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  1. ncbi Trunk muscle responses to suddenly applied loads: do individuals who develop discomfort during prolonged standing respond differently?
    Diane E Gregory
    Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ont, Canada N2L 3G1
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:495-502. 2008
  2. ncbi Spinal cord stimulation versus conventional medical management for neuropathic pain: a multicentre randomised controlled trial in patients with failed back surgery syndrome
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, 1440 14th Avenue, Regina, Sask, Canada
    Pain 132:179-88. 2007
  3. ncbi Clinical spinal instability and low back pain
    Manohar M Panjabi
    Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 13:371-9. 2003
  4. ncbi The role of back muscle endurance, maximum force, balance and trunk rotation control regarding lifting capacity
    Peter Schenk
    Institute of Hygiene and Applied Physiology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 96:146-56. 2006
  5. ncbi Electromyographic median frequency changes during isometric contraction of the back extensors to fatigue
    A F Mannion
    Comparative Orthopaedic Research Unit, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:1223-9. 1994
  6. ncbi Predictors of isokinetic back muscle strength in patients with low back pain
    A Keller
    Department of Physical Medicine, Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:275-80. 1999
  7. pmc Back muscle strength and spinal mobility are predictors of quality of life in middle-aged and elderly males
    Shiro Imagama
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai cho Showa ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466 8550, Japan
    Eur Spine J 20:954-61. 2011
  8. ncbi Active therapy for chronic low back pain part 1. Effects on back muscle activation, fatigability, and strength
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:897-908. 2001
  9. ncbi Effects of trunk position on back surface-contour measured by raster stereophotography
    Xue C Liu
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 31:402-6. 2002
  10. ncbi Extensive reorganization of primary somatosensory cortex in chronic back pain patients
    H Flor
    Department of Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 224:5-8. 1997

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  1. ncbi Trunk muscle responses to suddenly applied loads: do individuals who develop discomfort during prolonged standing respond differently?
    Diane E Gregory
    Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ont, Canada N2L 3G1
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:495-502. 2008
    Individuals with low back pain or injury (LBP/LBI) have been shown to display altered muscle responses to trunk perturbations; however it is unclear whether these observations are a cause or a result of the LBP/LBI. In this study, a 6...
  2. ncbi Spinal cord stimulation versus conventional medical management for neuropathic pain: a multicentre randomised controlled trial in patients with failed back surgery syndrome
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, 1440 14th Avenue, Regina, Sask, Canada
    Pain 132:179-88. 2007
    Patients with neuropathic pain secondary to failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) typically experience persistent pain, disability, and reduced quality of life...
  3. ncbi Clinical spinal instability and low back pain
    Manohar M Panjabi
    Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 13:371-9. 2003
    Clinical instability is an important cause of low back pain...
  4. ncbi The role of back muscle endurance, maximum force, balance and trunk rotation control regarding lifting capacity
    Peter Schenk
    Institute of Hygiene and Applied Physiology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 96:146-56. 2006
    ..Seventy-four female subjects without acute low back pain underwent an examination of their lifting capacities and the following basic functions: (1) strength and ..
  5. ncbi Electromyographic median frequency changes during isometric contraction of the back extensors to fatigue
    A F Mannion
    Comparative Orthopaedic Research Unit, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:1223-9. 1994
    STUDY DESIGN. This was a cross-sectional study involving 229 healthy, back pain-free individuals. OBJECTIVES...
  6. ncbi Predictors of isokinetic back muscle strength in patients with low back pain
    A Keller
    Department of Physical Medicine, Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:275-80. 1999
    STUDY DESIGN: Testing for trunk muscle strength was performed on 105 patients with chronic low back pain. OBJECTIVES: To investigate prediction of isokinetic back muscle strength in patients with low back pain...
  7. pmc Back muscle strength and spinal mobility are predictors of quality of life in middle-aged and elderly males
    Shiro Imagama
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai cho Showa ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466 8550, Japan
    Eur Spine J 20:954-61. 2011
    ..the simultaneous effects of degenerative changes on radiograph, spinal range of motion (ROM), sagittal balance, and back muscle strength, and examine the influence of these effects on QOL of the middle-aged and elderly male subjects...
  8. ncbi Active therapy for chronic low back pain part 1. Effects on back muscle activation, fatigability, and strength
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:897-908. 2001
    Randomized prospective study of the effects of three types of active therapy on back muscle function in chronic low back pain patients.
  9. ncbi Effects of trunk position on back surface-contour measured by raster stereophotography
    Xue C Liu
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 31:402-6. 2002
    A study of the contour of the surface of the back was conducted using the Quantec spinal image system (QSIS; raster stereophotography) and the Vicon 3-dimensional (3-D) motion analysis system with a plaster model of the scoliotic spine...
  10. ncbi Extensive reorganization of primary somatosensory cortex in chronic back pain patients
    H Flor
    Department of Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 224:5-8. 1997
    ..The hypothesis of reorganization of the primary somatosensory cortex in states of chronic pain was assessed in 10 low back pain patients and nine matched healthy controls...
