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Fan Hengwei, Li Xueshi, Huang Zifang, Sui Wenyuan, Lang Chuandong, Yang Jingfan, Yang Junlin
BACKGROUND: Three-column spinal osteotomies were developed to address severe and stiff kyphoscolisis. However, the optimal choice of osteotomy in these patients is still unclear. This retrospective study aims to compare the outcomes and complications between grade 4 and grade 5 osteotomies in patients with severe and stiff thoracic kyphoscoliosis. METHODS: Forty-five patients with severe and stiff thoracic kyphoscoliosis who underwent three-column osteotomy in the thoracic spine were classified into 2 groups according to the grade of osteotomy...
October 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Hengwei Fan, Xueshi Li, Zifang Huang, Wenyuan Sui, Jingfan Yang, Yaolong Deng, Chongwen Wang, Chuandong Lang, Junlin Yang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether radiologic parameters affect spine surgeon's osteotomy choice in patients with severe and stiff thoracic kyphoscoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Three-column osteotomies were developed to address severe and stiff kyphoscoliosis. Current choice on osteotomies is based on the morphology of kyphosis, global balance, and locations of the main curvature; however, quantitative basis for decision making is still lacking...
December 1, 2017: Spine
Edyta Szumera, Barbara Jasiewicz, Tomasz Potaczek, Jerzy Sułko, Maciej Tęsiorowski
The incidence of scoliosis among patients with certain systemic diseases is much higher than in the general population. Moreover, the onset of the scoliosis is in early childhood before the age of 5 and the deformity reaches extreme values. We present the clinical course of two siblings with multiple musculoskeletal deformities, osteoporosis, severe kyphoscolisis and an undiagnosed systemic disease. The onset of scoliosis was in the first months of life of both children, with a marked progression about the 8th month of life...
March 2015: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Wojciech Szafrański, Jan Zieliński I Kierownicy Ośrodków Domowego Leczenia Tlenem W Polsce
INTRODUCTION: Long-term domiciliary oxygen therapy (LTOT) is part to of pulmonary care system. Uniform qualification criteria and methods of follow-up for patients undergoing LTOT have been adopted. There are 63 LTOT centres located in Poland run by specialists in pulmonology. On the occasion of 20 years of LTOT in Poland, an analysis of its development, number of patients treated, diagnoses, survival and equipment was performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were taken from structurized LTOT centres reports...
2007: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska
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