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Higher Serum Levels of Resistin Are Associated With Knee Synovitis and Structural Abnormalities in Patients With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis.

J Am Med Dir Assoc 2019 Oct 20;20(10):1242-1246. Epub 2019 Aug 20.

Clinical Research Centre, Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2019.07.001DOI Listing
October 2019

The bulge sign - a simple physical examination for identifying progressive knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2019 Oct 3. Epub 2019 Oct 3.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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October 2019

People with low back pain want clear, consistent and personalised information on prognosis, treatment options and self-management strategies: a systematic review.

J Physiother 2019 07 18;65(3):124-135. Epub 2019 Jun 18.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2019.05.010DOI Listing
July 2019

High baseline fat mass, but not lean tissue mass, is associated with high intensity low back pain and disability in community-based adults.

Arthritis Res Ther 2019 Jul 5;21(1):165. Epub 2019 Jul 5.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6612201PMC
July 2019

Vascular pathology and osteoarthritis: A systematic review.

J Rheumatol 2019 Jun 1. Epub 2019 Jun 1.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia; ANU College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia; The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia. SMH is the recipient of NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (#1142198), AEW is supported by NHMRC TRIP Fellowship (#1150102) and LC is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award and Arthritis Foundation (Victoria) Fellowship. There was no involvement of the funders in conception, design or interpretation of the results. Address correspondence to Prof. Flavia M. Cicuttini, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia. Email:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181236DOI Listing
June 2019

Association Between Quantitatively Measured Infrapatellar Fat Pad High Signal-Intensity Alteration and Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Assessed Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2019 May;71(5):638-646

University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, and Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.23713DOI Listing
May 2019

Association between metformin use and disease progression in obese people with knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative-a prospective cohort study.

Arthritis Res Ther 2019 May 24;21(1):127. Epub 2019 May 24.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6534888PMC
May 2019

Patients' perceived health information needs in inflammatory arthritis: A systematic review.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2019 04 18;48(5):900-910. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.07.014DOI Listing
April 2019

Patients' perceived needs for medical services for non-specific low back pain: A systematic scoping review.

PLoS One 2018 8;13(11):e0204885. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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April 2019

Associations of joint line tenderness and patellofemoral grind with long-term knee joint outcomes: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.23906DOI Listing
April 2019

Knee effusion volume assessed by magnetic resonance imaging and progression of knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2019 Feb;58(2):246-253

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key274DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343462PMC
February 2019

Efficacy of Low-Dose Amitriptyline for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA Intern Med 2018 11;178(11):1474-1481

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6248203PMC
November 2018

Is abnormal glucose tolerance or diabetes a risk factor for knee, hip, or hand osteoarthritis? A systematic review.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2018 10 21;48(2):176-189. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne Vic 3004, Australia. Electronic address:

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October 2018

Patients' perceived needs for allied health, and complementary and alternative medicines for low back pain: A systematic scoping review.

Health Expect 2018 10 7;21(5):824-847. Epub 2018 Jul 7.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6186543PMC
October 2018

Female Reproductive and Hormonal Factors and Incidence of Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Due to Osteoarthritis.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2018 07 14;70(7):1022-1029. Epub 2018 May 14.

Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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July 2018

Patients' perceived needs of osteoarthritis health information: A systematic scoping review.

PLoS One 2018 16;13(4):e0195489. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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July 2018

Patient-perceived health service needs in inflammatory arthritis: A systematic scoping review.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2018 06 31;47(6):765-777. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Commercial Rd, Victoria 3004, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

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June 2018

Patients' perceived needs of health care providers for low back pain management: a systematic scoping review.

Spine J 2018 Apr 31;18(4):691-711. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2018.01.006DOI Listing
April 2018

People with low back pain perceive needs for non-biomedical services in workplace, financial, social and household domains: a systematic review.

J Physiother 2018 04 21;64(2):74-83. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne.

