Scoliosis

Common Name(s)

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that usually occurs during a growth spurt before puberty. Scoliosis can range from mild to severe and can cause back pain and difficulty breathing. Indicators of scoliosis are uneven shoulders, waist, and hips. The cause of scoliosis is largly unknown, however it may be hereditary. Scoliosis is less commonly a result of cerebral palsy, birth defects affecting the development of the spine, and injuries or infections of the spine.

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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.

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.

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.

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 1018 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Does Spinal Fusion and Scoliosis Correction Improve Activity and Participation for Children With GMFCS level 4 and 5 Cerebral Palsy?
 

Author(s): Mathew David Sewell, Charlie Wallace, Francesc Malagelada, Alex Gibson, Hilali Noordeen, Stewart Tucker, Sean Molloy, Jan Lehovsky

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Dec;94(49):e1907.

 

Spinal fusion is used to treat scoliosis in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Following intervention, the WHO considers activity and participation should be assessed to guide intervention and assess the effects. This study assesses whether spinal fusion for scoliosis improves activity ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Scoliosis in a Patient With Gilbert Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Zheng Li, Jianxiong Shen, Jinqian Liang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(47):e2147.

 

Gilbert syndrome (GS) is mainly characterized by intermittent unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in the absence of hepatocellular disease or hemolysis. Little data are available on operative outcomes in GS patients with spinal deformity surgery.This study has presented a case of GS occurring ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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Evaluation of Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis After Short Segment Decompression and Fusion.
 

Author(s): Naiguo Wang, Dachuan Wang, Feng Wang, Bingyi Tan, Zenong Yuan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(47):e1824.

 

The objective of this study was to investigate short segment decompression of degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) and the efficiency of fusion treatment.After DLS surgery, the patients were retrospectively reviewed using the VAS (visual analog scale) and ODI (Oswestry Disability Index) ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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The terms "Scoliosis" returned 85 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An insight into early onset of scoliosis: new update information - a review.
 

Author(s): A M Alsiddiky

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Aug;19(15):2750-65.

 

Early-onset scoliosis is an onerous challenge to physicians. These patients are young with significant remaining growth potential. Thus, patients are likely to develop progressive deformities, cosmetic disfigurement and cardiopulmonary consequences warrant early intervention in many ...

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2015

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Congenital scoliosis in Smith-Magenis syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Zheng Li, Jianxiong Shen, Jinqian Liang, Lin Sheng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 May;94(17):e705.

 

The Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a complex and rare congenital condition that is characterized by minor craniofacial anomalies, short stature, sleep disturbances, behavioral, and neurocognitive abnormalities, as well as variable multisystemic manifestations. Little is reported ...

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Scoliosis in mitochondrial myopathy: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Zheng Li, Jianxiong Shen, Jinqian Liang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Feb;94(6):e513.

 

The mitochondrial myopathies include a diverse group of disorders characterized by morphological abnormalities of muscle mitochondria. Little is reported about spinal deformity associated with this syndrome.This study presents a case of scoliosis occurring in the setting of mitochondrial ...

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2015

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Impact of Aerobic Training and Combined in Inflammatory Markers in Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis; Adolescent Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2016

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Robotic vs. Freehand Corrective Surgery for Pediatric Scoliosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2016

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Prospective Study of Scoliosis in Children With Cerebral Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy; Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2016

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