Specialized physical therapy helps teens with scoliosis get ahead of the curve
(University of Alberta) Researchers advocate for exercise management to be added to the standard of care for patients in Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Providence Medical closes $11m equity round
Cervical spine-focused Providence Medical said today it closed a $10.5 million equity financing round, with proceeds slated to support commercialization and portfolio expansion. The round was led by new investor MVM Life Science Partners, who will join the company’s board. Also joining the round were Stanmore Medical Investments, Aphelion Capital and existing private investors, Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Providence Medical said. “Providence’s unique product suite addresses key unmet needs in cervical spine fusion surgery. MVM is delighted to support the business through the next phase of gr...
Source: Mass Device - December 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Providence Medical Technology Source Type: news
Spinal deformities in pediatric burn patients - Moulton DL, Yngve DA, Evans EB.
INTRODUCTION: Extensive third-degree burns in pediatric patients can be associated with the development of spinal deformities. METHODS: Forty pediatric burn patients with scoliosis and one with kyphosis were identified based on a retrospective revi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Adult scoliosis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Scoliosis is not a condition that develops in just teenagers. The S-shaped or C-shaped curve in the spine can happen to anybody at any age. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, orthopedic surgeon?Dr. Paul Huddleston?talks about detecting and treating scoliosis, including surgical options. To listen, click the link below. Adult Scoliosis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Title: ScoliosisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/30/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 30, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Matilda actress Lucy-Mae Beacock appeals for £175k for life-changing operation
Lucy-Mae Beacock, from north London, was warned by doctors that the end of her acting career could be over after she developed scoliosis last year. She is now fundraising for an operation in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for November 28, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters. 5. Navidea deals NA Lymphoseek rights to Cardinal Health in $310m deal Navidea Biopharmaceuticals said today that it inked a definitive asset purchase agreement with Cardinal Health for Navidea’s Lymphoseek product. Dublin, ...
Source: Mass Device - November 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news
B. Braun ’ s Aesculap puts nearly $3m into ApiFix
B. Braun’s Aesculap division today invested $2.8 million into ApiFix’s $5 million Series B financing round to help support ApiFix’s minimally invasive, non-fusion spinal implant system designed to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The ApiFix device, which won CE Mark clearance for use in the European Union in 2012, is designed to correct adolescent idiopathic scoliosis without the use of fusion to avoid the potential for loss of spine mobility, the company said. Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post B. Braun’s Aesculap puts nearly $3m into ApiFix appe...
Source: Mass Device - November 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Apifix B. Braun Medical Inc. The Trendlines Group Source Type: news
B. Braun / Trendlines Partnership Leads to ApiFix Investment
MISGAV, Israel and TUTTLINGEN, Germany, Nov. 28, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- B. Braun Melsungen, The Trendlines Group and ApiFix jointly announced B. Braun's lead position in ApiFix's B round financing; ApiFix is a Trendlines portfol... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Venture Capital B. Braun, Trendlines Group, ApiFix, Scoliosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Giving thanks: Stories of volunteerism, gratitude and giving back
Thanksgiving Day is a time rich in family, gratitude and appreciation. In honor of the holiday, we are celebrating the patient families who have traveled through our doors and the selfless acts of kindness and volunteerism that follow. Donating platelets and cycling for a cause Ten years ago, Adam Nussenbaum’s son Max was treated at Boston Children’s and overcame a life threatening illness. Today, Adam gives his time — and platelets — to help those in need, and he is doing so in celebration of Max; his daughter Kate, who donated her bone marrow to he...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 24, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories bone marrow transplant cerebral palsy Dr. James Kasser Family Advisory Council Heart Center Kawasaki disease Learning disabilities NICU patient partner platelet donation scoliosis Source Type: news
Detecting Early Stages of Idiopathic Scoliosis Spinal Deformity
3D symmetry recognition system detects early stages of idiopathic scoliosis, a curvature of the spine (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 21, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Back Pain & Disk Treatment Source Type: news
A new system to detect spinal deformity
(Hokkaido University) Researchers have developed a symmetry-recognition system for the surface of the human back that can three-dimensionally detect the early stages of idiopathic scoliosis, a type of spinal deformity, without the help of a specialist doctor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Engineering students creating scoliosis brace that focuses on comfort, fit, design