  11. ncbi Anatomy and biomechanics of the back muscles in the lumbar spine with reference to biomechanical modeling
    Lone Hansen
    Institute of Medical Anatomy, Biomech and Motor Control, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1888-99. 2006
    This article describes the development of a musculoskeletal model of the human lumbar spine with focus on back muscles. It includes data from literature in a structured form.
  12. pmc Disability and back muscle fatigability changes following two therapeutic exercise interventions in participants with recurrent low back pain
    Paul S Sung
    Department of Physical Therapy, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Med Sci Monit 19:40-8. 2013
    The level of disability and endurance of back muscles have been investigated, but there is conflicting evidence following specific exercise interventions for participants with recurrent low back pain (LBP)...
  13. ncbi Sensory innervation of the thoracolumbar fascia in rats and humans
    J Tesarz
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Neuroscience 194:302-8. 2011
    ..Therefore, the role of the fascia as a potential source of pain in the low back is difficult to assess...
  14. ncbi The effect of dynamic strength back exercise and/or a home training program in 57-year-old women with chronic low back pain. Results of a prospective randomized study with a 3-year follow-up period
    H Bentsen
    Department of Rheumatology, Lund University, University Hospital, , Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:1494-500. 1997
    STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized investigation. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of dynamic strength back muscle training with that of a home training program and to evaluate the long-term effect of the home training program in ..
  15. ncbi The effect of frontpacks, shoulder bags and handheld bags on 3D back shape and posture in young university students: an ISIS2 study
    J Bettany-Saltikov
    Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK
    Stud Health Technol Inform 176:117-21. 2012
    ..been shown to cause significant postural adaptations that can lead to injuries in the shoulder, arms, hands and back. Whilst backpacks have been well researched, there is a paucity of literature on the effects of frontpacks, ..
  16. pmc Stretching of the back improves gait, mechanical sensitivity and connective tissue inflammation in a rodent model
    Sarah M Corey
    Department of Neurology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e29831. 2012
    The role played by nonspecialized connective tissues in chronic non-specific low back pain is not well understood...
  17. ncbi Functional magnetic resonance imaging of cerebral activation during spinal cord stimulation in failed back surgery syndrome patients
    Andrej Stancak
    Charles University Prague, Department of Normal, Pathological and Clinical Physiology, Third Faculty of Medicine, Ke Karlovu 4, 12000 Prague 2, Czech Republic
    Eur J Pain 12:137-48. 2008
    ..pain, we performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on eight patients suffering from failed back surgery syndrome who were also being treated with SCS for severe pain in their legs and lower back...
  18. ncbi Preventive measures of back muscle injury after posterior lumbar spine surgery in rats
    Y Kawaguchi
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan zenjims toyama mpu ac jp
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:2282-7; discussion 2288. 1998
    STUDY DESIGN: Postoperative back muscle injury was studied in rats...
  19. ncbi Paraparesis due to spinal leiomyosarcoma lesion in the thoracic spine accompanied by two leiomyosarcoma lesions in the back and the thigh over an interval of 4 years
    K Ido
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 9:325-8. 2002
    We present an 83-year-old man who developed three different leiomyosarcoma lesions in the thigh, back, and thoracic spine. The pathology of the thigh tumour was pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma...
  20. pmc Back posture education in elementary schoolchildren: a 2-year follow-up study
    Elisabeth Geldhof
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Spine J 16:841-50. 2007
    Within the scope of primary prevention regarding back functioning in children, research on the stability of intervention effects is indispensable...
  21. ncbi Assessment of the validity of the Biering-Sørensen test for measuring back muscle fatigue based on EMG median frequency characteristics of back and hip muscles
    Pascal Coorevits
    RAMIT vzw, c o Department of Medical Informatics and Statistics, Ghent University Hospital, Building K3, 5th Floor, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:997-1005. 2008
    The aims of the present study were (1) to investigate the differences in median frequency characteristics between back and hip muscles of healthy subjects during a Biering-Sørensen test, (2) to determine if the Biering-Sørensen test is ..
  22. ncbi Measurement of the back fat layer in beagles for estimation of obesity using two-dimensional ultrasonography
    T Morooka
    Veterinary Internal Medicine 2, Rakuno Gakuen University, Ebetsu, Japan
    J Small Anim Pract 42:56-9. 2001
    ..The depth and area of the back fat layer at these locations were closely related to the degree of obesity.
  23. ncbi Combined impact of concomitant arthritis and back problems on health status: results from a nationally representative health survey
    Dimitri Bollegala
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:1584-91. 2011
    To investigate whether people who report both arthritis and back problems report poorer health outcomes than those who have either condition alone.
  24. ncbi Back muscle fatigue during intermittent prone back extension exercise
    A Plamondon
    Institut de recherche Robert Sauve en sante et en securite du travail IRSST, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 14:221-30. 2004
    The purpose of this study was to estimate the level of muscular activation and muscle fatigue of the low back muscles during the performance of an intermittent prone back extension (PBE) exercise...
