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A profile of hospital-admitted paediatric burns patients in South Africa
(BMC Research Notes, 2010-06)
Background: Injuries and deaths from burns are a serious, yet preventable health problem globally. This paper describes burns in a cohort of children admitted to the Red Cross Children's Hospital, in Cape Town, South ...
The prevalence of low back pain in Africa : a systematic review
(BioMed Central, 2007-11)
Background: Low back pain (LBP) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal condition and one of the most common causes of disability in the developed nations. Anecdotally, there is a general assumption that LBP prevalence in ...
Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the South African Pain Catastrophizing Scale (SA-PCS) among patients with fibromyalgia
(BioMed Central, 2012-11)
Background: Pain catastrophization has recently been recognized as a barrier to the healthy development of physical functioning among chronic pain patients. Levels of pain catastrophization in chronic pain patients ...
Biomechanical risk factors associated with iliotibial band syndrome in runners : a systematic review
(BioMed Central, 2015-11)
Background Iliotibial band syndrome is the second most common running injury. A gradual increase in its occurrence has been noted over the past decade. This may be related to the increasing number of runners worldwide. ...
Virtual reality exposure therapy as treatment for pain catastrophizing in fibromyalgia patients : proof-of-concept study (study protocol)
(BioMed Central, 2011-04-30)
ABSTRACT: Background. Albeit exercise is currently advocated as one of the most effective management strategies for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS); the implementation of exercise as a FMS treatment in reality is significantly ...
Intrinsic factors associated with return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review
(AOSIS Publishing, 2015-06)
Objectives: The anterior cruciate ligament is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee, with an average of only 64% of affected athletes returning to their pre-injury level of sport. Intrinsic factors associated ...