Henning Bliddal

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BACKGROUND Since the prevalence of obesity continues to increase, there is a demand for effective and safe anti-obesity agents that can produce and maintain weight loss and improve comorbidity. We did a meta-analysis of all published randomised controlled trials to assess the efficacy and safety of the newly approved anti-obesity agent rimonabant. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the quantitative and qualitative information obtained by Doppler ultrasound (US) measurements of the wrist joints and the small joints of the hand with the information obtained by postcontrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to correlate the imaging results with clinical observations in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (More)
BACKGROUND Intratendinous Doppler activity has been interpreted as an equivalent of neovessels in the Achilles tendon and as a sign of tendinosis (AT). AIM To evaluate the vascular response as indicated by color Doppler activity after repeated loading of both symptomatic and non-symptomatic Achilles tendons. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten non-trained, healthy(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of whole body vibration (WBV) exercise on muscle strength and proprioception in female patients with osteoarthritis in the knee (knee-OA). A single blinded, randomised, controlled trial was performed in an outpatient clinic on 52 female patients diagnosed with knee-OA (mean age 60.4 years+/-9.6). They were(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and assess a stable method for ascertaining the placement of intraarticular injections for osteoarthritis (OA) in the hip and knee. METHODS Injections into the hip or knee joint with e.g. hyaluronan or cortisone were performed under the guidance of ultrasound. For this purpose an Acuson Sequoia apparatus and a 8-15 MHz transducer were(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop evidence-based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. METHODS A multidisciplinary task force was formed representing 11 European countries. The design of the study, including search strategy, participants, interventions, outcome measures, data collection and analytical method, was defined at the outset. A(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability of a trunk accelerometric gait analysis in healthy subjects. Accelerations were measured during walking using a triaxial accelerometer mounted on the lumbar spine of the subjects. Six men and 14 women (mean age 35.2; range 18-57) underwent the same protocol on 2 consecutive days. The raw(More)
AIM Muscle strength is an excellent indicator of general health when based on reliable measurements. Muscle strength data for a healthy population are rare or non-existent. The aim of the present study was to measure a set of normal values for isometric and isokinetic muscle strength for all the major joint movements of the body and, from these data, to(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyaluronic acid (HA) and corticosteroids are both widely used for intra-articular treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA). We examined the effect of both drugs in intra-articular treatment for hip OA. METHODS One hundred and one patients with hip OA were included in a prospective double blind study, using a randomized controlled trial with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of aquatic exercise and a land-based exercise programme vs control in patients with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS Primary outcome was change in pain, and in addition Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score questionnaire (KOOS). Standing balance and strength was also measured after and at 3-month follow-up.(More)