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Adam Payne Goode

Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Seventeen-Year National Pain Prevalence Trends Among U.S. Military Veterans.

Journal Article J Pain · May 2024 U.S. military veterans experience higher pain prevalence than nonveterans. However, it is unclear how the disparities in pain prevalence have changed over time because previous trend studies are limited to veterans using the Veterans Health Administration. ... Full text Link to item Cite

Identifying characteristics and clinical conditions associated with hand grip strength in adults: the Project Baseline Health Study.

Journal Article Sci Rep · April 18, 2024 Low hand grip strength (HGS) is associated with several conditions, but its value outside of the older adult population is unclear. We sought to identify the most salient factors associated with HGS from an extensive list of candidate variables while strat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Telehealth delivery of physical therapist-led interventions for persons with chronic low back pain in underserved communities: lessons from pragmatic clinical trials.

Journal Article Front Pain Res (Lausanne) · 2024 In this perspective, we present our experience developing and conducting two pragmatic clinical trials investigating physical therapist-led telehealth strategies for persons with chronic low back pain. Both trials, the BeatPain Utah and AIM-Back trials, ar ... Full text Link to item Cite

Automated segmentation and prediction of intervertebral disc morphology and uniaxial deformations from MRI.

Journal Article Osteoarthr Cartil Open · September 2023 OBJECTIVE: The measurement of in vivo intervertebral disc (IVD) mechanics may be used to understand the etiology of IVD degeneration and low back pain (LBP). To this end, our lab has developed methods to measure IVD morphology and uniaxial compressive defo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Biomarkers and longitudinal changes in lumbar spine degeneration and low back pain: the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article Osteoarthritis Cartilage · June 2023 OBJECTIVE: To determine if baseline biomarkers are associated with longitudinal changes in the worsening of disc space narrowing (DSN), vertebral osteophytes (OST), and low back pain (LBP). DESIGN: Paired baseline (2003-2004) and follow-up (2006-2010) lumb ... Full text Link to item Cite

Patient Choice After Referral to Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain and Knee Osteoarthritis.

Journal Article Arch Rehabil Res Clin Transl · March 2023 OBJECTIVE: To assess factors influencing Veterans' decisions to initiate physical therapy (PT) after referral for low back pain (LBP) or knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: Qualitative study using individual semistructured telephone interviews. SETTING: Durh ... Full text Link to item Cite

In vivo intervertebral disc mechanical deformation following a treadmill walking "stress test" is inversely related to T1rho relaxation time.

Journal Article Osteoarthritis and cartilage · January 2023 ObjectiveTo assess the in vivo relationship between the mechanical response of intervertebral discs (IVDs) to dynamic activity and IVD biochemical composition assessed via T1rho relaxation imaging.DesignEighteen asymptomatic participants ... Full text Cite

The Predicted Position of the Knee Near the Time of ACL Rupture Is Similar Between 2 Commonly Observed Patterns of Bone Bruising on MRI.

Journal Article Am J Sports Med · January 2023 BACKGROUND: Bone bruises observed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide insight into the mechanisms of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. However, it remains unclear whether the position of the knee near the time of injury differ ... Full text Link to item Cite

BeatPain Utah: study protocol for a pragmatic randomised trial examining telehealth strategies to provide non-pharmacologic pain care for persons with chronic low back pain receiving care in federally qualified health centers.

Journal Article BMJ Open · November 9, 2022 INTRODUCTION: Although evidence-based guidelines recommend non-pharmacologic treatments as first-line care for chronic low back pain (LBP), uptake has been limited, particularly in rural, low-income and ethnically diverse communities. The BeatPain study wi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictors of Lumbar Spine Degeneration and Low Back Pain in the Community: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article Arthritis care & research · October 2022 ObjectiveTo determine the incidence and worsening of lumbar spine structure and low back pain (LBP) and whether they are predicted by demographic characteristics or clinical characteristics or appendicular joint osteoarthritis (OA).Methods Full text Cite

Biomarker clusters differentiate phenotypes of lumbar spine degeneration and low back pain: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article Osteoarthr Cartil Open · September 2022 OBJECTIVE: Describe the association between biomarkers and lumbar spine degeneration (vertebral osteophytes [OST], facet joint osteoarthritis [FOA], and disc space narrowing [DSN]), for persons with and without low back pain (LBP) and determine whether clu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Application of Heterogeneity of Treatment-Effects Methods: Exploratory Analyses of a Trial of Exercise-Based Interventions for Knee Osteoarthritis.

Journal Article Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · August 2022 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate heterogeneity of treatment effects in a trial of exercise-based interventions for knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Participants (n = 350) were randomized to standard physical therapy (PT; n = 140), internet-based exercise training ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Lumbar Stenosis Prognostic Subgroups for Personalizing Care and Treatment (PROSPECTS) study: protocol for an inception cohort study.

Journal Article BMC Musculoskelet Disord · July 21, 2022 BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common degenerative condition that contributes to back and back-related leg pain in older adults. Most patients with symptomatic LSS initially receive non-operative care before surgical consultation. However, t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Utility of an obstacle-crossing test to classify future fallers and non-fallers at hospital discharge after stroke: A pilot study.

Journal Article Gait Posture · July 2022 BACKGROUND: Existing clinical assessments of balance and functional mobility have poor predictive accuracy for prospectively identifying post-stroke fallers, which may be due to a lack of ecological complexity that is typical of community-based fall incide ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Can Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System Measures Differentiate Patients Who Will Undergo Hip and Knee Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Case-Control Study.

Journal Article J Arthroplasty · June 2022 BACKGROUND: The Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) can be used to monitor patients in population-health-based programs. However, it is unknown which measures are most appropriate to differentiate patients who will undergo hip ... Full text Link to item Cite

In vivo fluid transport in human intervertebral discs varies by spinal level and disc region.