Mechanical engineering students are collaborating with a local doctor and a private company to create a brace that, well, fits like a glove —and is just as comfortable. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
It seems like people have been looking at our son Phoenix — without seeing him, without talking to him — since before he was born. When I was pregnant and the ultrasound showed severe spina bifida and kyphosis (an excessive forward curve in his spine), the specialist told us he had never seen a spine like Phoenix’s. He wasn’t sure how it could be treated and recommended terminating my pregnancy. My husband Mike and I chose not to. Phoenix was born on June 29, 2009, with a lesion at the base of his spine. His spinal cord and nerves were exposed, so his first surgery was a skin graft to cover the lesi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 3, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Megan Reuwer Tags: Our Patients’ Stories clubfoot Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Nedda Hobbs Hydrocephalus kyphosis spina bifida Spina Bifida Clinic Source Type: news
FDA clears components for K2M ’ s Mesa spine implant
K2M (NSDQ:KTWO) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for screw and connector components used as part of the company’s Mesa spinal system. The newly cleared components from the Leesburg, Va.-based company are designed to be used as part of a growing rod construct designed to accomodate growth in pediatric patients 10 years and younger. “We are excited to receive FDA clearance for a growing spine application, which will provide surgeons with a new treatment option for correcting spinal deformity among a specific subset of the pediatric spinal deformity population,” prez & CEO Eric Major said...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance K2M Source Type: news
Girl who was being crushed to death by curve in her back saved by TITANIUM spine
Ellisha Hockham, 11, from Ipswich, was diagnosed with neuromuscular scoliosis - an abnormal curvature of the spine - while still in her mother's womb. She underwent 12 grueling spinal surgeries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How Common are Herniated Disks in Children?
Discussion Intervertebral disk herniation occurs at the same locations in pediatric patients as adults with L4-L5 and L5-S1 being the most common. Patients often (30-60% for lumbar disk patients) have a direct trauma or sports related injury that is identified before the onset of pain. There is also a group of morbidly obese patients who probably have degenerative disease. In adults and children, lumbar disk herniation is also seen with repetitive or excessive axial loading, poor conditioning, decreased range of motion and history of prior back injury. Disk herniation is caused by vertebral motion that causes increased int...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 19, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Zebrafish May Unlock Mystery of Human Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 17, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news
Student will graduate 4 inches TALLER after surgery to straighten her curved spine
Danielle Foster, 25, from London, was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 16. She recently had surgery to correct it after it became so bad it was causing her spine to bend at a 80 degree curve. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Woman with metal rods in her spine reveals how POLE DANCING helped her recover
Daniella Smith, from Birmingham, was born with spinal scoliosis – a curvature of the spine – and had two metal rods bolted into her back to correct it before she discovered pole-dancing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Teena diagnosed her skeletal condition after watching a programme about King Richard III
Student Jennifer White, 19, from Birmingham, West Midlands, was diagnosed with scoliosis and X-rays revealed her spine was bent at a shocking 63 degree angle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Scenes from a young scoliosis patient's 'Halo Off Party' (Photos)
A big smile on a young girl going through scoliosis treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children speaks volumes for the hospital's programs. Last week, the smile came courtesy of a program created by Susan Gallegos, a certified child specialist for Shriners, along with a co-worker. The pair introduced the “Halo Off Party” approximately four years ago for children going through the lengthy gravity traction treatment for scoliosis, a spinal deformity. The pre-surgery treatment can take up to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cathy Cheney Source Type: news
Scenes from a young scoliosis patient's 'Halo Off Party' (Photos)
A big smile on a young girl going through scoliosis treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children speaks volumes for the hospital's programs. Last week, the smile came courtesy of a program created by Susan Gallegos, a certified child specialist for Shriners, along with a co-worker. The pair introduced the “Halo Off Party” approximately four years ago for children going through the lengthy gravity traction treatment for scoliosis, a spinal deformity. The pre-surgery treatment can take up to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 23, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cathy Cheney Source Type: news
