An “umbrella review” of prognostic factors for predicting future pain, disability and return‐to‐work/work absence in neck and low back pain populations, has been published by Gemma Mansell et al. in the European Journal of Pain, presenting seven prognostic factors (disability/activity limitation, mental health; pain intensity; pain severity; coping; expectation of outcome/recovery; and fear‐avoidance) that were
Congratulations to the team of Monaro et al., who have just published a second paper on the topic of detection of malingering in whiplash associated disorders, in the International Journal of Legal Medicine. This time, the featured article is a systematic review on the different strategies and techniques used in the field. Read the full
The paper entitle “A model to differentiate WAD patients and people with abnormal pain behaviour based on biomechanical and self-reported tests“, by Merylin Monaro et al., has been published in the International Journal of Legal Medicine, showing that the combination of self-reported pain symptoms and motion parameters obtained from biomechanical tests can be useful to
Workshop with the participation of Dragan Primorac, President of the Croatian Society for Personalised Medicine, in which the Back-UP Platform and some of its components will be presented, with a special focus on the usage of glycans as biomarkers for inflammation.
If you are a health care professional, carer, or a person suffering from neck or low back pain, you can already find a document with such resources in 10 different languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Polish and Portuguese).
A systematic review to identify effective work place intervention strategies for the prevention of low back pain, by Danuta Roman-Liu et al. has been published in the Industrial Health journal, showing that the most effective strategies include technical modifications of the workstand and education based on practical training. Read the full paper in: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7708737/
A systematic review of recommended treatment options for neck and low back pain across Europe has been published by Nadia Corp et al. in the European Journal of Pain, presenting a broad range of options consistedly supported by 17 guidelines across 8 European countries. Read the full paper in here: https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1679
University of Keele’s team, led by Dr. Jonathan Hill, is developing a first contact web app to support clinicians to quickly send patients their own individualized Care Plan. Contact us if you want to participate in testing it!
If you missed the Indstruy Forum organized by the Back-UP project, now you can see the presentations and the “questions & answers” session that followed. Check the video in the GoToWebinar platform or in Youtube!
The University of Leeds will organize a demonstration and showcase of the Back-UP platform to show researchers, clinicians and healthcare informaticians how academy, healthcare and industry collaborate to improve well-being and return to work after NLBP.
A systematic review about the association between objectively measured physical behaviour and neck or low back pain has been published by Cecilie K. Øverås et al in the European Journal of Pain, presenting challenging findings about the influence of physical activity on the development of pain. Read the full paper here: https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1551
Roessingh Research and Development is conducting a study in the framework of the Back-UP project, to investigate which biological, physical, economic and psychosocial factors play the most important role in decision-making for neck and low back pain. If you are a healthcare professional in pain rehabilitation, you are welcome to help us find what are the most important decision factors in your domain.
The Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently pusblished an “Policy and Practice” article giving recommendations for back pain care, based on six of the major international clinical guidelines released since 2016.
Today starts EFIC 2019, the 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation, which this year is celebrated in Valencia. The most recent and relevant research on all types of pain is being presented in this internationally recognised event. The poster session of the first day included two contributions from the Back-UP Project.
The Spanish Society of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine (SERMEF) is celebrating in Seville its 57th Congress (15-18 May 2019). In this congress Cristina Herrera (IBV) has presented a poster about the Back-UP project, explaining the concept of the architecture and the use cases that are being developed.
On Monday, 29th April 2019, Dr Jonathan Hill (Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Keele University) led the first Back-UP study Clinical Advisory Group (CAG). Present with Jonathan at Keele were seven doctors and professors from UK, Poland, the Netherlands and Norway, specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Primary Care, and Occupational Health Care.
Cecilie Krage Øverås (NTNU) presented a poster in EPIC 2019 about the systematic review protocol to investigate the relationship between objectively measured physical behaviour and neck pain, one of the research activities made within the framework of the Back-UP project.
The Research Platform of Back-UP, developed by the Centre for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (CISTIB), has a new home since the start of the course 2018-2019, coinciding with the new phase of CISTIB in the University of Leeds, after seven highly productive years in the University of Sheffield.
On November 15, 2018 the Back-UP project was presented at the annual general meeting of the Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR) by Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink of RRD. Her presentation focused on the general aim the project, and some results of the first months were showcased.
Thursday September 13th, 2018, the Back-UP project has been presented at the NRClive Zorgtech event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink of Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) presented her ideas on the need of more pragmatic evaluation designs for the (clinical) evaluation of eHealth. The Back-UP project was a casus during this presentation.
The study “Relationship between neck motion and self-reported pain in patients with whiplash associated disorders during the acute phase” has been published in the journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, presenting a statistical model to estimate the evolution of perceived pain from biomechanical measurements.
Back-UP has been presented today by Milton Hoz de Vila, in the VPH2018 conference, with the poster “The Back-UP project: towards predictive diagnosis and personalised medicine for NLBP underpinned by the VPH technologies and vision“.
On Thursday November 15, 2018, Roessingh Research and Development will present the Back-UP project during SBPR 2018 meeting at the University Medical Center of Groningen, the Netherlands. This meeting of the Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR) focuses on understanding the mechanisms of back pain, with extra interest in the areas of work, rest and play.
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The website of the Back-UP has been launched! Visit it to learn about our approach to neck and low back pain, know our Project and the Consortium, and to stay informed of news and forthcoming activities related to the management of neck and low back pain.