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  1. Content type: Research

    Young adolescents with scoliosis are more likely than adults to experience psychological distress affecting health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Adolescence is a sensitive period of psychological developmen...

    Authors: Hyejung Lee, Jihea Choi, Jin-Ho Hwang and Jung Hyun Park

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:11

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  2. Content type: Research

    Scoliotic curves do not necessarily stop progressing at skeletal maturity. The factors that influence curve behavior following bracing are not fully determined. Our objectives were to evaluate the loss of the ...

    Authors: Stavros Pellios, Eustathios Kenanidis, Michael Potoupnis, Eleftherios Tsiridis, Fares E. Sayegh, John Kirkos and George A. Kapetanos

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:3

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Jeune syndrome (asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy) is an autosomal recessive disorder with constriction and narrowing of the thorax. To our knowledge, there are no reports regarding spinal deformity and correcti...

    Authors: Wataru Saito, Gen Inoue, Takayuki Imura, Toshiyuki Nakazawa, Masayuki Miyagi, Takanori Namba, Eiki Shirasawa, Naonobu Takahira and Masashi Takaso

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:7

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  4. Content type: Research

    Loss of trunk height caused by scoliosis has been previously assessed using different mathematical formulae. However, these are of differing algebraic construction and will give a range of values for the same ...

    Authors: Adrian Gardner, Anna Price, Fiona Berryman and Paul Pynsent

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:6

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:16

  5. Content type: Research

    Facet joint tropism is asymmetry in orientation of the bilateral facets. Some studies have shown that tropism may increase the risk of disc degeneration and herniations, as well as degenerative spondylolisthes...

    Authors: Dino Samartzis, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Shankar Acharya, Mamoru Kawakami, Shigenobu Satoh, Wen-Jer Chen, Chun-Kun Park, Chong-Suh Lee, Thanit Foocharoen, Hideki Nagashima, Sunguk Kuh, Zhaomin Zheng, Richard Condor, Manabu Ito…

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:9

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  6. Content type: Review

    This paper formulates a novel multifactorial Cascade Concept for the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). This Concept stems from the longitudinal findings of Clark et al. (J Bone Miner Res 2...

    Authors: R. Geoffrey Burwell, Emma M. Clark, Peter H. Dangerfield and Alan Moulton

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:8

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  7. Content type: Research

    Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is the most common type of spinal deformity, and whilst the isk of progression appears to be biomechanically mediated (larger deformities are more likely to progress), the detai...

    Authors: Bethany E. Keenan, Graeme J. Pettet, Maree T. Izatt, Geoffrey N. Askin, Robert D. Labrom, Mark J. Pearcy and Clayton Adam

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:35

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  8. Content type: Research

    A control study was designed to investigate circulating Ghrelin levels in adolescent girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and controls. Eating behavioral disorders, endocrine disorders, abnormal gr...

    Authors: Jérôme Sales de Gauzy, Isabelle Gennero, Olivier Delrous, Jean-Pierre Salles, Benoit Lepage and Franck Accadbled

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:33

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  9. Content type: Research

    Many years of bracing represent a burden to the patients. Early weaning may be the result of poor compliance, but may also be planned in patients with a long expected treatment time and a reduced stable primar...

    Authors: Harald Steen, Johan Emil Lange and Jens Ivar Brox

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:32

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  10. Content type: Research

    Osteotomies including pedicle subtraction (PSO) and/or Smith-Peterson (SPO) are used to facilitate surgical correction of adult spinal deformity (ASD), but are associated with complications including instrumen...

    Authors: Cameron Barton, Andriy Noshchenko, Vikas Patel, Christopher Cain, Christopher Kleck and Evalina Burger

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:30

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  11. Content type: Research

    Concern exists regarding the potential for chiropractic treatment to cause adverse effects in individuals with scoliosis. The aim of this paper is to present the self-reported responses of 189 scoliosis patien...

    Authors: A. Joshua Woggon and Dennis A. Woggon

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:29

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  12. Content type: Research

    Many reports had been received on the application of antifibrinolytic medications on spinal corrective surgery and the surgical outcome evaluations of its efficacy on reducing blood loss. This study aimed to a...

    Authors: Bobby K. W. Ng, WW Chau, Alec L. H. Hung, Anna CN Hui, Tze Ping Lam and Jack C. Y. Cheng

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:28

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  13. Content type: Research

    In North America, care recommendations for adolescents with small idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) curves include observation or bracing. Schroth scoliosis-specific exercises have demonstrated promising results on v...

    Authors: Sanja Schreiber, Eric C. Parent, Elham Khodayari Moez, Douglas M. Hedden, Doug Hill, Marc J. Moreau, Edmond Lou, Elise M. Watkins and Sarah C. Southon

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:24

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  14. Content type: Research

    The main purpose of this research was to develop a new method for differentiating between scoliotic and healthy subjects by analysing the curvatures of their spines in the cranio-caudal view.

