Rogier M. van Rijn

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to make a quantitative assessment of the exposure-response relationships between work-related physical and psychosocial factors and the occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in occupational populations. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was conducted on the associations of type of work, physical load(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to provide a quantitative assessment of the exposure-response relationships between work-related physical and psychosocial factors and the occurrence of specific shoulder disorders in occupational populations. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was conducted on the associations between type of work, physical load factors,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the exposure-response relationships between work-related physical and psychosocial factors and lateral epicondylitis, medial epicondylitis, cubital tunnel syndrome and radial tunnel syndrome in occupational populations. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was conducted on the associations between type of work, physical load(More)
The objective was to provide a systematic literature review on associations between poor health and exit from paid employment through disability pension, unemployment and early retirement, and to estimate the magnitude of these associations using meta-analyses. Medline and Embase databases were searched for longitudinal studies on the relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies regarding the effect of retirement on physical as well as mental health have been performed, but the results thereof remain inconclusive. The aim of this review is to systematically summarise the literature on the health effects of retirement, describing differences in terms of voluntary, involuntary and regulatory retirement and(More)
In low back pain if serious pathology is suspected diagnostic imaging could be performed. One of the imaging techniques available for this purpose is computed tomography (CT), however, insight in the diagnostic performance of CT is unclear. Diagnostic systematic review. Studies assessing the diagnostic accuracy of CT in adult patients suggested having low(More)
QUESTION What are prognostic factors for incomplete recovery, instability, re-sprains and pain intensity 12 months after patients consult primary care practitioners for acute ankle sprains? DESIGN Observational study. PARTICIPANTS One hundred and two patients who consulted their general practitioner or an emergency department for an acute ankle sprain(More)
S E Lamb and colleagues (Feb 14, p 575) investigated the eff ectiveness of three types of mechanical support for acute ankle sprains and found that a short period of immobilisation with a below-knee cast resulted in better ankle function than a tubular compression bandage. Clinically important benefi ts (foot and ankle score) were found at 3 months’(More)
BACKGROUND Transient synovitis of the hip (TS) is considered to be a self-limiting disease in childhood. However, because the etiology is unclear and some cases precede Legg-Perthes' disease, data on follow-up are important. Our aim was to summarize the knowledge on the clinical course of TS in children. METHODS The study design was a systematic review(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to analyze systematically the association between overweight, obesity, and lack of physical activity (PA) and exit from paid employment through disability pension, unemployment, and early retirement. We also aimed to identify the influence of study population and study design on the magnitude of this association.(More)