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April 2018

Bone matrix microdamage and vascular changes characterize bone marrow lesions in the subchondral bone of knee osteoarthritis.

Bone 2018 03 10;108:193-201. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia; Bone and Joint Research Laboratory, SA Pathology, Adelaide, Australia. Electronic address:

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March 2018

Increase in body weight over a two-year period is associated with an increase in midfoot pressure and foot pain.

J Foot Ankle Res 2017 25;10:31. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

Discipline of Podiatry and La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, School of Allied Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5526261PMC
February 2018

Associations Between Knee Effusion-synovitis and Joint Structural Changes in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis.

J Rheumatol 2017 Nov 1;44(11):1644-1651. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

From the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, and Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania, Hobart; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Translational Research Centre, Academy of Orthopedics; School of Basic Medical Sciences, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

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November 2017

Hallux Valgus, By Nature or Nurture? A Twin Study.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2017 09 13;69(9):1421-1428. Epub 2017 Aug 13.

Monash University and Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.23154DOI Listing
September 2017

Negative beliefs about low back pain are associated with persistent high intensity low back pain.

Psychol Health Med 2017 08 12;22(7):790-799. Epub 2016 Aug 12.

a Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine , Monash University, Alfred Hospital , Melbourne , Australia.

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August 2017

How Are Obesity and Body Composition Related to Patellar Cartilage? A Systematic Review.

J Rheumatol 2017 07 1;44(7):1071-1082. Epub 2017 May 1.

From the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University; Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.151384DOI Listing
July 2017

Association between Dairy Product Consumption and Incidence of Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis.

J Rheumatol 2017 07 15;44(7):1066-1070. Epub 2017 May 15.

From the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital; Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne; Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton; Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.161395DOI Listing
July 2017

Associations between systemic bone mineral density and early knee cartilage changes in middle-aged adults without clinical knee disease: a prospective cohort study.

Arthritis Res Ther 2017 05 18;19(1):98. Epub 2017 May 18.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5437680PMC
May 2017

The natural history of Modic changes in a community-based cohort.

Joint Bone Spine 2017 Mar 17;84(2):197-202. Epub 2016 Jun 17.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, 3004 Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbspin.2016.03.011DOI Listing
March 2017

Patient-centred management of inflammatory arthritis: more than just disease control.

Med J Aust 2017 03;206(5):196-197

Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.01248DOI Listing
March 2017

Fat mass and fat distribution are associated with low back pain intensity and disability: results from a cohort study.

Arthritis Res Ther 2017 Feb 10;19(1):26. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-017-1242-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5301404PMC
February 2017

Association Between Dietary Intake of Antioxidants and Prevalence of Femoral Head Cartilage Defects and Bone Marrow Lesions in Community-based Adults.

J Rheumatol 2016 10 1;43(10):1885-1890. Epub 2016 Aug 1.

From the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne; Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute; Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne; Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Australia.Y. Wang, MBBS, MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital; S. Smith, MBBS, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital; A.J. Teichtahl, MBBS, B.Physio, FRACP, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, and Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute; A.M. Hodge, BAgrSci, Grad Dip Diet, BSc, MEnvSc, Grad Dip Epi Biostats, Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria; A.E. Wluka, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital; G.G. Giles, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, and Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, and Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne; F.M. Cicuttini, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.160325DOI Listing
October 2016

Lumbar disc degeneration is associated with modic change and high paraspinal fat content - a 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging study.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2016 10 21;17(1):439. Epub 2016 Oct 21.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-016-1297-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5073831PMC
October 2016

Is low-dose amitriptyline effective in the management of chronic low back pain? Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Trials 2016 10 22;17(1):514. Epub 2016 Oct 22.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1637-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5075416PMC
October 2016

The interaction between physical activity and amount of baseline knee cartilage.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2016 07 30;55(7):1277-84. Epub 2016 Mar 30.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kew045DOI Listing
July 2016

Associations between television viewing and physical activity and low back pain in community-based adults: A cohort study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Jun;95(25):e3963

aDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital bBaker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute cMary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4998334PMC
June 2016

Harnessing and supporting consumer involvement in the development and implementation of Models of Care for musculoskeletal health.

