346-50. 2004
    ..However, since tendon injury during training is seen commonly in clinical practice, it is appropriate to determine the overall prevalence of tendon injury sustained during both training and racing...
  31. ncbi Positive and negative consequences of sick leave for the individual, with special focus on part-time sick leave
    Leif Sieurin
    Department of Medical Sciences, University of Uppsala, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, SE 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 37:50-6. 2009
    ..To describe the consequences of long-term sick leave (>28 days) on working situation, health and lifestyle among employees from the public sector in Sweden...
  32. ncbi Workstyle and upper-extremity symptoms: a biobehavioral perspective
    Rena A Nicholas
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:352-61. 2005
    ..This study investigated ergonomic factors, work demands, job stress, and workstyle on pain and functional limitations in computer users...
  33. ncbi Job strain and the risk of disability pension due to musculoskeletal disorders, depression or coronary heart disease: a prospective cohort study of 69,842 employees
    Anne Mantyniemi
    Occupational Health Care Unit of Vihti, Federation of Municipalities for Social and Health Services, Ritalantie 4 E 6, 03100 Nummela, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 69:574-81. 2012
    ..We examined job strain's association with all-cause and cause-specific disability pensions...
  34. ncbi Physically demanding workloads and the risks of musculoskeletal disorders in homecare workers in the USA
    Il Ho Kim
    Bloomberg School of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 18:445-55. 2010
    ..Considering the high physical demands among homecare workers, the finding in this study clearly indicates that practical intervention strategies should be implemented to protect homecare workers from exposure to MSD risk factors...
  35. ncbi Development and test-retest reliability of an extended version of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ-E): a screening instrument for musculoskeletal pain
    Anna P Dawson
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain Injury and Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Pain 10:517-26. 2009
    ..The NMQ-E collects reliable information regarding the onset, prevalence, and consequences of musculoskeletal pain and can be administered by self-completion and personal interview...
  36. pmc Are performance-based measures predictive of work participation in patients with musculoskeletal disorders? A systematic review
    P P F M Kuijer
    Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 85:109-23. 2012
    ..Performance-based measures might add value in these assessments. This study answers the question: how well do performance-based measures predict work participation in patients with MSDs?..
  37. ncbi Standards of care for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain: the Bone and Joint Decade (2000-2010)
    Nicolas E Walsh
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1830-45. 2008
    ..The final document is a product of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care in Musculoskeletal Disorders...
  38. ncbi Disability pension due to musculoskeletal diagnoses: importance of work-related factors in a prospective cohort study of Finnish twins
    Sanna Kärkkäinen
    Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:343-50. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of work-related risk factors for future disability pension (DP) due to musculoskeletal diagnoses and for a subgroup of these, namely, DP due to osteoarthritis...
  39. ncbi Evaluation of a primary care musculoskeletal clinical assessment service: a preliminary study
    Ruth Sephton
    Physiotherapy Department, St Helens Hospital, Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens WA9 3DA, UK
    Physiotherapy 96:296-302. 2010
    ..To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a primary care musculoskeletal clinical assessment service (MCAS). The MCAS is a triage and treatment service for the management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions...
  40. ncbi [Musculoskeletal disorders as causes of sick leave and disability benefits]
    Søren Brage
    Utredningsseksjonen, Arbeids og velferdsdirektoratet, Postboks 5 St Olavs plass, 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 130:2369-70. 2010
    ..Musculoskeletal disorders make up a heterogeneous group. Our aim was to describe the variation in social insurance benefits for the most prevalent disorders within this group...
  41. ncbi Diagnostic and treatment concordance between a physiotherapist and an orthopedic surgeon--a pilot study
    Alice B Aiken
    School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Interprof Care 22:253-61. 2008
    ..In a collaborative care context therefore, this study suggests, that physiotherapists have similar diagnostic capabilities to orthopedic surgeons, and they will enhance the conservative treatment options offered to orthopedic patients...
  42. ncbi Primary care patients with musculoskeletal pain. Value of health-status and sense-of-coherence measures in predicting long-term work disability
    Isam Atroshi
    Scand J Rheumatol 31:239-44. 2002
    ..To investigate long-term sick leave among primary care patients with musculoskeletal disorders and the predictive value of health-status and sense-of-coherence measures...
  43. ncbi Comparison of biomechanical loading during use of conventional stud welding equipment and an alternate system
    Nathan B Fethke
    University of Iowa, Occupational and Environmental Health, UI Research Park, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Appl Ergon 42:725-34. 2011
    ..The alternate system appears to be effective in reducing exposure to extreme trunk flexion among stud welders. Continued development of the system should explore features designed to reduce shoulder forces and improve productivity...
