musculoskeletal diseases

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

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  1. Woolf A, Vos T, March L. How to measure the impact of musculoskeletal conditions. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2010;24:723-32 pubmed publisher
    ..This chapter considers theoretical and practical issues relevant to measuring the buden of musculoskeltal conditions in populations, societies and individuals...
  2. Hayes M, Smith D, Cockrell D. An international review of musculoskeletal disorders in the dental hygiene profession. Int Dent J. 2010;60:343-52 pubmed
    ..Future research should implement triangulation methods in longitudinal studies, a strategy which will go a long way in the understanding of this complex occupational health issue...
  3. Long M, Johnston V, Bogossian F. Work-related upper quadrant musculoskeletal disorders in midwives, nurses and physicians: A systematic review of risk factors and functional consequences. Appl Ergon. 2012;43:455-67 pubmed publisher
    ..One such source may be work-related musculoskeletal disorders. We aimed to identify risk factors for and functional consequences of work-related upper quadrant musculoskeletal disorders in midwives, nurses and physicians...
  4. Kim I, Geiger Brown J, Trinkoff A, Muntaner C. Physically demanding workloads and the risks of musculoskeletal disorders in homecare workers in the USA. Health Soc Care Community. 2010;18:445-55 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  5. Joseph C, Imbeau D, Nastasia I. Measurement consistency among observational job analysis methods during an intervention study. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2011;17:139-46 pubmed
    ..The results from those 3 methods served to compare the methods and evaluate their consistency. Comparisons among the methods showed positive association between QEC and OCRA indices, and between the QEC back index and 4D Watbak...
  6. Fethke N, Gant L, Gerr F. Comparison of biomechanical loading during use of conventional stud welding equipment and an alternate system. Appl Ergon. 2011;42:725-34 pubmed publisher
    ..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. ..
  7. Ropponen A, Narusyte J, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P. Stability and change in health behaviours as predictors for disability pension: a prospective cohort study of Swedish twins. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:678 pubmed publisher
  8. Ropponen A, Silventoinen K, Tynelius P, Rasmussen F. Association between hand grip/body weight ratio and disability pension due to musculoskeletal disorders: a population-based cohort study of 1 million Swedish men. Scand J Public Health. 2011;39:830-8 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate the predictive value of hand grip/body weight ratio and hand grip strength in early adulthood for obtaining a disability pension (DP) due to musculoskeletal disorders in later life...
  9. Westgaard R, Winkel J. Occupational musculoskeletal and mental health: Significance of rationalization and opportunities to create sustainable production systems - A systematic review. Appl Ergon. 2011;42:261-96 pubmed publisher
    ..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...

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  1. Oude Hengel K, Visser B, Sluiter J. The prevalence and incidence of musculoskeletal symptoms among hospital physicians: a systematic review. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2011;84:115-9 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  2. Tschudi Madsen H, Kjeldsberg M, Natvig B, Ihlebaek C, Dalen I, Kamaleri Y, et al. A strong association between non-musculoskeletal symptoms and musculoskeletal pain symptoms: results from a population study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011;12:285 pubmed publisher
    ..In a general population, we aimed to explore the association between self-reported non-musculoskeletal symptoms and the number of pain sites...
  3. Jordan K, Kadam U, Hayward R, Porcheret M, Young C, Croft P. Annual consultation prevalence of regional musculoskeletal problems in primary care: an observational study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010;11:144 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  4. Madeleine P. On functional motor adaptations: from the quantification of motor strategies to the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in the neck-shoulder region. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2010;199 Suppl 679:1-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, muscle fatigue and discomfort are reported to play a relevant initiating role in WMSD...
  5. Uprety Y, Asselin H, Dhakal A, Julien N. Traditional use of medicinal plants in the boreal forest of Canada: review and perspectives. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2012;8:7 pubmed publisher
  6. Paarup H, Baelum J, Holm J, Manniche C, Wedderkopp N. Prevalence and consequences of musculoskeletal symptoms in symphony orchestra musicians vary by gender: a cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011;12:223 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this study was therefore to investigate the prevalence, duration and consequences of musculoskeletal symptoms in professional symphony orchestra musicians...