  25. ncbi Heteropagus twinning on back -- a case report
    Bidyut Debnath
    Dr BC Roy Memorial Hospital for Children, Kolkata 700054
    J Indian Med Assoc 109:514-5. 2011
    ..It was attached to the back of the host by a broad pedicle...
  26. ncbi A novel system for the dynamic assessment of back shape
    William R Taylor
    Julius Wolff Institute, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Centrum für Sportwissenschaften und Sportmedizin Berlin, Philippstr 13, Haus 11, D 10115 Berlin, Germany
    Med Eng Phys 32:1080-3. 2010
    Low back pain can be exacerbated by poor posture, particularly over extended stationary periods such as when sitting or standing...
  27. ncbi The impact of breast reduction surgery on low-back compressive forces and function in individuals with macromastia
    K Bo Foreman
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:1393-9. 2009
    Macromastia can be a morbid condition causing affected women to endure shoulder pain, back pain, intertrigo, and shoulder grooving from the bra straps. Subjective symptoms are effectively relieved by reduction mammaplasty surgery...
  28. ncbi Estrogen receptor 2 expression in back muscles of girls with idiopathic scoliosis - relation to radiological parameters
    Błażej Rusin
    Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Medical Sciences Poznań, Poland
    Stud Health Technol Inform 176:59-62. 2012
    ..Estrogen acts through estrogen receptors: ESR1 and ESR2. There are no studies describing ESR2 expression in back muscles in girls with idiopathic scoliosis...
  29. ncbi Creep and fatigue development in the low back in static flexion
    Gwanseob Shin
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1873-8. 2009
    In vivo measurements of low back flexion posture and muscle activity before, during, and after static flexion.
  30. ncbi Statistical modelling of fatigue-related electromyographic median frequency characteristics of back and hip muscles during a standardized isometric back extension test
    P L M Coorevits
    Pascal Coorevits, Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, University Hospital Building K3 6th Floor, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 15:444-51. 2005
    ..logarithmic, quadratic or exponential - best described the fatigue-related electromyographic (EMG) changes of back and hip muscles. Twenty healthy volunteers performed a modified Biering-Sorensen test...
  31. ncbi Concordance of back surface asymmetry and spine shape in idiopathic scoliosis
    I A Stokes
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont, Burlington
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 14:73-8. 1989
    ..For correctly identified curves, the greatest back surface rotation was, on average, 1.0 vertebral levels below the skeletal curve apex in the thoracic region and 0...
  32. ncbi Determinants of isokinetic and psychophysical lifting strength and static back muscle endurance: a study of male monozygotic twins
    L E Gibbons
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:2983-90. 1997
    ..OBJECTIVES: To determine the relative contributions of anthropometric factors, physical activity, back and neck pain, overall health, and familial aggregation (the combined effects of genetics and childhood environment)..
  33. pmc Rasterstereographic analysis of axial back surface rotation in standing versus forward bending posture in idiopathic scoliosis
    Lars Hackenberg
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie, Universitätsklinik Münster, Munster, Germany
    Eur Spine J 15:1144-9. 2006
    ..In a pilot study the influence of leg length inequalities on the back shape of five normal subjects was clarified...
  34. ncbi Long-term electromyographic activity in upper trapezius and low back muscles of women with moderate physical activity
    Paul Jarle Mork
    Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    J Appl Physiol 99:570-8. 2005
    The habitual activity patterns of trapezius and postural back muscles (multifidus, iliocostalis, longissimus) of 23 female subjects with moderate physical activity were studied...
  35. ncbi Surface EMG of shoulder and back muscles and posture analysis in secretaries typing at visual display units
    B U Kleine
    Motor Research Group, Institute of Pathophysiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, D 07740 Jena, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 72:387-94. 1999
    A study was carried out to investigate temporal changes of activation of shoulder and back muscles in workers at visual display units by means of surface EMG...
  36. ncbi Effects of a two-school-year multifactorial back education program in elementary schoolchildren
    Elisabeth Geldhof
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1965-73. 2006
    ..A quasi-experimental pre/post design...
  37. ncbi Detecting local twitch responses of myofascial trigger points in the lower-back muscles using ultrasonography
    Dong Wook Rha
    Department and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1576-1580.e1. 2011
    To evaluate the role of ultrasonography for detecting local twitch responses (LTRs) of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in deeply located lower-back muscles.
  38. ncbi Altered patterns of superficial trunk muscle activation during sitting in nonspecific chronic low back pain patients: importance of subclassification
    Wim Dankaerts
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2017-23. 2006
    A cross-sectional comparative study between healthy controls and two subgroups of nonspecific chronic low back pain (LBP) patients.
  39. pmc Validity of pressure pain thresholds in female workers with and without recurrent low back pain
    Peter Schenk
    Centre for Organisational and Occupational Health Science, Unit Physiology of Empowerment at Work, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:267-75. 2007
    Recurrent low back pain (LBP) is a common pain condition in elderly workers in a variety of occupations, but little is known about its origin and the mechanisms leading to an often disabling sensation of pain that may be persistent or ..
