Ultrasound could rule out need for x-ray in scoliosis screening
Ultrasound is useful in identifying schoolchildren who do not require specialis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Simple steps improve x-ray for spinal surgery Do variations in pediatric imaging coverage affect patient care? Noncontrast pituitary MRI effective for pediatric pathology diagnosis Imaging findings help AI algorithm detect physical child abuse New x-ray system may assess adult scoliosis better (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Genetic Risk Score May Predict Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- A polygenic risk score (PRS) may be useful for predicting the onset and progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), according to a study published online June 22 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Nao... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can genetic tests predict children's risk of developing scoliosis?
(Wiley) In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, investigators developed and validated a genetic risk score for predicting the onset and severity of the most common type of scoliosis in adolescents--called adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lumbar Scoliosis and Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women Lumbar Scoliosis and Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women
Does lumbar scoliosis contribute to the development of osteoporosis among older women?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Simple steps improve x-ray for spinal surgery
A simple technique that provides three-point support for scoliosis patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lumbar spine x-ray may not be needed for lower back pain Radium-223 treatment in men increases risk of bone fracture New x-ray system may assess adult scoliosis better AI can measure Cobb angle, diagnose scoliosis on x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

June 2021
Lack of Sleep in Middle Age May Increase Dementia Risk Mindfulness for Your Health : The Benefits of Living Moment by Moment Beat the Heat : Staying Safe in the Summertime Living With Scoliosis Healthy Moments Broadcasts: COVID-19 (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Scoliosis is not just for kids
Some people might associate scoliosis as a spinal condition that only happens in children. But as reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/OnMYrAKzr7c Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 4, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Roche data at 2021 AAN highlight impact and breadth of expanding neuroscience portfolio
             Basel, 8 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that new data for its approved and investigational medicines for the treatment of neurological disorders will be presented at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting being held virtually April 17-22, 2021. These new data include 23 abstracts highlighting the expanding Roche neuroscience portfolio across six therapeutic areas, including EVRYSDI ™ (risdiplam) for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) in relapsing and primary progre...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Roche data at 2021 AAN highlight impact and breadth of expanding neuroscience portfolio
             Basel, 8 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that new data for its approved and investigational medicines for the treatment of neurological disorders will be presented at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting being held virtually April 17-22, 2021. These new data include 23 abstracts highlighting the expanding Roche neuroscience portfolio across six therapeutic areas, including EVRYSDI ™ (risdiplam) for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) in relapsing and primary progre...
Source: Roche Media News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Is Scoliosis?
Title: What Is Scoliosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/30/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How Does Scoliosis Affect the Body?
Title: How Does Scoliosis Affect the Body?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Can Scoliosis Be Treated With Surgery?
Title: Can Scoliosis Be Treated With Surgery?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 1, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Why spine operation thousands of teens pin their hopes on might not be a miracle cure after all
Julia Carlile, then just 15, and her dance troupe MerseyGirls made it to the final in 2017. It emerged that Julia was struggling with an extreme form of scoliosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Cincinnati student uses zebrafish to study spinal deformities
(University of Cincinnati) Oriana Zinani, a doctoral student in molecular developmental biology at the University of Cincinnati, is part of a team of researchers using zebrafish embryos to study a gene mutation that causes scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine that typically occurs in humans just before puberty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Potential Problems of Congenital Lung Malformations?
Discussion Congenital lung malformations (CLM) are commonly identified with prenatal ultrasound and occur in ~1:2400 live births. The natural history shows that lesions may remain the same, enlarge or appear to disappear. There is a wide-range of clinical manifestations. Patients may be asymptomatic or symptomatic at birth and often develop symptoms later. The overall natural history is difficult to ascertain as there are fewer studies done in older children and adults. Those that are done often lack a good denominator by which to judge the incidence or prevalence. Resection is carried out usually if a patient is symptomat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Can You Have Kyphosis and Lordosis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Thoracic Kyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Thoracic Kyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Have advances in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis led to improved thoracic kyphosis correction?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Kyphosis (Roundback)
Title: Kyphosis (Roundback)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/1/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - December 30, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

