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20 Canadian ideas to improve child health win Grand Challenges funding
Twenty Canadian projects have won Grand Challenges funding, among them an Uber-like connection that can help get pregnant women in Kenya to health care; a 3D printer project to provide orthotic devices for Nepali children with clubfoot and scoliosis; and a microchip that can figure out what pathogen is causing diarrhea in children in Bangladesh. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Straightening scoliosis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute we hear the story of a little boy with a bad case of scoliosis and what doctors did to treat him. To listen, click the link below. Straightening Scoliosis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
Title: Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem EarlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
Treatments vary, depending on severity of the condition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Health Screening, Scoliosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- Routine screenings for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, help ensure the condition doesn't take a toll on children's health and self-esteem, according to an orthopedic specialist. One out of every 25 children develops... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mum blames politicians for child's spinal surgery wait
A 14-year-old County Antrim girl with scoliosis of the spine may have operation delayed by a year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actress Rula Lenska, 69, answers our weekly health quiz
The veteran performer has long suffered with a problematic neck due to scoliosis (a twisted spine), but still enjoys her vices: chips doused in vinegar and occasional packs of cigarettes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Scoliosis Surgery of Takin ™ Spinal Posterior Fixation System Successfully Completed
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

NuVasive wins FDA nod for redesigned Magec system
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its redesigned Magec magnetically controlled growth modulation system. The San Diego, Calif.-based company’s Magec system uses magnetic technology and adjustable growth rods to treat early-onset scoliosis, and features the company’s Reline small stature system. The Reline small stature platform is a pediatric deformity fixation system which is designed to improve construct strength and reduce the systems implant profile. “As a low-profile pediatric fixation system, Reline Small Stature is the first-of-its-kind system to offer c...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

ApiFix Signs Distribution Agreement in Canada; Completes First Cases in North America at IWK Health Centre Hospital, Halifax
MISGAV, Israel, Sept. 5, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Medical device company ApiFix Ltd., a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group (SGX: 42T) (OTCQX: TRNLY), announced it signed an exclusive distribution agreement in Canada with Jo... Devices, Orthopedic, Neurosurgery, Distribution ApiFix , Joint Solutions Alliance, Idiopathic Scoliosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shriner's Hospital for Children launches app to spot signs of scoliosis in children
Parents of growing children have a checklist of things to monitor: ears, eyes, body temperature, the works. Yet aside from scheduling a visit with the doctor, there aren ’t a whole lot of ways to check for signs of scoliosis. That’s where SpineScreen enters the picture.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions for the Calix-C cervical inter body cages. The clearance allows for two larger footprints to be added for use with allograft. The Calix-C Cervical Interbody Spacer is designed for spinal fusion procedures at level one in patients who are skeletally m...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Apifix Cardiac Science Hip Innovation Life Spine Inc. MedTech Pentax Medical Varian Medical Systems Xtant M Source Type: news

One vs Two Surgeons in Adult Scoliosis Deformity Surgery One vs Two Surgeons in Adult Scoliosis Deformity Surgery
Might an additional surgeon help improve adult scoliosis deformity surgery efficiency and outcomes?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The ApiFix Spinal Implant Receives TGA Certification
MISGAV, Israel, Aug. 8, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ApiFix, a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group, received TGA certification through its distributor Orthotech Pty. Ltd. to begin marketing the ApiFix system in Australia for the... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Regulatory ApiFix , Trendlines Group, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A bond between sisters made stronger by scoliosis
Growing up, sisters will often share many things — and not always willingly. But it’s not often they will end up sharing the same condition, one that keeps them stuck in a rigid and uncomfortable back brace for most of the day. But then again, April and Mary Miller are not your average sisters. The Miller sisters were both diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis at the end of their fifth grade years. April, the oldest sister, was diagnosed in 2011, while younger sister Mary’s diagnosis came in 2013. One diagnosis, two separate journeys Scoliosis is relatively common, with idiopathic scoliosis b...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories brace idiopathic scoliosis Michael Glotzbecker spinal fusion Spinal Program Source Type: news

Yoga Could Help Heal Chronic Back Pain
BOSTON (CBS) – Healing your back with the help of yoga. It is a simple solution for people suffering from chronic back pain. A new study, conducted right here in Boston, has found yoga may be an easy answer for some. Judith Zaborowski, who has significant arthritis in her spine, takes yoga. The 74-year-old says the practice helps ease her back pain. (WBZ-TV) “I’m much more comfortable with movement,” Judith explains. Now a new study from Boston Medical Center backs that up. Researchers looked at more than 300 low-income patients with chronic lower back pain. Some took yoga classes designed for back...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Yoga Source Type: news