Journal Article JOR Spine · June 2022 BACKGROUND: The lumbar discs are large, dense tissues that are primarily avascular, and cells residing in the central region of the disc are up to 6-8 mm from the nearest blood vessel in adults. To maintain homeostasis, disc cells rely on nutrient transpor ... Full text Link to item Cite

Lumbar intervertebral disc diurnal deformations and T2 and T1rho relaxation times vary by spinal level and disc region.

Journal Article Eur Spine J · March 2022 PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is routinely used to evaluate spine pathology; however, standard imaging findings weakly correlate to low back pain. Abnormal disc mechanical function is implicated as a cause of back pain but is not assessed using ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association of Biomarkers with Individual and Multiple Body Sites of Pain: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article J Pain Res · 2022 INTRODUCTION: Biochemical biomarkers may provide insight into musculoskeletal pain reported at individual or multiple body sites. The purpose of this study was to determine if biomarkers or pressure-pain threshold (PPT) were associated with individual or m ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Seventeen-Year National Pain Prevalence Trends Among U.S. Military Veterans.

Journal Article J Pain · May 2024 U.S. military veterans experience higher pain prevalence than nonveterans. However, it is unclear how the disparities in pain prevalence have changed over time because previous trend studies are limited to veterans using the Veterans Health Administration. ... Full text Link to item Cite

Identifying characteristics and clinical conditions associated with hand grip strength in adults: the Project Baseline Health Study.

Journal Article Sci Rep · April 18, 2024 Low hand grip strength (HGS) is associated with several conditions, but its value outside of the older adult population is unclear. We sought to identify the most salient factors associated with HGS from an extensive list of candidate variables while strat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Telehealth delivery of physical therapist-led interventions for persons with chronic low back pain in underserved communities: lessons from pragmatic clinical trials.

Journal Article Front Pain Res (Lausanne) · 2024 In this perspective, we present our experience developing and conducting two pragmatic clinical trials investigating physical therapist-led telehealth strategies for persons with chronic low back pain. Both trials, the BeatPain Utah and AIM-Back trials, ar ... Full text Link to item Cite

Automated segmentation and prediction of intervertebral disc morphology and uniaxial deformations from MRI.

Journal Article Osteoarthr Cartil Open · September 2023 OBJECTIVE: The measurement of in vivo intervertebral disc (IVD) mechanics may be used to understand the etiology of IVD degeneration and low back pain (LBP). To this end, our lab has developed methods to measure IVD morphology and uniaxial compressive defo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Biomarkers and longitudinal changes in lumbar spine degeneration and low back pain: the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article Osteoarthritis Cartilage · June 2023 OBJECTIVE: To determine if baseline biomarkers are associated with longitudinal changes in the worsening of disc space narrowing (DSN), vertebral osteophytes (OST), and low back pain (LBP). DESIGN: Paired baseline (2003-2004) and follow-up (2006-2010) lumb ... Full text Link to item Cite

Patient Choice After Referral to Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain and Knee Osteoarthritis.

Journal Article Arch Rehabil Res Clin Transl · March 2023 OBJECTIVE: To assess factors influencing Veterans' decisions to initiate physical therapy (PT) after referral for low back pain (LBP) or knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: Qualitative study using individual semistructured telephone interviews. SETTING: Durh ... Full text Link to item Cite

In vivo intervertebral disc mechanical deformation following a treadmill walking "stress test" is inversely related to T1rho relaxation time.

Journal Article Osteoarthritis and cartilage · January 2023 ObjectiveTo assess the in vivo relationship between the mechanical response of intervertebral discs (IVDs) to dynamic activity and IVD biochemical composition assessed via T1rho relaxation imaging.DesignEighteen asymptomatic participants ... Full text Cite

The Predicted Position of the Knee Near the Time of ACL Rupture Is Similar Between 2 Commonly Observed Patterns of Bone Bruising on MRI.

Journal Article Am J Sports Med · January 2023 BACKGROUND: Bone bruises observed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide insight into the mechanisms of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. However, it remains unclear whether the position of the knee near the time of injury differ ... Full text Link to item Cite

BeatPain Utah: study protocol for a pragmatic randomised trial examining telehealth strategies to provide non-pharmacologic pain care for persons with chronic low back pain receiving care in federally qualified health centers.

Journal Article BMJ Open · November 9, 2022 INTRODUCTION: Although evidence-based guidelines recommend non-pharmacologic treatments as first-line care for chronic low back pain (LBP), uptake has been limited, particularly in rural, low-income and ethnically diverse communities. The BeatPain study wi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictors of Lumbar Spine Degeneration and Low Back Pain in the Community: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article Arthritis care & research · October 2022 ObjectiveTo determine the incidence and worsening of lumbar spine structure and low back pain (LBP) and whether they are predicted by demographic characteristics or clinical characteristics or appendicular joint osteoarthritis (OA).Methods Full text Cite

Biomarker clusters differentiate phenotypes of lumbar spine degeneration and low back pain: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article Osteoarthr Cartil Open · September 2022 OBJECTIVE: Describe the association between biomarkers and lumbar spine degeneration (vertebral osteophytes [OST], facet joint osteoarthritis [FOA], and disc space narrowing [DSN]), for persons with and without low back pain (LBP) and determine whether clu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Application of Heterogeneity of Treatment-Effects Methods: Exploratory Analyses of a Trial of Exercise-Based Interventions for Knee Osteoarthritis.

Journal Article Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · August 2022 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate heterogeneity of treatment effects in a trial of exercise-based interventions for knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Participants (n = 350) were randomized to standard physical therapy (PT; n = 140), internet-based exercise training ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Lumbar Stenosis Prognostic Subgroups for Personalizing Care and Treatment (PROSPECTS) study: protocol for an inception cohort study.