Title: KyphosisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/1/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 23, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
Back to School Means Heavy Backpacks And Back Pain
With school is just around the corner, children will be abandoning the playground and returning to the classroom. With an emphasis on providing a sound education for this young generation, children are given a literal "heavier" workload year after year. This has translated into more books and more accessories, which greatly contributes to the normalcy and reliance on carrying backpacks. However, despite their usefulness, backpacks can cause serious back pain if overloaded or worn improperly. To understand how heavy backpacks contribute to back pain, it's important to look at the composition of the back. The a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
One mom ’s insights: Navigating care for children with behavior differences
Diba Jalalzadeh, now 12, paces energetically around the waiting room. She has been coming to Boston Children’s Hospital since she was a baby. She sees plastic surgeon Dr. John Mulliken for her craniofacial condition, known as Crouzon syndrome. But he’s just one of her many doctors. Diba is followed by Dr. Linda Dagi (Ophthalmology), Dr. Bonnie Padwa (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Dr. Mark Proctor (Neurosurgery), Dr. David Coulter (Neurology), Dr. Laurie Ohlms (Otolaryngology) Dr. John Emans (Orthopedic Surgery), Dr. Carolyn Bridgemohan (Developmental Medicine), Dr. Dascha Weir (Gastroenterology and Nutrition...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Parenting autism Autism Spectrum Center child life Crouzon syndrome Dr. Bonnie Padwa Dr. Carolyn Bridgemohan Dr. Dascha Weir Dr. David Coulter Dr. John Emans Dr. Laurie Ohlms Dr. Linda Dagi Dr. Mark Proctor Dr. Roger Breitbart Source Type: news
What Medical Problems Can Patients with Turner Syndrome Have?
Discussion Turner Syndrome (TS) is one of the most common genetic disorders in females. It was first described by Dr. Henry H. Turner in 1938. It affects 1 in 2000-2500 births and ~70,000 girls and women have TS in the United States. It is caused by the absence of all or part of the second X chromosome. The most common variation is 45X which affects about 50% of TS patients and usually has the most complications, but there are other variations. Phenotypes vary and therefore the age of diagnosis varies. Mean age of diagnosis unfortunately is 15 years. Diagnosis is made by chromosomal analysis. Haploinsufficiency of the SHOX...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 15, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Kernicterus screening ‘not beneficial’ reports PHE
National committee rejects screening for kernicterus, toxoplasmosis and scoliosis Related items fromOnMedica Department of Health rejects call for MenB vaccine for all children Key developmental premature baby checks may have been missed Experts call for earlier screening of gestational diabetes Newborn screening for lethal genetic disorder works Foetal alcohol syndrome must be better recognised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 2, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Catching up with Abby
When you look Abby DiCocco, a 13-year-old from Clifton Park, N.Y, it’s hard to believe that the rising eighth grader, avid swimmer and budding triathlete ever had any problems with her spine. Abby was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was in first grade and had surgery to remove a Chiari malformation, an abnormal meeting between the brain and spinal cord, at Boston Children’s Hospital. One year after that surgery, Abby’s orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Emans, director of the Boston Children’s Spinal Program, prescribed a brace to treat her scoliosis. However, despite everyone’s best efforts, ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 28, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Joyce Choi Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Chiari Malformation Dr. John Emans MAGEC surgery scoliosis Spinal Program Source Type: news
Severity of kyphosis and decline in lung function: The Framingham study
( Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research ) Researchers from the Harvard affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, have published a recent article in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, suggesting that preventing or slowing progression of hyperkyphosis may reduce pulmonary decline in older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Gorham-Stout disease: 12 years, two patients and one innovation
Dan and Alex, a few weeks after Alex’s surgery for Gorham-Stout disease (Photo Susanne Malloy) On a snowy Saturday in January, two mothers sat sipping tea and conversing about their sons. It was an ordinary scene, but the women’s conversation was far from ordinary. The scariest thing a doctor can tell you is ‘I don’t know. I’ve never seen this before.’ To find two doctors who treated this before and then to see Dan doing so well is tremendously gratifying. ~ Susanne Malloy Susanne’s son Alexander Malloy, 14, had been recently diagnosed with Gorham-Stout disease. Gorham-Stout, also ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 18, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Daniel Hedequist Dr. Lawrence Karlin Gorham-Stout disease rare disease spinal fusion surgery Vascular Anomalies Center Source Type: news
7 Ways Your Height Affects Your Health
