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 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
  3. doi 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
  4. ncbi Dutch Musculoskeletal Questionnaire: description and basic qualities
    V H Hildebrandt
    TNO Work and Employment, AS Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 44:1038-55. 2001
  5. doi 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Research Grants

  1. Midcareer Investigator Award Patient-Oriented Research
    Nancy Lane; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. BONE TARGETED DELIVERY OF ANABOLIC AGENTS
    Jindrich Kopecek; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. BONE TARGETED DELIVERY OF ANABOLIC AGENTS
    JINDRICH H KOPECEK; Fiscal Year: 2010
  4. BIOMIMETICS OF BONE REGENERATION
    Jill Helms; Fiscal Year: 2002
  5. NIAMS Multidisciplinary Clin Res Ctr: Rheumatic Diseases
    Joanne Jordan; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. Renewing a Century of Committment to a Healthy, Safe & Prod Working Life
    M E BONNIE ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. NIAMS Multidisciplinary Clin Res Ctr: Rheumatic Diseases
    Joanne Jordan; Fiscal Year: 2007
  8. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES
    Jennifer Kelsey; Fiscal Year: 2003

Detail Information

Publications337 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 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...
  3. doi 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...
  4. 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...
  5. doi 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. doi 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...
  12. 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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  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. doi 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...
  17. 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
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  18. 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...
  19. doi 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...
  20. doi 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...
  21. doi [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...
  22. 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...
  23. doi 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...
  24. pmc Occupational medicine at a turning point
    D Coggon
    Occup Environ Med 62:281-3. 2005
  25. 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...
  26. doi 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
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  27. doi 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...
  28. 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
    ....
  29. 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
    ....
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. doi 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. doi 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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)...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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.
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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 ..
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. doi 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
    ....
  62. doi 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)...
  63. ncbi Decision-making ability of physical therapists: physical therapy intervention or medical referral
    Diane U Jette
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    Phys Ther 86:1619-29. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the ability of physical therapists to make decisions about the management of patients in a direct-access environment...
  64. doi 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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.
  67. ncbi Self-reported versus expert-assessed work-relatedness of pain in the neck, shoulder, and arm
    Ingrid Sivesind Mehlum
    National Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 8149 Dep, N 0033 Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:222-32. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare self-reported work-relatedness of neck-shoulder and arm pain with experts' assessments based on specific criteria...
  68. doi Healthcare service use in adolescents with non-specific musculoskeletal pain
    Stefano Masiero
    Department of Rehabilitation, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 99:1224-8. 2010
    ....
  69. ncbi Musculoskeletal disorders self-reported by dentists in Queensland, Australia
    P A Leggat
    Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland
    Aust Dent J 51:324-7. 2006
    ..Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) represent an important occupational health issue in dentistry. Given the significance of this topic, we considered it necessary to investigate the prevalence and impact of MSD among Australian dentists...
  70. pmc Effect of Functional Capacity Evaluation information on the judgment of physicians about physical work ability in the context of disability claims
    Haije Wind
    Academic Medical Center, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:1087-96. 2009
    ..To test whether Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) information lead insurance physicians (IPs) to change their judgment about the physical work ability of claimants with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...
  71. ncbi Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and carpal tunnel syndrome among dental hygienists
    Dan Anton
    Biomechanics and Ergonomics Facility, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa 52242, USA
    Am J Ind Med 42:248-57. 2002
    ..No previous studies involving dental hygienists have combined nerve conduction studies (NCS) and symptoms in their CTS case definitions...
  72. doi The influence of working conditions and individual factors on the incidence of neck and upper limb symptoms among professional computer users
    Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist
    School of Technology and Health, The Royal Institute of Technology, Huddinge, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:689-702. 2009
    ..To assess the influence of working conditions and individual factors on the incidence of neck and upper limb symptoms among professional computer users...