Journal Article BMC Musculoskelet Disord · July 21, 2022 BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common degenerative condition that contributes to back and back-related leg pain in older adults. Most patients with symptomatic LSS initially receive non-operative care before surgical consultation. However, t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Utility of an obstacle-crossing test to classify future fallers and non-fallers at hospital discharge after stroke: A pilot study.

Journal Article Gait Posture · July 2022 BACKGROUND: Existing clinical assessments of balance and functional mobility have poor predictive accuracy for prospectively identifying post-stroke fallers, which may be due to a lack of ecological complexity that is typical of community-based fall incide ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Can Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System Measures Differentiate Patients Who Will Undergo Hip and Knee Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Case-Control Study.

Journal Article J Arthroplasty · June 2022 BACKGROUND: The Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) can be used to monitor patients in population-health-based programs. However, it is unknown which measures are most appropriate to differentiate patients who will undergo hip ... Full text Link to item Cite

In vivo fluid transport in human intervertebral discs varies by spinal level and disc region.

Journal Article JOR Spine · June 2022 BACKGROUND: The lumbar discs are large, dense tissues that are primarily avascular, and cells residing in the central region of the disc are up to 6-8 mm from the nearest blood vessel in adults. To maintain homeostasis, disc cells rely on nutrient transpor ... Full text Link to item Cite

Lumbar intervertebral disc diurnal deformations and T2 and T1rho relaxation times vary by spinal level and disc region.

Journal Article Eur Spine J · March 2022 PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is routinely used to evaluate spine pathology; however, standard imaging findings weakly correlate to low back pain. Abnormal disc mechanical function is implicated as a cause of back pain but is not assessed using ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association of Biomarkers with Individual and Multiple Body Sites of Pain: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article J Pain Res · 2022 INTRODUCTION: Biochemical biomarkers may provide insight into musculoskeletal pain reported at individual or multiple body sites. The purpose of this study was to determine if biomarkers or pressure-pain threshold (PPT) were associated with individual or m ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Nightmare disorder and low back pain in veterans: cross-sectional association and effect over time.

Journal Article Sleep Adv · 2022 Low back pain (LBP) disproportionately impacts US military veterans compared with nonveterans. Although the effect of psychological conditions on LBP is regularly studied, there is little published to date investigating nightmare disorder (NMD) and LBP. Th ... Full text Link to item Cite

Expanding access to rehabilitation using mobile health to address musculoskeletal pain and disability.

Journal Article Front Rehabil Sci · 2022 INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders such as low back pain and osteoarthritis are a leading cause of disability and the leading contributor to the need for rehabilitation services globally. This need has surpassed the availability of trained clini ... Full text Link to item Cite

Mechanical metrics may show improved ability to predict osteoarthritis compared to T1rho mapping.

Journal Article J Biomech · December 2, 2021 Changes in cartilage structure and composition are commonly observed during the progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Importantly, quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods, such as T1rho relaxation imaging, can noninvasively provide in vivo metr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Immune cell profiles in synovial fluid after anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injuries.

Journal Article Arthritis research & therapy · November 2021 BackgroundAnterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus tears are common knee injuries. Despite the high rate of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) following these injuries, the contributing factors remain unclear. In this study, we characterize ... Full text Open Access Cite

Meniscus cell regional phenotypes: Dedifferentiation and reversal by biomaterial embedding.

Journal Article J Orthop Res · October 2021 Meniscus injuries are common and a major cause of long-term joint degeneration and disability. Current treatment options are limited, so novel regenerative therapies or tissue engineering strategies are urgently needed. The development of new therapies is ... Full text Link to item Cite

Dizziness and physical health are associated with pain in dizzy patients-A cross-sectional study.

Journal Article Physiother Res Int · October 2021 BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Associations between dizziness, health-related quality of life, and musculoskeletal pain have not been systematically explored in patients with vestibular disorders. Such knowledge may be important for choice of treatments. The stud ... Full text Link to item Cite

Increasing BMI increases lumbar intervertebral disc deformation following a treadmill walking stress test.

Journal Article J Biomech · May 24, 2021 High body mass index (BMI) and obesity have been implicated as risk factors for lumbar degenerative disc disease and low back pain. Despite this, there is limited in vivo data to quantify how obesity influences the mechanical function of intervertebral dis ... Full text Link to item Cite

Assessment of Common Comorbidity Phenotypes Among Older Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis to Inform Integrated Care Models.

Journal Article Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes · April 2021 OBJECTIVE: To establish the frequency of concordant, discordant, and clinically dominant comorbidities among Medicare beneficiaries with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and to identify common concordant condition subgroups. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We used a 5% ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Patellar Tendon Orientation and Strain Are Predictors of ACL Strain In Vivo During a Single-Leg Jump.

Journal Article Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine · March 2021 BackgroundThere is little in vivo data that describe the relationships between patellar tendon orientation, patellar tendon strain, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) strain during dynamic activities. Quantifying how the quadriceps load the ACL ... Full text Open Access Cite

Improving Veteran Access to Integrated Management of Back Pain (AIM-Back): Protocol for an Embedded Pragmatic Cluster-Randomized Trial.

Journal Article Pain Med · December 12, 2020 BACKGROUND: Coordinated efforts between the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs have built the capacity for large-scale clinical research investigating the effectiveness of nonpharmacologic pain ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Dose and Recovery Response of Patellofemoral Cartilage Deformations to Running.

