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3D Printing in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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AADE in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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ABCS Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Abia State University Medical Students' Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
AboutOpen     Open Access  
ACIMED     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi / Health Sciences Journal of Adıyaman University     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Advances in Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Regenerative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment     Open Access  
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Traditional Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Laboratory Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine     Open Access  
African Journal of Trauma     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AJOB Empirical Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AJSP: Reviews & Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aktuelle Ernährungsmedizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Al-Azhar Assiut Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Qadisiah Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alerta : Revista Científica del Instituto Nacional de Salud     Open Access  
Alexandria Journal of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Alpha Omegan     Full-text available via subscription  
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Althea Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Biomedical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Biomedicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Chinese Medicine, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Law & Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Managed Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Medical Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Medicine Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
American Journal on Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American medical news     Free   (Followers: 3)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Amyloid: The Journal of Protein Folding Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anales de la Facultad de Medicina     Open Access  
Anales de la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguay     Open Access  
Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analgesia & Resuscitation : Current Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anatolian Clinic the Journal of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Anatomica Medical Journal     Open Access  
Anatomical Science International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Anatomical Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Anatomy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anatomy Research International     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ankara Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Mecmuası     Open Access  
Annales de Pathologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annals of African Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Anatomy - Anatomischer Anzeiger     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Bioanthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Annals of Biomedical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Clinical Hypertension     Open Access  
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Annals of Family Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Annals of Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine     Open Access  
Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Medicine and Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Medicine and Surgery Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Medicine and Surgery Protocols     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Musculoskeletal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Nigerian Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine     Open Access  
Annals of Saudi Medicine     Open Access  
Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annals of the RussianAacademy of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annual Reports in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Annual Review of Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Anthropological Review     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Antibiotics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Antibodies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Antibody Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antibody Technology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antibody Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuradhapura Medical Journal     Open Access  
Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Apparence(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Applied Clinical Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applied Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Arab Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arabian Journal of Scientific Research / المجلة العربية للبحث العلمي     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Clinical Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives Medical Review Journal / Arşiv Kaynak Tarama Dergisi     Open Access  
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Archives of Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Archives of Medical Laboratory Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Medicine and Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Organ Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Pulmonology and Respiratory Care     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Renal Diseases and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Trauma Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archivos de Medicina (Manizales)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ArgoSpine News & Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Arquivos de Medicina     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ars Medica : Revista de Ciencias Médicas     Open Access  
