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pediatric scoliosis

Keila M Maher, Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, Jingzhu Zhou, Mary Cooter, Allison K Ross, Robert K Lark, Brad M Taicher
INTRODUCTION: Surgical correction of pediatric scoliosis is associated with significant blood loss. Minimizing estimated blood loss and blood transfusion is beneficial as transfusions have been associated with increased morbidity, including risk of surgical site infections, longer hospitalizations, and increased cost. Although there is evidence that African-American or Black adults are more likely to require intraoperative blood transfusion compared with Caucasian or White adults, the reasons for this difference are unclear...
March 9, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Max S Riley, Lawrence G Lenke, Todd M Chapman, Brenda A Sides, Kathy M Blanke, Michael P Kelly
BACKGROUND: Short-term studies have shown improved outcomes and alignment after posterior vertebral column resection for severe spinal deformity. Our goal was to report long-term changes in radiographic and health-related quality-of-life measures in a consecutive series of pediatric and adult patients undergoing posterior vertebral column resection with a minimum follow-up of 5 years. METHODS: We reviewed all patients undergoing posterior vertebral column resection by a single surgeon prior to January 1, 2010, at a single institution...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Anilawan Smitthimedhin, Angela Suarez, Ryan L Webb, Hansel J Otero
Intestinal malrotation is a continuum of congenital anomalies due to lack of rotation or incomplete rotation of the fetal intestine around the superior mesenteric artery axis. The abnormal bowel fixation (by mesenteric bands) or absence of fixation of portions of the bowel increases the risk of bowel obstruction, acute or chronic volvulus, and bowel necrosis. The clinical presentation of patients with malrotation without, with intermittent, or with chronic volvulus can be problematic, with an important minority presenting late or having atypical or chronic symptoms, such as intermittent vomiting, abdominal pain, duodenal obstruction, or failure to thrive...
March 3, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Matthew E Oetgen
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a process of decision-making aimed at making the best clinical decisions as they relate to patients' health. The current use of EBM in pediatric spine surgery is varied, based mainly on the availability of high-quality data. The use of EBM is limited in idiopathic scoliosis, whereas EBM has been used to investigate the treatment of pediatric spondylolysis. Studies on early onset scoliosis are of low quality, making EBM difficult in this condition. Future focus and commitment to study quality in pediatric spinal surgery will likely increase the role of EBM in these conditions...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
J-C Bernard, E Berthonnaud, J Deceuninck, L Journoud-Rozand, G Notin, E Chaleat-Valayer
Background: Scoliosis is a 3D deformity that can be reconstructed through 2D antero-posterior and lateral radiographs, which provide an upper view of the deformed spine as well as regional planes matching all vertebrae of elective plane for each curve. The objective of this study is to explore whether all idiopathic scoliosis classified Lenke 1A have the same 3D representation made with regional planes. Methods: All patients treated for idiopathic thoracic scoliosis during the growth period and classified Lenke 1A were included in this study conducted in the pediatric spinal orthopedic department of Centre des Massues...
2018: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
Jennifer K Workman, Jacob Wilkes, Angela P Presson, Yizhe Xu, John A Heflin, John T Smith
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the variation in care and cost of spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and to identify opportunities for improving healthcare value. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study from the Pediatric Health Information Systems database, including children 11-18 years of age with AIS who underwent spinal fusion surgery between 2004 and 2015. Multivariable regression was used to evaluate the relationships between hospital cost, patient outcomes, and resource use...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
Han Jo Kim, Charles H Crawford, Charles Ledonio, Shay Bess, A Noelle Larson, Marilyn Gates, Matthew Oetgen, James O Sanders, Douglas Burton
STUDY DESIGN: Structured literature review. OBJECTIVES: The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) requested an assessment of the current state of peer-reviewed evidence regarding pediatric lumbar spondylolisthesis with the goal of identifying what is known and what gaps remain in further understanding the diagnostic methods for pediatric spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine is common among children and adolescents and no formal synthesis of the published literature regarding diagnostic methods has been previously performed...
March 2018: Spine Deformity
Sergio M Navarro, Prem N Ramkumar, Anthony C Egger, Ryan C Goodwin
OBJECTIVES: Increased surgeon and hospital volume has been associated with improved patient outcomes and cost effectiveness for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However, no evidence-based thresholds that clarify the volume at which these strata occur exist. The objective of this study was to establish statistically meaningful thresholds that define high-volume surgeons and hospitals performing spinal fusion for AIS from those that are low volume with respect to length of stay (LOS) and cost...
March 2018: Spine Deformity
Lawrence L Haber, Erika D Womack, Madhankumar Sathyamoorthy, James A Moss, Michael Wade Shrader
BACKGROUND: Hypotensive events (HEs) following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) can lead to delayed neurologic postoperative deficits (DNPD). This study aimed to determine the incidence of HEs (mean arterial pressure [MAP] <60 mmHg) after PSF for AIS and identify predictors for HEs. METHODS: Medical records of 99 consecutive patients who had PSF for AIS were retrospectively reviewed (2011-2013). Perioperative data were collected...
March 2018: Spine Deformity
Nathan E How, John T Street, Marcel F Dvorak, Charles G Fisher, Brian K Kwon, Scott Paquette, Justin S Smith, Christopher I Shaffrey, Tamir Ailon
We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis and qualitative synthesis. This study aims to characterize pseudarthrosis after long-segment fusion in spinal deformity by identifying incidence rates by etiology, risk factors for its development, and common features. Pseudarthrosis can be a painful and debilitating complication of spinal fusion that may require reoperation. It is poorly characterized in the setting of spinal deformity. The MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched for clinical research including spinal deformity patients treated with long-segment fusions reporting pseudarthrosis as a complication...
