Pediatric Spine Foundation

Research Summaries

Use this resource to find and share all the latest research in early onset scoliosis performed by members of the Pediatric Spine Study Group. Our research is peer-reviewed, presented at worldwide conferences, and disseminated in scientific journals and is available for you in summary-form.

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Title: Association between Subjective Health Related Quality of Life Outcomes and Objective Pulmonary Function Testing

Authors: Hiroko Matsumoto, Ph.D.; Gerard Marciano, BS; Gregory Redding, MD; June Ha, BA; Scott Luhmann, MD; Sumeet Garg, MD; David Roye, MD; Klane White, MD, MSc; Pediatric Spine Study Group

Date: August 27, 2020

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Title: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Pulmonary Function, Radiographic Measures And Quality of Life in Children with Congenital Scoliosis: An Evaluation of Patient Outcomes After Early Spinal Fusion

Authors: Vitale MG, Matsumoto H, Bye MR, Gomez JA, Booker WA, Hyman JE, Roye DP

Date: May 01, 2008

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Title: A Report of Two Conservative Approaches to Early Onset Scoliosis: Serial Casting and Bracing

Authors: Ying Li, MD, Jennylee Swallow, MS, Joel Gagnier, PhD, George Thompson, MD, Peter Sturm, MD, John Emans, MD, Paul Sponseller, MD, Michael Glotzbecker, MD, Pediatric Spine Study Group

Date: September 11, 2020

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Title: A New Classification System to Report Complications in Growing Spine Surgery: A Multicenter Consensus Study.

Authors: Smith JT, Johnston C, Skaggs D, Flynn J, Vitale M.

Date: December 01, 2015

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Title: A Multicenter Study of the Epidemiology of Deep Surgical Site Infections in Children With Nonidiopathic Early-Onset Scoliosis Including Associated Pathogens

Authors: Anas A. Minkara, BHS, Hiroko Matsumoto, MA, Michael Glotzbecker, MD,Amer Samdani, MD, John Flynn, MD, Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH,Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, Childrens Spine Study Group

Date: July 01, 2019

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Title: A Multicenter Study of Deep Surgical Site Infections in Nonidiopathic Scoliosis and Associated Pathogens

Authors: Mackenzie WG, Matsumoto H, Williams BA, Corona J, Lee C, Cody SR, Covington L, Saiman L, Flynn JM, Skaggs DL, Roye DP Jr, Vitale MG

Date: May 01, 2013

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Title: A multicenter retrospective cohort analysis of infection characteristics and rates with VEPTR surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis

Authors: Garg S, Cyr M, Glotzbecker M, Carry P, Smith JT, Sawyer J, Pahys J, Luhmann S, Flynn J, El-Hawary R, Vitale MG, St. Hilaire T, The Children’s Spine Study Group

Date: November 01, 2014

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Title: A classification of growth friendly spine implants.

Authors: Skaggs DL, Akbarnia BA, Flynn JM, Myung KS, Sponseller PD, Vitale MG; Chest Wall and Spine Deformity Study Group; Growing Spine Study Group; Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; Scoliosis Research Society Growing Spine Study Committee

Date: May 01, 2014

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Title: "Growth friendly" spine surgery: management options for the young child with scoliosis.

Authors: Gomez JA, Lee JK, Kim PD, Roye DP, Vitale MG

Date: December 01, 2011

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Title: An unusual case of congenital scoliosis in a patient with Down syndrome.

Authors: Ranade AS, Ahmed I, Williams RA, Samdani AF

Date: November 01, 2009

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Title: Expansion thoracoplasty affects lung growth and morphology in a rabbit model: a pilot study

Authors: Olson JC, Kurek KC, Mehta HP, Warman ML, Snyder BD

Date: May 01, 2011

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Title: Expert Consensus and Equipoise: Planning a Randomized Control Trial of Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods

Authors: Feinberg N, Matsumoto H, Hung CW, St. Hilaire T, Pawelek J, Sawyer JF, Akbarnia B, Skaggs D, Roye BD, Roye D, Vitale MG

Date: June 01, 2018

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Title: Early-onset Scoliosis.

Authors: Cahill PJ, Samdani AF

Date: December 01, 2012

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Title: Early Onset Spinal Deformity in Skeletal Dysplasias: A Multi-Center Study of Growth Friendly Systems

Authors: White KK, Bompadre V, Shah SA, Redding GJ, Krengel WF 3rd, Mackenzie WG, Childrens Spine Study Group, Growing Spine Study Group

Date: August 01, 2018

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Title: Feasibility and accuracy of pedicle screws in children younger than 8 years of age.

