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Systematic review of quantitative imaging biomarkers for neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2017
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Title
Systematic review of quantitative imaging biomarkers for neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1694-y
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Judith E. Gold, David M. Hallman, Fredrik Hellström, Martin Björklund, Albert G. Crenshaw, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Mary F. Barbe, Sayed Ali

Abstract

This study systematically summarizes quantitative imaging biomarker research in non-traumatic neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). There were two research questions: 1) Are there quantitative imaging biomarkers associated with the presence of neck and shoulder MSDs?, 2) Are there quantitative imaging biomarkers associated with the severity of neck and shoulder MSDs? PubMed and SCOPUS were used for the literature search. One hundred and twenty-five studies met primary inclusion criteria. Data were extracted from 49 sufficient quality studies. Most of the 125 studies were cross-sectional and utilized convenience samples of patients as both cases and controls. Only half controlled for potential confounders via exclusion or in the analysis. Approximately one-third reported response rates. In sufficient quality articles, 82% demonstrated at least one statistically significant association between the MSD(s) and biomarker(s) studied. The literature synthesis suggested that neck muscle size may be decreased in neck pain, and trapezius myalgia and neck/shoulder pain may be associated with reduced vascularity in the trapezius and reduced trapezius oxygen saturation at rest and in response to upper extremity tasks. Reduced vascularity in the supraspinatus tendon may also be a feature in rotator cuff tears. Five of eight studies showed an association between a quantitative imaging marker and MSD severity. Although research on quantitative imaging biomarkers is still in a nascent stage, some MSD biomarkers were identified. There are limitations in the articles examined, including possible selection bias and inattention to potentially confounding factors. Recommendations for future studies are provided.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 79 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 11 14%
Student > Master 11 14%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Lecturer 6 8%
Other 14 18%
Unknown 20 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 22%
Engineering 5 6%
Sports and Recreations 3 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 25 32%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 October 2017.
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#3,603,239
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#94,303
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