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Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort. (2018)
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MUTHURI, S.G., PAVLOVA, A.V., SAUNDERS, F.R., HARDY, R.J., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., ASPDEN, R.M. and COOPER, R. 2018. Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort. Scientific reports [online], 8, article ID 16309. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34628-9

We aimed to examine whether back pain across adulthood was associated with spine shape at age 60–64 years. Data were from 1405 participants in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, a nationally representative British birth cohort. Back p... Read More about Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort..

Identifying persons with axial spondyloarthritis at risk of poor work outcome: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register. (2018)
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MACFARLANE, G.J., SHIM, J., JONES, G.T., WALKER-BONE, K., PATHAN, E. and DEAN, L.E. 2019. Identifying persons with axial spondyloarthritis at risk of poor work outcome: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register. Journal of rheumatology [online], 46(2), pages 145-152. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.180477

Objective: First, to test the hypothesis that, among working patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), those who report issues with reduced productivity at work (presenteeism) are at higher risk of work absence (absenteeism), and patients who re... Read More about Identifying persons with axial spondyloarthritis at risk of poor work outcome: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register..

Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis. (2018)
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SHIM, J., JONES, G.T., PATHAN, E.M.I. and MACFARLANE, G. 2018. Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis. Annals of the rheumatic diseases [online], 77(11), pages 1578-1584. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213590

Objectives: To quantify, among patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the benefit on work outcomes associated with commencing biologic therapy. Methods: The British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register in Axial Spondyloarthritis (BSRBR... Read More about Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis..

A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults. (2018)
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NEVILL, A.M., STEWART, A.D., OLDS, T. and DUNCAN, M.J. 2020. A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults. Research in sports medicine [online], 28(1), pages 15-26. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2018.1502183

Our aim was to identify the best anthropometric index associated with waist adiposity. The six weight-status indices included body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), waist-to-height ratio (WHTR), and a new waist-by-height0.5 ratio (WHT.5R).... Read More about A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults..

Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults. (2018)
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PAVLOVA, A.V., MEAKIN, J.R., COOPER, K., BARR, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2018. Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults. BMJ open sport and exercise medicine [online], 4(1), article number 000374. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000374

Objective: Lifting postures are frequently implicated in back pain. We previously related responses to a static load with intrinsic spine shape, and here we investigate the role of lumbar spine shape in lifting kinematics. Methods: Thirty healthy adu... Read More about Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults..

Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. (2018)
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PAPADATOU, Z., WILLIAMS, H. and COOPER, K. 2018. Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 16(6), pages 1398-1417. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003405

Background: - The most significant occupational skin problem potentially encountered in wet work occupations is occupational dermatitis. When the skin comes into contact with hazardous substances at work, this can cause occupational dermatitis to occ... Read More about Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review..

Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development. (2018)
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PAVLOVA, A.V., MUTHURI, S.G., COOPER, R., SAUNDERS, F.R., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., HARDY, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2018. Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development. PLoS ONE [online], 13(6), article ID e0197570. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197570

This study investigated associations between measures of adiposity from age 36 and spine shape at 60-64 years. Thoracolumbar spine shape was characterised using statistical shape modelling on lateral dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry images of the spi... Read More about Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development..

Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. (2018)
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JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 84(9), pages 1883-1905. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13624

AIMS: The aims of this systematic review were to: (1) critically appraise, synthesize and present the available evidence on the views and experiences of stakeholders on pharmacist prescribing and; (2) present the perceived facilitators and barriers f... Read More about Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review..

Exercise for people with Parkinson's: a practical approach. (2018)
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RAMASWAMY, B., JONES, J. and CARROLL, C. 2018. Exercise for people with Parkinson's: a practical approach. Practical neurology [online], 18(5), pages 399-406. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/practneurol-2018-001930

Exercise is key to a healthy and productive life. For people with Parkinson's, exercise has reported benefits for controlling motor and non-motor symptoms alongside the use of pharmacological intervention. For example, exercise prolongs independent m... Read More about Exercise for people with Parkinson's: a practical approach..

Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study. (2018)
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SHIM, J., MCLERNON, D.J., HAMILTON, D., SIMPSON, H.A., BEASLEY, M. and MACFARLANE, G.J. 2018. Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study. Rheumatology advances in practice [online], 2(2), article rky021. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rky021

Objectives: The aim was to develop and validate a simple clinical prediction model, based on easily collected preoperative information, to identify patients at high risk of pain and functional disability 6 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).... Read More about Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study..

Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review. (2018)
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COOPER, L., RYAN, C., ELLS, L.J., HAMILTON, S., ATKINSON, G., COOPER, K., JOHNSON, M.I., KIRWAN, J.P. and MARTIN, D. 2018. Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review. Obesity reviews [online], 19(7), pages 989-1007. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12686

Worldwide prevalence of adult overweight and obesity is a growing public health issue. Adults with overweight/obesity often have chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP). Using a mixed-methods review, we aimed to quantify the effectiveness and explore the... Read More about Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review..

Engineering improved balance confidence in older adults with complex health care needs: learning from the muscling up against disability study. (2018)
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HETHERINGTON, S., HENWOOD, T., SWINTON, P., KEOGH, J., GARDINER, P., TUCKETT, A. and ROUSE, K. 2018. Engineering improved balance confidence in older adults with complex health care needs: learning from the muscling up against disability study. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation [online], 99(8), pages 1525-1532. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.03.004

This study investigated the correlation between balance confidence, and physical and cognitive markers of wellbeing. The study was particularly focused on the demographic of older adults who were in receipt of government-funded aged-care services. Th... Read More about Engineering improved balance confidence in older adults with complex health care needs: learning from the muscling up against disability study..