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Treatment of symptomatic flatback after spinal fusion.
Fifty-five patients who had loss of lumbar lordosis after spinal fusion and subsequently had corrective osteotomies were studied. When they were first seen, fifty-two patients (95 per cent) wereExpand
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Anal human papillomavirus infection and abnormal anal cytology in women with genital neoplasia.
OBJECTIVES Describe the type-specific prevalence of anal HPV infection in women with lower genital tract intraepithelial neoplasia and cancer. Describe the prevalence of abnormal anal cytology andExpand
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Validation of DNA-Based Prognostic Testing to Predict Spinal Curve Progression in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Study Design. Validation of a prognostic DNA marker panel. Objective. The goals of this study were to develop and test the negative predictive value of a prognostic DNA test for adolescent idiopathicExpand
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Haplotypes at LBX1 Have Distinct Inheritance Patterns with Opposite Effects in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a clinically significant disorder with high heritability that affects 2–4% of the population. Genome-wide association studies have identified LBX1 as a strongExpand
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Comparison of In Vivo and In Vitro Adjacent Segment Motion After Lumbar Fusion
Study Design. For in vitro studies, there is no basis for choosing a “load control study” over a “displacement control” study. This study qualitatively compared results from in vitro and in vivoExpand
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Does Scoliosis Have a Psychological Impact and Does Gender Make a Difference?
Study Design. A population-based case-control study, we identified adolescents with and without scoliosis in Minnesota who were 12 through 18 years of age. Matched control subjects were randomlyExpand
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Genetic Variants in Melatonin Synthesis and Signaling Pathway are not Associated with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Study Design. Genetic association study investigating the association of genetic markers of melatonin signaling and biosynthesis with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Objective. To determineExpand
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Complications of the Variable Screw Plate Pedicle Screw Fixation
In this study, 124 consecutive cases of posterior spinal fusion with variable screw plate fixation were reviewed. In 33 patients (27%), 41 complications were identified. Urinary tract infectionExpand
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Fibronectin and Its Fragments Increase With Degeneration in the Human Intervertebral Disc
Study Design. This laboratory-based experiment correlates fibronectin content of intervertebral disc with a morphologic grade of degeneration. Objectives. To correlate the fibronectin content of theExpand
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Surgical treatment of neuropathic spinal arthropathy.
Surgical treatment of neuropathic spinal arthropathy is traditionally associated with a high rate of complication. Ten patients were treated surgically using contemporary techniques of spinalExpand
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