ARS Medica Tomitana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Arterial Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Artificial Organs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ASHA Leader     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Family Medicine Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Trials : Nervous System Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)

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ArgoSpine News & Journal
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ISSN (Print) 1957-7737 - ISSN (Online) 1957-7729
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  • ArgoSpine General Secretary message
    • Authors: Pierre Kehr
      Pages: 91 - 91
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0071-9
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Symposium President message
    • Authors: S. K. Fokter
      Pages: 93 - 93
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0065-7
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Guest speakers lectures, oral presentations, clinical case presentations
    • Authors: J. M. Casamitjana Ferrandiz; Cédric Barrey; Wafa Skalli; Guy Matgé; Ufuk Aydinli; Matjaž Voršič; Laurent Balabaud; I. Caux; C. Dova; B. Richard; P. Antonietti; C. Mazel; Gilles Perrin; Yann Philippe Charles; Jean-Paul Steib; Samo K. Fokter; Jean-Edouard Loret; Ely Ashkenazi; Martin Dostal; Denis Laurent Kaech; Tristan Ferry; F. Laurent; S. Lustig; C. Chidiac; Shigeo Sano; Masahiro Kanayama; Marion Prud’homme; Carlos Barrios; Philippe Rouch; Gregor Recnik; Sang Soo Eun; Sang-Ho Lee; Dick Zeilstra; Murat Aksakal; Burak Akesen; Afshin Gangi; Georgia Tsoumakidou; Julien Garnon; Iulian Enescu; Fabrice Bing; Gorazd Bunc; Janez Ravnik; Iñaki Arrotegui; Angel Escamez; Cesar Hernandez; Stephan Werle; Dirk Wiese; Heinrich Boehm; Giorgio Maria Calori; E. Mazza; M. Colombo; C. Ripamonti; Didier Mainard; Matías Alfonso; Franz E. Weber; Kazuhiro Hasegawa; Marco N. Helder; R. J. W. Hoogendoorn; R. J. Kroeze; P. P. A. Vergroesen; C. P. L. Paul; S. E. L. Detiger; B. J. Vanroyen; T. H. Smit; Marton Ronai; Gabor Jakab; Jean-François Cazeneuve; Yaron Zaulan; Vitaly Alexandrovsky; Boris Zilberstein; Alex Puhov; Fadi Khazin; Ali Sulliman; Benjemin Bernfeld; Alexander Bruskin; Ibrahim Obeid; Jean-Marc Vital; Frédéric Sailhan; Gilles Norotte; Laurence Mainard-Simard; Jean-Sebastien Steffen; O. Gille; Müren Mutlu; Kürşat Kara; Aysun Yilmazlar; André J. Kaelin
      Pages: 95 - 142
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0066-6
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Anatomical study on the cause of postoperative C5 palsy in cervical
    • Authors: Kazuaki Yamada; Shigeru Hirabayashi; Hisatsugu Kurimoto; Iwao Yamamoto; Makoto Miura; Takashi Matsushita
      Pages: 145 - 146
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0067-5
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Novel regenerative strategies for the treatment of intervertebral disc
    • Authors: Johannes Leendert Bron
      Pages: 147 - 147
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0068-4
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Poster presentations
    • Pages: 149 - 155
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0069-3
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Dr Dick Zeilstra on the AxiaLIF
    • Authors: Samo Fokter; D. Zeilstra
      Pages: 156 - 156
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0070-x
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Overview of cerebrospinal fluid leakage
    • Authors: A. Crockard; D. Choi
      Pages: 161 - 161
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0057-7
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage after elective disc surgery
    • Authors: Helena Brisby; A. Baranto
      Pages: 162 - 165
      Abstract: Abstract For patients undergoing elective disc herniation surgery the risk to experience a dural tear is somewhere around 1% both for the cervical and the thoracic regions and probably slightly higher for the lumbar region. In most cases a dural tear is diagnosed and taken care of peroperatively. When a leakage of cerebrospinal fluid is suspected postoperatively a combination of the patient’s history and imaging investigations/laboratory tests usually gives the diagnosis and it is mostly treated by closure in a new surgical procedure or by a subdural lumbar drainage. There is conflicting data on the long-term effect of a dural tear in relation to disc herniation surgery. This review exemplifies, describes and discusses how to diagnose, treat a dural tear and what the results are when dealing with it during or after disc herniation surgery.
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0058-6
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak
    • Authors: E. M. Massicotte; K. J. George
      Pages: 166 - 172
      Abstract: Abstract Chronic CSF leak is a complication of spinal surgery. Multiple terms are used in the context of abnormal flow of CSF at the spinal level and clarification is needed. Differences between durotomy, duro-cutaneous fistula and pseudo-meningocele are important and must therefore be better appreciated. Clinical significance can be found in the incidence of this problem which can plague patients and frustrate clinicians. By providing a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology, a logical treatment algorithm can be suggested for assisting treating physicians.
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0059-5
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Dural repair after extensive tumour surgery
    • Authors: D. Choi
      Pages: 173 - 177
      Abstract: Abstract Surgery for spine tumours can be challenging, and due to the increased complexity of surgery, the dura may be transgressed either for purposeful resection of tumour margins or by inadvertent breach whilst removing extradural tumour. If leakage of CSF occurs, this may affect the patient’s quality of life, at a time when maintaining function and good outcome is paramount. Surgical planning should aim to minimise the risk of CSF leakage, but if dural breach does occur, the defect should be repaired by using sutures, dural patch techniques and application of tissue adhesives. We outline and illustrate the methods of dural closure that can be used to prevent leakage of CSF during surgery for spine tumours.
