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pediatric scoliosis

Jonathan Rabner, Alessandra Caruso, David Zurakowski, Lori Lazdowsky, Alyssa LeBel
PURPOSE: To examine symptoms indicating central nervous system (CNS) autonomic dysfunction in pediatric patients with migraine and tension-type headache. METHODS: A retrospective chart review assessed six symptoms (i.e. constipation, insomnia, dizziness, blurry vision, abnormal blood pressure, and cold and clammy palms and soles) indicating central nervous system (CNS) autonomic dysfunction in 231 patients, ages 5-18 years, diagnosed with migraine, tension-type headache (TTH), or Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS)...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
Jeylan El Mansoury, Joyce N Mbekeani
PURPOSE: To report the late recognition of a case oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS). CASE REPORT: A 14-year-old male patient with a history of spinal scoliosis and anal atresia presented with a right ocular growth that was increasing in size and causing irritation. He was discovered to have a right limbal dermoid and forniceal lipodermoid. All visual functions were normal and the rest of the anterior and posterior segments were unremarkable. External examination revealed facial asymmetry and ipsilateral hemifacial microsomia and a pre-auricular skin tag...
October 13, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Mark Driscoll, Carl-Éric Aubin, Alain Moreau, Yaroslav Wakula, Samira Amini, Stefan Parent
STUDY DESIGN: In vivo porcine model utilized to evaluate the influence of an intravertebral fusionless growth modulating device (hemi-staple) on intervertebral disks and growth plates. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the radiographic and histologic changes in disks and growth plates with the purpose of measuring influence of the explored hemi-staple. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Fusionless growth modulation for the early treatment of scoliosis should insure the long-term viability of the intervertebral disk and successfully reduce or arrest local growth...
November 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Karen Thomson, Sophie R Pestieau, Janish J Patel, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Ariana Mirzada, Zeev N Kain, Matthew E Oetgen
BACKGROUND: The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a patient-centered, team-based approach that aims to improve the value of perioperative care. We implemented a PSH for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who were undergoing posterior spinal fusion at Children's National Health System. We hypothesized that this PSH would improve patient surgical outcomes and reduce hospital length of stay (LOS). METHODS: A multidisciplinary group created evidence-based protocols for the preoperative, operative, postoperative, and postdischarge care of this patient population...
October 3, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Mohammad R Boroumand, M Yashar S Kalani, Robert F Spetzler
CLOVES (congenital lipomatous overgrowth, vascular malformations, epidermal nevi, and scoliosis/skeletal/spinal anomalies) syndrome is a congenital and almost exclusively pediatric syndrome associated with vascular malformations of the neuroaxis. We report the case of a complex spinal arteriovenous fistula in an adult woman with CLOVES syndrome treated using a multidisciplinary approach with endovascular embolization and microsurgical technique, and review the medical literature on this disease.
October 8, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Robert F Murphy, James F Mooney
Complications following spine fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be characterized as either intra-operative or post-operative. The most serious and feared complication is neurologic injury, both in the intra- and post-operative period. Other intra-operative complications include dural tears and ophthalmologic or peripheral nerve deficits, which may be related to positioning. Among the most common post-operative complications are surgical site infection, venous thromboembolism, gastrointestinal complications, and implant-related complications...
September 17, 2016: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Mathew D Schur, Gideon W Blumstein, Derek A Seehausen, Patrick A Ross, Lindsay M Andras, David L Skaggs
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hypothermia may be associated with increased blood loss due to the effects of temperature on clotting but this has not been evaluated in the setting of pediatric posterior spinal fusion (PSF). The purpose of this study was to determine if a correlation exists between intraoperative hypothermia and estimated blood loss (EBL) or transfusion requirements in pediatric patients undergoing PSF. METHODS: A retrospective review of consecutive patients undergoing PSF for scoliosis at a single institution between 6/2004 and 3/2012 was performed...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Justin C Paul, Baron S Lonner, Shaleen Vira, David Feldman, Thomas J Errico
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of spine fusion surgery utilizing the New York State Inpatient Database. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine whether there were differences in reoperation rates among pediatric scoliosis associated with various etiologies compared with idiopathic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The incidence of postoperative complications and reoperations is known to vary among patients with diverse scoliosis pathologies...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Lisa Phillips, Sasha Carsen, Anisha Vasireddi, Kishore Mulpuri
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcomes are increasingly used as primary measures of success and impact of health care services. There is no current consensus on the efficacy of functional health status (FHS) or health-related quality of life (HRQoL) evaluation in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. The purpose of this study was to quantify and characterize the use of such patient-reported outcomes in the pediatric orthopaedic literature over the last several years. METHODS: A cross-sectional review of 6 orthopaedic journals-Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Bone and Joint Journal, Spine, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics A, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, and Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, was conducted by 2 independent reviewers...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Charles E Mackel, Patrick J Cahill, Marie Roguski, Amer F Samdani, Patrick A Sugrue, Noriaki Kawakami, Peter F Sturm, Joshua M Pahys, Randal R Betz, Ron El-Hawary, Steven W Hwang
OBJECTIVE The authors performed a study to identify clinical characteristics of pediatric patients diagnosed with Chiari I malformation and scoliosis associated with a need for spinal fusion after posterior fossa decompression when managing the scoliotic curve. METHODS The authors conducted a multicenter retrospective review of 44 patients, aged 18 years or younger, diagnosed with Chiari I malformation and scoliosis who underwent posterior fossa decompression from 2000 to 2010. The outcome of interest was the need for spinal fusion after decompression...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Rebecca E Rosenberg, Stacey Trzcinski, Mindy Cohen, Mark Erickson, Thomas Errico, Lisa McLeod
STUDY DESIGN: Comparative effectiveness database study. OBJECTIVE: To describe variation in use of adjuvant therapies for managing postoperative pain in in patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for adolescent idiopathic (AIS) and determine association between use of these therapies and patient outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Variation in postoperative pain management for children undergoing PSF for AIS likely impacts outcomes...