Journal Article Orthop J Sports Med · December 2020 BACKGROUND: Running is a common recreational activity that provides many health benefits. However, it remains unclear how patellofemoral cartilage is affected by varied running distances and how long it takes the cartilage to recover to its baseline state ... Full text Link to item Cite

Racial Differences in Performance-Based Function and Potential Explanatory Factors Among Individuals With Knee Osteoarthritis.

Journal Article Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · September 2020 OBJECTIVE: In individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA), self-reported physical function is poorer in African Americans than in whites, but whether this difference holds true for objective assessments is unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine ra ... Full text Link to item Cite

Different Phenotypes of Osteoarthritis in the Lumbar Spine Reflected by Demographic and Clinical Characteristics: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Conference Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · July 2020 OBJECTIVE: To determine if associations between demographic and clinical characteristics and appendicular joint osteoarthritis (OA) reflect different phenotypes of OA in the lumbar spine. METHODS: Participants were from the Johnston County OA Project. Demo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Reconsidering Reciprocal Length Patterns of the Anteromedial and Posterolateral Bundles of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament During In Vivo Gait.

Journal Article Am J Sports Med · July 2020 BACKGROUND: Some cadaveric studies have indicated that the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) consists of anteromedial and posterolateral bundles that display reciprocal function with regard to knee flexion. However, several in vivo imaging studies have sugg ... Full text Link to item Cite

Is the Association between Knee Injury and Knee Osteoarthritis Modified by the Presence of General Joint Hypermobility.

Journal Article Osteoarthritis and cartilage open · June 2020 ObjectiveTo evaluate whether joint hypermobility modifies the association between knee joint injury and knee osteoarthritis (OA) among adults.MethodsData were from three studies: Genetics of Generalized Osteoarthritis (GOGO; N=2,341), Gen ... Full text Cite

Inflammatory, Structural, and Pain Biochemical Biomarkers May Reflect Radiographic Disc Space Narrowing: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article J Orthop Res · May 2020 The purpose of this work is to determine the relationship between biomarkers of inflammation, structure, and pain with radiographic disc space narrowing (DSN) in community-based participants. A total of 74 participants (37 cases and 37 controls) enrolled i ... Full text Link to item Cite

Value-Based Care for Musculoskeletal Pain: Are Physical Therapists Ready to Deliver?

Journal Article Phys Ther · April 17, 2020 Early physical therapy models hold great promise for delivering high-value care for individuals with musculoskeletal pain. However, existing physical therapist practice and research standards are misaligned with value-based principles, which limits the pot ... Full text Link to item Cite

Quantifying the biochemical state of knee cartilage in response to running using T1rho magnetic resonance imaging.

Journal Article Sci Rep · February 5, 2020 Roughly 20% of Americans run annually, yet how this exercise influences knee cartilage health is poorly understood. To address this question, quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to infer the biochemical state of cartilage. Specificall ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Physical therapy and opioid use for musculoskeletal pain management: competitors or companions?

Journal Article Pain Rep · 2020 Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain conditions are highly prevalent and a leading cause of disability globally. When people with MSK pain seek health care, they often receive treatment not aligned with best practices, including initial management options such as op ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The Effect of Timing of Physical Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain on Health Services Utilization: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article Arch Phys Med Rehabil · July 2019 OBJECTIVE: To synthesize literature about the effect of early physical therapy (PT) for acute low back pain (LBP) on subsequent health services utilization (HSU), compared to delayed PT or usual care. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL, Em ... Full text Link to item Cite

Relationship of joint hypermobility with low Back pain and lumbar spine osteoarthritis.

Journal Article BMC Musculoskelet Disord · April 9, 2019 BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (cLBP) affects millions of Americans and costs billions. Studies suggest a link between cLBP and joint hypermobility. METHODS: We conducted cross-sectional primary analyses of joint hypermobility and cLBP, lumbar spine ost ... Full text Link to item Cite

Relationship of Joint Hypermobility with Ankle and Foot Radiographic Osteoarthritis and Symptoms in a Community-Based Cohort.

Journal Article Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · April 2019 OBJECTIVE: To explore associations of joint hypermobility (a condition where range of motion is greater than normal) with ankle and foot radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) and symptoms in a large community-based cohort of African American and white adults ag ... Full text Link to item Cite

Effects of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency on Tibiofemoral Cartilage Thickness and Strains in Response to Hopping.

Journal Article Am J Sports Med · January 2019 BACKGROUND: Changes in knee kinematics after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury may alter loading of the cartilage and thus affect its homeostasis, potentially leading to the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis. However, there are limited in v ... Full text Link to item Cite

Fall Risk and Utilization of Balance Training for Adults With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: Secondary Analysis From a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article J Geriatr Phys Ther · 2019 BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common disease that hinders activity participation in older adults. Associated symptoms and physiological changes can increase risk of falling in individuals with KOA. Balance training can decrease fal ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association of Early Physical Therapy With Long-term Opioid Use Among Opioid-Naive Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain.

Journal Article JAMA Netw Open · December 7, 2018 IMPORTANCE: Nonpharmacologic methods of reducing the risk of new chronic opioid use among patients with musculoskeletal pain are important given the burden of the opioid epidemic in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between early p ... Full text Link to item Cite

Interventions for Preventing Thromboembolic Events in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article Ann Intern Med · December 4, 2018 BACKGROUND: The comparative safety and effectiveness of treatments to prevent thromboembolic complications in atrial fibrillation (AF) remain uncertain. PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness of medical and procedural therapies in preventing thromboembolic ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predicting Thromboembolic and Bleeding Event Risk in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article Thromb Haemost · December 2018 BACKGROUND:  Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia that increases the risk of stroke. Medical therapy for decreasing stroke risk involves anticoagulation, which may increase bleeding risk for certain patients. In determining the optimal t ... Full text Link to item Cite

The impact of wearable motion sensing technology on physical activity in older adults.