  44. pmc Occupational medicine at a turning point
    D Coggon
    Occup Environ Med 62:281-3. 2005
  45. ncbi On functional motor adaptations: from the quantification of motor strategies to the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in the neck-shoulder region
    P Madeleine
    Laboratory for Ergonomics and Work related Disorders, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg, Denmark
    Acta Physiol (Oxf) 199:1-46. 2010
    ..Moreover, muscle fatigue and discomfort are reported to play a relevant initiating role in WMSD...
  46. pmc The French Musculoskeletal Disorders Surveillance Program: Pays de la Loire network
    C Ha
    Département Santé Travail, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, 12 Rue du Val d Osne, 94415 Saint Maurice Cedex, France
    Occup Environ Med 66:471-9. 2009
    ....
  47. ncbi How to assess physical work-ability with Functional Capacity Evaluation methods in a more specific and efficient way?
    Vincent Gouttebarge
    Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Work 37:111-5. 2010
    ....
  48. ncbi Chronic musculoskeletal pain, prevalence rates, and sociodemographic associations in a Swedish population study
    S Bergman
    Primary Care Centre Hertig Knut, Bryggaregatan 1, S-302 43 Halmstad, Sweden
    J Rheumatol 28:1369-77. 2001
    ..Sociodemographic variables were overall more frequently and strongly associated with CWP than with CRP, which indicates different pathophysiology in the development or preservation of pain in the 2 groups...
  49. pmc Median nerve trauma in a rat model of work-related musculoskeletal disorder
    Brian D Clark
    Department of Physical Therapy, College of Allied Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Neurotrauma 20:681-95. 2003
    ..These results, together with other recent findings indicate that work-related carpal tunnel syndrome develops through mechanisms that include injury, inflammation, fibrosis and subsequent nerve compression...
  50. ncbi The economic and social consequences of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: the Connecticut Upper-Extremity Surveillance Project (CUSP)
    T F Morse
    Ergonomic Technology Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 06030 6210, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 4:209-16. 1998
    ..91), and less likely to have been promoted (OR = 0.45). The study supports significant externalization of costs for WRMSD out of the workers' compensation system and a substantial social and economic impact on workers...
  51. ncbi Reproducibility and validity of workers' self-reports of physical work demands
    Susan R Stock
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Quebec National Institute of Public Health, Montreal, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:409-37. 2005
    ..Suggestions for improving the design of reproducibility and validity studies and directions for future research in physical workload measurement are proposed...
  52. pmc Induction of periostin-like factor and periostin in forearm muscle, tendon, and nerve in an animal model of work-related musculoskeletal disorder
    Shobha Rani
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Histochem Cytochem 57:1061-73. 2009
    ..Periostin, on the other hand, was not present in satellite cells and/or myoblasts...
  53. ncbi Cost of musculoskeletal diseases: impact of work disability and functional decline
    Edward Yelin
    Department of Medicine, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 270, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    J Rheumatol Suppl 68:8-11. 2003
    ..Some promising results from short term studies have been reported, but it would appear to be an appropriate time to inaugurate trials focused on longterm work outcomes...
  54. ncbi Self-assessed and directly measured occupational physical activities--influence of musculoskeletal complaints, age and gender
    I Balogh
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Lund SE 221 85, Sweden
    Appl Ergon 35:49-56. 2004
    ..Rate of perceived exertion showed low correlation with heart rate ratio within the two occupational groups, but high, 0.64 when the two groups were combined. Age and complaints explained 31% of the variance for the cleaners...
  55. ncbi Differences in muscle load between computer and non-computer work among office workers
    J M Richter
    Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Dr Molewaterplein 50, CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Ergonomics 52:1540-55. 2009
    ..Thus, computer activity logs should be used cautiously as proxies of biomechanical exposure. Conventional non-computer tasks may have a limited potential to increase variation in muscle activity during computer-intensive office work...
  56. pmc The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) outcome questionnaire: longitudinal construct validity and measuring self-rated health change after surgery
    Christina Gummesson
    Department of Physical Therapy, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 4:11. 2003
    ..The main purpose of this study was to assess the longitudinal construct validity of the DASH among patients undergoing surgery. The second purpose was to quantify self-rated treatment effectiveness after surgery...
  57. ncbi Obesity and the musculoskeletal system
    Ananthila Anandacoomarasamy
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 21:71-7. 2009
    ..To describe recent developments highlighting the effects and mechanisms of obesity and weight loss on the musculoskeletal system...
  58. ncbi Validity and reliability of self-reported retrospectively collected data on sick leave related to musculoskeletal diseases
    K Fredriksson
    National Institute for Working Life, Department for Work and Health, Solna, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 24:425-31. 1998
    The aim was to study the reliability and validity of retrospective data, collected by self-report, on sick leave related to musculoskeletal diseases.