  40. ncbi The failed back surgery syndrome: reasons, intraoperative findings, and long-term results: a report of 182 operative treatments
    E W Fritsch
    Orthopaedic University Hospital, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:626-33. 1996
    STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study was performed of 182 revisions on failed back surgery syndrome from the years 1965 to 1990...
  41. ncbi The mechanics of back-extensor torque production about the lumbar spine
    Karl Daggfeldt
    Biomechanics and Motor Control Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Biomech 36:815-25. 2003
    The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a biomechanical model of lumbar back extension over a wide range of positions for the lumbar spine, incorporating the latest information on muscle geometry and intra-abdominal pressure ..
  42. ncbi Back extension endurance and strength: the effect of variable-angle roman chair exercise training
    Joe L Verna
    U S Spine and Sport Foundation, San Diego, California, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:1772-7. 2002
    ..A pre- and postintervention randomized, controlled trial was conducted...
  43. ncbi The physiological and psychological effects of slow-stroke back massage and hand massage on relaxation in older people
    Melodee Harris
    College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    J Clin Nurs 19:917-26. 2010
    ..This review examines the physiological and psychological effects of slow-stroke back massage and hand massage on relaxation in older people and identifies effective protocols for massage in older ..
  44. ncbi Spontaneous motor rhythms of the back and legs in a patient with a complete spinal cord transection
    Sylvie Nadeau
    Multidisciplinary Team in Locomotor Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:377-83. 2010
    ..Spontaneous activity originating from the spinal cord has been sporadically reported in humans...
  45. ncbi An unusual penetrating injury in an infant: straight-pin migration from the back to the stomach
    Sule Yalcin
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Surg 41:1332-4. 2006
    ..An 11-month-old infant is presented for straight-pin migration into the abdomen with penetration from the back and through the left diaphragm, spleen, and stomach...
  46. ncbi Dual electrode spinal cord stimulation in chronic leg and back pain
    N G Rainov
    Department of Neurosurgery, Central Clinic Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:85-9. 2007
    Patients with chronic back and leg pain (CBLP) suffer from a disabling spinal condition of multifactorial origin and are often resistant to medical therapy...
  47. ncbi Reliability of EMG spectral parameters in repeated measurements of back muscle fatigue
    B Elfving
    Department of Orthopaedics, Karolinska Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 9:235-43. 1999
    ..The reliability of subjective fatigue ratings of the back muscles (Borg CR-10 scale) and of maximal trunk extension torque (MVC) was also investigated...
  48. ncbi Continuous assessment of back stress (CABS): a new method to quantify low-back stress in jobs with variable biomechanical demands
    G A Mirka
    Department of Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695 7906, USA
    Hum Factors 42:209-25. 2000
    Jobs with a high degree of variability in manual materials handling requirements expose limitations in current low-back injury risk assessment tools and emphasize the need for a probabilistic representation of the biomechanical stress in ..
  49. ncbi Paid and unpaid work, and its relation to low back and neck/shoulder disorders among women
    Malin Josephson
    Section of Personal Injury Prevention, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Women Health 37:17-30. 2003
    ..of total work hours, paid work in the labor market and unpaid work in the family domain, on care-seeking for low back and neck/shoulder disorders in the female population...
  50. ncbi Hindlimb suspension inhibits air-righting due to altered recruitment of neck and back muscles in rats
    F Kawano
    School of Health and Sport Sciences, Osaka University, Toyonaka City, Osaka, 560 0043 Japan
    Jpn J Physiol 54:229-42. 2004
    ..time was accompanied by lowered activities of electromyogram (EMG) and altered recruitment of both neck and back muscles at a specific stage of drop...
  51. ncbi Counting moles automatically from back images
    Tim K Lee
    School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 52:1966-9. 2005
    ..have developed an unsupervised algorithm for segmenting and counting moles from two-dimensional color images of the back torso region, as part of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of sunscreen...
  52. ncbi Surface electromyography of the paravertebral muscles in patients with chronic low back pain
    Michael Kramer
    Department of Trauma, Hand and Plastic Surgery, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:31-6. 2005
    To investigate the differences in the electromyographic signals of patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and healthy subjects.
  53. ncbi [Low back load and satisfaction rating of caregivers & care receivers in bathing assistance given in a nursing home for the elderly practicing individual care]
    Kimiko Tomioka
    Life and Hygiene Division, Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 49:54-8. 2007
    ..Therefore, in a nursing home for the elderly practicing the individual bathing assistance method, we explored low back load using surface electromyography and trunk inclination angle measurement...
  54. pmc The association between back pain and trunk posture of workers in a special school for the severe handicaps
    Kelvin C H Wong
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:43. 2009
    ..The present study aims to determine the time spent in different static trunk postures during a typical working day of workers in a special school for the severe handicaps...