Journal Article Exp Gerontol · October 2, 2018 BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physical activity provides substantial health benefits. Older adults are less physically active than the rest of the population, and interventions that promote physical activity are needed. In this meta-analysis, we investigate how ... Full text Link to item Cite

Integration of musculoskeletal physical therapy care in the patient-centred medical home (IMPaC): protocol for a single-site randomised clinical trial.

Journal Article BMJ Open · August 8, 2018 INTRODUCTION: Annually, >50% of the US population reports musculoskeletal (MSK) pain to a provider, with direct healthcare costs exceeding $185 billion. The number of MSK complaints and the associated costs are projected to rise, increasing demand for and ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sociodemographic and Clinical Correlates of Physical Therapy Utilization in Adults With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis.

Journal Article Phys Ther · August 1, 2018 BACKGROUND: Physical therapy is essential for conservative management of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, physical therapy utilization data are limited for knee OA. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify correlates of physical th ... Full text Link to item Cite

Femoroacetabular impingement surgery allows 74% of athletes to return to the same competitive level of sports participation but their level of performance remains unreported: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Journal Article Br J Sports Med · August 2018 BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome is one source of hip pain that can limit sport participation among athletes. OBJECTIVE: To summarise the return to sport (RTS) rate for athletes after surgery for FAI syndrome. METHODS: A computer-ass ... Full text Link to item Cite

Development and Evaluation of the Boston University Osteoarthritis Functional Pain Short Form (BU-OA-FPS).

Journal Article Phys Ther · August 1, 2018 BACKGROUND: Pragmatic studies have gained popularity, thus emphasizing the need for patient-reported outcomes (PRO) to be integrated into electronic health records. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the development of a customized short form from the Boston ... Full text Link to item Cite

Level of participation in physical therapy or an internet-based exercise training program: associations with outcomes for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Journal Article BMC Musculoskelet Disord · July 19, 2018 BACKGROUND: To examine whether number of physical therapy (PT) visits or amount of use of an internet-based exercise training (IBET) program is associated with differential improvement in outcomes for participants with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A ... Full text Link to item Cite

Changes in Physical Activity After Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Six- and Twelve-Month Outcomes.

Journal Article Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · June 2018 OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the extent to which physical activity (PA) levels change following total knee or hip joint replacement relative to pain, physical function, and quality of life. Our objective was to conduct a systematic review and meta-anal ... Full text Link to item Cite

Left vocal cord paralysis after patent ductus arteriosus ligation: A systematic review.

Journal Article Paediatr Respir Rev · June 2018 CONTEXT: Extremely premature (EP) infants are at increased risk of left vocal cord paralysis (LVCP) following surgery for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). OBJECTIVE: A Systematical Review was conducted to investigate the incidence and outcomes of LVCP after ... Full text Link to item Cite

Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article Pediatrics · June 2018 CONTEXT: Nonpharmacologic treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) encompass a range of care approaches from structured behavioral interventions to complementary medicines. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative effectiveness of nonpha ... Full text Link to item Cite

Effects of a Home-Based Telephone-Supported Physical Activity Program for Older Adult Veterans With Chronic Low Back Pain.

Journal Article Phys Ther · May 1, 2018 BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is highly prevalent in older adults, leading to functional decline. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate physical activity (PA) only and PA plus cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain (CBT-P) among ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association between general joint hypermobility and knee, hip, and lumbar spine osteoarthritis by race: a cross-sectional study.

Journal Article Arthritis Res Ther · April 18, 2018 BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) prevalence differs by race. General joint hypermobility (GJH) may be associated with OA, but differences by race are not known. This community-based study examined the frequency of GJH and its relationship with knee, hip, an ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

A magnetic resonance imaging framework for quantifying intervertebral disc deformation in vivo: Reliability and application to diurnal variations in lumbar disc shape.

Journal Article J Biomech · April 11, 2018 Low back pain is a significant socioeconomic burden in the United States and lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration is frequently implicated as a cause. The discs play an important mechanical role in the spine, yet the relationship between disc function a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Management of Menopause Symptoms with Acupuncture: An Umbrella Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Journal Article J Altern Complement Med · April 2018 OBJECTIVES: Vasomotor symptoms (VMSs) are the most common symptoms reported during menopause. Although hormone therapy is effective for reducing VMSs, its use is restricted in some women. Many women with VMSs thus seek nonhormonal, nonpharmacologic treatme ... Full text Link to item Cite

Physical therapy vs internet-based exercise training for patients with knee osteoarthritis: results of a randomized controlled trial.

Journal Article Osteoarthritis Cartilage · March 2018 OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of physical therapy (PT, evidence-based approach) and internet-based exercise training (IBET), each vs a wait list (WL) control, among individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial of ... Full text Link to item Cite

The success of return to sport after ulnar collateral ligament injury in baseball: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article J Shoulder Elbow Surg · March 2018 BACKGROUND: Ulnar collateral ligament injury (UCLI) has significantly increased in overhead sports during the past 2 decades. Differences in return to sport (RTS) and RTS at previous level (RTSP) after UCLI have not been differentiated. METHODS: A computer ... Full text Link to item Cite

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is effective in strengthening the quadriceps muscle after anterior cruciate ligament surgery.

Journal Article Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc · February 2018 PURPOSE: Reduced ability to contract the quadriceps muscles is often found immediately following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery. This can lead to muscle atrophy and decreased function. Application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) ma ... Full text Link to item Cite

Fear of Movement and Associated Factors Among Adults With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis.

