Surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Complications

Publication date: Available online 24 February 2020Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): mar A. Al-Mohrej, Sahar S. Aldakhil, Mohammed A. Al-Rabiah, Anwar M. Al-Rabiah
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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ConclusionsProximal fusion carries the risk of adding-on, but leaving unfused segments in the lower spine increases the potential for compensatory mechanisms to improve spinal and truncal balance. In mature patients with a flexible MT curve, surgeons may consider fusion at or cranial to the LTV.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Is a nurse with a smartphone app as accurate as a spinal surgeon in diagnosing scoliosis among middle school students?Spine
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
Authors: Hadden K, Gan JM, McClure S, McCarthy RE, Bumpass DB Abstract The Scoliosis Research Society Questionnaire (SRS30) was designed to measure healthrelated quality of life in scoliosis patients. Patients with low health literacy may need specific guidance when providing feedback on the SRS30 so that reliable and valid results are collected for clinical decision making. The purpose of this research study was to investigate the health literacy demands of the Scoliosis Research Society Questionnaire (SRS30) and to determine if health literacy best practices mitigate errors for patients with low health literacy. ...
Source: Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Surg Orthop Adv Source Type: research
Authors: Smith EJ, Inkrott BP, Kim CY, Du JY, Ahn UM, Ahn NU Abstract The prevalence of obesity has been rising, creating a major public health concern. While several studies have shown obesity to increase the risk of surgical complications, few have analyzed its effects on reoperation, specifically after singlelevel lumbar discectomy. Data was obtained using the commercially available Explorys software that houses deidentified data for several major healthcare systems. A database search was used to find all patients who had undergone a lumbar discectomy. Scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, smoking history and depression...
Source: Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Surg Orthop Adv Source Type: research
ConclusionBased on these findings, the primary goal of scoliosis correction should focus on minimizing lateral translation rather than eliminating axial rotation. Knowing the IVR in the axial plane helps accurately determine the limits of the structural curves. VV-based axial views can facilitate the accurate determination of the end vertebrae and selection of the appropriate correction technique of the curve.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Diagnosing pneumonia and other lung conditions can be challenging in patients with severe intellectual or physical disabilities or severe chest deformities. Physical examination is sometimes difficult to perform and the frequently requested chest x-ray (CXR) study is often of little value in the diagnostic approach to this population. Point-of-care lung ultrasound (US) is an emerging diagnostic tool with particularly high level of accuracy in detecting pneumonia, pleural effusion, and pneumothorax.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Scoliosis is a spine abnormal deviation, which is an idiopathic disorder among children and adolescents. As a matter of the fact, distribution of loads on the patient ’s spine and load-carrying capacity of the ...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Potential pathogenic variants in ESR1 and ESR2 were identified in 113 AIS patients, suggesting that genetic mutations in ESR1/2 were associated with the risk of AIS. PMID: 32218412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
This study was designed to compare TEG® functional fibrinogen level (FLEV) with classic Clauss fibrinogen in patients undergoing scoliosis surgery and to evaluate the concordance between the two methods. METHODS: Patients in this study were part of a larger study evaluating the effect of fibrinogen concentrate (FC) supplementation on perioperative blood loss in scoliosis surgery. Paired samples for TEG® FF and Clauss fibrinogen assays were taken from 40 patients at three different timepoints perioperatively. The agreement between FLEV and Clauss was assessed, and the possibility of using FLEV measurements to p...
Source: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Int J Lab Hematol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Lumbar fusion through CBT instrumentation would reduce FJV. Computer-assisted navigation resulted in a lower incidence of FJV. Percutaneous instrumentation with navigation assistance is not a risk factor for FJV. Special care should be taken in patients with body mass index ≥30 kg/m2, left-side screw, facet angle ≥45 degrees, and scoliosis. Level of Evidence: Level III.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
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