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Serum and MRI biomarkers in mobile device texting: a pilot study
Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Temple University. (D)
Temple University. (Department of Radiology)
Temple University. (Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology)
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 2012, 1150-1154 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Text messaging has become widespread, particularly among college-aged young adults.There is concern that high rates of texting may result in musculoskeletal disorders, including tendinopathies. We examined serum biomarkers, conventional MRI findings, and MRI mean intratendinous signal-to-noise ratio (MISI) of thumb tendons to determine if high volume texters (≥ 230 texts sent/day; n = 5) would be more likely than low volume texters (≤ 25 texts sent/day; n = 5) to have early onset tendinopathy and inflammation. Three of the high volume texters had MRI findings of tendinopathy as did one low volume texter. Increased serum TNF-R1 was found in high volume texters compared to low volume texters of college age, as were non-significant increases in MISI in 2 thumb tendons. Serum TNF-R1 and TNF-α correlated with the MISI in these tendons, as did IL1-R1. These results suggest that early onset tendinopathy with concurrent inflammation may be occurring in prolific texters. Further studies with larger sample sizes are needed to confirm these findings.

 

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2012. 1150-1154 p.
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Environmental Health and Occupational Health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-15175DOI: 10.1177/1071181312561250Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84873442434OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-15175DiVA: diva2:646976
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Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Conference, Boston, MA. October 22-26, 2012
Available from: 2013-09-10 Created: 2013-09-10 Last updated: 2015-06-08Bibliographically approved

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