  55. ncbi Reflex pathways connect receptors in the human lower leg to the erector spinae muscles of the lower back
    J M Clair
    Human Neurophysiology Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Centre for Neuroscience, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Centre, AB, Canada
    Exp Brain Res 196:217-27. 2009
    ..we tested the hypothesis that reflexes also link sensory receptors in the lower leg with muscles of the lower back (erector spinae; ES)...
  56. pmc Training can modify back muscle response to sudden trunk loading
    Mogens Theisen Pedersen
    Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Nørre Allé 51, 2200 N Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur Spine J 13:548-52. 2004
    Sudden, unexpected loading to the trunk has been reported in the literature as a potential cause of low-back disorders...
  57. ncbi Effects of reducing resistance, repetitions, and frequency of back-strengthening exercise in healthy young women: a pilot study
    Michio Hongo
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Akita University School of Medicine, Akita, Japan
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1299-303. 2005
    To determine the effects of reducing intensity or frequency of back-strengthening exercise on back extensor strength.
  58. ncbi The influence of non-specific low back pain on pressure pain thresholds and disability
    Andre Farasyn
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit, Laarbeeklaan 103, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 9:375-81. 2005
    ..PPTs) with respect to the Erector spinae and the hip muscles in 87 patients with subacute non-specific low back pain (LBP) and to evaluate the relationship between the PPTs and disability...
  59. ncbi Different parts of erector spinae muscle fatigability in subjects with and without low back pain
    Paul S Sung
    Department of Physical Therapy, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Spine J 9:115-20. 2009
    ..These muscles have very different mechanical responses and, therefore, would be recruited differentially for the chosen task...
  60. pmc External perturbation of the trunk in standing humans differentially activates components of the medial back muscles
    G Lorimer Moseley
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
    J Physiol 547:581-7. 2003
    During voluntary arm movements, the medial back muscles are differentially active...
  61. ncbi Back muscle strength and fatigue in healthy and chronic low back pain subjects: a comparative study of 3 assessment protocols
    Rubens A da Silva
    School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, QC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:722-9. 2005
    To compare the sensitivity of 3 different back test protocols in measuring differences in strength and fatigue between subjects with and without chronic low back pain (CLBP).
  62. ncbi Melanoma, past severe sunburns and multiple solar lentigines of the upper back and shoulders
    Ziad Reguiai
    Service de Dermatologie, Hopital Robert Debre, Reims, France
    Dermatology 216:330-6. 2008
    Multiple solar lentigines of the upper back and shoulders (MSLBS) have recently been demonstrated as being associated with intense sunburns in the past.
  63. ncbi Effects of the mechanical load on forward bending motion of the trunk: comparison between patients with motion-induced intermittent low back pain and healthy subjects
    Ichiro Takahashi
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukushima Medical University, School of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E73-8. 2007
    Postural changes and trunk muscle activities were examined in patients with motion-induced intermittent low back pain (MILBP) and healthy controls.
  64. ncbi Back muscle fatigability is associated with knee extensor inhibition in subjects with low back pain
    E Suter
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:E361-6. 2001
    Cross-sectional study of 25 male golfers with chronic low back pain and 16 healthy controls of similar age.
  65. ncbi Cutaneous bronchogenic cyst of the back: a case report and review of the literature
    N J Tresser
    Division of Neuropathology, Institute of Pathology, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    Pediatr Pathol 14:207-12. 1994
    ..We report a case of a bronchogenic cyst occurring on the back. The differential diagnosis includes branchial cleft cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, cutaneous ciliated cyst, and ..
  66. ncbi Influence of knee angle and individual flexibility on the flexion-relaxation response of the low back musculature
    Gwanseob Shin
    Department of Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:485-94. 2004
    ..g. agriculture and construction) workers are asked to maintain static flexed postures of the low back for extended periods of time...
  67. ncbi Relation between functional characteristics of the trunk and the occurrence of low back pain. Associated risk factors
    D F Masset
    , , Bruxelles, Belgium
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:359-65. 1998
    ..personal and anthropometric characteristics, and static and dynamic performance of the trunk) and incidence of low back pain in a population of male Belgian steel workers...
  68. ncbi Signet-ring cell carcinoma of unknown primary location. Metastatic to lower back musculature - remission following FU/FA chemotherapy
    J Heidemann
    Department of Medicine B, University of Munster
    Z Gastroenterol 40:33-6. 2002
    ..After 2 years of follow up, metastatic recurrence was detected to the lower back musculature...
  69. ncbi Differences in thoracic kyphosis and in back muscle strength in women with bone loss due to osteoporosis
    Anna Mika
    Department of Rehabilitation, Academy of Physical Education, Krakow, Poland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:241-6. 2005
    ..Cross-sectional...
  70. ncbi Reliability difference between spectral and entropic measures of erector spinae muscle fatigability
    Paul S Sung
    Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 20:25-30. 2010
    This study investigated back muscle fatigability of the erector spinae (ES) muscles during submaximal contractions with the use of surface electromyography (sEMG)...
