Temporomandibular disorders: Prevalence in musicians


This review of the the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in musicians included 13 cross-sectional studies. The finding estimate a pooled prevalence = 53.9% (95%CI; 36.6% to 70.7%) however the certainty of the evidence is graded as very low.

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Systematic review of patient-specific instruments measuring physical function


While talking to a fellow Elf recently at the World Congress of Active Ageing in Glasgow this week about the core set of outcome measures that have been introduced across Scotland as part of its re-designed musculoskeletal pathways (NHS Scotland, 2012) she asked me an interesting question: “do you think that a patient-specific functional scale [read the full story…]