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0060-z
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Management of acute intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks
    • Authors: Bart Depreitere; J. van Loon; J. Goffin
      Pages: 178 - 182
      Abstract: Abstract Incidental durotomy in spinal surgery has been reported with incidences varying between 1 and over 16%, depending on the type of surgery and the region of the spine. When a dural tear occurs, immediate and meticulous repair is advised in order to minimize the risk of complications secondary to persistent leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). These complications include intracranial hypotension, pseudomeningocele formation and the development of a CSF fistula with secondary wound infection and meningitis. Most dural tears are caused during biting actions by Kerrison rongeurs, and dural adhesions, dural redundancy and thinned dura are known risk factors. Accurate visualization and thorough preparation of the surgical field are key steps in dural tear repair. Those tears that are amenable to it should be carefully sutured. Large defects may require a patch of dural substitute to be sewed in. Autologous fat has proven to be useful as onlay or plugin graft. The use of fibrin glue has become a widespread practice and its effectiveness as an adjunct to primary suturing and graft constructions has been well demonstrated. Hydrogel sealants and collagen matrix onlay grafts have become available to the surgeon as additional tools in dural tear repair. However, primary suturing — if possible — is still considered to be the most effective way of reducing the chance of persistent CSF leakage. Tight closure of the fascial layer is imperative. After lumbar durotomy repair, bed rest is advised. Postoperative lumbar or ventricular CSF drainage can also help as an additional protective measure. While numerous measures and tools are available, the key message is that the surgeon confronted with a dural tear should take his time and apply all intraoperative and postoperative means required to secure watertight closure.
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0061-y
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks from penetrating injuries: diagnosis and
    • Authors: John C. Styliaras; R. Dalyai; H. Amgad; A. Sharan; J. Harrop
      Pages: 183 - 187
      Abstract: Abstract Penetrating Spinal Cord Injuries are often complicated by Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) leaks, which can be diagnosed either at initial presentation, or present themselves in a delayed fashion. Symptoms are usually non-specific and include positional headaches, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, and may even include hypotension, cranial nerve palsies, and in severe cases, meningitis. Imaging to detect CSF leaks include: plain radiographs, CT and MRI, CT-myelogram, radionuclide cisternograms, MRI with intrathecal gadolinium. Initial treatment of CSF leaks is conservative, including bedrest, hydration/overhydration, and medications such as caffeine and theophylline. Although overall treatment protocols are controversial, there seems to be a consensus that if a CSF leak persists for over 96 hours, it should be surgically treated, as it would inevitably increase the risks of pseudomeningocele formation and meningitis. Surgical options include a blood/fibrin patch, the placement of a lumbar drain, and ultimately surgical exploration and primary closure of the dural defect.
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0062-x
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage and management: a literature review
    • Authors: H. Singh; Michael Y. Wang
      Pages: 188 - 193
      Abstract: Abstract Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage is a common complication following spinal surgery. Early detection and proactive treatment are beneficial for preventing the sequelae of prolonged or persistent CSF drainage. This report reviews the current methods for the detection of occult CSF leakage and treatment options in cases of iatrogenic dural violations during spinal surgery.
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0063-9
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Pathology and Surgery around the Vertebral Artery
    • Pages: 196 - 196
      PubDate: 2012-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0064-8
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3-4 (2012)
  • Final comments of the Symposium President on ArgoSpine 2012
    • Authors: Carlos Villas
      Pages: 1 - 1
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0033-2
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2012)
  • European Manual of Medicine — Neurosurgery
    • Pages: 43 - 43
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0038-x
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2012)
  • Evolution in diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis
    • Authors: K. Hasegawa
      Pages: 45 - 45
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0039-9
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2012)
  • Should screening for scoliosis be conducted'
    • Authors: Daniel Y. T. Fong; K. D. K. Luk
      Pages: 46 - 49
      Abstract: Abstract This review provides an overview of the new evidence on the use of school screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), in response to the concerns of the United States Preventive Services Task Force. School scoliosis screening, if carefully designed and planned, can effectively detect AIS patients with significant curvature. A tandem use of screening methods in addition to the conventional forward bending test may improve screening effectiveness. School scoliosis screening continues to be an effective platform for early conservative treatment of AIS.