August 31, 2016: Spine
Christopher T Martin, Andrew J Pugely, Yubo Gao, Branko Skovrlj, Nathan J Lee, Samuel K Cho, Sergio Mendoza-Lattes
BACKGROUND: There exists a lack of comparison between large national healthcare databases reporting surgical morbidity and mortality. Prior authors have expressed concern that the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) membership may have underreported complications in spinal surgery. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to compare the incidence of morbidity between the SRS and National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) databases. METHODS: We reviewed patients enrolled between 2012 and 2013, with a total of 96,875 patients identified in the SRS dataset and 15,909 in the combined adult and pediatric NSQIP dataset...
2016: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
Shigeru Suzuki, Toshiaki Kotani, Kazuetsu Mori, Ken Kawamura, Akira Ohtake
BACKGROUND: While the association between scoliosis and impairments in cardiac and respiratory function has been well characterized in clinical practice and research, the potential effect of scoliosis on urinary tract structure and renal function has received little attention. Therefore, the purpose of our study was to evaluate the preoperative clinical characteristics of urinary tract structure and renal function in pediatric patients with idiopathic scoliosis, using a combination of blood tests, urinalyses, and imaging procedures...
August 10, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Goran Rakić, Danica Stanić, Anna Uram Benka, Marina Pandurov, Jovana M Simin, Biljana Drasković
INTRODUCTION: Children who are subjected to surgical treatment for scoliosis usually end up receiving a lot of blood transfusions since they tend to lose one or more blood volumes during the surgery. Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic agent, increasingly used in children to reduce perioperative blood loss in various settings, including corrective surgery of scoliosis. CASE REPORT: A 12-year-old girl, weighing 44 kg, was admitted to our hospital for scoliosis correction...
March 2016: Medicinski Pregled
Christine M Goodbody, Ivor B Asztalos, Wudbhav N Sankar, John M Flynn
PURPOSE: Bracing is a common treatment for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and is recommended for most skeletally immature patients with a curve of 25-45° in order to prevent or delay curve progression. The aim of this study was to determine at which body habitus orthotic management for AIS becomes less effective. We hypothesize that overweight children are more likely to fail brace treatment. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study involving consecutive patients with AIS treated with a thoracolumbosacral orthosis at a large pediatric tertiary care center...
October 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Sean M Morell, Richard E McCarthy
Early-onset scoliosis is a complex condition with multiple facets. The goal of treating any spinal deformity is to improve the condition of the patient with the least intervention necessary. A system that allows for continuation of natural spinal growth while correcting the deformity should be the goal of treating this complex condition. The SHILLA growth guidance system allows for continued growth of the pediatric spine while correcting and guiding the apex and guiding the future growth of the curvature. The system involves selective fusion across the apex of the curvature, and minimally invasive instrumentation is then used above and below the apex to allow for continued growth of the spine...
2016: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
Alvin W Su, Amy L McIntosh, Beth A Schueler, Todd A Milbrandt, Jennifer A Winkler, Anthony A Stans, A Noelle Larson
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative C-arm fluoroscopy and low-dose O-arm are both reasonable means to assist in screw placement for idiopathic scoliosis surgery. Both using pediatric low-dose O-arm settings and minimizing the number of radiographs during C-arm fluoroscopy guidance decrease patient radiation exposure and its deleterious biological effect that may be associated with cancer risk. We hypothesized that the radiation dose for C-arm-guided fluoroscopy is no less than low-dose O-arm scanning for placement of pedicle screws...
August 1, 2015: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Onur Telli, Cihat Ozcan, Nurullah Hamidi, Mehmet Ali Karagoz, Ahmet Metin Hascicek, Tarkan Soygur, Berk Burgu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate preoperative predictive factors for postoperative complications of augmentation cystoplasty in children by using the modified Clavien classification system. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records between 1994 and 2014 identified 117 children (64 males and 53 females) who underwent augmentation cystoplasty. Complications were evaluated according to the MCCS. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to determine predictive factors affecting complication rates...
July 19, 2016: Urology
Jody Litrenta, George Gorton, Bhavna Ahuja, Peter Masso, David Drvaric
BACKGROUND: Gait indices were developed to represent the magnitude of impairment extracted from a gait analysis with a single value. The Gillette Gait Index (GGI), and the Gait Deviation Index (GDI) are 2 widely used indices that represent gait impairment differently based on their statistical properties. Our purpose was to (1) report on the results of gait analysis for a broad spectrum of pediatric conditions using the GGI and GDI, and (2) identify the parameters that dominate impairment...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Joey P Johnson, Alan H Daniels, Zach J Grabel, Samuel M Miller, Craig P Eberson
This study sought to examine primary care physician opinions regarding referral practices for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and to determine if curve severity at the time of referral is correlated with insurance status. A survey was distributed to pediatric primary care providers to determine referral practices. A chart review of patients referred to a pediatric spine specialist for AIS was performed. A total of 59.3% of respondents stated their referral threshold for AIS patients was <20°...
July 12, 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
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