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  1. Authors: Marcelo Wajchenberg, Rafael Paiva Luciano, Delio Eulalio Martins, Luciano Miler Reis Rodrigues, Eduardo Barros Puertas, Moises Cohen, David Del Curto, Acary Souza Bulle de Oliveira and Beny Schmidt
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9(Suppl 1):O12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  2. This article analyzes the double rib contour sign (DRCS) and the rib index (RI). The analyzed topics are 1. the history of presentations – publication of DRCS-RI, 2. the study source origin: school screening f...

    Authors: Theodoros B Grivas
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:20
  3. The symmetrical Lyon brace is a brace, usually used to maintain correction after a plaster cast reduction in the Cotrel’s EDF (Elongation-Derotation-Flexion) frame. The new Lyon brace or ARTbrace is an immedia...

    Authors: Jean Claude de Mauroy, Cyril Lecante, Frédéric Barral and Sophie Pourret
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:19
  4. Gelpi retractors are used in surgery because they can reduce paravertebral muscle damage during retraction. No pleural injuries associated with their use in posterior spine surgery have been reported.

    Authors: Long Pang, Kota Watanabe, Yoshiaki Toyama and Morio Matsumoto
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:17
  5. Supine imaging modalities provide valuable 3D information on scoliotic anatomy, but the altered spine geometry between the supine and standing positions affects the Cobb angle measurement. Previous studies rep...

    Authors: Bethany E Keenan, Maree T Izatt, Geoffrey N Askin, Robert D Labrom, Mark J Pearcy and Clayton J Adam
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:16
  6. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) may involve the spine as various abnormalities including bony dysplasia, scoliosis, and nerve sheath tumors. Surgery may be performed for stabilization of the spine. We have see...

    Authors: James Matthew Debnam, Yasser MM Mahfouz, Leena Ketonen, John M Slopis, Ian E McCutcheon and Nandita Guha-Thakurta
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:15
  7. Right thoracic curvature, rib cage deformities and aortic left shift are features of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis that are correlated with each other. We recently reported that disturbance of ribcage develo...

    Authors: Toshio Doi, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Osamu Tono, Kiyoshi Tarukado, Katsumi Harimaya, Seiji Okada, Kensuke Kubota, Mitsumasa Hayashida and Yukihide Iwamoto
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:14
  8. The main distinctive aspect of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis (JIS) with respect to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is the high risk of severe deformity and surgery. Approximately 70% of curves in patient...

    Authors: Claudia Fusco, Sabrina Donzelli, Monia Lusini, Minnella Salvatore, Fabio Zaina and Stefano Negrini
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:12
  9. Mobile smartphones are equipped with inclinometers enabling them to acquire angular clinical measures. The Scolioscreen has been developed in conjunction with a smartphone APP to enable the measure of the angl...

    Authors: Mark Driscoll, Chanel Fortier-Tougas, Hubert Labelle, Stefan Parent and Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:10
  10. The use of intrasacral rods has been previously reported for posterior lumbosacral fixation. However, problems associated with this technique include poor stability of the rod in the sacrum, difficulty in cont...

    Authors: Kentaro Fukuda, Masakazu Takemitsu, Masafumi Machida and Takashi Asazuma
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:8
  11. The most important factor discriminating juvenile (JIS) from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the risk of deformity progression. Brace treatment can change natural history, even when risk of progressio...

    Authors: Sabrina Donzelli, Fabio Zaina, Monia Lusini, Salvatore Minnella and Stefano Negrini
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:7
  12. Over the last years, evidence has accumulated in support of bracing as an effective treatment option in patients with idiopathic scoliosis. Yet, little information is available on the impact of compliance on t...

    Authors: Angelo G Aulisa, Marco Giordano, Francesco Falciglia, Emanuele Marzetti, Andrea Poscia and Vincenzo Guzzanti
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:6
  13. There is controversy as to whether conservative management that includes wearing a brace and exercises is effective in stabilising idiopathic scoliosis curves. A brace only prevents progression of the curve an...

    Authors: LouAnn Rivett, Aimee Stewart and Joanne Potterton
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:5
  14. This 2012 Consensus paper reviews the literature on side effects of x-ray exposure in the pediatric population as it relates to scoliosis evaluation and treatment. Alternative methods of spinal assessment and ...

    Authors: Patrick Knott, Eden Pappo, Michelle Cameron, JC deMauroy, Charles Rivard, Tomasz Kotwicki, Fabio Zaina, James Wynne, Luke Stikeleather, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Theodoros B Grivas, Jacek Durmala, Toru Maruyama, Stefano Negrini, Joseph P O’Brien and Manuel Rigo
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:4
  15. The Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis by age of onset, severity and evolutivity is source of great doubts concerning the purpose and use of conservative treatment. The different clinical experiences leave unsolved...

    Authors: Angelo G Aulisa, Vincenzo Guzzanti, Emanuele Marzetti, Marco Giordano, Francesco Falciglia and Lorenzo Aulisa
    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:3