At 6 feet, 8 inches, Dr. Eeric Truumees literally stands out. “People remember who I am,” says the orthopedic surgeon in Austin, Texas. But despite height’s association with social and professional benefits, such as appearing more attractive and earning more money, towering over others has downfalls, too. “The bane of my height has been hitting my head on things,” Truumees finds, “and as I get a little slower and little less flexible, I find I’m doing that more often.” That’s just the start of height’s influence on health. Here are seven medical issues that m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Some major scoliosis surgeries can be avoided, look-back study suggests
In a look-back study of medical records, researchers concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Look-back study suggests some major scoliosis surgeries can be avoided
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
New Device Helps Locate Perfect Spot For Epidural
BOSTON (CBS) – Millions of women undergo epidurals to ease the pain of childbirth but as many know, sometimes getting the needle in the right place can be challenging. But as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, a hand-held device could make placing that needle a lot easier for the doctor and the patient. “There’s a large failure rate in epidural injections,” says Kevin Owen, Co-Founder of Rivanna Medical, “And obviously we worked in an ultrasound research lab, so it was a good idea, and easy for us to try and develop something to solve this problem.” Owen and Co-Founder Will Mauldin came up wi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Epidural Mass General Hospital Source Type: news
Scoliosis Screening: Should it Be Universal?
One expert argues for regular screening for all children – here's why. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacob F. Schulz, M.D. Source Type: news
Centinel Spine wins Australian clearance for Stalif L implant
Centinel Spine said yesterday it won Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration clearance for its Stalif L no-profile lateral lumbar integrated interbody system. Centinel Spine touts the Stalif L as the only lateral device to offer a no-profile, compressive lag fixation device with proprietary anti-backout technology and 12-degrees of lordosis, as well as a large chamber for bone graft to support fusion. “This clearance expands our International No-Profile, Integrated Interbody market. Stalif has enjoyed a long successful history in Australia and now Stalif L exemplifies our continued commitment to be...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Centinel Spine LLC Source Type: news
Radiological prediction of posttraumatic kyphosis after thoracolumbar fracture
(Bentham Science Publishers) A new paper determines risk factors (AO classification, age, gender, localization) that may lead to progressive kyphosis after a thoracolumbar fracture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Tranexamic Acid Reduces Blood Loss, Need for Transfusion in Scoliosis Surgery
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - June 17, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news
Scoliosis linked to disruptions in spinal fluid flow
Irregular fluid flow through the spinal column brought on by gene mutations is linked to a type of scoliosis that can affect humans during adolescence, a new study in zebrafish suggests. Also found in people, these genes damage the hair-like projections called motile cilia that move fluid through the spinal canal and lead to a curvature of the spine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Scoliosis linked to disruptions in spinal fluid flow
(Princeton University) A new study in zebrafish by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Toronto suggests that irregular fluid flow through the spinal column brought on by gene mutations is linked to a type of scoliosis that can affect humans during adolescence. Also found in people, these genes damage the hair-like projections called motile cilia that move fluid through the spinal canal and lead to a curvature of the spine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 10, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
[Report] Zebrafish models of idiopathic scoliosis link cerebrospinal fluid flow defects to spine curvature
Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) affects 3% of children worldwide, yet the mechanisms underlying this spinal deformity remain unknown. Here we show that ptk7 mutant zebrafish, a faithful developmental model of IS, exhibit defects in ependymal cell cilia development and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow. Transgenic reintroduction of Ptk7 in motile ciliated lineages prevents scoliosis in ptk7 mutants, and mutation of multiple independent cilia motility genes yields IS phenotypes. We define a finite developmental window for motile cilia in zebrafish spine morphogenesis. Notably, restoration of cilia motility after the onset of scoliosi...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 9, 2016 Category: Science Authors: D. T. Grimes Source Type: news
UCLA medical students conquer huge odds to become doctors
Some 200 students in the Class of 2016 will receive their medical degrees June 3 during the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Earning an M.D. requires grueling hours, demanding classes and unwavering focus. The following students hurdled enormous obstacles to achieve that goal, making their accomplishments all the more remarkable. Teen mother overcomes lifetime of abuse to achieve M.D. Rebecca Lopez, 37, from Covina in the San Gabriel Valley, survived childhood abuse, became a mother at age 14 and endured a violent marriage, but never surrendered her dream of becoming a doctor....
