Cardiopulmonary Status in Adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Intrinsic Lung Disease May Contribute More Than Scoliosis.

Cardiopulmonary Status in Adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Intrinsic Lung Disease May Contribute More Than Scoliosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 Jul 07;: Authors: Khan SI, Yonko EA, Carter EM, Dyer D, Sandhaus RA, Raggio CL Abstract BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heterogeneous group of collagen-related disorders characterized by osteopenia, bone fractures, spine deformities, and nonskeletal complications. Cardiopulmonary complications are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in adults with OI. The cause of such problems was often attributed solely to the presence of large scoliosis curves affecting pulmonary function and, indirectly, cardiovascular health. However, recent studies suggest this may not be the case. Therefore, determining the relationships and causative agents of cardiopulmonary problems in patients with OI, specifically pulmonary impairment, is important to improving the overall wellbeing, quality of life, and survival of these patients. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Is cardiopulmonary fitness in OI solely related to the presence of scoliosis? (2) What is the prevalence of heart and lung complications in this adult population? (3) Does the presence of pulmonary impairment impact quality of life in adults with OI? METHODS: This is a prospective observational cross-sectional study. Within 1 year, each participant (n = 30) completed pulmonary function testing, echocardiogram, ECG, chest CT, AP spine radiography, ...
Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research

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Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Leg Length Discrepancy Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Selected Topics Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trauma Upper Extremity Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trauma Upper Extremity Source Type: research
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