Experiencing how spinal fusion treats scoliosis before surgery day
The Spinal Program at Boston Children’s Orthopedic Center has partnered with the Simulator Program to offer a unique simulation experience to patients who will undergo surgical treatment for scoliosis, a procedure called spinal fusion, this summer. “In my experience, patients do better when they are well prepared for surgery,” says Dr. Michael Glotzbecker, a pediatric spine specialist and surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital, who performs dozens of spinal fusion surgeries each year to treat children with scoliosis. That’s why Glotzbecker teamed up with Brianna O&...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Research and Innovation Michael Glotzbecker Orthopedic Center scoliosis Simulation Program spinal fusion surgery Source Type: news

Scoliosis severity index could help identify progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)
A study published in the June 1 issue of the journal Spine attempts to identify an early detectable severity index for progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - June 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Evidence Lacking to Support Screening Kids, Teens for Scoliosis
A recently issued U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation says evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in patients ages 10-18. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF: Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Routine Scoliosis Screening (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now says there's not enough evidence to weigh the benefits and harms of screening … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

100 Most Influential Publications in Scoliosis Surgery 100 Most Influential Publications in Scoliosis Surgery
This article highlights the 100 most important publications in the field of scoliosis surgery research.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

BGT dancer Julia uses money to fund scoliosis surgery
Julia from the Wirral suffers from scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, a fact the 5ft teenager immediately revealed to the judges and the ten million-strong television audience. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The life of conjoined twins who refuse to be separated
Carmen and Lupita Andrade, 16, from Connecticut, were born joined at the chest wall. The twins can't be separated and one of them has scoliosis which puts them at risk of dying. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are we prescribing our patients too much pain medication? Best predictors of narcotic usage after spinal surgery for scoliosis - Grant DR, Schoenleber SJ, McCarthy AM, Neiss GI, Yorgova PK, Rogers KJ, Gabos PG, Shah SA.
BACKGROUND: Physicians play a role in the current prescription drug-abuse epidemic. Surgeons often prescribe more postoperative narcotic pain medication than patients routinely need. Although narcotics are effective for severe, acute, postoperative pain, f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Reading to teach and heal: Best books for 8-12 year olds
Books are great tools for teaching empathy to children. They can help kids understand what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes — someone with a physical or mental disability, chronic illness or learning difference. They can also help kids with medical issues see how other kids cope — which can be validating or even help spark new ideas. And books help younger generations recognize that no matter what obstacle they may face, they’re still just kids, and they’re not alone. Today, many children’s book authors are weaving characters with me...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Patty Lenz Bovie Tags: Parenting autism cerebral palsy craniofacial anomaly scoliosis Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Symptoms Associated with Friedreich Ataxia?
Discussion Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) was first extensively described in a series of papers from 1863-1877 by Nikolaus Friedreich at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 1996 the genetic mutation was described. It is an autosomal recessively inherited, homologous expansion of the GAA repeat in intron 1 of the frataxin gene on chromosome 9q13. It causes a transcription error leading to a decrease in frataxin which is a mitochondrial protein involved in iron metabolism and other cell functions. Frataxin is seen mainly in the central and peripheral nervous systems, heart, pancreas and skeleton. Frataxin is produced but in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Cryptic Grip
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 23-year-old presents with a spontaneous pneumothorax, but additional examination reveals a distinctive thumb sign, as well as scoliosis. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Comorbidities Linked to Hospital Resource Use After Childhood Spinal Fusion Comorbidities Linked to Hospital Resource Use After Childhood Spinal Fusion
Several chronic conditions of children with medical complexity (CMC) are associated with increased readmissions and hospital costs after spinal fusion for scoliosis, according to a retrospective analysis. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

'Results were amazing' when teens with scoliosis did specialized exercises
Specialized physiotherapy exercises can help teenagers with scoliosis, a painful curvature of the spine, a randomized trial in Alberta shows. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Specialized physical therapy helps teens with scoliosis get ahead of the curve
Researchers advocate for exercise management to be added to the standard of care for scoliosis for patients in Canada. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

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

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

Scoliosis
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Scoliosis
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

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