Brett Taylor

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In a prospective trial we performed MRI of the spine and hind brain in 31 patients with scoliosis of onset between the ages of four and 12 years. In eight patients (26%) there was a significant neuroanatomical abnormality; there were six cases of Chiari-1 malformation associated with a syrinx, one isolated Chiari-1 malformation and one astrocytoma of the(More)
Video communication is moving beyond face-to-face discussions on desktop computers to sharing experiences out in the real world. We explored how mobile video could enable distributed family members to share experiences wherever they occurred - kids' sporting events, birthday parties, etc. We investigated how people used two technology probes to share(More)
The concept of semi-rigid fixation (SRF) has driven the development of spinal implants that utilize nonmetallic materials and novel rod geometries in an effort to promote fusion via a balance of stability, intra- and inter-level load sharing, and durability. The purpose of this study was to characterize the mechanical and biomechanical properties of a(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of magnetic resonance imaging and discography in patients investigated for low back pain before spinal fusion. OBJECTIVE To determine the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of painful anular tears manifested by the high-intensity zone. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Two studies have produced results(More)
It is now common knowledge that cervical radiculopathy, frequently caused by disc herniation and/or degeneration, will often improve without surgical intervention. Only a small percentage of patients with the severity of symptoms necessitate surgical treatment. Surgery for radiculopathy is indicated for motor weakness, progressive neurological deficits, and(More)
Thirty-four patients were enrolled in a prospective randomized study comparing cast immobilization alone versus percutaneous pin fixation following closed reduction of distal radial metaphyseal fractures. Patients older than 10 years of age with greater than 30 degrees of dorsal angulation or with complete fracture displacement were eligible for enrollment.(More)
STUDY DESIGN An 18-year-old patient with "idiopathic" adolescent scoliosis is presented. A thoracic syrinx was detected as an incidental finding during magnetic resonance imaging of the spine. OBJECTIVES Syringomyelia may be a risk factor for neurologic injury during correction of scoliosis, and in these cases, spinal cord monitoring may be of particular(More)
Early external fixation of major pelvic fractures reduces haemorrhage and mortality. The best site and method for pin placement remains unresolved. The superior iliac crest is biomechanically disadvantageous and hinders access to the abdomen. Low pin placement between the anterior iliac spines has been proposed as a better solution. A case-controlled study(More)
Biofeedback games help people maintain specific mental or physical states and are useful to help children with cognitive impairments learn to self-regulate their brain function. However, biofeedback games are expensive and difficult to create and are not sufficiently appealing to hold a child's interest over the long term needed for effective biofeedback(More)