  59. ncbi Differences in physical workload, psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal disorders between two groups of female hospital cleaners with two diverse organizational models
    Jeannette Unge
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital Lund, Lund, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:209-20. 2007
    ..To clarify if differences in the physical workload, the psychosocial factors and in musculoskeletal disorders can be attributed to work organizational factors...
  60. ncbi Gender adjustment or stratification in discerning upper extremity musculoskeletal disorder risk?
    Barbara Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington, United States
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:113-26. 2009
    ..The aim was to explore whether "adjustment" for gender masks important exposure differences between men and women in a study of rotator cuff syndrome (RCS) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and work exposures...
  61. ncbi Classification systems for upper-limb musculoskeletal disorders in workers: a review of the literature
    Dwayne Van Eerd
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M5G 2E9, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:925-36. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide a review of the available classification systems and to describe the similarities and differences in the structure of these systems...
  62. pmc The assessment of the prognosis of musculoskeletal conditions in older adults presenting to general practice: a research protocol
    Christian D Mallen
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:84. 2006
    ..This study will test a generic assessment tool used as part of the general practice consultation to determine prognosis of musculoskeletal complaints...
  63. pmc Staying at work with chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain: a qualitative study of workers' experiences
    Haitze J de Vries
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:126. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore why people with CMP stay at work despite pain (motivators) and how they manage to maintain working (success factors)...
  64. ncbi Predictors of disability pension in long-term sickness absence: results from a population-based and prospective study in Norway 1994-1999
    Sturla Gjesdal
    Section for Social Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Eur J Public Health 14:398-405. 2004
    ..While several socio-demographic predictors of disability pension (DP) have been identified, less is known about the importance of the medical aspects...
  65. ncbi Repeatability and validity of an upper limb and neck discomfort questionnaire: the utility of the standardized Nordic questionnaire
    K Palmer
    MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 49:171-5. 1999
    ..However a complementary examination schedule of adequate specificity and repeatability is essential to establish a clinical diagnosis...
  66. pmc Prevalence of self reported musculoskeletal diseases is high
    H S J Picavet
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands Academic Hospital Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 62:644-50. 2003
    To present the prevalence of self reported musculoskeletal diseases, the coexistence of these diseases, the test-retest reliability with six months in between, and the association with musculoskeletal pain symptoms.
  67. ncbi Prognosis of non-specific musculoskeletal pain in preadolescents: a prospective 4-year follow-up study till adolescence
    Ashraf El-Metwally
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital of Turku, P O Box 52, 20520 Turku, Finland
    Pain 110:550-9. 2004
    ..Musculoskeletal pain in preadolescents is not a self-limiting phenomenon and more studies are still warranted to explore its determinants aiming to improve the long-term outcome of these symptoms...
  68. ncbi Prognostic indicators for non-recovery of non-traumatic complaints at arm, neck and shoulder in general practice--6 months follow-up
    A Feleus
    Department of General Practice, Room Ff 320, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:169-76. 2007
    ..To identify predictors of non-recovery in non-traumatic complaints at the arm, neck and shoulder in general practice 6 months after the first consultation...
  69. ncbi Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among nursing personnel in Greek hospitals
    Evangelos C Alexopoulos
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 76:289-94. 2003
    ..To investigate the relationships between physical, psychosocial, and individual characteristics and different endpoints of musculoskeletal complaints of the lower back, neck and shoulders...
  70. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of musculoskeletal disorders among Australian dental hygiene students
    M J Hayes
    Department of Oral Health, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Int J Dent Hyg 7:176-81. 2009
    ..Although musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) have been identified as a significant occupational health issue for dental hygienists, few studies have explored this problem among the dental hygiene student population...
  71. ncbi The effect of physical activity in leisure time on neck and upper limb symptoms
    S G van den Heuvel
    TNO Work and Employment, RSI and Physical Activity, P O Box 718, 2130 AS, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 41:260-7. 2005
    ..Little is known of the preventive effects of physical activity in leisure time on neck and upper limb symptoms...
  72. ncbi Epidemiologic surveillance of upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders in the working population
    Yves Roquelaure
    Laboratory of Ergonomics and Occupational Health, CHU, Angers, France
    Arthritis Rheum 55:765-78. 2006
    ....
  73. ncbi Change in the number of musculoskeletal pain sites: A 14-year prospective study
    Yusman Kamaleri
    Section for Occupational and Social Insurance Medicine, Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
    Pain 141:25-30. 2009
    ....
  74. ncbi Number of pain sites is associated with demographic, lifestyle, and health-related factors in the general population
    Yusman Kamaleri
    Section for Occupational and Social Insurance Medicine, Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, P O Box 1130 Blindern, N 0317 Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Pain 12:742-8. 2008
    ..4% of the variance. Our study indicates that the straightforward and simple method of counting the NPS could be important in managing the complex problem of musculoskeletal pain...
