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RDA COVID-19 Recommendation and Guidelines

Under public health emergencies, and particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, it is fundamental that data is shared in both a timely and an accurate manner. This coupled with the harmonisation of the many diverse data infrastructures is, now more than ever, imperative to share preliminary data and results early and often. It is clear that open […]

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Investigating musculoskeletal health & wellbeing protocol

This March's BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders journal features the protocol for our latest research from the musculoskeletal (MSK) theme of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The MSK theme undertakes research into health promotion and exercise in older people, prevention of falls, pain and rheumatism, molecular mechanism in osteoarthritis, muscle […]

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Baseline self-report ‘central mechanisms’ trait predicts persistent knee pain in the Knee Pain in the Community (KPIC) cohort

This February's Osteoarthritis and Cartilage journal features our latest research from the University of Nottingham's Pain Centre Versus Arthitis. In people over 55, long term knee pain is often due to osteoarthritis, which may be due to structural changes caused by wear and tear. Pain can also be intensified by signals to the brain via […]

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Efficacy of exercise therapy in knee and hip osteoarthritis

Pleased to share my latest systematic review & meta-analysis with first author Dr. Siew-Li Goh 'Efficacy and potential determinants of exercise therapy in knee & hip osteoarthritis' is published today. We found in this study that in people with knee or hip osteoarthritis 8 weeks of exercise can have moderate but significant benefits for pain […]

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Anxiety, Astrocyte Activation & Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

My latest Open Access paper investigating the effect of existing anxiety on future osteoarthritis pain is now available. Joint first authors James Burston and Ana Valdes and colleagues report on 'The impact of anxiety on chronic musculoskeletal pain and the role of astrocyte activation' in the journal Pain. It was a huge collaborative effort including […]

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