    Authors: Dušan Čelan, Breda Jesenšek Papež, Primož Poredoš and Janez Možina

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:25

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  15. Content type: Research

    The gold standard iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) used to achieve arthrodesis in spinal fusions is not without complications (donor-site morbidity, iliac wing fractures etc.…). Our objectives were to evaluate the r...

    Authors: Nanjundappa S. Harshavardhana and Mohammed H H Noordeen

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:27

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  16. Content type: Research

    Data comparing different braces for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) are scant. The SRS criteria represent some guidelines for comparing results from different studies, but controlled studies are much mor...

    Authors: Fabio Zaina, Jean Claude de Mauroy, Sabrina Donzelli and Stefano Negrini

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:23

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  17. Content type: Research

    Since 1962 to the mid eighties the Harrington Rod instrumentation was the Golden standard for surgical treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). The Boston braces were introduced in the 1970´s and ar...

    Authors: Ane Simony, Emil Jesper Hansen, Leah Y. Carreon, Steen Bach Christensen and Mikkel Osterheden Andersen

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:22

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  18. Content type: Research

    Scoliosis fusion surgery is generally considered the only means to stop the progression of adult idiopathic scoliosis (ADIS), but for patients refusing surgery there is lack of evidence in favour of conservati...

    Authors: Alessandra Negrini, Maria Gabriella Negrini, Sabrina Donzelli, Michele Romano, Fabio Zaina and Stefano Negrini

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:20

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  19. Content type: Review

    The publication of research in the field of conservative treatment of scoliosis is increasing after a long period of progressive decline. In 2014, three high quality and scientifically sound papers gave new st...

    Authors: Fabio Zaina, Michele Romano, Patrick Knott, Jean Claude de Mauroy, Theodoros B. Grivas, Tomasz Kotwicki, Toru Maruyama, Joseph O’Brien, Manuel Rigo and Stefano Negrini

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:21

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  20. Content type: Research

    Several authors have confirmed that 27 to 38 % of AIS patients had osteopenia. But few studies have assessed bone metabolism in AIS. This study assessed bone mineral density and bone metabolism in AIS patients...

    Authors: Ko Ishida, Yoichi Aota, Naoto Mitsugi, Motonori Kono, Takayuki Higashi, Takuya Kawai, Katsutaka Yamada, Takanori Niimura, Kanichiro Kaneko, Hironori Tanabe, Yohei Ito, Tomoyuki Katsuhata and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:19

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Scoliosis 2015 10:34

  21. Content type: Research

    The spinal curvature in patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) causes an asymmetry of upper body postural alignment, which might affect postural balance. However, the currently available studies o...

    Authors: Janneke JP Schimmel, Brenda E Groen, Vivian Weerdesteyn and Marinus de Kleuver

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:18

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  22. Content type: Methodology

    Degenerative disc disease is a common cause of chronic and disabling back pain that requires surgical intervention, posterolateral and posterior instrumental fixation (PLF), posterior lumber interbody fusion (...

    Authors: Moh’d M Al Barbarawi, Ziad M Audat and Mohammed Z Allouh

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:17

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  23. Content type: Research

    Attitudes regarding non-operative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) may be changing with the publication of BRAiST. Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) are used to treat AIS...

    Authors: Cindy L. Marti, Steven D. Glassman, Patrick T. Knott, Leah Y. Carreon and Michael T. Hresko

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:16

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  24. Content type: Research

    The pullout strength of pedicle screws is influenced by many factors, including diameter of the screws, implant design, and augmentation with bone cement such as PMMA. In the present study, the pullout strengt...

    Authors: Evangelos Christodoulou, Suresh Chinthakunta, Divya Reddy, Saif Khalil, Thomas Apostolou, Philipp Drees and Konstantinos Kafchitsas

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:15

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  25. Content type: Research

    Brace treatment is the most effective non-surgical treatment for AIS. High initial in-brace correction increases successful brace treatment outcomes. The objective of this study was to investigate if real-time...

    Authors: Edmond H Lou, Amanda CY Chan, Andreas Donauer, Melissa Tilburn and Doug L Hill

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:13

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  26. Content type: Research

    The efficacy of brace treatment for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains controversial. To make comparisons among studies more valid and reliable, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) ha...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kuroki, Naoki Inomata, Hideaki Hamanaka, Kiyoshi Higa, Etsuo Chosa and Naoya Tajima

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:12

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  27. Content type: Research

    Factors influencing clinical course of brace treatment apply to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients remain unclear. By making clear them, we may select suitable patients for brace treatment and alle...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kuroki, Naoki Inomata, Hideaki Hamanaka, Kiyoshi Higa, Etsuo Chosa and Naoya Tajima

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:11

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  28. Content type: Review

    The “bone-on-bone” reconstruction for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is reviewed in this article. Extensive use over the past 18 years has identified it’s functional benefits outstanding clinical results, and...

