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 1081 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence and determinants of idiopathic scoliosis in primary school children in Beitang district, Wuxi, China.
 

Author(s): Yu Zheng, Xiaojun Wu, Yini Dang, Yan Yang, Jan D Reinhardt, Yingjie Dang

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2016 Jun;48(6):547-53.

 

To study the prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in children aged 6-13 years and the corresponding predictors in China, based on a representative sample from Beitang District, Wuxi.

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2016

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The prevalence of intraspinal anomalies in infantile and juvenile patients with "presumed idiopathic" scoliosis: a MRI-based analysis of 504 patients.
 

Author(s): Wen Zhang, Shifu Sha, Leilei Xu, Zhen Liu, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu

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Though several studies have reported the incidence of intraspinal neural axis abnormalities in infantile and juvenile "presumed idiopathic" scoliosis, there has been a varying prevalence ranging from 11.1 to 26.0% based on a limited sample size. Therefore, such inconclusive findings ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2016

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Efficacy of tranexamic acid in reducing allogeneic blood products in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery.
 

Author(s): Wen-yuan Sui, Fang Ye, Jun-lin Yang

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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) surgery usually require prolonged operative times with extensive soft tissue dissection and significant perioperative blood loss, and allogeneic blood products are frequently needed. Methods to reduce the requirement for transfusion would have ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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The terms "Scoliosis" returned 98 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Degenerative adult scoliosis].
 

Author(s): C L García-Ramos, C A Obil-Chavarría, B Zárate-Kalfópulos, L M Rosales-Olivares, A Alpizar-Aguirre, A A Reyes-Sánchez

Journal: Acta Ortop Mex. ;29(2):127-38.

 

Adult scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional rotational deformity of the spine, resulting from the progressive degeneration of the vertebral elements in middle age, in a previously straight spine; a Cobb angle greater than 10° in the coronal plane, which also alters the sagittal ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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Thoracolumbar paravertebral giant ganglioneuroma and scoliosis: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Yihao Yang, Mingyan Ren, Zhongqin Yuan, Kun Li, Zhiping Zhang, Jing Zhang, Lin Xie, Zuozhang Yang

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Paravertebral ganglioneuroma and scoliosis is a rare clinical benign disease. The case we reported is about a 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized due to neoplasm with spinal deformity in the right abdomen for 1 month. Based on a careful preoperative evaluation and found no obvious ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2016

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Thoracolumbar Scoliosis Due to Cryptococcal Osteomyelitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Zheng Li, Jinqian Liang, Jianxiong Shen, Guixing Qiu, Xisheng Weng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(5):e2613.

 

Cryptococcus neoformans causes opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients, with vertebral osteomyelitis being a very rare involvement.This study is to present a case of thoracolumbar scoliosis occurring in the setting of cryptococcal osteomyelitis.Pharmacological intervention ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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Robotic vs. Freehand Corrective Surgery for Pediatric Scoliosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2016

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Predictive Progressive Factors of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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Efficacy of Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis Idiopathic Adolescent

 

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016

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