  71. ncbi Assessment of lower-back muscle fatigue using electromyography, mechanomyography, and near-infrared spectroscopy
    Y Yoshitake
    Laboratory of Human Performance, Department of Human Health Sciences, Waseda University, 2-579-15 Mikazima Tokorozawa, 359-1192, Japan
    Eur J Appl Physiol 84:174-9. 2001
    We have investigated the etiology of lower-back muscle fatigue using simultaneous recordings of electromyography (EMG), mechanomyography (MMG), and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in an attempt to shed some light on the ..
  72. ncbi An ergonomic approach to reducing back/shoulder stress in hospital nursing personnel: a five year follow up
    Bernice D Owen
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, 600 Highland Avenue H6 242, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
    Int J Nurs Stud 39:295-302. 2002
    ..Eighteen months after ergonomic interventions, the back and shoulder injuries were reduced, and the lost workdays and restricted/transitional days were decreased...
  73. ncbi Decoupling of bilateral paraspinal excitation in subjects with low back pain
    M D Grabiner
    Department of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Therapeutics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 17:1219-23. 1992
    This study compared bilateral paraspinal excitation in normal subjects and subjects with low back pain...
  74. ncbi Prediction of future low levels of sickness absence among young persons sick listed with back, neck, or shoulder diagnoses
    Karin Borg
    Division of Social Medicine and Public Health, Department of Health and Society, Linkopings Universitet, Sweden
    Work 23:159-67. 2004
    ..an 11-year prospective cohort study of young persons n = 213) who in 1985 were sick listed > or = 28 days with back, neck, or shoulder diagnoses...
  75. ncbi The influence of head and neck position on kinematics of the back in riding horses at the walk and trot
    M Rhodin
    Department of Anatomy, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
    Equine Vet J 37:7-11. 2005
    A common opinion among riders and in the literature is that the positioning of the head and neck influences the back of the horse, but this has not yet been measured objectively.
  76. ncbi Musculoskeletal problems of the neck, shoulder, and back and functional consequences in nurses
    Alison M Trinkoff
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Am J Ind Med 41:170-8. 2002
    ..Though musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are highly prevalent among registered nurses (RNs), little is known about functional consequences of MSDs in nurses...
  77. pmc Effects of back posture education on elementary schoolchildren's back function
    Elisabeth Geldhof
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Spine J 16:829-39. 2007
    The possible effects of back education on children's back function were never evaluated. Therefore, main aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of back education in elementary schoolchildren on back function parameters...
  78. ncbi Backpacks, back pain, sagittal spinal curves and trunk alignment in adolescents: a logistic and multinomial logistic analysis
    Panagiotis Korovessis
    Orthopaedic Department, Spine Unit, General Hospital Agios Andreas Patras, Greece
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:247-55. 2005
    ..Cross-sectional study using logistic and multinomial logistic analysis...
  79. ncbi Diffuse neurofibroma on the lower back
    E J van Zuuren
    Department of Dermatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:938-40. 2003
    ..This tumor presents most often in the head and neck region. We have seen a young girl with a diffuse neurofibroma on the lower back that was successfully excised.
  80. ncbi Differentiating temporal electromyographic waveforms between those with chronic low back pain and healthy controls
    C L Hubley-Kozey
    Motion Analysis Laboratory, School of Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University, 5869 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, Canada B3J 3H5
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 17:621-9. 2002
    Temporal activation patterns from abdominal and lumbar muscles were compared between healthy control subjects and those with chronic low back pain.
  81. ncbi Back muscles biometry in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Gnahoua Zoabli
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Physiology, Pav Paul G Desmarais, 2960 Chemin de la Tour, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1J4 Canada
    Spine J 7:338-44. 2007
    Many studies have been devoted to the role of back muscle activity in the development of scoliosis...
  82. ncbi Predictive factors for disability pension--an 11-year follow up of young persons on sick leave due to neck, shoulder, or back diagnoses
    K Borg
    Division of Social Medicine and Public Health Science, Department of Health and Environment, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 29:104-12. 2001
    Although back diagnoses are recurrent and the main diagnoses behind sickness absence and disability pension surprisingly few longitudinal studies have been performed...
  83. ncbi Diverging intramuscular activity patterns in back and abdominal muscles during trunk rotation
    Eva A Andersson
    Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, University College of Physical Education and Sports, Stockholm, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:E152-60. 2002
    ..An intramuscular electromyographic study was performed on trunk rotations during sitting and standing...
  84. ncbi Association between back pain and physical fitness in adolescents
    Lars Bo Andersen
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1740-4. 2006
    ..A cross-sectional study of 9413 adolescents...
  85. ncbi Stronger back muscles reduce the incidence of vertebral fractures: a prospective 10 year follow-up of postmenopausal women
    M Sinaki
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Bone 30:836-41. 2002
    The long-term protective effect of stronger back muscles on the spine was determined in 50 healthy white postmenopausal women, aged 58-75 years, 8 years after they had completed a 2 year randomized, controlled trial...
  86. ncbi Necrotizing soft tissue infections of the extremities and back
    Christian M Ogilvie
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 447:179-86. 2006
    ..Several signs of shock and organ dysfunction were associated with mortality in patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections of the extremities. The overall mortality rate (9.3%) was lower than in some other reports...