  75. ncbi Physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers
    Helen Harcombe
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 16:96-100. 2010
    ..To investigate the association of physical and psychosocial risk factors with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers...
  76. ncbi Biglycan knockout mice: new models for musculoskeletal diseases
    Marian F Young
    Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Glycoconj J 19:257-62. 2002
    ..These studies present important new animal models for musculoskeletal diseases and provide the opportunity to characterize the network of signals that control tissue integrity and ..
  77. ncbi Identification of neck-shoulder disorders in a 1 year follow-up study. Validation Of a questionnaire-based method
    A Kaergaard
    Department of Occupational Health, Herning Hospital, DK 7400, Herning, Denmark
    Pain 86:305-10. 2000
    ..Apparently increase of symptoms did not seem to be the optimal criteria for identification of incident cases. Alternatively a cut-of point of regional complaints in close relation to clinical examinations is recommended...
  78. pmc A survey of training and practice patterns of massage therapists in two US states
    Karen J Sherman
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 5:13. 2005
    ..Despite the growing popularity of therapeutic massage in the US, little is known about the training or practice characteristics of massage therapists. The objective of this study was to describe these characteristics...
  79. pmc A double-blind placebo-controlled, randomised study comparing gemcitabine and marimastat with gemcitabine and placebo as first line therapy in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer
    S R Bramhall
    Department of Surgery, Liver Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK
    Br J Cancer 87:161-7. 2002
    ..The combination of marimastat with gemcitabine was well tolerated. Further studies of marimastat as a maintenance treatment following a response or stable disease on gemcitabine may be justified...
  80. ncbi A systematic review of posture and psychosocial factors as contributors to upper quadrant musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents
    Yolandi Prins
    Physiother Theory Pract 24:221-42. 2008
    ..This review concludes that the duration of sitting posture and psychosocial factors may influence the experience of musculoskeletal pain among children and adolescents...
  81. pmc Advanced practice physiotherapy in patients with musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review
    François Desmeules
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:107. 2012
    ..A systematic review was done to update the evaluation of physiotherapists in APP roles in the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders...
  82. pmc Working conditions as risk factors for disability retirement: a longitudinal register linkage study
    Eero Lahelma
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:309. 2012
    ..We examined the contributions of work arrangements, physical working conditions and psychosocial working conditions to subsequent disability retirement...
  83. ncbi Equal task, equal exposure? Are men and women with the same tasks equally exposed to awkward working postures?
    Wendela E Hooftman
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 52:1079-86. 2009
    ..It is concluded that gender differences in exposure to awkward postures within the same task were small at most and cannot explain the female excess in musculoskeletal symptoms...
  84. pmc Risk factors for neck and upper extremity disorders among computers users and the effect of interventions: an overview of systematic reviews
    Johan H Andersen
    Danish Ramazzini Centre, Department of Occupational Medicine, Regional Hospital Herning, Herning, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 6:e19691. 2011
    ....
  85. pmc Assessment of mechanical exposure in ergonomic epidemiology
    A J van der Beek
    Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Amsterdam
    Occup Environ Med 55:291-9. 1998
    ..Finally, current problems and future directions in measurement strategies and methods are discussed...
  86. ncbi Self-reported reduced productivity due to musculoskeletal symptoms: associations with workplace and individual factors among white-collar computer users
    Mats Hagberg
    National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Occup Rehabil 12:151-62. 2002
    ....
  87. ncbi Time--a key issue for musculoskeletal health and manufacturing
    Richard Wells
    Kinesiology Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
    Appl Ergon 38:733-44. 2007
    ..Further cooperation between these two stakeholders as well as research on the topic are needed to enable ergonomists to have a larger impact on the design of production systems...
  88. pmc Prevalence and consequences of musculoskeletal symptoms in symphony orchestra musicians vary by gender: a cross-sectional study
    Helene M Paarup
    Research Unit of Occupational and Environmental Health, Institute of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:223. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was therefore to investigate the prevalence, duration and consequences of musculoskeletal symptoms in professional symphony orchestra musicians...
  89. ncbi NIOSH research efforts to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the healthcare industry
    Thomas Waters
    Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Orthop Nurs 25:380-9. 2006
    ..Results of these studies have provided scientific evidence that significant occupational risks for musculoskeletal disorders exist and that effective interventions are available to reduce the risk for these workers...
  90. ncbi Ergonomic methods for assessing exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders
    G C David
    Robens Centre for Health Ergonomics, European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7TE, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:190-9. 2005
    ..This review provides an overview of the range of methods that have been developed for the assessment of exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders...
  91. ncbi Occupational musculoskeletal and mental health: Significance of rationalization and opportunities to create sustainable production systems - A systematic review
    R H Westgaard
    Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Appl Ergon 42:261-96. 2011
    ..It has considerable and mostly negative influence on worker health, but this can be reduced by attention to modifiers. The results create a basis for new priorities in ergonomic intervention research...
