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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

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

Exploring the COMFORT model for complex communication for physiotherapists in neurorehabilitation: a critical review (2017)
Journal Article
Pelaez, S., & Hall, M. C. (2017). Exploring the COMFORT model for complex communication for physiotherapists in neurorehabilitation: a critical review

Literature has evaluated the level of accomplishment of the Patient-centred care (PCC) model from physiotherapists working in Neurorehabilitation. Reviewing the literature has revealed a lack of kills, confidence and training by physiotherapists to c... Read More

Synovial changes detected by ultrasound in people with knee osteoarthritis - a meta-analysis of observational studies (2016)
Journal Article
Sarmanov, A., Hall, M. C., Moses, J., Doherty, M., & Zhang, W. (in press). Synovial changes detected by ultrasound in people with knee osteoarthritis - a meta-analysis of observational studies. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.03.004. ISSN 1063-4584

Objectives To examine the prevalence of synovial effusion, synovial hypertrophy and positive Doppler signal (DS) detected by ultrasound (US) in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and/or knee pain compared to that in the general population. Meth... Read More