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Meghan’s advice: 6 ways to shine after scoliosis surgery
Meet Meghan Dwyer — a typical busy high school student who loves field hockey, Disney movies and dance. Like thousands of other Massachusetts middle and high school students, Meghan participated in regular well-child and school screenings for scoliosis. Everything checked out fine. Early in Meghan’s sophomore year; however, her mother Tricia, a nurse, noticed her daughter’s back appeared a bit crooked. She made an appointment with Dr. Dan Hedequist, an orthopedic surgeon in the Boston Children’s Hospital Spinal Program. “We didn’t think the curve was too bad and were shocked to find...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Teen Health Dr. Dan Hedequist scoliosis spinal fusion surgery Spinal Program Source Type: news
Scoliosis X-rays are safer with lower-radiation technology
Treatment Terms Scoliosis and other spinal abnormalities Additional SEO Keywords scoliosis, spinal curvature, curvature of the spine, spinal curve, X-ray, X-ray radiation, radiation exposure SEO Meta Description Scoliosis requires Ellie Garman to have frequent X-rays. New EOS low-radiation dose technology makes those X-rays safer. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview New technology helps Duke doctors monitor Ellie Garman’s scoliosis (curvature of the spine) while reducing her X-ray radiation exposure. Hero Image elliegarman_blog_0_0.jpg Preview Image ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news
Stung by Yelp reviews, health providers spill patient secrets
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. The story was co-published with The Washington Post. Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients’ privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments — which have spilled out publicly on ratings sites like Yelp — doctors, dentists, chiropractors and massage therapists, among others, have divulged details of patients’ diagnoses, treatments and idiosyncrasies. One Washington state dentist turned the tables on a patient who blamed him for the loss of a molar: &ldquo...
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Source Type: news
Providence Medical touts 2-year cervical fusion data, $2.9m funding round
Cervical spine-focused Providence Medical last week released 2-year radiographic and clinical outcomes from a study of its DTrax system of instruments and implants and announced a $2.8 million round of equity financing. Results from the single-arm, multi-center study were presented at the Spine Week 2016 conference in Singapore last week, the Walnut Creek, Calif.-based company said. “The 2-year results of this study are promising and suggest DTrax technology is a valuable addition to the armamentarium of options for surgeons treating patients with cervical radiculopathy,” Dr. Kris Siemionow of Chicago...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Spinal Surgical Providence Medical Technology Source Type: news
National study supports bracing for kids with scoliosis
For more than 50 years, orthopedic surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital and elsewhere have prescribed rigid back braces for some kids with scoliosis. In theory, bracing prevents worsening of the curvature and might allow the child to avoid surgery to correct the curve. But the treatment can be challenging. Subjecting a child to a bulky back brace during the emotionally vulnerable teen years is not high on any parent’s or physician’s wish list. Plus, until last week’s study published in New England Journal of Medicine, some physicians weren’t sure if bracing was effective. “Although Bos...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 13, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Ask the Expert Diseases & Conditions Daniel Hedequist orthopedics scololiosis Source Type: news
Untwist scoliosis by clipping wings of an overactive 'ladybird'
People with scoliosis, a twisting of the spine that can occur as a birth defect or more commonly starts during the teen years, are now closer to a genetic explanation for their condition. An overactive gene, called ladybird homeobox 1 (LBX1), is the start of a genetic chain reaction that causes the spine to grow abnormally. The report is the first to demonstrate the functional association of scoliosis with LBX1. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news