  7. Palmer K, Harris E, Linaker C, Cooper C, Coggon D. Optimising case definitions of upper limb disorder for aetiological research and prevention: a review. Occup Environ Med. 2012;69:71-8 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  8. Slim Z, Chaaya M, Habib R, Arayssi T, Uthman I. High burden of musculoskeletal conditions: a problem that has only recently come to recognition. Chronic Illn. 2011;7:311-20 pubmed publisher
    ..For the first time, a population based study was conducted in Lebanon to assess the prevalence, level of disability, and health seeking behaviours related to musculoskeletal pain and rheumatic disorders...
  9. Alexandre P, da Silva I, de Souza L, de Magalhães Câmara V, Palacios M, Meyer A. Musculoskeletal disorders among Brazilian dentists. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2011;66:231-5 pubmed publisher
    ..However, female dentists were at higher risk to report tendinitis when compared to all 3 reference populations. This study suggests that Brazilian dentists are at higher risk to develop musculoskeletal disorders...
  10. Bhattacharya A, Leigh J. Musculoskeletal disorder costs and medical claim filing in the US retail trade sector. Ind Health. 2011;49:517-22 pubmed
    ..The odds of filing claims rose with age and were higher for females and southerners than men and non-southerners. Total estimated national medical costs for MSDs within retail trade were $389 million (2007 USD)...
  11. Jakob F, Ebert R, Rudert M, Nöth U, Walles H, Docheva D, et al. In situ guided tissue regeneration in musculoskeletal diseases and aging : Implementing pathology into tailored tissue engineering strategies. Cell Tissue Res. 2012;347:725-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Implementing such strategies into applications for in situ guided tissue regeneration should greatly enhance the efficacy of tailored procedures in the future...
  12. de Vries H, Brouwer S, Groothoff J, Geertzen J, Reneman M. Staying at work with chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain: a qualitative study of workers' experiences. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011;12:126 pubmed publisher
    ..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)...
  13. Taanila H, Suni J, Pihlajamaki H, Mattila V, Ohrankämmen O, Vuorinen P, et al. Aetiology and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders in physically active conscripts: a follow-up study in the Finnish Defence Forces. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010;11:146 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  14. Beattie P, Nelson R, Heintzelman M. The relationship between patient satisfaction with physical therapy care and global rating of change reported by patients receiving worker's compensation. Physiother Theory Pract. 2011;27:310-8 pubmed publisher
    ..22-0.30). Our findings support the hypothesis that patient satisfaction with care is primarily independent of perceived clinical change...
  15. Gouttebarge V, Wind H, Kuijer P, Sluiter J, Frings Dresen M. How to assess physical work-ability with Functional Capacity Evaluation methods in a more specific and efficient way?. Work. 2010;37:111-5 pubmed publisher
  16. Andersen J, Fallentin N, Thomsen J, Mikkelsen S. Risk factors for neck and upper extremity disorders among computers users and the effect of interventions: an overview of systematic reviews. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e19691 pubmed publisher
  17. Marzolini S, Candelaria H, Oh P. Prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal comorbidities in cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2010;30:391-400 pubmed publisher
    ..With the demographic of patients entering cardiac rehabilitation (CR) indicating an older and more obese population, musculoskeletal comorbidities (MSKCS) may be escalating...
  18. Boudreau S, Farina D, Falla D. The role of motor learning and neuroplasticity in designing rehabilitation approaches for musculoskeletal pain disorders. Man Ther. 2010;15:410-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Further, the promising role of novel motor-skill training is discussed in order to best direct the clinician to optimize rehabilitation strategies for patients with musculoskeletal pain disorders...
  19. Hess J, Weinstein M, Welch L. Ergonomic best practices in masonry: regional differences, benefits, barriers, and recommendations for dissemination. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2010;7:446-55 pubmed publisher
  20. Desmeules F, Roy J, MacDermid J, Champagne F, Hinse O, Woodhouse L. Advanced practice physiotherapy in patients with musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012;13:107 pubmed publisher
    ..A systematic review was done to update the evaluation of physiotherapists in APP roles in the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders...
  21. Pietiläinen O, Laaksonen M, Rahkonen O, Lahelma E. Self-rated health as a predictor of disability retirement--the contribution of ill-health and working conditions. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e25004 pubmed publisher
    ..We examined self-rated health as a predictor of subsequent disability retirement, and ill-health and working conditions as potential explanations for the association...
  22. Sephton R, Hough E, Roberts S, Oldham J. Evaluation of a primary care musculoskeletal clinical assessment service: a preliminary study. Physiotherapy. 2010;96:296-302 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  23. Andersen L, Mortensen O, Hansen J, Burr H. A prospective cohort study on severe pain as a risk factor for long-term sickness absence in blue- and white-collar workers. Occup Environ Med. 2011;68:590-2 pubmed publisher
    ..To estimate the impact of pain in different body regions on future long-term sickness absence (LTSA) among blue- and white-collar workers...