  92. pmc Patient satisfaction with private physiotherapy for musculoskeletal pain
    Sarah N Casserley-Feeney
    School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:50. 2008
    ..The aim of this cross sectional survey was to measure patient satisfaction with private physiotherapy in Ireland, for patients with musculoskeletal pain, using a previously validated survey instrument...
  93. ncbi Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Brazilian dental students
    Marcus Vitor Diniz de Carvalho
    Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Dent Educ 73:624-30. 2009
    ..6 percent) reported pain. The high percentage of pain reported by dental students suggests the value of reviewing work conditions in dental practices in order to minimize the exposure of all workers to WMSD...
  94. pmc The prevalence and incidence of musculoskeletal symptoms among hospital physicians: a systematic review
    Karen M Oude Hengel
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 84:115-9. 2011
    ..Physicians are exposed to a range of work-related risk factors that may result in occupational diseases. This systematic review aims at shedding light on the prevalence and incidence of musculoskeletal complaints among hospital physicians...
  95. ncbi The effects of an office ergonomics training and chair intervention on worker knowledge, behavior and musculoskeletal risk
    Michelle Robertson
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    Appl Ergon 40:124-35. 2009
    ..A significant increase in overall ergonomic knowledge was observed for the intervention groups. Both intervention groups exhibited higher level behavioral translation and had lower musculoskeletal risk than the control group...
  96. ncbi Predictors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists
    M J Hayes
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Int J Dent Hyg 10:265-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate which risk factors may help predict MSD among Australian dental hygienists...
  97. pmc Employee control over working times and risk of cause-specific disability pension: the Finnish Public Sector Study
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu 14 18 B, Turku, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 67:479-85. 2010
    ..To examine the association between worktime control and subsequent disability pension among employees...
  98. pmc Optimising case definitions of upper limb disorder for aetiological research and prevention: a review
    Keith T Palmer
    MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
    Occup Environ Med 69:71-8. 2012
    ..Thus, in population-based aetiological research and surveillance, simple case definitions should normally suffice. Data on risk factors can justifiably be pooled in meta-analyses, despite differences in case definition...
  99. pmc A strong association between non-musculoskeletal symptoms and musculoskeletal pain symptoms: results from a population study
    Hedda Tschudi-Madsen
    Department of General Practice, Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, PO Box 1130, Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:285. 2011
    ..In a general population, we aimed to explore the association between self-reported non-musculoskeletal symptoms and the number of pain sites...
  100. ncbi Criterion-related validity of functional capacity evaluation lifting tests on future work disability risk and return to work in the construction industry
    V Gouttebarge
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 66:657-63. 2009
    ..To assess the criterion-related validity of the five Ergo-Kit (EK) functional capacity evaluation (FCE) lifting tests in construction workers on sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...
  101. ncbi A descriptive study of psychiatric disorders and psychosocial burden in rehabilitation patients with musculoskeletal diseases
    Martin Härter
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Freiburg University Medical Center, Hauptstrasse 5, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:461-8. 2002
    To investigate current, 12-month, and lifetime prevalence rates, and associated psychosocial burden of psychiatric disorders in rehabilitation inpatients with musculoskeletal diseases.

Research Grants63

  1. Chronic Sleep Restriction Increases Immunity to Autoantigen: Role of the SNS
    Arnold E Postlethwaite; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Challenge Topic: 01-AR-101 "Integrating Behavioral and Biomedical Research Approaches in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases" Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), other chronic arthritides and other autoimmune diseases ..
  2. Pbx Homeodomain Proteins in Skeletal Muscle Differentiation
    LISA A MAVES; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..muscle fibers is necessary for normal muscle development and regeneration and, when defective, leads to musculoskeletal diseases such as muscular dystrophies and muscle tumors...
  3. Developing small molecule therapeutics for lupus
    Thomas R Coleman; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Dr. Diamond, Head, Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Diseases (Feinstein) has performed pioneering studies on the induction and pathogenicity of anti-DNA antibodies in ..
  4. Thrombospondins and other matricellular proteins in tissue organization and homeo
    Joanne E Murphy Ullrich; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The program will emphasize translational applications to diabetes, cardiovascular, renal, and musculoskeletal diseases, and cancer...
  5. Cathespin K Radioligands for In Vivo Imaging
    Michael R Kilbourn; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..molecular imaging radiotracers for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) studies of osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal diseases (e.g., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis) involving potential bone loss...
  6. Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Conditions across the Lifespan
    Nancy E Lane; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Musculoskeletal Diseases comprise the most frequent ailment for primary care physician visits in the United States, and the increases in incidence of musculoskeletal diseases with aging (particularly ..
