Scoliosis

Common Name(s)

Scoliosis

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Canadian Marfan Association

Increasing awareness, saving lives, and improving the quality of life for patients, their families, and medical professionals affected by Marfan syndrome, genetic aortic disorders, and related connective tissue disorders through national programs of education, support, and research.

http://www.marfan.ca

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013

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Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation

Our mission is to advance knowledge through research and to educate the medical, allied sciences, and lay community about Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) disorders.

http://www.CSFinfo.org

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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National Scoliosis Foundation

The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis.

http://www.scoliosis.org/

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Following organizations serve the condition "Scoliosis" for support, advocacy or research.

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Canadian Marfan Association

Increasing awareness, saving lives, and improving the quality of life for patients, their families, and medical professionals affected by Marfan syndrome, genetic aortic disorders, and related connective tissue disorders through national programs of education, support, and research.

http://www.marfan.ca

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013

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Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation

Our mission is to advance knowledge through research and to educate the medical, allied sciences, and lay community about Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) disorders.

http://www.CSFinfo.org

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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National Scoliosis Foundation

The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis.

http://www.scoliosis.org/

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Scoliosis" returned 772 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effects of bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis.
 

Author(s): Lori A Dolan, James G Wright, Stuart L Weinstein

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Feb;370(7):681.

 

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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Pre- and postoperative quality of life in patients treated for scoliosis.
 

Author(s): Anna Ersberg, Paul Gerdhem

Journal: Acta Orthop. 2013 Dec;84(6):537-43.

 

There have been few prospective reports on quality of life in patients treated surgically for scoliosis. We compared patients with idiopathic, congenital, and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2013

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Change of selenium in environment and risk of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a retrospective cohort study.
 

Author(s): X R Ji, Z D Yang, X H Yang, D D Liu, H J Ni, M Li

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Sep;17(18):2499-503.

 

Scoliosis is the disease which has a long history over one century. However, the pathogenesis remains unclear at present. To demonstrate the effect of different selenium content in environment on the morbidity of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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The terms "Scoliosis" returned 57 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Advances in minimally invasive spine surgery in treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and adult scoliosis].
 

Author(s): Nan Wu, Qi-yi Li, Zhi-hong Wu, Gui-xing Qiu

Journal: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2013 Aug;35(4):457-61.

 

The traditional treatment of scoliosis is mainly based on open surgeries that use the anterior approach, the posterior approach, or both. These surgical procedures often lead to complications including massive blood loss, infections, and pain of incision.The minimally invasive spine ...

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2013

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Spinal alignment in surgical, multisegmental, transpedicular correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
 

Author(s): Andrzej Nowakowski, Lechosław B Dworak, Łukasz Kubaszewski, Jacek Kaczmarczyk

Journal: Med. Sci. Monit.. 2012 Dec;18(12):RA181-7.

 

The objective of this study was to discuss the variables influencing alignment mechanisms of the spine, with particular consideration of post-surgical alignment in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The analysis is based on information currently available in the literature, and on the ...

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2012

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Pelvic fixation for adult scoliosis.
 

Author(s): Francis H Shen, Jonathan R Mason, Adam L Shimer, Vincent M Arlet

Journal: Eur Spine J. 2013 Mar;22 Suppl 2():S265-75.

 

Obtaining a fusion, especially to the sacrum for adult deformity correction remains a challenge. Prior to modern fixation techniques, the reported fusion rates for adult scoliotic deformities were low. However sacropelvic fixation techniques for adult deformity continue to evolve. ...

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Genetic Evaluation of NF1 and Scoliosis Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurofibromatosis 1; Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013

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Last Updated: 15 Oct 2013

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Robotic vs. Freehand Corrective Surgery for Pediatric Scoliosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2014

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