  24. Oh I, Yoon S, Seo H, Kim E, Kim Y. The economic burden of musculoskeletal disease in Korea: a cross sectional study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011;12:157 pubmed publisher
    b>Musculoskeletal diseases are becoming increasingly important due to population aging. However, studies on the economic burden of musculoskeletal disease in Korea are scarce...
  25. Pueyo M, Surís X, Larrosa M, Auleda J, Mompart A, Brugulat P, et al. [Importance of chronic musculoskeletal problems in the population of Catalonia (Spain): prevalence and effect on self-perceived health, activity restriction and use of health services]. Gac Sanit. 2012;26:30-6 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine the importance of chronic musculoskeletal problems in the adult population of Catalonia (Spain) and their effect on self-perceived health, activity restriction and use of health services...
  26. Brage S, Ihlebaek C, Natvig B, Bruusgaard D. [Musculoskeletal disorders as causes of sick leave and disability benefits]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2010;130:2369-70 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  27. Garbin A, Garbin C, Moimaz S, Baldan R, Zina L. Dental practice and musculoskeletal disorders association: a look at the evidence. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2011;66:26-33 pubmed publisher
    ..The evidence on dentistry as a profession with potential risk for development of MSKDs remains questionable. Further research is needed to more carefully elucidate the risk and the impact of MSKDs in this particular occupational group...
  28. Kärkkäinen S, Pitkäniemi J, Silventoinen K, Svedberg P, Huunan Seppälä A, Koskenvuo K, et al. Disability pension due to musculoskeletal diagnoses: importance of work-related factors in a prospective cohort study of Finnish twins. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2013;39:343-50 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  29. Salisbury C, Montgomery A, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Bishop A, Franchini A, et al. Effectiveness of PhysioDirect telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems: pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2013;346:f43 pubmed publisher
    ..To assess the clinical effectiveness, effect on waiting times, and patient acceptability of PhysioDirect services in patients with musculoskeletal problems, compared with usual care...
  30. Palmer K, Harris E, Linaker C, Barker M, Lawrence W, Cooper C, et al. Effectiveness of community- and workplace-based interventions to manage musculoskeletal-related sickness absence and job loss: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012;51:230-42 pubmed publisher
    ..To assess the effectiveness of interventions in community and workplace settings to reduce sickness absence and job loss in workers with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...
  31. Ciccarelli M, Straker L, Mathiassen S, Pollock C. ITKids part II: variation of postures and muscle activity in children using different information and communication technologies. Work. 2011;38:413-27 pubmed publisher
    ..However, scientific knowledge on physical exposure variation in this group is limited. The purpose of this study was to quantify postures and muscle activity of school children using different types of ICT...
  32. Mantyniemi A, Oksanen T, Salo P, Virtanen M, Sjösten N, Pentti J, et al. 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. Occup Environ Med. 2012;69:574-81 pubmed publisher
    ..We examined job strain's association with all-cause and cause-specific disability pensions...
  33. Loke Y, Hinz I, Wang X, Rowlands G, Scott D, Salter C. Impact of health literacy in patients with chronic musculoskeletal disease--systematic review. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e40210 pubmed publisher
    ..To estimate the prevalence of low health literacy, and evaluate the impact of low health literacy on outcomes in patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions...
  34. Gupta S. Ergonomic applications to dental practice. Indian J Dent Res. 2011;22:816-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability. In this article, 20 strategies to prevent WMSDs in the dental operatory are discussed...
  35. Hayes M, Taylor J, Smith D. Predictors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists. Int J Dent Hyg. 2012;10:265-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate which risk factors may help predict MSD among Australian dental hygienists...
  36. Szeto G, Lin J. A study of forearm muscle activity and wrist kinematics in symptomatic office workers performing mouse-clicking tasks with different precision and speed demands. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2011;21:59-66 pubmed publisher
  37. Smith C, Bonauto D, Silverstein B, Wilcox D. Inter-rater reliability of physical examinations in a prospective study of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. J Occup Environ Med. 2010;52:1014-8 pubmed publisher
    ..To test the inter-rater reliability of physical examinations for upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders...
