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Chapter 1
The main focus of this research is on the investigation and assessment of innovative structural wall bearing element of durable materials that are suitable for building in the harsh climates such asExpand
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Chapter 3 European guidelines for the management of acute nonspecific low back pain in primary care
Maurits van Tulder (chairman) Epidemiologist (NL) Annette Becker General practitioner (GER) Trudy Bekkering Physiotherapist (NL) Alan Breen Chiropractor (UK) Tim Carter Occupational physician (UK)Expand
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A cost-of-illness study of back pain in The Netherlands
&NA; In this study we estimated the costs of back pain to society in The Netherlands in 1991 to be 1.7% of the GNP. The results also show that musculoskeletal diseases are the fifth most expensiveExpand
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Prevention of Work Disability Due to Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Challenge of Implementing Evidence
Background: The process of returning disabled workers to work presents numerous challenges. In spite of the growing evidence regarding work disability prevention, little uptake of this evidence hasExpand
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Outcome of non-invasive treatment modalities on back pain: an evidence-based review
At present, there is an increasing international trend towards evidence-based health care. The field of low back pain (LBP) research in primary care is an excellent example of evidence-based healthExpand
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Repetitive strain injury
Repetitive strain injury remains a controversial topic. The term repetitive strain injury includes specific disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, Guyon canal syndrome,Expand
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Low back pain: a call for action
Low back pain is the leading worldwide cause of years lost to disability and its burden is growing alongside the increasing and ageing population.1 Because these population shifts are more rapid inExpand
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Core outcome domains for clinical trials in non-specific low back pain
PurposeInconsistent reporting of outcomes in clinical trials of patients with non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) hinders comparison of findings and the reliability of systematic reviews. A coreExpand
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Cost-effectiveness of a disease management program for major depression in elderly primary care patients
AbstractBACKGROUND: Major depression is common in older adults and is associated with increased health care costs. Depression often remains unrecognized in older adults, especially in primary care. Expand
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A systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy of provocative tests of the neck for diagnosing cervical radiculopathy
Clinical provocative tests of the neck, which position the neck and arm inorder to aggravate or relieve arm symptoms, are commonly used in clinical practice in patients with a suspected cervicalExpand
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