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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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 1067 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evaluation and Surgical Management of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Associated With Lumbar Stenosis.
 

Author(s): Guodong Wang, Xingang Cui, Zhensong Jiang, Tao Li, Xiaoyang Liu, Jianmin Sun

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(15):e3394.

 

Adult degenerative scoliosis associated with lumbar stenosis has become a common issue in the elderly population. But its surgical management is on debating. The main issue condenses on the management priority of scoliosis or stenosis. This study is to investigate surgical management ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2016

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Expression of Estrogen Receptor Coactivator Proline-, Glutamic Acid- and Leucine-Rich Protein 1 within Paraspinal Muscles in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis.
 

Author(s): Izabela Skibinska, Marek Tomaszewski, Miroslaw Andrusiewicz, Paulina Urbaniak, Roza Czarnecka-Klos, Milud Shadi, Tomasz Kotwicki, Malgorzata Kotwicka

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The aim of this study was to detect and assess the estrogen receptor (ESR) coactivator PELP1 expression within human paraspinal skeletal muscles in patients suffering from idiopathic scoliosis.

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2016

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Comparative Analysis of Interval, Skipped, and Key-vertebral Pedicle Screw Strategies for Correction in Patients With Lenke Type 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
 

Author(s): Fei Wang, Xi-Ming Xu, Yanghu Lu, Xian-Zhao Wei, Xiao-Dong Zhu, Ming Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(10):e3021.

 

Pedicle screw constructs have become the mainstay for surgical correction in patients with spinal deformities. To reduce or avoid the risk of pedicle screw-based complications and to decrease the costs associated with pedicle screw instrumentation, some authors have introduced interval, ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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The terms "Scoliosis" returned 95 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 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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Effects of Exercise on Spinal Deformities and Quality of Life in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
 

Author(s): Shahnawaz Anwer, Ahmad Alghadir, Md Abu Shaphe, Dilshad Anwar

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2015 ;2015():123848.

 

This systematic review was conducted to examine the effects of exercise on spinal deformities and quality of life in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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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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