  38. Bekiari E, Lyrakos G, Damigos D, Mavreas V, Chanopoulos K, Dimoliatis I. A validation study and psychometrical evaluation of the Maastricht Upper Extremity Questionnaire (MUEQ) for the Greek-speaking population. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2011;11:52-76 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a Greek language version of the MUEQ and to assess its psychosocial parameters...
  39. Kuijer P, Gouttebarge V, Brouwer S, Reneman M, Frings Dresen M. Are performance-based measures predictive of work participation in patients with musculoskeletal disorders? A systematic review. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2012;85:109-23 pubmed publisher
    ..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?..
  40. Kanteshwari K, Sridhar R, Mishra A, Shirahatti R, Maru R, Bhusari P. Correlation of awareness and practice of working postures with prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dental professionals. Gen Dent. 2011;59:476-83; quiz 484-5 pubmed
    ..This study encompassed all factors that can be addressed as causes for MSDs among dentists...
  41. Lahelma E, Laaksonen M, Lallukka T, Martikainen P, Pietiläinen O, Saastamoinen P, et al. Working conditions as risk factors for disability retirement: a longitudinal register linkage study. BMC Public Health. 2012;12:309 pubmed publisher
    ..We examined the contributions of work arrangements, physical working conditions and psychosocial working conditions to subsequent disability retirement...
  42. Weigel P, Hockenberry J, Bentler S, Wolinsky F. Chiropractic use and changes in health among older medicare beneficiaries: a comparative effectiveness observational study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2013;36:572-84 pubmed publisher
  43. Kung J, Melenevsky Y, Hochman M, Didolkar M, Yablon C, Eisenberg R, et al. On-call musculoskeletal radiographs: discrepancy rates between radiology residents and musculoskeletal radiologists. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013;200:856-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Residents should be aware of the relatively high rate of missed pathologic findings in the upper extremity, especially the radius. ..
  44. Russo S, Mariani T, Migliorini R, Marcellusi A, Mennini F. The economic burden of musculoskeletal disorders on the Italian social security pension system estimated by a Monte Carlo simulation. Reumatismo. 2015;67:45-56 pubmed publisher
    ..8% of cost). In conclusion, MDs are chronic and highly debilitating diseases with a strong female predominance and very significant economic and social costs that are set to increase due to the aging of the population. ..
  45. Zhang J, Zuo P, Cheng K, Yu A, Cheng X. [Feasibility study of dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging qualitative diagnosis of musculoskeletal tumors]. Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2016;48:287-91 pubmed
    ..The quantitative analysis of DCE parameters in conjunction with conventional MR images can improve the accuracy of musculoskeletal tumor qualitative analysis. ..
  46. Noureldine M, Khamashta M, Merashli M, Sabbouh T, Hughes G, Uthman I. Musculoskeletal manifestations of the antiphospholipid syndrome. Lupus. 2016;25:451-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Some of these manifestations were reported in good quality studies, some of which showed an association between aPL-positivity and the occurrence of these manifestations, while others were merely described in case reports. ..
  47. Alsousou J, Thompson M, Harrison P, Willett K, Franklin S. Effect of platelet-rich plasma on healing tissues in acute ruptured Achilles tendon: a human immunohistochemistry study. Lancet. 2015;385 Suppl 1:S19 pubmed publisher
    ..Further work is required to determine the longer term effects of the use of PRP in musculoskeletal diseases. National Institute for Health Research.
  48. Bouchareychas L, Grössinger E, Kang M, Qiu H, Adamopoulos I. Critical Role of LTB4/BLT1 in IL-23-Induced Synovial Inflammation and Osteoclastogenesis via NF-?B. J Immunol. 2017;198:452-460 pubmed
    ..show that LTB4 and its receptor BLT1 exacerbate synovial inflammation in vivo and bone resorption in vitro, suggesting that LTB4 and BLT1 could be effectively targeted for the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
  49. Marahatta R. Study of menopausal symptoms among peri and postmenopausal women attending NMCTH. Nepal Med Coll J. 2012;14:251-5 pubmed
    ..9% with urinary tract infection being the major clinical diagnosis and physical menopausal symptoms being the commonest. About 20% of respondent had MRS (menopausal rating scale) score more than 16. ..
  50. Karttunen J, Rautiainen R. Characteristics of and risk factors for compensated occupational injury and disease claims in dairy farmers: a case-control study. J Agric Saf Health. 2013;19:191-206 pubmed
    ..Prevention of adverse health outcomes could be most effective when targeted to farmers at highest risk of occupational injury and disease. ..