February 6, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
Carlos M Mery, Francisco A Guzmán-Pruneda, Luis E De León, Wei Zhang, Frederick H Kuo, Kyle L Carpenter, Lisa D Stringer, Iki Adachi, Jeffrey S Heinle, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser, Darrell S Hanson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for development and rate of progression of scoliosis and moderate/severe scoliosis in patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery (CTS). METHODS: Patients <12 years old that underwent CTS in 1995-2006, with a preoperative chest X-ray (CXR) and a CXR at least 8 years after CTS were included. Scoliosis and moderate/severe scoliosis were defined as a Cobb angle ≥10° and an angle ≥25° or need for surgical intervention, respectively...
February 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
W G Stuart Mackenzie, Lisa McLeod, Kevin Wang, Jennifer Crotty, Jennifer E Hope, Thomas A Imahiyerobo, Riva R Ko, Richard C E Anderson, Lisa Saiman, Michael G Vitale
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February 6, 2018: JBJS Reviews
Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kei Ando, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Naoki Ishiguro, Shiro Imagama
PURPOSE: The O-arm® navigation system allows intraoperative CT imaging that can facilitate highly accurate instrumentation surgery, but radiation exposure is higher than with X-ray radiography. This is a particular concern in pediatric surgery. The purpose of this study is to examine intraoperative radiation exposure in pediatric spinal scoliosis surgery using O-arm. METHODS: The subjects were 38 consecutive patients (mean age 12.9 years, range 10-17) with scoliosis who underwent spinal surgery with posterior instrumentation using O-arm...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Anas Minkara, Nicole Bainton, Masashi Tanaka, Justin Kung, Christopher DeAllie, Alexandra Khaleel, Hiroko Matsumoto, Michael Vitale, Benjamin Roye
BACKGROUND: Despite known limitations, Risser staging has traditionally been the primary marker of skeletal maturity utilized in decision-making for treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence and factors associated with mismatch between Risser Staging and Sanders classification, and determine interobserver reliability. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of consecutive patients aged 10 to 18 referred to our institution for evaluation of AIS from January to June 2016 with a closed triradiate cartilage...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Carlos Segundo Montero, David Alberto Meneses, Fernando Alvarado, Wilmer Godoy, Diana Isabel Rosero, Jose Manuel Ruiz
Background: Multiple techniques are utilized for distal fixation in patients with neuromuscular scoliosis. Although there is evidence of benefit with S2 alar iliac (S2AI) fixation, this remains controversial. The objective of this study is to evaluate the radiological outcomes and complications associated with this surgical technique in a pediatric population. Methods: An observational retrospective case series study was performed. All pediatric patients between January 2011 and February 2014 diagnosed with neuromuscular scoliosis associated with pelvic obliquity, which required surgery with fixation unto S2AI, were included...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
Jesse Li, Remi M Ajiboye, Michael H Orden, Akshay Sharma, Austin Drysch, Sina Pourtaheri
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of postoperative ketorolac administration (ie, dosage and duration of use) on pseudarthrosis following thoracolumbar posterolateral spinal fusions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Ketorolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug often administered for pain control after spine surgery. The main concern with ketorolac is the risk of pseudarthrosis following fusion...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
Joshua Yang, Lindsay M Andras, Alexander M Broom, Nicholas R Gonsalves, Kody K Barrett, Andrew G Georgiadis, John M Flynn, Vernon T Tolo, David L Skaggs
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of using the stable sagittal vertebra (SSV) for selecting the lowest instrumented vertebrae (LIV) to prevent distal junctional kyphosis (DJK) in selective thoracic fusions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cho et al. reported that including the SSV in a fusion decreased the rate of DJK in thoracic hyperkyphosis. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients from two pediatric hospitals with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who underwent selective posterior thoracic fusion with the LIV at L2 or above from 2000 to 2012...
January 2018: Spine Deformity
Hai Liu, Chenlong Yang, Jun Yang, Yulun Xu
Chiari malformation type I (CM-I) is a common hindbrain disorder that is associated with deformity and elongation of the cerebellar tonsils. Although CM-I occurs in both pediatric and adult patients, its prevalence, clinical features and management in the pediatric population are not well defined. The current study evaluated a consecutive case series of 92 children (38 females and 54 males) who were diagnosed with congenital CM-I. All patients underwent small-bone-window posterior fossa decompression with autologous-fascia duraplasty...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Pedro Calderón, Paul Deltenre, Ida Stany, Jean-Paul Kaleeta Maalu, Magali Stevens, Jean Lamoureux, Michel Bellemans, Sylvie Dujardin, Philippe Van der Linden, Bernard Dachy
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of clonidine administrated as a co-analgesic during scoliosis surgery, on the neuromonitoring of spinal motor pathways. METHODS: Using standardized intraoperative monitoring, we compared the time course of peripherally and transcranially electrically evoked motor potentials (TcEMEPs) before and after injection of a single bolus of clonidine in children under total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA). MEP data were obtained from 9 patients and somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) were obtained from 2 patients...
December 13, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
Faisal R Jahangiri, Samir Al Sayegh, Moutasem Azzubi, Abdulrahman M Alrajhi, Monerah M Annaim, Shmoukh A Al Sharif, Tanweer Aziz, Sami Al Eissa
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) consists of a group of neurodiagnostic techniques that assess the nervous system's functional integrity during surgical operations. A retrospective analysis of a pediatric female patient was conducted who underwent 12 operations for the correction of scoliosis, tethered cord, and split spinal cord wherein IONM played an important role. From age 3 to 6, she underwent six procedures including a release of the tethered cord, resection of the filum terminale, removal of a T11-T12 bony spur, release of L3 adhesions, repair of subcutaneous meningocele, and correction of scoliosis with a vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rod (VEPTR) technique without the use of IONM...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
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