  73. pmc Evidence of educational inadequacies in region-specific musculoskeletal medicine
    Charles S Day
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 466:2542-7. 2008
    ..0 of 5) in five of the seven anatomic regions. Our study provides evidence that region-specific musculoskeletal medicine is a potential learning gap that may need to be addressed in the undergraduate musculoskeletal curriculum...
  74. pmc Studying the association between musculoskeletal disorders, quality of life and mental health. A primary care pilot study in rural Crete, Greece
    Maria D Antonopoulou
    Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, 74100 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:143. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the association between MSD and the quality of life and mental health of patients and to discuss issues concerning care seeking patterns in rural Greece...
  75. pmc Smoking and musculoskeletal disorders: findings from a British national survey
    K T Palmer
    MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Community Clinical Sciences, Southampton General Hospital, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 62:33-6. 2003
    ..To explore the relation between smoking habits and regional pain in the general population...
  76. ncbi How does persistent pain develop? An analysis of the relationship between psychological variables, pain and function across stages of chronicity
    Katja Boersma
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Behav Res Ther 43:1495-507. 2005
    ..This suggests that the time point in the development of a musculoskeletal pain problem might be an essential aspect of the importance of the relationship between psychological components and function...
  77. doi Ergonomic interventions for office workers with musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review
    Rhysa Leyshon
    Doctoral Program in Rehabilitation Science, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Work 35:335-48. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the level and quality of evidence supporting ergonomic interventions to improve the comfort, safety and/or productivity of office workers with symptoms of MSDs...
  78. pmc The use of CAM and conventional treatments among primary care consulters with chronic musculoskeletal pain
    Majid Artus
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 8:26. 2007
    ..We are unaware, however, of a direct evidence of the extent of CAM use by primary care patients, and how successful they perceive it to be...
  79. doi Prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers
    Helen Harcombe
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 33:437-41. 2009
    ..To describe the prevalence, characteristics and impact of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers...
  80. doi 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...
  81. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a participatory return-to-work intervention for temporary agency workers and unemployed workers sick-listed due to musculoskeletal disorders: design of a randomised controlled trial
    Sylvia J Vermeulen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:60. 2010
    ....
  82. pmc Periostin-like-factor and Periostin 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
    Bone 44:502-12. 2009
    ..In general, the data suggest that PLF is located in tissues during the early adaptive stage of remodeling but not during the pathological phase and therefore might be a marker of early adaptive remodeling...
  83. ncbi Obesity and disability - a short review
    L J Ells
    School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK
    Obes Rev 7:341-5. 2006
    ..Future research efforts are required to strengthen the evidence base examining obesity in back disorders, mental health and learning disabilities, in order to improve current clinical management...
  84. ncbi Upper extremity disorders in the workplace: costs and outcomes beyond the first return to work
    Marjorie L Baldwin
    W P Carey School of Business, School of Health Management and Policy, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 16:303-23. 2006
    ..Cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremities (CTD) have become increasingly important in workers' compensation caseloads over the last two decades. Relative to occupational back pain, CTD have been much less studied...
  85. ncbi Comparison of three computer office workstations offering forearm support: impact on upper limb posture and muscle activation
    Alain Delisle
    Robert Sauvé Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute IRSST Canada, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3C2, Canada
    Ergonomics 49:139-60. 2006
    ..The new exposure variation analysis summary parameters used were sensitive to small workstation changes, thus supporting their use in future studies...
  86. pmc Musculoskeletal dysfunction in physical education teachers
    H Sandmark
    Department of Occupational Health, Karolinska Hospital, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 57:673-7. 2000
    ....
  87. ncbi Musculoskeletal symptoms in relation to work exposures at call centre companies in Sweden
    Kerstin Norman
    National Institute for Working Life, Department for Work and Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Work 30:201-14. 2008
    ..Comparisons were made between internal and external CCs. An internal CC is a department or separate unit within a larger company with another main core business, while an external CC is a free-standing company...
  88. ncbi The burden of musculoskeletal disease--a global perspective
    Peter M Brooks
    Health Sciences, University of Queensland Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Rheumatol 25:778-81. 2006
    b>Musculoskeletal diseases are one of the major causes of disability around the world and have been a significant reason for the development of the Bone and Joint Decade...
  89. ncbi Reliable exposure assessment strategies for physical ergonomics stressors in construction and other non-routinized work
    Victor Paquet
    Department of Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 342 Bell Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260 2060, USA
    Ergonomics 48:1200-19. 2005
    ....
  90. pmc Chronic repetitive reaching and grasping results in decreased motor performance and widespread tissue responses in a rat model of MSD
    Mary F Barbe