1st AR knee replacement surgery performed in NY
An orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City performed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing aids treatment of complex tibial fractures HSS to evaluate 3D with DR for scoliosis Are we measuring physician quality the right way? MRI helps develop novel plug for damaged knees (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Preoperative Halo Traction for Severe Scoliosis Preoperative Halo Traction for Severe Scoliosis
Preoperative halo traction can lead to better curvature correction and help reduce the risk for postoperative complications, but what are the keys to optimal traction?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Can Scoliosis Get Worse as You Age?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AVBGM Tethering in Idiopathic Scoliosis AVBGM Tethering in Idiopathic Scoliosis
Learn more about the indications, contraindications, and complications associated with this novel technique for the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Exercise Therapy Effects in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Exercise Therapy Effects in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
A novel therapy that includes scoliosis-specific exercises could help improve curve progression in idiopathic scoliosis patients.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Vertebral body tethering shows clinical success as treatment for scoliosis
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity affecting pediatric patients. A posterior spinal fusion (PSF) is the gold standard treatment for patients with curves exceeding 45 degrees, but the procedure's drawbacks include the loss of spinal mobility, persistent pain and adjacent segment disc disease. However, a new retrospective study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine shows an alternative to PSF called vertebral body tethering (VBT) yields promising results with fewer long-term consequences for a specific group of scoliosis patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New x-ray system may assess adult scoliosis better
Researchers have developed a new x-ray classification system that can more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carestream debuts new detector for long-length DR Ziehm adds color tools to mobile C-arms at ECR 2020 Augmedics touts AR-assisted spine surgery HSS to evaluate 3D with DR for scoliosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Spinal Growth in Patients With JIS Treated With Boston Brace Spinal Growth in Patients With JIS Treated With Boston Brace
Might the use of a Boston brace affect spinal growth among children with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis?Spine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers identify better classification system for adult idiopathic scoliosis
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers have designed a new X-ray classification system for adult idiopathic scoliosis that can more precisely define which parts of the spine need correction (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Charles Darwin, Expression, and the Harmful Legacy of Eugenics
This article is adapted from Jessica Helfand’s book “Face,” an elaborately illustrated A to Z of the face, from historical mugshots to Instagram posts. Hardly the first to postulate on the graphic evidence of the grimace, Darwin hoped to introduce a system by which facial expressions might be properly evaluated. He shared with many of his generation a predisposition toward history: simply put, the idea that certain facial traits might have a basis in evolution. Empirically, the idea itself is not unreasonable. We are, after all, genetically predisposed to share traits with those in our familial line, occa...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Helfand / The MIT Press Reader Tags: Uncategorized Psychology syndication Source Type: news

Adjustable lordotic expandable vs static lateral lumbar interbody fusion devices
The objective of this study is to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes between patients treated with static and expandable interbody spacers with adjustable lordosis for MIS LLIF. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Talbot helps ID muscle gene that, when altered, causes joint disease
(University of Maine) Jared Talbot is part of a 32-member international research team that identified a gene that, when altered, can cause bent fingers and toes, clubfoot, scoliosis, and short stature.   The team discovered that partial loss of the protein coding gene MYLPF (myosin light chain, phosphorylatable, fast skeletal muscle) results in a disorder called distal arthrogryposis (DA) that's present at birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Determining the relationship between physical status and musculoskeletal injuries in children: a cohort study - Tomaru Y, Kamada H, Tsukagoshi Y, Nakagawa S, Tanaka K, Takeuchi R, Mataki Y, Kimura M, Miyakawa S, Yamazaki M.
BACKGROUND: In Japan, in 2016, the School Health and Safety Act was revised and examination of extremities in addition to scoliosis became mandatory. Musculoskeletal examinations were subsequently started using a mark sheet-type questionnaire. In the prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Innovative Surgery Changes Life for Girl With Scoliosis Innovative Surgery Changes Life for Girl With Scoliosis
Audrey didn't know it two years ago, but she would eventually become the first pediatric patient in Georgia to undergo Vertebral Body Tethering.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Saskatoon teen's spinal surgery a success after COVID-19 almost robbed her of the chance
Bronwyn Joanis's spinal scoliosis surgery in Vancouver was cancelled just hours before its scheduled time on March 17 due to COVID-19 precautions, and time was running out on her chance to undergo the rare procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