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2016 06;30(3):420-444

Department of Medicine, Centre for Global Health, University of Ottawa, Bruyère Research Institute, 43 Bruyère St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5C8, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.berh.2016.09.004DOI Listing
June 2016

The effects of a calcium-rich pre-exercise meal on biomarkers of calcium homeostasis in competitive female cyclists: a randomised crossover trial.

PLoS One 2015 13;10(5):e0123302. Epub 2015 May 13.

Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, Belconnen, 2616, Australia; School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, 3065, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4430171PMC
April 2016

Vitamin D testing patterns among general practitioners in a major Victorian primary health care service.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2016 Apr 10;40(2):144-7. Epub 2015 Aug 10.

Global Health and Society Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12409DOI Listing
April 2016

Shorter Lumbar Paraspinal Fascia Is Associated With High Intensity Low Back Pain and Disability.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2016 Apr;41(8):E489-93

*Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia†Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia‡MRI Department, Healthcare Imaging Services, Epworth Hospital, Richmond, VIC, Australia§Department of Medicine, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia¶Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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April 2016

The Association Between Obesity and Low Back Pain and Disability Is Affected by Mood Disorders: A Population-Based, Cross-Sectional Study of Men.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Apr;95(15):e3367

From the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine (LC, SREB, DMU, AJT, FMC, JAP, AEW), School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University; Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute (AJT), Melbourne; School of Medicine (JAP, SLB-O), Deakin University, Geelong; North-West Academic Centre (JAP, SLB-O), The University of Melbourne; and Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences (SLB-O), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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April 2016

Not just loading and age: the dynamics of osteoarthritis, obesity and inflammation.

Med J Aust 2016 Feb;204(2):47

Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.

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February 2016

Response to: 'A dose-response relationship between severity of disc degeneration and intervertebral disc height in the lumbosacral spine'-authors' reply.

Arthritis Res Ther 2016 Feb 11;18:45. Epub 2016 Feb 11.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, 99 Commercial Road, Prahran, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4750180PMC
February 2016

Modic changes in the lumbar spine and their association with body composition, fat distribution and intervertebral disc height - a 3.0 T-MRI study.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2016 Feb 19;17:92. Epub 2016 Feb 19.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4759726PMC
February 2016

Associations of surgical and nonsurgical weight loss with knee musculature: a cohort study of obese adults.

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2016 Jan 20;12(1):158-64. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

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January 2016

Fat Mass Is Associated with Foot Pain in Men: The Geelong Osteoporosis Study.

J Rheumatol 2016 Jan 1;43(1):138-43. Epub 2015 Dec 1.

From the Discipline of Podiatry, and Lower Extremity and Gait Studies Program, La Trobe University, Bundoora; School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Bilinga; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (DEPM), School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University; North-West Academic Centre, University of Melbourne; Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Melbourne; School of Medicine, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.P.A. Butterworth, MPod, PhD candidate, La Trobe University; H.B. Menz, PhD, Professor, Director, Lower Extremity and Gait Studies Program, La Trobe University; D.M. Urquhart, PhD, Research Fellow, Monash University; F.M. Cicuttini, PhD, Professor, Musculoskeletal Unit, DEPM, Head Rheumatology Unit, Alfred Hospital; K.B. Landorf, PhD, Associate Professor, Research Coordinator, Discipline of Podiatry, La Trobe University; J.A. Pasco, PhD, Professor, Director, Epi-Centre for Healthy Ageing, Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment, Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University; S.L. Brennan, PhD, Research Fellow, Deakin University; A.E. Wluka, PhD, Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow, Monash University.