Journal Article Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · December 2017 OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency of and factors associated with fear of movement (FOM) among patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (KOA), using the new Brief Fear of Movement (BFOM) measure. METHODS: Participants (n = 350) enrolled in a clinical ... Full text Link to item Cite

Biomarkers reflect differences in osteoarthritis phenotypes of the lumbar spine: the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Conference Osteoarthritis Cartilage · October 2017 OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in biomarker levels between radiographic phenotypes of facet joint osteoarthritis (FOA) only, spine OA only ((disc space narrowing (DSN) and vertebral osteophytes (OST)) or the combination of FOA and spine OA. DESIGN: A ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improving vasomotor symptoms; psychological symptoms; and health-related quality of life in peri- or post-menopausal women through yoga: An umbrella systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Complement Ther Med · October 2017 OBJECTIVES: Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), commonly reported during menopausal transition, negatively affect psychological health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). While hormone therapy is an effective treatment, its use is limited by concerns about p ... Full text Link to item Cite

Diagnostic Accuracy of Imaging Modalities and Injection Techniques for the Diagnosis of Femoroacetabular Impingement/Labral Tear: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis.

Journal Article Am J Sports Med · September 2017 BACKGROUND: Diagnosing femoroacetabular impingement/acetabular labral tear (FAI/ALT) and subsequently making a decision regarding surgery are based primarily on diagnostic imaging and intra-articular hip joint injection techniques of unknown accuracy. PURP ... Full text Link to item Cite

The prevalence and effect of burnout on graduate healthcare students.

Journal Article Can Med Educ J · June 2017 Burnout is a growing epidemic among professional healthcare students. Unaddressed burnout has been shown to have psychological and performance related detriments. The purpose of this scoping literature review was to investigate the prevalence of burnout an ... Link to item Cite

Psychological Predictors of Outcomes with Lumbar Spinal Fusion: A Systematic Literature Review.

Journal Article Physiother Res Int · April 2017 PURPOSE: To review the predictive/risk psychological factors at baseline that are associated with a favourable (or non-favourable) outcome following lumbar spinal fusion (LSF). METHODS: A computer-assisted literature search of PubMed, CINAHL complete and E ... Full text Link to item Cite

Use of mindfulness, meditation and relaxation to treat vasomotor symptoms.

Journal Article Climacteric · April 2017 Postmenopausal women with bothersome vasomotor symptoms (VMS) often seek alternatives to hormone-based treatment due to medication risks or personal preference. We sought to identify the effects of meditation, mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation on VMS an ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Impact of Interventions that Integrate Accelerometers on Physical Activity and Weight Loss: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article Ann Behav Med · February 2017 BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is important for improving and maintaining health, but sedentary behavior is difficult to change. Providing objective, real-time feedback on physical activity with wearable motion-sensing technologies (activity monitor ... Full text Link to item Cite

Effect of Comorbid Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis on Longitudinal Clinical and Health Care Use Outcomes in Older Adults With New Visits for Back Pain.

Journal Article Arch Phys Med Rehabil · January 2017 OBJECTIVE: To examine if a comorbid diagnosis of knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA) in older adults with new back pain visits is associated with long-term patient-reported outcomes and back-related health care use. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: T ... Full text Link to item Cite

Matrix metalloproteinase activity and prostaglandin E2 are elevated in the synovial fluid of meniscus tear patients.

Journal Article Connect Tissue Res · 2017 PURPOSE: Meniscus tears are a common knee injury and are associated with the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study is to evaluate potential OA mediators in the synovial fluid and serum of meniscus tear subjects compar ... Full text Link to item Cite

Insurance Coverage, Costs, and Barriers to Care for Outpatient Musculoskeletal Therapy and Rehabilitation Services.

Journal Article N C Med J · 2017 Therapy and rehabilitation services improve patients' lives. Changes in health care insurance policies and coverage substantially influence out-of-pocket costs for patients and their families. This may lead to variability in services and barriers to approp ... Full text Link to item Cite

Is Joint Hypermobility Related to Foot Osteoarthritis and Symptoms?

Conference ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY · October 1, 2016 Link to item Cite

Clinical algorithms to aid osteoarthritis guideline dissemination.

Journal Article Osteoarthritis Cartilage · September 2016 BACKGROUND: Numerous scientific organisations have developed evidence-based recommendations aiming to optimise the management of osteoarthritis (OA). Uptake, however, has been suboptimal. The purpose of this exercise was to harmonize the recent recommendat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Nonpharmacologic, nonherbal management of menopause-associated vasomotor symptoms: an umbrella systematic review (protocol).

Journal Article Syst Rev · April 7, 2016 BACKGROUND: Vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats are a common concern of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women and are associated with a decreased quality of life. These symptoms can be effectively managed with hormone therapy, but saf ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

An evidence map of yoga for low back pain.

Journal Article Complement Ther Med · April 2016 OBJECTIVE: Yoga is being increasingly studied as a treatment strategy for a variety of different clinical conditions, including low back pain (LBP). We set out to conduct an evidence map of yoga for the treatment, prevention and recurrence of acute or chro ... Full text Link to item Cite

Evidence Map of Yoga for Depression, Anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Journal Article J Phys Act Health · March 2016 BACKGROUND: This study describes evidence of yoga's effectiveness for depressive disorders, general anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder (PD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults. We also address adverse events associated with yoga. METHOD ... Full text Link to item Cite

Return to sport after open and microdiscectomy surgery versus conservative treatment for lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Journal Article Br J Sports Med · February 2016 BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc herniation has a prevalence of up to 58% in the athletic population. Lumbar discectomy is a common surgical procedure to alleviate pain and disability in athletes. We systematically reviewed the current clinical evidence regarding a ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The Epidemiology of Low Back Pain

Chapter · 2016 Sections 4 to 9 review pertinent and updated aspects of the shoulder, hip, elbow, knee, the wrist and hand, and finally the ankle and foot. The last two sections of the book are devoted to muscle referred pain and neurodynamics. ... Cite

Role of Health Services Research in Producing High-Value Rehabilitation Care.