  7. New Optics for Trace Level Detection of Toxins in Environmental and Biological Sa
    ZEWU CHEN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..metals which are linked to many respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, hematological, and musculoskeletal diseases (DHHS 1992, 1999). Use in bone, renal, heart, liver, etc...
  8. Musculoskeletal Disorder in Dialysis Patients
    Sharon M Moe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Sharon Moe to continue her own clinical research and to mentor new investigators in the musculoskeletal diseases observed in dialysis patients. Dr...
  9. BONE TARGETED DELIVERY OF ANABOLIC AGENTS
    JINDRICH H KOPECEK; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..A new approach for the treatment of osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal diseases is proposed a targeted drug delivery system employing bone targeted;water-soluble polymer conjugates as ..
  10. FASEB SRC on Matricellular Proteins in Development, Health, and Disease
    Joanne E Murphy-Ullrich; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and immunity, fibrosis, diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurologic, and musculoskeletal diseases. The program will feature full length talks from invited speakers, short talks selected from abstract ..
  11. ACR Basic Research Conference
    Bruce Neil Cronstein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In order to emphasize the principles of basic science that underlie the pathogenesis of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, the ACR has built specific programs emphasizing basic science into the Annual Meeting...
  12. BMP-3 Signaling in the Formation and Regulation of Bone
    Vicki Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Musculoskeletal diseases present a major economic burden to the healthcare system, and negatively affect the quality of life of ..
  13. Musculoskeletal Research Training Program
    Jennifer J Westendorf; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to the next generation of independent investigators who will advance knowledge and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and who are capable of productive interactions with both basic science and clinical colleagues, and (2) ..
  14. Genotyping the NPF Biobank for Psoriasis Susceptibility Genes
    JAMES TILFORD ELDER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Genomics and Specific Challenge Area: 08-AR-101 Genotyping of Existing Cohorts in Rheumatic, Skin, and Musculoskeletal Diseases. Psoriasis is a common, immunologically-mediated disease of the skin and joints, with a strong genetic ..
  15. A COMBINED LIFESTYLE AND MEDICATION INTERVENTION TO REDUCE CVD RISK
    Thomas C Keyserling; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..effectiveness of interventions to reduce health disparities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, musculoskeletal diseases, and birth outcomes 3...
  16. NIAMS MULTIDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER
    Robert P Kimberly; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..research related to the causes, diagnoses, treatments and improved care of patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases. The MCRC builds on the capabilities of the UAB Arthritis and vlusculoskeletal Center and its thematic ..
  17. Wnt signaling in skeletal tissue regeneration
    Jie Jiang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Disruptions in the Wnt pathway are associated with multiple human musculoskeletal diseases and Wnt signaling is part ofthe body's natural response to skeletal damage...
  18. Cognitive-Behavioral Based Physical Therapy: Improving Surgical Spine Outcomes
    Kristin Archer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed study addresses the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) research priority of exploring behavioral therapy and exercise to improve the outcome of musculoskeletal diseases.
  19. Rotator Cuff Tears: Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies
    Nitin B Jain; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The candidate's clinical background in Rehabilitation Medicine, and prior work in musculoskeletal diseases and patient-oriented studies is ideally suited for this mentored patient-oriented research program...
  20. Midcareer investigator award in patient oriented research (K24)
    Nancy E Lane; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Lane, is a clinical rheumatologist and an active clinical investigator in musculoskeletal diseases with a special emphasis on osteoarthritis and osteoporosis...
  21. Genetics of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
    HAKON contact HAKONARSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Genomics and specific Challenge Topic, 08-AR-101: Genotyping of Existing Cohorts in Rheumatic, Skin, and Musculoskeletal Diseases. These studies will utilize existing clinical cohorts to create a broadly shared data resource that is ..
  22. In Vivo Early Detection of Cartilage Degeneration Using High Field MRI
    Xiaojuan Li; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..at least 75% research time, 2) a systematic training in biology/pathology and clinical aspects of musculoskeletal diseases by attending courses, journal clubs, seminars, scientific meetings, and regular nteractions with co-..
  23. The Influence of PTH during Exercise on Bone Quality
    JOSEPH DANIEL GARDINIER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Prevention of musculoskeletal diseases and other age-related complications, such as osteoporotic fractures, is dependent on developing proper bone mass at a young age in order to maintain the ..
  24. Translating molecular signal pathways to orthopaedic trauma care
    REGIS J O'KEEFE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The CORT renewal application continues a Program designed to transform the treatments of two major musculoskeletal diseases, 1) skeletal injury and 2) joint injury/osteoarthritis...
  25. Identification Of Susceptibility Genes For SLE Of Amerindian Origin In Hispanics
    Marta E Alarcon Riquelme; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..08) Genomics and Specific Challenge Topic, 08-AR-101 Genotyping Existing Cohorts in Rheumatic, Skin and Musculoskeletal Diseases. Systemic lupus erythematosus is not only primarily a disease of women, but it is also a disease ..