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0040-3
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2012)
  • Radiographic analysis of the progression of congenital scoliosis with rib
           anomalies during the growth period
    • Authors: Noriaki Kawakami; T. Tsuji; H. Yanagida; K. Uno; M. Matsumoto; K. Watanabe; T. Yamamoto; T. Hirano; H. Taneichi; K. Yamazaki; K. Fujiwara
      Pages: 56 - 61
      Abstract: Study design Retrospective study. Objectives To evaluate progression of various types of congenital scoliosis (CS) with rib anomalies (RA) during the various stages of the growth period, and to assess severity of progression in order to make a strategic planning of expansion thoracoplasty. Summary of background data VEPTR is approved for the treatment of patients with TIS in more than 30 countries. However, there is no consensus on the surgical indications, or the age or time when VEPTR surgery should be performed. Furthermore, there is no study related to natural history of congenital scoliosis with rib anomalies except two reports that are not sufficient to indicate risk factors of progression during the growth period. Methods Based on a survey of CS and RA via questionnaires, 70 patients (32 males and 38 females with an average age of 2.6 years at the first visit.) matched the inclusion criteria: CS with RA, no procedures that could influence natural history during follow-up periods, repeated plain X-ray check-ups with at least two years interval during growth periods. Average follow-up (F/U) time was 5.4 years (2–14). Plain X-ray images of 70 patients were divided into three age groups: infantile (0–5,6), juvenile (5–10,11), and adolescent (11,12-). Each X-ray image was evaluated in terms of laterality, range and type of RA, severity of scoliosis, type of CS, thoracic height ratio, SAL, and associated anomalies. Results 54 of the 70 patients had unilateral rib anomalies. Rib anomalies included rib fusion in 52, mixed type (fusion and defect) in 8, rib proximity in 6, and rib defect in 4. Vertebral anomalies included formation failure in 1, segmentation failure in 16 and mixed type in 53. The magnitude of scoliosis was 46.9° at the first visit and 65.7° at the final F/U. Scoliosis progressed at the rate of 4.6°/year in 70, 3.6°/year in bilateral RA involvement and 4.9°/year in unilateral. Scoliosis progressed with the rate of 4.6°/year in 70, 3.6°/year in bilateral RA involvement and 4.9°/year in unilateral. Scoliosis progressed most severely during infantile period with the rate of 5.0°/year, followed by adolescent of 3.8°/year and juvenile of 2.3°/year. Patients with rib defect or unilateral unsegmented bar showed higher progression rates (10.7°/year and 7.0°/year) during infantile period. According to the relationship between SAL and scoliosis, four grades in severity of progression (most severe, severe, moderate, mild) were set up with the cut-off value of 70%, 85% of SAL and 45°, 85° of scoliosis for making the strategic planning of ET. Those grades were significantly related with types and location of RA and types of vertebral anomalies. Conclusions Progression of scoliosis was analysed in 70 patients with CS & RA. Congenital scoliosis with rib anomalies progressed most rapidly during the early infantile period (7.8°/year), followed by the late infantile period (5.0°/year), and the adolescent period (3.8°/year). Progression of scoliosis in patients with CS and RA occurred in early phase of growth periods and significantly related with types and location of RA as well as type of vertebral anomalies. The results of this study surely suggest the timing of ET for the patients with CS and RA.
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12240-012-0042-1
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (2012)
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