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January 2016

Does statin use have a disease modifying effect in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis? Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Trials 2015 Dec 23;16:584. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, 3004, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-1122-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4688994PMC
December 2015

A large infrapatellar fat pad protects against knee pain and lateral tibial cartilage volume loss.

Arthritis Res Ther 2015 Nov 10;17:318. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4641355PMC
November 2015

A Dose-response relationship between severity of disc degeneration and intervertebral disc height in the lumbosacral spine.

Arthritis Res Ther 2015 Oct 23;17:297. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, 99 Commercial Rd, Prahran, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4619538PMC
October 2015

Wolff's law in action: a mechanism for early knee osteoarthritis.

Arthritis Res Ther 2015 Sep 1;17:207. Epub 2015 Sep 1.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, 99 Commercial Road, Prahran, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4556408PMC
September 2015

Bone marrow lesions can be subtyped into groups with different clinical outcomes using two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences.

Arthritis Res Ther 2015 Sep 27;17:270. Epub 2015 Sep 27.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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September 2015

Body composition is associated with multisite lower body musculoskeletal pain in a community-based study.

J Pain 2015 Aug 6;16(8):700-6. Epub 2015 May 6.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:

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August 2015

Fat infiltration of paraspinal muscles is associated with low back pain, disability, and structural abnormalities in community-based adults.

Spine J 2015 Jul 28;15(7):1593-601. Epub 2015 Mar 28.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, 99 Commercial Rd, Prahran, VIC, Australia 3004.

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July 2015

Aspirin is associated with reduced cartilage loss in knee osteoarthritis: Data from a cohort study.

Maturitas 2015 Jul 11;81(3):394-7. Epub 2015 May 11.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia.

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July 2015

Weight change and change in tibial cartilage volume and symptoms in obese adults.

Ann Rheum Dis 2015 Jun 11;74(6):1024-9. Epub 2014 Feb 11.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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June 2015

Weight change following knee and hip joint arthroplasty-a six-month prospective study of adults with osteoarthritis.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2015 Jun 7;16:137. Epub 2015 Jun 7.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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June 2015

Physical inactivity is associated with narrower lumbar intervertebral discs, high fat content of paraspinal muscles and low back pain and disability.

Arthritis Res Ther 2015 May 7;17:114. Epub 2015 May 7.

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May 2015

Association of low birth weight and preterm birth with the incidence of knee and hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2015 Apr;67(4):502-8

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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April 2015

Early cartilage abnormalities at the hip are associated with obesity and body composition measures - a 3.0T MRI community-based study.

Arthritis Res Ther 2015 Apr 22;17:107. Epub 2015 Apr 22.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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April 2015

Bone geometry of the hip is associated with obesity and early structural damage--a 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging study of community-based adults.

Arthritis Res Ther 2015 Apr 30;17:112. Epub 2015 Apr 30.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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April 2015

Vitamin D supplementation to reduce depression in adults: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Nutrition 2015 Mar 11;31(3):421-9. Epub 2014 Nov 11.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Centre for International Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; School of Social Sciences and Psychology, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Electronic address:

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March 2015

Are cognitive and behavioural factors associated with knee pain? A systematic review.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2015 Feb 23;44(4):445-55. Epub 2014 Jul 23.

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February 2015

Foot posture, range of motion and plantar pressure characteristics in obese and non-obese individuals.

Gait Posture 2015 Feb 24;41(2):465-9. Epub 2014 Nov 24.

Lower Extremity and Gait Studies Program, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

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February 2015

Occupational risk factors for hip osteoarthritis are associated with early hip structural abnormalities: a 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging study of community-based adults.

Arthritis Res Ther 2015 Jan 28;17:19. Epub 2015 Jan 28.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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January 2015

The longitudinal relationship between changes in body weight and changes in medial tibial cartilage, and pain among community-based adults with and without meniscal tears.

Ann Rheum Dis 2014 Sep 6;73(9):1652-8. Epub 2013 Jun 6.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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September 2014

Osteoarthritis: Is OA a mechanical or systemic disease?