Authors: Ranade A, Samdani AF, Williams R, Barnes K, McGirt MJ, Ramos G, Betz RR:

Date: December 01, 2009

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Title: Distraction Based Treatment Maintains Predicted Thoracic Dimensions in Early Onset Scoliosis

Authors: Glotzbecker MP, Gold M, Miller P, Akbarnia BA, Johnston C, Sanchez Perez Grueso F, Shah SA, Emans J

Date: May 01, 2014

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Title: Growth Friendly Surgery is Effective at Treating Early Onset Scoliosis Associated with Goldenhar Syndrome

Authors: Connell B, Oore J, Pahys J, Thompson G, St. Hilaire T, Flynn T, El-Hawary R, Childrens Spine Study Group, Growing Spine Study Group

Date: June 01, 2018

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Title: Growth Modulation of the Scoliotic Spine:Where Are We Now?

Authors: Franzone JM, Vitale MG

Date: September 01, 2012

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Title: Development and initial validation of a disease specific measure for early onset scoliosis.

Authors: Roye DP, Corona J, Matsumoto H, Avendano J, Pinder D, Miller DJ, Roye DP

Date: July 02, 2005

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Title: Halo-gravity traction versus surgical release before implantation of expandable spinal devices: a comparison of results and complications in early-onset spinal deformity.

Authors: Caubet JF, Emans JB

Date: April 01, 2011

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Title: Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis With Vertebral Body Stapling

Authors: Evan Trupia 1, Anny C Hsu 2, John D Mueller 3, Hiroko Matsumoto 2, Lawrence Bodenstein 4, Michael Vitale 2

Date: September 01, 2019

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Title: Serial Casting in Neuromuscular and Syndromic Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) Can Delay Surgery Over Two Years

Authors: Scott LaValva BA, Alexander Adams BS, Elle Macalpine BS, Pernendu Gupta MD, George Thompson MD, Peter Sturm MD, Sumeet Garg MD, Jason Anari MD, Paul Sponseller MD, John Flynn MD, Patrick Cahill MD

Date: September 01, 2020

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Title: Growth Guidance Constructs with Apical Fusion and Sliding Pedicle Screws (SHILLA) Results in Approximately 1/3rd of Normal T1-S1 Growth

Authors: Alexander Nazareth, David L Skaggs, Kenneth Illingworth, Stefan Parent, Suken A. Shah, MD, James Sanders, Growing Spine Study Group, Lindsay M. Andras

Date: February 24, 2020

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Title: Superior Extension of Upper Instrumented Vertebrae in Distraction-based Surgery: A Surrogate for Clinically Significant Proximal Junctional Kyphosis

Authors: Nadim Joukhadar, MD, Ozren Kubat, MD, John Heflin, MD, Mohamad S. Yasin, MD, Anna McClung, RN, Tara Flynn, BS, Megan Sheppard, BSc, MScg, David Skaggs, MD Ron El-Hawary, MD

Date: July 01, 2019

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Title: The Effect of Expansion Thoracostomy on Spine Growth in Patients with Spinal Deformity and Fused Ribs Treated with Rib-Based Growing Constructs.

Authors: Baky FJ, Larson AN, St Hilaire T, Pawelek J, Skaggs DL, Emans JB, Pahys JM; Childrens Spine Study Group; Growing Spine Study Group.

Date: September 01, 2019

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Title: Does the Type of Proximal Anchor Used During Distraction-Based Surgeries for Patients With Non-Idiopathic Early Onset Scoliosis Affect Spine Length

Authors: Yehia ElBromboly, MBBCH, MSc, Jennifer Hurry, MSc., Kedar Padhye MD, Charles Johnston, MD, Anna McClung, RN, Amer Samdani, MD, Michael Glotzbecker, MD, Hossam Salah MBBCH, MSc, MD, FRCS, Tricia St. Hilaire, MPH, Tara Flynn, BSc, Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), Growing Spine Study group, Childrens Spine Study Group

Date: November 01, 2017

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Title: Thoracogenic Spinal Deformity: A Rare Cause of Early Onset Scoliosis

Authors: Eby SF, Hilaire TS, Glotzbecker M, Smith JT, White KK, Larson AN, Childrens Spine Study Group

Date: December 01, 2018

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Title: Casting Practices Survey

Authors: Glotzbecker

Date: August 01, 2018

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Title: Impact of Patient Position on Coronal Cobb Angle Measurement in Non-ambulatory Myelodysplastic Patients

Authors: Ramirez N, Padilla J, Villarin S, Irizarry F, Iriarte I, Sawyer JR.

Date: June 18, 2018

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Title: Growth-Friendly Spine Surgery in Escobar Syndrome

Authors: Margalit A, Sponseller PD, McCarthy RE, Pawelek JB, McCullough L, Karlin LI, Shirley ED, Schwend RM, Samdani AF, Akbarnia BA, Childrens Spine Study Group, Growing Spine Study Group

Date: July 11, 2019

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