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 1088 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical outcomes of posterior pedicle screw instrumentation without osteotomy in the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
 

Author(s): Ning Li, Chen Xu, Ming-Kui Shen, Ming Luo, Jie Wang, Lei Xia

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12122.

 

The aim of the study was to identify the effectiveness of posterior pedicle screw instrumentation without osteotomy in the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).The AIS patients underwent standing anteroposterior and lateral radiography before and after surgery. Age, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Combined 3D rapid prototyping and computer navigation facilitate surgical treatment of congenital scoliosis: A case report and description of technique.
 

Author(s): Qiu-Ju Li, Tong Yu, Lian-Hua Liu, Jian-Wu Zhao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(31):e11701.

 

This study describes the technique of combined Orbic 3D navigation (O3DN) and 3D rapid prototyping (3DRP) to assist surgical correction of congenital scoliosis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mutant MAPK7-Induced Idiopathic Scoliosis is Linked to Impaired Osteogenesis.
 

Author(s): Taifeng Zhou, Chong Chen, Caixia Xu, Hang Zhou, Bo Gao, Deying Su, Zhiheng Liao, Yongyong Li, Shulan Yang, Peiqiang Su

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;48(3):880-890.

 

Three rare MAPK7 variants that predispose individuals to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis have previously been identified. However, the mechanism underlying the effects of the mutations remain unknown.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Scoliosis" returned 108 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma combined with scoliosis: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Xiaolu Wang, Lu Yang, Ming Shi, Xuejuan Liu, Ya Liu, Jing Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(37):e12328.

 

Ganglioneuroma (GN) is a rare tumour arising from the sympathetic nervous system. GN is constantly asymptomatic, easily ignored and likely damages other organs during tumour progression.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical and radiographic outcomes of upper thoracic versus lower thoracic upper instrumented vertebrae for adult scoliosis: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): X Kang, L Dong, T Yang, Z Wang, G Huang, X Chen

Journal: Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res.. 2018 ;51(4):e6651.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of upper thoracic (UT) versus lower thoracic (LT) upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV) for adult scoliosis by meta-analysis. We conducted a literature search in three databases to retrieve related studies up ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association of vitamin D receptor BsmI rs1544410 and ApaI rs7975232 polymorphisms with susceptibility to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xin Yin, Huadong Wang, Jidong Guo, Liang Zhang, Yupeng Zhang, Li Li, Shuxun Hou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jan;97(2):e9627.

 

AIS is the most common spinal deformity disease, yet its etiology remains uncertain. Significant associations have been found between AIS risk and vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms; however, some of these results are controversial. The aim of this study was to determine ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises As Treatment for Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Degenerative Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2018

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Robotic vs. Freehand Corrective Surgery for Pediatric Scoliosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2018

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Predictive Progressive Factors of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2017

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