  26. Environmental Agents as Modulators of Disease Processes
    Thomas A Gasiewicz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..amp;Cardiovascular Diseases, Neurodevelopmental Disorders &Neurodegerierative Diseases, and Musculoskeletal Diseases. The Pulmonary &Cardiovascular Disease Program brings together a multidisciplinary group of ..
  27. In vivo imaging of cortical porosity in the peripheral skeleton
    Galateia J Kazakia; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and consequence of cortical marco-porosity in human subjects;4) to obtain training in clinical research, musculoskeletal diseases and statistical methods;and 5) to develop an independent research career. To achieve these goals, Dr...
  28. MUSCULOSKELETAL TRAINING GRANT
    Denis R Clohisy; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..as basic scientists or clinical investigators studying the causes, treatments, and response to therapy of musculoskeletal diseases. 2...
  29. Orthopedic implant materials with bacteria-resistant and osteogenic functions
    Yuyu Sun; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Project Summary/Abstract Musculoskeletal diseases affect approximately 110 million adults in the United States, and metallic orthopedic implants are widely used to treat these conditions...
  30. NIAMS MULTIDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER
    Anna N A Tosteson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    The Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) in Musculoskeletal Diseases at Dartmouth is committed to promoting rigorous clinical research through focused research collaborations and cross-disciplinary educational initiatives ..
  31. Occupational Health for All: From Research to Practice
    BONNIE M ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The most common workplace illnesses are cancers from exposure to hazardous substances, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory diseases, hearing loss, circulatory diseases and communicable diseases caused by exposure to ..
  32. UAB Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center
    S Louis Bridges; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..research related to the causes, diagnoses, treatments and improved care of patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases. The MCRC builds on the capabilities of the UAB Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and ..
  33. Defining the complex genetics of JIA
    Susan D Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Genomics and specific Challenge Topic, 08-AR-101 Genotyping of Existing Cohorts in Rheumatic, Skin, and Musculoskeletal Diseases. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common autoimmune rheumatic disease of childhood and ..
  34. Perlecan modulates VEGF Bio-Availability in Human Osteoarthritic Cartilage
    RONALD GOMES; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..that pertains to supporting research investigating the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases, as well as the training of basic scientists to conduct this research...
  35. Pain and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Translating Scientific Advances into Practice
    Daniel J Clauw; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..including mentor-mentee relationships, between individuals in pain research and those studying musculoskeletal diseases. 4) To disseminate the knowledge gained from this conference...
  36. Modulation of Bone's Mechanical Behavior by Bone Quality
    Stefan Judex; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Similarly, antiresorptive (e.g., bisphosphonates) and anabolic (e.g., PTH) treatments for musculoskeletal diseases may influence both the quantity and quality of the bone matrix, and thus can ultimately improve (or ..
  37. ASBMR Symposium: Cutting Edge Discoveries in Muscle Biology, Disease and Therapeu
    Lynda F Bonewald; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Abstract: Billions of dollars are spent annually in the United States on musculoskeletal diseases. Diseases of muscle and bone in childhood can ravage any hopes of a normal life and aging diseases of muscle and bone results in muscle and ..
  38. Advanced MR Imaging of Early Osteoarthritis
    Garry E Gold; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..two independent research awards from the NIH that use MR techniques to investigate the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal diseases (both are from NIBIB). Dr...
  39. TRAINING PROGRAM IN MUSCULOSKELETAL RESEARCH
    Edward M Greenfield; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..as well as their appreciation for the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and their interest in musculoskeletal diseases. The faculty are highly collaborative and interactive and include 35 trainers from nine departments in ..
  40. BIOMIMETICS OF BONE REGENERATION
    Jill Helms; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Collectively, these results on the biomimetics of bone regeneration will provide a sound scientific basis for the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries.
  41. Occupational Health: A Basic Right at Work ? An Asset to Society
    Bonnie Rogers; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The most common workplace illnesses are cancers from exposure to hazardous substances, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory diseases, hearing loss, circulatory diseases and communicable diseases caused by exposure to ..
  42. Novel GPCR Kinase Interactions in Macrophages and Role in Arthritis
    Narayanan Parameswaran; Fiscal Year: 2009
    Monocytes/macrophages are crucial cell types in inflammatory processes in many diseases including musculoskeletal diseases. Osteoclasts, (cells derived from monocytes/macrophages) have the unique capacity to resorb bone and thus play a ..
  43. Predoctoral Training in Translational Musculoskeletal Research
    Robert L Sah; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..will thereby develop interdisciplinary research skills, between the bench and bedside, allowing them to springboard to careers that will improve the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions.
  44. Renewing a Century of Committment to a Healthy, Safe & Prod Working Life
    M E BONNIE ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The most common workplace illnesses are cancers from exposure to hazardous substances, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory diseases, hearing loss, circulatory diseases and communicable diseases caused by exposure to ..
