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Ultrasound evidence of altered lumbar connective tissue structure in human subjects with chronic low back pain

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2009
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Title
Ultrasound evidence of altered lumbar connective tissue structure in human subjects with chronic low back pain
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-10-151
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Authors

Helene M Langevin, Debbie Stevens-Tuttle, James R Fox, Gary J Badger, Nicole A Bouffard, Martin H Krag, Junru Wu, Sharon M Henry

Abstract

Although the connective tissues forming the fascial planes of the back have been hypothesized to play a role in the pathogenesis of chronic low back pain (LBP), there have been no previous studies quantitatively evaluating connective tissue structure in this condition. The goal of this study was to perform an ultrasound-based comparison of perimuscular connective tissue structure in the lumbar region in a group of human subjects with chronic or recurrent LBP for more than 12 months, compared with a group of subjects without LBP.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
Canada 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 228 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 16%
Researcher 24 10%
Student > Bachelor 23 10%
Other 21 9%
Other 68 29%
Unknown 24 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 89 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 49 21%
Sports and Recreations 21 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 6%
Engineering 8 3%
Other 22 9%
Unknown 34 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 07 October 2017.
All research outputs
#1,074,893
of 12,373,620 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#250
of 2,454 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,872
of 103,181 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#13
of 131 outputs
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