Journal Article Phys Ther · December 2015 The concept of value is receiving greater attention in rehabilitation and the broader health care environment. The overall purpose of this article is to present a framework to help clinicians, researchers, educators, and policy makers better understand the ... Full text Link to item Cite

Physical therapy vs. internet-based exercise training (PATH-IN) for patients with knee osteoarthritis: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial.

Journal Article BMC Musculoskelet Disord · September 28, 2015 BACKGROUND: Physical activity improves pain and function among individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA), but most people with this condition are inactive. Physical therapists play a key role in helping people with knee OA to increase appropriate physical ... Full text Link to item Cite

Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for the diagnosis of hip femoroacetabular impingement/labral tear: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Journal Article Br J Sports Med · June 2015 BACKGROUND: Surgery for hip femoroacetabular impingement/acetabular labral tear (FAI/ALT) is exponentially increasing despite lacking investigation of the accuracy of various diagnostic measures. Useful clinical utility of these measures is necessary to su ... Full text Link to item Cite

The association between lumbar spine radiographic features and low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Semin Arthritis Rheum · April 2015 BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Low back pain (LBP) is a prevalent musculoskeletal condition and represents a substantial socioeconomic burden. Plain film radiography is a commonly used imaging technique. Radiographic features (RFs) such as disc space narrowing, osteo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Eccentric training for prevention of hamstring injuries may depend on intervention compliance: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Br J Sports Med · March 2015 BACKGROUND: Hamstring injury is a prevalent muscle injury in sports. Inconclusive evidence exists for eccentric hamstring strengthening to prevent hamstring injuries. One reason for this discrepancy may be the influence intervention non-compliance has on i ... Full text Link to item Cite

Associations between pressure-pain threshold, symptoms, and radiographic knee and hip osteoarthritis.

Conference Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · October 2014 OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between generalized evoked pressure pain sensitivity with distal pressure-pain threshold (PPT) and the presence, severity, or number of involved knee/hip joints with radiographic osteoarthritis (rOA) or related sympt ... Full text Link to item Cite

Physical therapists' clinical knowledge of multidisciplinary low back pain treatment guidelines.

Journal Article Phys Ther · July 2014 BACKGROUND: Numerous clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been developed to assist clinicians in care options for low back pain (LBP). Knowledge of CPGs has been marginal across health-related professions. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were: (1) to ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risk factors for first time incidence sciatica: a systematic review.

Journal Article Physiother Res Int · June 2014 BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Characteristically, sciatica involves radiating leg pain that follows a dermatomal pattern along the distribution of the sciatic nerve. To our knowledge, there are no studies that have investigated risk factors associated with first ... Full text Link to item Cite

The utility of clinical measures for the diagnosis of achilles tendon injuries: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Journal Article J Athl Train · 2014 OBJECTIVE: To summarize and evaluate the current diagnostic accuracy of clinical measures used to diagnose Achilles tendon injuries. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and EMBASE databases was conducted with key words related to diagnost ... Full text Link to item Cite

Efficacy and tolerability of treatments for chronic cough: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Chest · December 2013 BACKGROUND: Understanding the comparative effectiveness of treatments for patients with unexplained or refractory cough is important to increase awareness of proven therapies and their potential adverse effects in this unique population. METHODS: We perfor ... Full text Link to item Cite

Evaluating cough assessment tools: a systematic review.

Journal Article Chest · December 2013 BACKGROUND: Little is known about the comparative validity, reliability, or responsiveness of instruments for assessing cough frequency or impact, where the term impact encompasses both cough severity and the impact of cough on health-related quality of li ... Full text Link to item Cite

The relative effectiveness of segment specific level and non-specific level spinal joint mobilization on pain and range of motion: results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article J Man Manip Ther · February 2013 STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: IN SYMPTOMATIC SUBJECTS TO: (1) examine the effects of a single session of joint mobilization on pain at rest and with most painful movement, and (2) compare the effects when joint mo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Assessment and Management of Chronic Cough.

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Which prognostic factors for low back pain are generic predictors of outcome across a range of recovery domains?

Journal Article Phys Ther · January 2013 BACKGROUND: Recovery from low back pain (LBP) is multidimensional and requires the use of multiple-response (outcome) measures to fully reflect these many dimensions. Predictive prognostic variables that are present or stable in all or most predictive mode ... Full text Link to item Cite

The influence of rural versus urban residence on utilization and receipt of care for chronic low back pain.

Journal Article J Rural Health · 2013 PURPOSE: (1) To describe demographic and health-related characteristics among rural/urban residents with chronic low back pain (LBP); (2) To determine if the utilization of diagnostics and treatments differs between rural and urban residents with chronic L ... Full text Link to item Cite

Modifiable risk factors predict injuries in firefighters during training academies.

Journal Article Work · January 1, 2013 OBJECTIVE: To examine whether measures of physiologic function and fundamental movement are predictive of injury in firefighters during a training academy. PARTICIPANTS: 108 firefighter trainees enrolled in the training academy. METHODS: Baseline measures ... Full text Link to item Cite

Which physical examination tests provide clinicians with the most value when examining the shoulder? Update of a systematic review with meta-analysis of individual tests.

Journal Article Br J Sports Med · November 2012 OBJECTIVE: To update our previously published systematic review and meta-analysis by subjecting the literature on shoulder physical examination (ShPE) to careful analysis in order to determine each tests clinical utility. METHODS: This review is an update ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association between serum and urine biomarkers and lumbar spine individual radiographic features: the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Journal Article Osteoarthritis Cartilage · November 2012 OBJECTIVE: (1) To determine associations between radiographic features of lumbosacral (LS) spine disc space narrowing (DSN) and osteophytes (OST) and joint metabolism biomarkers (serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), hyaluronic acid (HA), colla ... Full text Link to item Cite

Lumbar spine radiographic features and demographic, clinical, and radiographic knee, hip, and hand osteoarthritis.