  45. Rheumatic Diseases Core Centers (P30)
    John D Mountz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the UAB-RDCC's goal is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases. The strategy of the UAB-RDCC is to draw on the strengths of the UAB research community, including the ..
  46. Young Investigators Career Science and Mentoring Program (R13)
    Nancy E Lane; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..necessary to carry out clinical research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with musculoskeletal diseases. The national impact of this young investigators research will be appreciated by musculoskeletal disease ..
  47. Upgrading a 7T Scanner to Study Cancer, Neurological and Musculoskeletal Diseases
    Sarah J Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..upgrade include projects from established investigators with major programs in cancer, neurological and musculoskeletal diseases, as well as from 7 new investigators who are utilizing this technology in developing their independent ..
  48. MULTIPURPOSE ARTHRITIS & MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASE CENTER
    HARRY BLUESTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..self-administered quality of well-being (QWB) scale to measure health outcome in patients with chronic musculoskeletal diseases. The Biomedical and EEHSR components of the MAMDC will be supported by three cores. Administration (H.G...
  49. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES
    Jennifer Kelsey; Fiscal Year: 2003
    This program consists of predoctoral and postdoctoral training in the epidemiology of musculoskeletal diseases, with an emphasis on osteoporosis, falls, and fractures,, and also on the arthritic disorders and their sequelae...
  50. REGULATION OF COLITIS BY CYCLOOXYGENASE-2
    Keith Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..by the recent FDA approval and rapid utilization of multiple COX-2 selective inhibitors for treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. Based on our preliminary data and my long-standing interest in inflammatory bowel disease, in the ..
  51. Ullrich Syndrome: Pathogenesis and Therapies
    Mon Li Chu; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and changes in the expression and localization of collagen VI microfibrils are associated with common musculoskeletal diseases such as osteoarthritis...
  52. MULTIPURPOSE ARTHRITIS & MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES CENTER
    JOHN WINFIELD; Fiscal Year: 2001
    The Multipurpose Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel H...
  53. MULTIPURPOSE ARTHRITIS & MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES CENTER
    MATTHEW LIANG; Fiscal Year: 2000
    This grant proposes to renew the Robert B. Brigham Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center (MAC) and supports an Administrative unit, 3 Cores, 3 clinical science grants, and 4 development and feasibility studies...
  54. INCOMPLETE RECOVERY FOLLOWING LYME DISEASE
    Nancy Shadick; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..in the Division of Rheumatology/Immunology and a clinical investigator in the Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, who coordinates the Nantucket Island Lyme disease cohort ..
  55. 37th Midwest Connective Tissue Workshop
    Susan Chubinskaya; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Narrative Connective tissue and musculoskeletal diseases affect millions of Americans, cause chronic pain and disability and cost billions of dollars in health ..
  56. AAOS/AHRS Disparities in Musculoskeletal Med. Con.
    James Weinstein; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Goal: To improve quality and outcomes of healthcare to orthopaedic patients and persons with musculoskeletal diseases who are members of racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S...
  57. ANTIOXIDANTS AND FEMALE HORMONES IN THE ETIOLOGY OF RA
    Elizabeth Karlson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Dr. Matthew Liang, Director, Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center (MAMDC), Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Policy and ..
  58. ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES
    David Felson; Fiscal Year: 2000
    This proposal requests renewal of the Boston University Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center. It contains a plan to strengthen and expand the programs and research activities of the Center...
  59. Joint and Muscle Dysfunction of Temporomandibular Joint
    Allen Cowley; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..recognized interdisciplinary group of basic and clinical investigators in rheumatology and musculoskeletal diseases to address the biochemical, molecular vascular and biomechanical aspects of structure and functions that ..
  60. ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES CENTER
    David Fox; Fiscal Year: 2001
    The University of Michigan Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center (UM-MAC) will provide the leadership and environment necessary to coordinate the multiple resources of the University of Michigan in support of ..
  61. A Novel Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis Screening Tool
    Amit Bhattacharya; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..quantitated natural shock absorbers of the musculoskeletal system in another type of degenerative musculoskeletal diseases i.e. osteoarthritic patients...
  62. Extended Learning Curriculum for the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic & Rheumatology
    George Muschler; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In response to this dramatic growth in patient populations and increase in the complexity of musculoskeletal diseases, the number of new drugs and devices, as well as therapeutic protocols to treat those diseases, has also ..
  63. PLANNING GRANT FOR A MULTIPURPOSE CLINICAL RESEARCH CENT
    Marc Hochberg; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..which will be composed of internationally-known clinical investigators in the field of rheumatology and musculoskeletal diseases, will review the plans for the MCRC and critique the proposed projects at their various stages of ..