    Authors: Robert W Gaines, Kan Min and Daniel Zarzycki

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:10

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  29. Content type: Research

    Several authors have confirmed that 27 to 38% of AIS patients had osteopenia. But few studies have assessed bone metabolism in AIS. This study assessed bone mineral density and bone metabolism in AIS patients ...

    Authors: Ko Ishida, Yoichi Aota, Naoto Mitsugi, Motonori Kono, Takayuki Higashi, Takuya Kawai, Katsutaka Yamada, Takanori Niimura, Kanichiro Kaneko, Hironori Tanabe, Yohei Ito, Tomoyuki Katsuhata and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:9

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  30. Content type: Review

    The two main societies clinically dealing with idiopathic scoliosis are the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), founded in 1966, and the international Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment...

    Authors: Stefano Negrini, Timothy M Hresko, Joseph P O’Brien and Nigel Price

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:8

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  31. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Editor of Scoliosis would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2014).

    Authors: Theodoros B Grivas

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:7

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  32. Content type: Research

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is often associated with low bone mineral content and density (BMC, BMD). Bracing, used to manage spine curvature, may interfere with the growth-related BMC accrual, resul...

    Authors: Nasreen Akseer, Kimberly Kish, W Alan Rigby, Matthew Greenway, Panagiota Klentrou, Philip M Wilson and Bareket Falk

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:5

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  33. Content type: Research

    To our knowledge there are no publications that have evaluated physical activities in relation to the etiopathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) other than sports scolioses. In a preliminary lon...

    Authors: Marianne E McMaster, Amanda Jane Lee and R Geoffrey Burwell

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:6

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:10

  34. Content type: Research

    Effectiveness of brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) was demonstrated by the BrAIST study in 2013. Objectives of this study were to confirm its effectiveness by analyzing our results and ...

    Authors: Toru Maruyama, Yosuke Kobayashi, Makoto Miura and Yusuke Nakao

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S12

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  35. Content type: Research

    Review of literature reveals that in Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS) children, the post-operative rib hump (RH) correction using full transpedicular screw construct has never been compared to hybrid constructs, appl...

    Authors: Konstantinos C Soultanis, Nikolaos A Stavropoulos, Theodoros B Grivas, Konstantinos Tsiavos, Konstantinos Starantzis and Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S10

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  36. Content type: Research

    The Rib Index, (RI), extracted from the double rib contour sign (DRCS) on lateral spinal radiographs to evaluate rib hump deformity, (RHD), in idiopathic scoliosis, (IS), patients, has been previously introduc...

    Authors: Konstantinos C Soultanis, Konstantinos Tsiavos, Theodoros B Grivas, Nikolaos A Stavropoulos, Vasileios I Sakellariou, Andreas F Mavrogenis and Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S9

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  37. Content type: Research

    Axial vertebral rotation (AVR) is one of the important parameters to evaluate the severity and predict the progression of scoliosis. However, the AVR measurements on radiographs may underestimate its actual va...

    Authors: Quang N Vo, Edmond HM Lou and Lawrence H Le

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S7

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  38. Content type: Research

    Much attention has been paid to peak height velocity (PHV) as a possible predictor of curve progression in patients with idiopathic scoliosis (IS). The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between...

    Authors: Masaaki Chazono, Takaaki Tanaka, Keishi Marumo, Katsuki Kono and Nobumasa Suzuki

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S5

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  39. Content type: Research

    The quantification of internal joint efforts could be essential in the development of rehabilitation tools for patients with musculo-skeletal pathologies, such as scoliosis. In this context, the aim of this st...

    Authors: Mouna Yazji, Maxime Raison, Carl-Éric Aubin, Hubert Labelle, Christine Detrembleur, Philippe Mahaudens and Marilyne Mousny

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S3

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  40. Content type: Research

    To assess the reliability of intradiscal pressure measurement during in vitro biomechanical testing. In particular, the variability of measurements will be assessed for repeated measures by considering the effect...

    Authors: Jaëlle Tremblay, Vladimir Brailovski, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong and Yvan Petit

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S1

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  41. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcome questionnaire, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)-30, had been well received since its establishment in 2003. Literatures from Asia on the use of SRS-30 mainly focu...

    Authors: Bobby Kin Wah Ng, Wai-Wang Chau, Chak-Na Hui, Po-Yin Cheng, Chau-Yuet Wong, Bin Wang, Jack Chun Yiu Cheng and Tsz Ping Lam

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S19

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  42. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have demonstrated sagittal spinal balance was more important than coronal balance in terms of clinical result of surgery for adult spinal deformity. Notably, Schwab reported that one of the targ...

    Authors: Kentaro Yamada, Yuichiro Abe, Yasushi Yanagibashi, Takahiko Hyakumachi and Shigenobu Satoh

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S17

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  43. Content type: Research

    Numerous designs are used to the treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis. For example, a Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral Orthosis (TLSO) is constructed using Polyethylene (PE). In addition, a series of castings has been imple...

    Authors: Robert Rizza, XueCheng Liu, John Thometz and Channing Tassone

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S15

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

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