Journal Article Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · October 2012 OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of lumbar spine individual radiographic features (IRFs) of disc space narrowing (DSN), osteophytes (OST), and facet joint osteoarthritis (FOA); to describe the frequencies of demographic, clinical, and radiographic kn ... Full text Link to item Cite

Diagnostic Utility of Special Tests for the Elbow and Forearm

Chapter · 2012 This is the field's most comprehensive evidence-based guide to clinical tests for orthopedic physical examination.ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL EXAMINATION TESTS: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH, 2/e presents complete explanations and photography ... ... Cite

Diagnostic Utility of Special Tests for the Wrist and Hand

Chapter · 2012 This is the field's most comprehensive evidence-based guide to clinical tests for orthopedic physical examination.ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL EXAMINATION TESTS: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH, 2/e presents complete explanations and photography ... ... Cite

The neurophysiological effects of a single session of spinal joint mobilization: does the effect last?

Journal Article J Man Manip Ther · August 2011 Studies detailing the neurophysiological effects of spinal manual therapy have fueled a paradigm shift away from a strict biomechanical model. However, a recent systematic review of the temporal nature of a single session of spinal thrust manipulation foun ... Full text Link to item Cite

The risk of risk-adjustment measures for perioperative spine infection after spinal surgery.

Journal Article Spine (Phila Pa 1976) · April 20, 2011 Featured Publication STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional data analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). OBJECTIVE: To develop a risk-adjustment index specific for perioperative spine infection and compare this specific index to the Deyo Comorbidity Index. Assess specific mo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Differences in comorbidities on low back pain and low back related leg pain.

Journal Article Pain Pract · 2011 Featured Publication OBJECTIVE: Investigate the influence of external factors such as depression and BMI among subjects with primary severe low back pain (LBP) and low back related leg pain (LBLP). BACKGROUND: The report of disability in patients with LBP may be significantly ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prevalence, practice patterns, and evidence for chronic neck pain.

Journal Article Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) · November 2010 Featured Publication OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of chronic neck pain in North Carolina, to describe health care use (providers, treatments, and diagnostic testing) for chronic neck pain, and to correlate health care use with the current best evidence. METHODS: We us ... Full text Link to item Cite

Physical examination tests of the shoulder: a systematic review with meta-analysis of individual tests.

Journal Article Br J Sports Med · February 2008 Featured Publication OBJECTIVE: To compile and critique research on the diagnostic accuracy of individual orthopaedic physical examination tests in a manner that would allow clinicians to judge whether these tests are valuable to their practice. METHODS: A computer-assisted li ... Full text Link to item Cite

Three-dimensional movements of the sacroiliac joint: a systematic review of the literature and assessment of clinical utility.

Journal Article J Man Manip Ther · 2008 Featured Publication The high frequency of static and dynamic palpation methods used during evaluation of SIJ problems in clinical practice demands an understanding of the factual quantity of movement at the SIJ. The objective of this systematic literature review was to synthe ... Full text Link to item Cite

Author response.

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Identifying myelopathy caused by thoracic syringomyelia: a case report.

Journal Article J Man Manip Ther · 2008 Featured Publication Myelopathy is a form of neurological disease caused by compression of the spinal cord. Upper and lower quarter screens are commonly used in identifying myelopathy, although most of the screen components demonstrate poor or unstudied diagnostic value. The p ... Full text Link to item Cite

Relative validity of the modified American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (M-ASES) questionnaire using item response theory.

Journal Article Rheumatol Int · January 2008 Featured Publication The modified American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon's (M-ASES) questionnaire is purported to be a non-region specific functional measure of the entire upper extremity. The purpose of this study was to determine the factor structure of the M-ASES and to determ ... Full text Link to item Cite

A pragmatic neurological screen for patients with suspected cord compressive myelopathy.

Journal Article Phys Ther · September 2007 Featured Publication Physical therapists commonly use screening tests to identify upper motoneuron lesions such as cord compressive myelopathy (CCM), the presence of which necessitates appropriate medical referral. Signs and symptoms of CCM include sensory and ataxic changes o ... Full text Link to item Cite

Physical examination tests for assessing a torn meniscus in the knee: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Journal Article J Orthop Sports Phys Ther · September 2007 Featured Publication STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVES: To identify, analyze, and synthesize the literature to determine which physical examination tests, if any, accurately diagnose a torn tibial meniscus. BACKGROUND: Knee pain has a lifetime preva ... Full text Link to item Cite

Diagnostic Utility of Special Tests for the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Chapter · 2007 This is the field's most comprehensive evidence-based guide to clinical tests for orthopedic physical examination.ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL EXAMINATION TESTS: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH, 2/e presents complete explanations and photography ... ... Cite

Differential diagnosis of atypical focal peripheral neuropathy: case report.

Journal Article Physiother Theory Pract · 2007 Featured Publication Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most frequent form of focal peripheral neuropathy but is commonly misdiagnosed. The aim of this case report was to describe the differential diagnosis of CTS and atypical focal peripheral neuropathy in a 34-year-old fema ... Full text Link to item Cite

Validation of an item bank in a sample of community-dwelling survivors of a stroke.

Journal Article J Geriatr Phys Ther · 2006 Featured Publication PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to validate an item bank of questions associated with activities of daily living (ADL), using graded item response theory (G-IRT), in a sample of community-dwelling survivors of a stroke. METHODS: The study sample con ... Full text Link to item Cite