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Thresholds of ultrasound synovial abnormalities for knee osteoarthritis: a cross sectional study in the general population (2018)
Journal Article
Sarmanova, A., Hall, M., Fernandes, G., Valdes, A., Walsh, D., Doherty, M., & Zhang, W. (2018). Thresholds of ultrasound synovial abnormalities for knee osteoarthritis: a cross sectional study in the general population. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, doi:10.1016/j.joca.2018.09.018

Objective To establish “normal” ranges for synovial thickness and effusion detected by ultrasound (US) and to determine cut-offs associated with knee pain (KP) and radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) in the community. Methods 147 women a... Read More

Neuropathic-like knee pain and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study in a UK community sample (2018)
Journal Article
Fernandes, G. S., Valdes, A. M., Walsh, D. A., Zhang, W., & Doherty, M. (2018). Neuropathic-like knee pain and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study in a UK community sample. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 20(1), doi:10.1186/s13075-018-1717-6

Background Neuropathic-like knee pain (NKP) is often reported in individuals with knee pain (KP), but the contribution of specific central and peripheral risk factors to NKP has not been studied previously. The aims of the present study were to de... Read More

Prediction of persistent knee pain by pressure pain detection thresholds: results from the Knee Pain In the Community cohort (KPIC) (2018)
Conference Proceeding
McWilliams, D. F., Frowd, N., Marshall, L., Stocks, J., Sarmanova, A., Fernandes, G. S., …Walsh, D. A. (2018). Prediction of persistent knee pain by pressure pain detection thresholds: results from the Knee Pain In the Community cohort (KPIC)

Background: Knee pain results from a combination of nociceptive input from the joint, and processing by the central nervous system. Pressure pain detection thresholds (PPTs) are lower and pain is more severe in people with greater central sensitisat... Read More

A clinical assessment tool to improve the use of pain relieving treatments in knee osteoarthritis (2018)
Journal Article
Akin-Akinyosoye, K., Frowd, N., Marshall, L., Stocks, J., Fernandes, G., Valdes, A., …Walsh, D. (2018). A clinical assessment tool to improve the use of pain relieving treatments in knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 26(Supplement 1), S231-S232. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2018.02.483

Purpose: Approximately 1 in 4 individuals in the UK over the age of 55 experience knee pain (KP), predominantly due to osteoarthritis (OA). Following treatment targeted at the affected knee, pain relief is reported in only 60%–80% of individuals with... Read More

Traits associated with central pain augmentation in the Knee Pain in the Community (KPIC) cohort (2018)
Journal Article
Akin-Akinyosoye, K., Frowd, N., Marshall, L., Stocks, J., Fernandes, G. S., Valdes, A. M., …Walsh, D. A. (in press). Traits associated with central pain augmentation in the Knee Pain in the Community (KPIC) cohort. PAIN, doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001183

This study aimed to identify self-report correlates of central pain augmentation in individuals with knee pain. A subset of participants (n=420) in the Knee Pain and related health In the Community (KPIC) baseline survey undertook pressure pain thres... Read More

Knee pain and related health in the community study (KPIC): a cohort study protocol (2017)
Journal Article
Fernandes, G. S., Sarmanova, A., Warner, S. C., Harvey, H., Akin-Akinyosoye, K., Richardson, H., …Doherty, M. (in press). Knee pain and related health in the community study (KPIC): a cohort study protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18(404), doi:10.1186/s12891-017-1761-4. ISSN 1471-2474

Background: The incidence, progression and related risk factors for recent-onset knee pain (KP) remain uncertain. This study aims to examine the natural history of KP including incidence and progression and to identify possible phenotypes and their a... Read More

First validation of the gout activity score against gout impact scale in a primary care based gout cohort (2017)
Journal Article
La-Crette, J., Jenkins, W., Fernandes, G. S., Valdes, A. M., Doherty, M., & Abhishek, A. (in press). First validation of the gout activity score against gout impact scale in a primary care based gout cohort. Joint Bone Spine, doi:10.1016/j.jbspin.2017.05.010. ISSN 1297-319X

Objectives To validate the gout activity score (GAS) against the gout impact scale in a primary care based gout cohort. Methods This was a single-centre cross-sectional study. People with gout who participated in previous research at Academic Rheuma... Read More

Risk prediction model for knee pain in the Nottingham Community: a Bayesian modeling approach (2017)
Journal Article
Fernandes, G. S., Bhattacharya, A., McWilliams, D. F., Ingham, S. L., Doherty, M., & Zhang, W. (2017). Risk prediction model for knee pain in the Nottingham Community: a Bayesian modeling approach. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 19, doi:10.1186/s13075-017-1272-6. ISSN 1478-6354

Background: 25% of the British population over the age of 50 experience knee pain. It can limit physical ability, cause distress and bears significant socioeconomic costs. Knee pain, not knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is the all to common malady. The obje... Read More