  51. Geuens J, Swinnen T, Westhovens R, de Vlam K, Geurts L, Vanden Abeele V. A Review of Persuasive Principles in Mobile Apps for Chronic Arthritis Patients: Opportunities for Improvement. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016;4:e118 pubmed
    Chronic arthritis (CA), an umbrella term for inflammatory rheumatic and other musculoskeletal diseases, is highly prevalent...
  52. Bersini S, Arrigoni C, Lopa S, Bongio M, Martin I, Moretti M. Engineered miniaturized models of musculoskeletal diseases. Drug Discov Today. 2016;21:1429-1436 pubmed publisher
  53. Hondras M, Hartvigsen J, Myburgh C, Johannessen H. Everyday burden of musculoskeletal conditions among villagers in rural Botswana: A focused ethnography. J Rehabil Med. 2016;48:449-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Community-engaged partnerships are needed to develop rehabilitation programmes to ease the burden of musculoskeletal disorders in rural Botswana. ..
  54. Waugh D, Godfrey M, Limeback H, Potter W. Black Tea Source, Production, and Consumption: Assessment of Health Risks of Fluoride Intake in New Zealand. J Environ Public Health. 2017;2017:5120504 pubmed publisher
  55. Dahlqvist C, Hansson G, Forsman M. Validity of a small low-cost triaxial accelerometer with integrated logger for uncomplicated measurements of postures and movements of head, upper back and upper arms. Appl Ergon. 2016;55:108-116 pubmed publisher
    ..This makes it well-suited, for both researchers and practitioners, to measure postures and movements during work. Further work is needed for validation of the plain reference posture for upper arms. ..
  56. Constantin B, Morariu S, Duma O. Occupational hazards in a public ambulance service. Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2013;117:777-80 pubmed
    ..To identify the occupational risks in an ambulance service and to assess their impact on the health of employees...
  57. Paul B, Rahim A, Bina T, Thekkekara R. Prevalence and factors related to rheumatic musculoskeletal disorders in rural south India: WHO-ILAR-COPCORD-BJD India Calicut study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2013;16:392-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To assess the prevalence and factors related to rheumatic musculoskeletal disorders (RMSD) in a rural population of south India...
  58. Iagnocco A, Naredo E, Bijlsma J. Becoming a musculoskeletal ultrasonographer. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2013;27:271-81 pubmed publisher
    ..A proposal to accredit and certificate competence in MSUS is now being discussed...
  59. Bierry G, Dietemann J. Imaging evaluation of inflammation in the musculoskeletal system: current concepts and perspectives. Skeletal Radiol. 2013;42:1347-59 pubmed publisher
  60. Jourdan C, Bayen E, Pradat Diehl P, Ghout I, Darnoux E, Azerad S, et al. A comprehensive picture of 4-year outcome of severe brain injuries. Results from the PariS-TBI study. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2016;59:100-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Quality of life on the QOLIBRI scale was associated with disability level (P<0.0001). Management of late brain injury needs to focus on cognitive difficulties, particularly social skills, to enhance patient participation in life. ..
  61. Sage J, Gavin P. Musculoskeletal MRI. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2016;46:421-51, v pubmed publisher
    ..The MRI features of common disorders affecting the shoulder, elbow, stifle, carpal, and tarsal joints are included in this chapter. ..
  62. Sandoughi M, Zakeri Z, Tehrani Banihashemi A, Davatchi F, Narouie B, Shikhzadeh A, et al. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in southeastern Iran: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study (stage 1, urban study). Int J Rheum Dis. 2013;16:509-17 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints and rheumatic diseases in southeast of Iran...
  63. Tiaden A, Richards P. The emerging roles of HTRA1 in musculoskeletal disease. Am J Pathol. 2013;182:1482-8 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the function of HTRA1 in other closely related musculoskeletal diseases affecting bone and muscle remains unclear and largely unexplored...
  64. Posadzki P, Lee M, Ernst E. Osteopathic manipulative treatment for pediatric conditions: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2013;132:140-52 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this systematic review was to critically evaluate the effectiveness of OMT as a treatment of pediatric conditions...
  65. Harding J, Roberts R, Mirochnitchenko O. Large animal models for stem cell therapy. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2013;4:23 pubmed publisher
    ..In this article, we discuss the current status and challenges of and several major directions for the future development of large animal models to facilitate advances in stem cell-based regenerative medicine. ..