Nat Rev Rheumatol 2014 Sep 15;10(9):515-6. Epub 2014 Jul 15.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia.

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September 2014

Relationship between mental health and foot pain.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2014 Aug;66(8):1241-5

La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia

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August 2014

Association between obesity and magnetic resonance imaging defined patellar tendinopathy in community-based adults: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014 Aug 7;15:266. Epub 2014 Aug 7.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia.

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August 2014

Association between index-to-ring finger length ratio and risk of severe knee and hip osteoarthritis requiring total joint replacement.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2014 Jul 4;53(7):1200-7. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK, Department of Orthopaedic, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park and AOA National Joint Replacement Registry, Discipline of Public Health, School of Population Health & Clinical Practice, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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July 2014

Obesity is associated with reduced disc height in the lumbar spine but not at the lumbosacral junction.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2014 Jul;39(16):E962-6

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July 2014

Association of obesity and systemic factors with bone marrow lesions at the knee: a systematic review.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2014 Apr 25;43(5):600-12. Epub 2013 Oct 25.

Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia. Electronic address:

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April 2014

Incidence of total knee and hip replacement for osteoarthritis in relation to the metabolic syndrome and its components: a prospective cohort study.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2014 Feb 5;43(4):429-36. Epub 2013 Sep 5.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia. Electronic address:

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February 2014

Are depression, anxiety and poor mental health risk factors for knee pain? A systematic review.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014 Jan 9;15:10. Epub 2014 Jan 9.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004, Victoria, Australia.

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January 2014

Are biomechanical factors, meniscal pathology, and physical activity risk factors for bone marrow lesions at the knee? A systematic review.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2013 Oct;43(2):187-94

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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October 2013

Body weight at early and middle adulthood, weight gain and persistent overweight from early adulthood are predictors of the risk of total knee and hip replacement for osteoarthritis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2013 Jun 28;52(6):1033-41. Epub 2013 Jan 28.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia.

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June 2013

Tackling obesity in knee osteoarthritis.

Nat Rev Rheumatol 2013 Apr 18;9(4):225-35. Epub 2012 Dec 18.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia.

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April 2013

The relationship between retinal vessel calibre and knee cartilage and BMLs.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2012 Dec 20;13:255. Epub 2012 Dec 20.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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December 2012

Social determinants of bone densitometry uptake for osteoporosis risk in patients aged 50yr and older: a systematic review.

J Clin Densitom 2012 Apr-Jun;15(2):165-75. Epub 2012 Feb 9.

Department of Medicine, NorthWest Academic Centre, The University of Melbourne, Sunshine Hospital, St Albans, Victoria, Australia.

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August 2012

Increased fasting serum glucose concentration is associated with adverse knee structural changes in adults with no knee symptoms and diabetes.

Maturitas 2012 Aug 26;72(4):373-8. Epub 2012 Jun 26.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia.

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August 2012

HFE C282Y homozygosity is associated with an increased risk of total hip replacement for osteoarthritis.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2012 Jun 29;41(6):872-8. Epub 2011 Dec 29.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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June 2012

Effect of long-term vigorous physical activity on healthy adult knee cartilage.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2012 Jun;44(6):985-92

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.

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June 2012

Endogenous parathyroid hormone is associated with reduced cartilage volume in vivo in a population-based sample of adult women.

Ann Rheum Dis 2012 Jun 21;71(6):1000-3. Epub 2012 Feb 21.

NorthWest Academic Centre, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, St Albans, Australia.

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June 2012

A flatter proximal trochlear groove is associated with patella cartilage loss.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2012 Mar;44(3):496-500

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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March 2012

The associations between body and knee height measurements and knee joint structure in an asymptomatic cohort.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2012 Feb 15;13:19. Epub 2012 Feb 15.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic 3004, Australia.

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February 2012