3D ultrasound is effective for measuring blood flow
Researchers from across the U.S. confirmed the efficacy of 3D color-flow ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: QT Ultrasound touts presentations on 3D ultrasound Researchers develop mini 3D ultrasound for scoliosis Automated 3D US effective for diagnosing hip dysplasia 4D ultrasound contrast HSG assesses fallopian tubes 3D tumor measurements on US spot thyroid cancer growth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NuVasive Expands Complex Spine Portfolio with Global Launch of Reline 3D for Pediatric Deformity
Launch of Reline 3D represents Company's continued commitment to innovation in the pediatric spine market SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, fo... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Product Launch NuVasive, Reline 3D, posterior fixation, scoliosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces 2-year risdiplam data from SUNFISH and new data from JEWELFISH in infants, children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 12 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented two-year data from Part 1 of its pivotal SUNFISH trial in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the virtual Cure SMA Annual Conference, 8-12 June, 2020. The results of an exploratory efficacy analysis show risdiplam significantly improved motor function after 24 months of treatment compared to natural history data. In addition, preliminary 12 month data from JEWELFISH, a trial in people with all types of SMA aged 6 months to 60 years previously treated with other SMA therapies, showed that treatment with risdiplam le...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces 2-year risdiplam data from SUNFISH and new data from JEWELFISH in infants, children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 12 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented two-year data from Part 1 of its pivotal SUNFISH trial in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the virtual Cure SMA Annual Conference, 8-12 June, 2020. The results of an exploratory efficacy analysis show risdiplam significantly improved motor function after 24 months of treatment compared to natural history data. In addition, preliminary 12 month data from JEWELFISH, a trial in people with all types of SMA aged 6 months to 60 years previously treated with other SMA therapies, showed that treatment with risdiplam le...
Source: Roche Media News - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Model for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Progression A Model for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Progression
Could this newly designed model accurately predict the progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Posterior Correction for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Posterior Correction for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Learn more about the various techniques for spinal deformity correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Fragile X in the Family
Discussion Fragile X syndrome (FXS) was first clinically described in 1943 by Martin-Bell and in 1969 Lubs found a fragility at the terminal end of the X chromosome. In 1991, three different research groups independently cloned the mutation for the FMR1 gene (Fragile X mental retardation type 1) which has a CGG triplet expansion. The FMR1 gene codes for the FMR protein which is a major regulator of synaptic plasticity and is expressed in the brain and spermatogonia mainly but many other tissues during fetal and early neonatal development. The number of triplets and methylation correlates with clinical expression (increased...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Getting Back Pain While Working From Home? An Ergonomics Expert Offers Advice
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, roughly 1 in 6 U.S. workers, some 26 million people, worked either partly or fully from home. Now that number has grown significantly, as states are requiring non-essential employees to stay home. If you’re one of these people, you may be noticing new aches and pains that you did not experience at the office. That’s because even though it isn’t mandated, many companies follow an ANSI-HFS standard in the design of their computer workstations, furnishing the office with the ergonomic furniture and accessories. Most residential settings, however, simply don’t h...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Improve your posture and manage your weight: 7 Non-surgical ways to relieve chronic and long-term back pain
(Natural News) Chronic back pain is one of the most common complaints that physicians find difficult to treat. It can be caused by a back injury, muscle strain or a variety of health conditions, such as arthritis, osteoporosis or scoliosis. Because there is no single cure or treatment for chronic back pain, physicians oftentimes recommend... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screenings by a Trained Nurse vs a Spine Surgeon Scoliosis Screenings by a Trained Nurse vs a Spine Surgeon
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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury in infancy: activity-based therapy impact on health, function, and quality of life in chronic injury - Argetsinger LC, Singh G, Bickel SG, Calvery ML, Behrman AL.
We report ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Girl, 14, becomes first NHS patient to have her spine straightened by a robot surgeon
Emma Mayamine was diagnosed four years ago with scoliosis - a condition in which the spine starts to grow unevenly and curves to one side. After having the procedure last November, she's 2in taller. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kinematic comparison of the use of walking sticks versus a rolling walker during gait in adult degenerative scoliosis patients - Haddas R, Villarreal J, Lieberman IH.
STUDY DESIGN: A repeated-measurement, single-center, prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the spatiotemporal and kinematic data using gait analysis in adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS) patients using walking sticks (WS) versus rolling walkers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

High Failure Rate for Magnetic Rod System in Scoliosis Surgery High Failure Rate for Magnetic Rod System in Scoliosis Surgery
Authors recommend that surgeons gradually stretch the spine when using the magnetic rod system in kids with scoliosisMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Kyphosis and 3-year fall risk in community-dwelling older men - McDaniels-Davidson C, Nichols JF, Vaida F, Marshall LM, Kado DM.
Hyperkyhosis is thought to be a fall risk factor in older adults. This large study of older men found that fall risk increased with greater kyphosis measured with the blocks method, but did not find an association between kyphosis and falls when measured b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Lumbar Lordosis
Title: Lumbar LordosisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 3, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lumbar Lordosis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Cure
Title: Lumbar Lordosis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and CureCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 3, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news