Philip Wilkens

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The underlying pathology and natural course of Modic changes (MC) in the vertebral body marrow and high intensity zones (HIZs) in the annulus fibrosus is not completely clarified. These findings on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have initiated different treatments with little or unclear effect. In a randomized trial (n = 250), glucosamine sulfate (GS) had(More)
BACKGROUND The Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ) is one of the most frequently used and recommended outcome measures for patients with low back pain. OBJECTIVE To examine the fit of data from 4 different versions of the RDQ to a Rasch model in a Norwegian sample of patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis. (More)
STUDY DESIGN A cohort study with 1-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE To identify prognostic factors in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The factors (e.g., sociodemographical, low back-related, radiological, and biological) associated with persistent pain and disability for patients with chronic nonspecific LBP(More)
CONTEXT Chronic low back pain (LBP) with degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis (OA) is widespread in the adult population. Although glucosamine is increasingly used by patients with chronic LBP, little is known about its effect in this setting. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of glucosamine in patients with chronic LBP and degenerative lumbar OA. (More)
Uterusmyome treten bei vielen Frauen im reproduktiven Alter auf. Die Behandlung symptomatischer Befunde umfasst neben operativen und radiologisch-interventionellen Methoden auch medikamentöse Ansätze. Letztere werden insbesondere zur Blutungskontrolle, bei Kontraindikationen der genannten Alternativen und zur Verbesserung der präoperativen Ausgangslage(More)
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