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Specialized centers of care for spinal cord injury (SCI) were first established in 1944 in England. The objective of these centers is to improve care and neurological recovery of patients suffering from a spinal cord injury. An interdisciplinary group of experts composed of medical and surgical specialists treating patients with SCI formulated the following(More)
Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a chloride channel highly expressed in epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract. Mutations in the CFTR gene cause cystic fibrosis (CF), a disease characterized by pancreatic insufficiency, fat malabsorption, and steatorrhea. Despite the administration of pancreatic enzymes to normalize(More)
Clinical assessment of immediate in-brace effect of braces designed using CAD/CAM and FEM vs. only CAD/CAM for conservative treatment of AIS, using a randomized blinded and controlled study design. Forty AIS patients were prospectively recruited and randomized into two groups. For 19 patients (control group), the brace was designed using a scan of patient’s(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study of a series of 286 patients with congenital scoliosis (CS). OBJECTIVE To describe a large cohort of patients with CS and to propose an algorithm for genetic investigations SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: CS is characterized by a spine curvature due to congenital malformations of the vertebrae and is frequently associated to(More)
Introduction Many chromosomic locations have been linked with the AIS, however, no causative genes have been clearly identified. We recently identified two regions (3q12.1 and 5q13.3) containing possibly causative gene(S) of AIS (Edery et al. 2011). Our recent work identified disease-causing variants in a gene (that we called PFK2) in French AIS families(More)
STUDY DESIGN A randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE To investigate if bracing after posterior spinal instrumented fusion(PSIF) can improve pain relief and quality of life(QoL) 6 weeks and 3 months postoperatively. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Braces are commonly prescribed after PSIF in patients with lumbar degenerative conditions with the aim of(More)
To document values for parameters of global spinal balance in asymptomatic children and adolescents. Multicenter prospective study of normal sagittal global spinal balance in Caucasian children and adolescents. Spinosacral angle (SSA), spinal tilt (ST), and C7 translation ratio were evaluated in 646 asymptomatic children and adolescents (276 males and 370(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies showed that finite element model (FEM) combined to CAD/CAM improves the design of braces for the conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), using 2D measurements from in-brace radiographs. We aim to assess the immediate effectiveness on curve correction in all three planes of braces designed using CAD/CAM and(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The Boston brace (Bb) is the most widely used brace design to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The dynamic SpineCor (SC) brace is prescribed in several scoliosis clinics worldwide, but its effectiveness remains controversial. PURPOSE The study aimed to compare the treatment effectiveness of SC in patients with AIS treated by(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. OBJECTIVES To assess breast asymmetry (BA) directly with 3D surface imaging and to validate it using MRI values from a cohort of 30 patients with significant adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Also, to study the influence of posture (prone vs standing) on BA using the automated method on both modalities. SUMMARY OF(More)
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