  87. ncbi Free shoulder space requirements in the design of high backrests
    R H M Goossens
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Biomedical Physics and Technology, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 46:518-30. 2003
    ..For all seat angles, a free shoulder space of d=0 cm resulted in the highest back muscle activity...
  88. ncbi Electromyographic validation of the trapezius and serratus anterior muscles in rowing exercises with middle and closed grip
    M L Bull
    Department of Anatomy IB UNESP Botucatu SP
    Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 43:4-8. 2003
    ..SI acted preferentially with closed grip in all modalities, however, with activity levels that do not justify its indication for physical conditioning programmes...
  89. ncbi Surface electromyography assessment of back muscle intrinsic properties
    Christian Lariviere
    Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute Robert Sauvé, Quebec, Montreal, Canada
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 13:305-18. 2003
    The purpose of this study was to assess (1) the reliability and (2) the sensitivity to low back pain status and gender of different EMG indices developed for the assessment of back muscle weakness, muscle fiber composition and ..
  90. ncbi Reliability of EMG measurements for trunk muscles during maximal and sub-maximal voluntary isometric contractions in healthy controls and CLBP patients
    Wim Dankaerts
    School of Physiotherapy, Bld 408, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, 6845, WA, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:333-42. 2004
    ..MVC/sub-MVC) over repeated trials within-day and between-days in healthy controls and patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Eleven volunteers (six controls and five CLBP patients) were assessed twice with a 1-week interval...
  91. ncbi Movement of the upper body and muscle activity patterns following a rapidly applied load: the influence of pre-load alterations
    T Bull Andersen
    Department of Sport Science, University of Aarhus, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    Eur J Appl Physiol 91:488-92. 2004
    Sudden loading of the spine is not only considered a risk factor for the development of low-back pain but also enables an evaluation of the stability of the spine when conducted under laboratory conditions...
  92. ncbi Quantifying the lumbar flexion-relaxation phenomenon: theory, normative data, and clinical applications
    Randy Neblett
    PRIDE Research Foundation, Dallas, TX, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:1435-46. 2003
    ....
  93. ncbi Previous history of LBP with work loss is related to lingering deficits in biomechanical, physiological, personal, psychosocial and motor control characteristics
    Stuart McGill
    Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Ergonomics 46:731-46. 2003
    ..physiological, personal psychosocial and motor control parameters that linger due to a history of low back disorders...
  94. ncbi The responses of leg and trunk muscles to sudden unloading of the hands: implications for balance and spine stability
    S H M Brown
    Department of Kinesiology, School of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada N9B 3P4
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 18:812-20. 2003
    ..To examine the anticipatory and responsive actions of leg and trunk muscles, and their role in whole-body and spine control in situations of sudden unloading of the hands in the sagittal plane...
  95. ncbi Determination of worker physiological cost in workspace reach envelopes
    Arijit K Sengupta
    Department of Engineering Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    Ergonomics 47:330-42. 2004
    ..The research indicated for the first time that during task performance, worker physiological cost would increase significantly with the increase in workspace reach levels...
  96. ncbi Trunk muscle response to lifting unbalanced loads with and without knowledge of centre of mass
    Brandon M Meyers
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Ontario, Toronto, Canada M3J 1P3
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 18:712-20. 2003
    ..To examine the effects of lifting a bin with a variable centre of mass on muscle activity, with and without knowledge of the centre of mass...
  97. ncbi Precision of measurements of physical workload during standardised manual handling. Part I: surface electromyography of m. trapezius, m. infraspinatus and the forearm extensors
    C Nordander
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE 221 85 Lund, Sweden
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:443-54. 2004
    ..The between-days and between-subjects variability may be used to optimise sampling strategy, and to assess the bias in epidemiological studies. The bias caused by measurement procedures per se is acceptable...
  98. ncbi Surface electromyography activity of trunk muscles during wheelchair propulsion
    Yu Sheng Yang
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories 151R1 H, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 21:1032-41. 2006
    ....
  99. ncbi Low back pain patients demonstrate increased hip extensor muscle activity during standardized submaximal rotation efforts
    Soraya Pirouzi
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E999-E1005. 2006
    ..A comparative study of trunk and hip extensor muscle recruitment patterns in 2 subject groups...
  100. ncbi The effect of increasing resistance on trunk muscle activity during extension and flexion exercises on training devices
    Veerle K Stevens
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:434-45. 2008
    ..as a percentage of maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC)) electromyographic activity of 16 abdominal and back muscles was investigated...
  101. ncbi Critical illness VR rehabilitation device (X-VR-D): evaluation of the potential use for early clinical rehabilitation
    H van de Meent
    University Medical Centre St Radboud, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Reinierpostlaan 4, POB 9191, Postal code 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:480-6. 2008
    ..We conclude that the X-VR-D is safe and effective to elicit consistent and reproducible muscle activity in trunk and leg muscles in healthy subjects and thus can be used as a training method...

