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  1. In a previous study, a number of genes, associated with spine musculoskeletal deformity phenotypes in mouse and in synteny between mouse and man, were identified as candidate genes for IS. Among these genes, MATN

    Authors: Lucio Montanaro, Patrizio Parisini, Tiziana Greggi, Mario Di Silvestre, Davide Campoccia, Simona Rizzi and Carla Renata Arciola
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:21
  2. The scoliometer readings in both standing and sitting position of 2071 children and adolescents (1099 boys and 972 girls) aged from 5 to 18 years old were studied. The angle of trunk rotation (ATR) was measure...

    Authors: Theodoros B Grivas, Elias S Vasiliadis, Georgios Koufopoulos, Dimitrios Segos, Georgios Triantafyllopoulos and Vasilios Mouzakis
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:19
  3. The Walter Reed Visual Assessment Scale (WRVAS) was designed to allow idiopathic scoliosis patients to describe their perception of their deformity. In a previous stduy, the scale has shown good correlation wi...

    Authors: Sonia Pineda, Juan Bago, Carmen Gilperez and Jose M Climent
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:18
  4. The role of rib cage in the development of progressive infantile idiopathic scoliosis (IIS) has not been studied previously. No report was found for rib growth in children with IIS. These findings caused us to...

    Authors: Theodoros B Grivas, Geoffrey R Burwell, Elias S Vasiliadis and John K Webb
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:17
  5. There is no generally accepted scientific theory for the causes of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). As part of its mission to widen understanding of scoliosis etiology, the International Federated Body o...

    Authors: Ian AF Stokes, R Geoffrey Burwell and Peter H Dangerfield
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:16
  6. We report a 15-year-old girl who presented with spinal malsegmentation, associated with other skeletal anomalies. The spinal malsegmentation was subsequently discovered to be part of the spondylocarpotarsal sy...

    Authors: Ali Al Kaissi, Farid Ben Chehida, Hassan Gharbi, Maher Ben Ghachem, Franz Grill and Klaus Klaushofer
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:15
  7. To quantify and compare the forces exerted by scoliosis patients in fiberglass braces during exercises usually prescribed in departments where casts are made. The exercises are intended to increase corrective ...

    Authors: Michele Romano, Roberta Carabalona, Silvia Petrilli, Paolo Sibilla and Stefano Negrini
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:12
  8. The effectiveness of orthotic treatment continues to be controversial in international medical literature due to differences in the reported results and conclusions of various studies. Heterogeneity of the sam...

    Authors: M Rigo, S Negrini, HR Weiss, TB Grivas, T Maruyama and T Kotwicki
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:11
  9. Spinal cord compression and associate neurological impairment is rare in patients with scoliosis and neurofibromatosis. Common reasons are vertebral subluxation, dislocation, angulation and tumorous lesions ar...

    Authors: Andreas Gkiokas, Socratis Hadzimichalis, Elias Vasiliadis, Marina Katsalouli and Georgios Kannas
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:10
  10. Age at menarche is considered a reliable prognostic factor for idiopathic scoliosis and varies in different geographic latitudes. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis prevalence has also been reported to be differe...

    Authors: Theodoros B Grivas, Elias Vasiliadis, Vasilios Mouzakis, Constantinos Mihas and Georgios Koufopoulos
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:9
  11. Idiopathic scoliosis is a chronic illness with several different braces used for its treatment. Brace treatment during childhood/adolescence can produce stress. There are studies supporting that it can decreas...

    Authors: Despina Sapountzi-Krepia, Maria Psychogiou, Darin Peterson, Vassiliki Zafiri, Eugenia Iordanopoulou, Fotini Michailidou and Anastassios Christodoulou
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:8
  12. The quality of life among children with idiopathic scoliosis during their adolescence has been reported to be affected by the brace itself. However, a controversy exists whether brace treated scoliotics experi...

    Authors: Elias Vasiliadis, Theodoros B Grivas and Konstantina Gkoltsiou
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:7
  13. Based on a recognized need for research to examine the premise that nonsurgical approaches can be used effectively to treat signs and symptoms of scoliosis, a scientific society on scoliosis orthopaedic and re...

    Authors: Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Stefano Negrini, Martha C Hawes, Manuel Rigo, Tomasz Kotwicki, Theodoros B Grivas and Toru Maruyama
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:6
  14. This guideline has been discussed by the SOSORT guideline committee prior to the SOSORT consensus meeting in Milan, January 2005 and published in its first version on the SOSORT homepage:

    Authors: Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Stefano Negrini, Manuel Rigo, Tomasz Kotwicki, Martha C Hawes, Theodoros B Grivas, Toru Maruyama and Franz Landauer
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:5
  15. Medicine is a scientific art: once science is not clear, choices are made according to individual and collective beliefs that should be better understood. This is particularly true in a field like adolescent i...

    Authors: Stefano Negrini, Theodoros B Grivas, Tomasz Kotwicki, Toru Maruyama, Manuel Rigo and Hans Rudolf Weiss
    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:4