    Department of Physical Therapy, College of Allied Health Professions, Temple University, 3307 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Orthop Res 21:167-76. 2003
    ..Our results demonstrate that performance of repetitive tasks elicits motor decrements, signs of injury and a cellular and tissue responses associated with inflammation...
  91. ncbi Biomechanical evaluation of nursing tasks in a hospital setting
    R Jang
    Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Mingchi University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    Ergonomics 50:1835-55. 2007
    ..This study also concluded that self-reported perceived exertion could be used as a tool to identify nursing activities with a high risk of low-back injury...
  92. ncbi Awkward work postures: association with occupational gender segregation
    Ola Leijon
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Norrbacka, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 47:381-93. 2005
    ..Segregation of men and women into different jobs is often cited as one of the most plausible explanations for gender differences in exposure and musculoskeletal disorders...
  93. doi What characterizes persons who do not report musculoskeletal pain? Results from a 4-year Population-based longitudinal study (the Epifund study)
    Elizabeth A Jones
    Section of Population Health, Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    J Rheumatol 36:1071-7. 2009
    ..To identify and characterize persons in the population who do not report musculoskeletal pain...
  94. ncbi From evidence to community practice in work rehabilitation: the Quebec experience
    Patrick Loisel
    Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedics, Sherbrooke University, Charles LeMoyne Hospital, 1111 St Charles Street West, Suite 101, Longueuil, Quebec J4K 5G4, Canada
    Clin J Pain 19:105-13. 2003
    ..Possible solutions to the problem of prolonged back pain disability have emerged from recent research but few efforts have been made to transfer evidence-based programs to large community settings...
  95. ncbi Ethnic health disparities in arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases: report of a scientific conference
    Joanne M Jordan
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7330, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:2280-6. 2002
  96. ncbi Incidence of self-reported reduced productivity owing to musculoskeletal symptoms: association with workplace and individual factors among computer users
    M Hagberg
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Academy at Göteborg University UGOT, Goteborg, Sweden
    Ergonomics 50:1820-34. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the incidence and identify possible risk factors for self-reported reduced productivity owing to musculoskeletal symptoms among computer users...
  97. pmc A prospective study of return to work across health conditions: perceived work attitude, self-efficacy and perceived social support
    Sandra Brouwer
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Social Medicine, Work and Health, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, Building 3217, Room 620, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 20:104-12. 2010
    ....
  98. doi The effectiveness of manual therapy in the management of musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder: a systematic review
    Chung Yee Cecilia Ho
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, 325 Great King Street, Dunedin North, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
    Man Ther 14:463-74. 2009
    ..MT was not shown to be more effective than other conservative interventions for AC, however, massage and Mobilizations-with-Movement may be useful in comparison to no treatment for short-term outcomes for shoulder dysfunction...
  99. ncbi Incidence of non-traumatic complaints of arm, neck and shoulder in general practice
    A Feleus
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Man Ther 13:426-33. 2008
    ..When estimating morbidity in primary care, based on diagnostic codes, one should be aware of possible underestimation of morbidity and corresponding workload, when excluding codes not specific for that region or disease...
  100. pmc Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a survey of physical therapists in Izmir-Turkey
    Yesim Salik
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylul University, PO Box 35340 Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:27. 2004
    ..This study was planned to collect data about causes, prevalence and responses to work-related musculoskeletal disorders reported by physiotherapists employed in Izmir, Turkey...
  101. pmc Aetiology and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders in physically active conscripts: a follow-up study in the Finnish Defence Forces
    Henri Taanila
    Tampere Research Centre of Sports Medicine, The UKK Institute, PO Box 30, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:146. 2010
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine associations between various risk factors and MSDs with special attention to the physical fitness of the conscripts...

Research Grants77

  1. Midcareer Investigator Award Patient-Oriented Research
    Nancy Lane; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..She is an established clinical investigator in musculoskeletal diseases with a special emphasis on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis...
  2. BONE TARGETED DELIVERY OF ANABOLIC AGENTS
    Jindrich Kopecek; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..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 ..
  3. BONE TARGETED DELIVERY OF ANABOLIC AGENTS
    JINDRICH H KOPECEK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..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 ..
  4. 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.
  5. NIAMS Multidisciplinary Clin Res Ctr: Rheumatic Diseases
    Joanne Jordan; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..of the Epidemiology Education/Health Services Research Component of the Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
  6. 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 ..
  7. NIAMS Multidisciplinary Clin Res Ctr: Rheumatic Diseases
    Joanne Jordan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of the Epidemiology_ducation/Health Services Research Component of the Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
  8. 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...