Research Grants28

  1. STABILITY OF MUSCULAR LOADING OF THE LUMBAR SPINE
    Ian Stokes; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..4) Longitudinal studies of muscle function in subjects with intermittent low back pain will indicate whether these individuals have muscle activation behaviors conducive to spinal instability...
  2. Extended Work Schedules and Workplace Injury in Nurses
    Alison Trinkoff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Identifying organizational variables related to nurse's health that, if modified, could reduce the likelihood of worker injury is key to maximizing the quality of health care while maintaining a healthy workforce. ..
  3. AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISC FUNCTION
    Ian Stokes; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..and the local conditions that can influence its metabolism, eventual composition and function in three-dimensions. ..
  4. Spinal Load and Stability during Pushing
    Michael Madigan; Fiscal Year: 2005
    DESCRIPTION: Low-back disorders (LBDs) are the leading cause of lost work days and the most costly occupational safety and health problem facing industry today...
  5. Progressive scoliosis deformity in intervertebral disc
    Ian Stokes; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..These approaches may include improvements in brace design, new possibilities for muscle rehabilitation, and surgical procedures aimed at early, minimally invasive modification of spinal growth. ..
  6. MECHANICAL MODULATION OF GROWTH IN PHYSES
    Ian Stokes; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Do organizational factors influence both patient and wo*
    Alison Trinkoff; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  8. ENDOCANNABINOID BIOMARKERS OF OBESITY USING INTEGRATED GENOMICS AND METABOLOMICS
    JACK SIPE; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Data Mining to Identify Motor Fluctuations in PD
    Paolo Bonato; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. Occupational Trunk Flexion and Neuromuscular Disturbance
    Maury A Nussbaum; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..provided by applicant): Working in flexed torso postures increases the risk of occupationally related low-back disorders...
  11. FAAH GENE MUTATIONS: RISK FACTORS IN DRUG USE/ADDICTION
    JACK SIPE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Symposium on Robotics in Rehabilitation
    Paolo Bonato; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. Comparative In Vivo Biodistribution of Characterized Manufactured Nanomaterials
    Nancy A Monteiro Riviere; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These coordinated studies will provide data to link physical chemical characterizations to in vivo MNM disposition. ..
  14. AGING EFFECTS ON INTERMITTENT WORK CAPACITY
    Maury Nussbaum; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The quantification of intermittent work capacity is an important first step towards effective risk assessment, job evaluation, and reduction of economic and medical costs associated with workplace injuries. ..
  15. CERVICAL SPINE INJURIES IN FRONT, REAR AND SIDE IMPACTS
    Manohar Panjabi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  16. ELASTIC/PLASTIC HUMAN JOINT COMPLIANCE
    SERGE ROY; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The fourth task examines the postural aspects of the central commands and the relatively little studied aspects of how the CNS controls the transition from movement to posture. ..
  17. Risk factors and controls for falls from heights
    Maury Nussbaum; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. Back Disorders in Union Carpenters
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2006
    unreadable] DESCRIPTION: We propose to study back disorders among high risk carpenters, building upon prior research utilizing a historical cohort of union carpenters in Washington State...
  19. The Mechanism and Function of Lumbosacral Orthoses
    Jacek Cholewicki; Fiscal Year: 2006
    New mechanisms and function of lumbosacral orthoses (LSOs) in the management of low back pain (LBP) are explored in this application by testing four hypotheses...
  20. Field Measures of Functional Tasks for CIT Intervention
    Paolo Bonato; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..They will remotely monitor functional upper limb use outside the clinic in the homes and in the community of patients undergoing CIT. ..
  21. EMG-BASED METHODS FOR TESTING NON-KEYBOARD IMPUT DEVICES
    Paolo Bonato; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Future studies by the applicant will focus on utilizing the innovation to gain a better understanding of overuse injury mechanisms related to work tasks and the operation of devices in the workplace. ..
  22. WORK AND HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG RURAL WOMEN
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Education will also be targeted to medical providers in this geographic area on work exposures and conditions, exposure response, prevention, basic epidemiology, and ergonomics. ..
  23. Motor Control Deficit in Low Back Pain: Cause or Effect?
    Jacek Cholewicki; Fiscal Year: 2003
    DESCRIPTION: (Verbatim from application) Revised Application: Because the specific causes underlying low back pain LBP have not yet been identified, it continues to be a significant public health problem...
  24. SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL PROCESSING IN PROPRIOCEPTION
    Lynette Jones; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  25. Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: Quantifying Risk
    Arun Garg; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This project is expected to result in DUE and shoulder job analysis models that have robust predictive capabilities for a broad range of jobs. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  26. Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The proposed work addresses several NIOSH priority areas including health care workers, back injuries, and intervention effectiveness research.
  27. Low Back Pain Quantifying Risk Factors
    Arun Garg; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..study will: (i) Determine baseline prevalence rates and subsequent incidence rates over a 2 year period for low back pain (LBP), LBP with neurological signs (sciatica), LBP-related impairments, lost time and modified duty-related ..