Xing-bing Cao

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the impairment pattern and the influencing factors of pulmonary function in patients with Marfan and Marfanoid syndrome associated scoliosis (MS). METHODS In this retrospective study, totally 25 MS patients (aged 11 - 20 years, 11 boys and 14 girls) who received posterior instrumentation and fusion (Group A) and 38 adolescent(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the influence of thoracic kyphosis to sagittal alignment and balance of the lumbosacral vertebrae in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients. METHODS Standing posteroanterior and lateral x-rays of a cohort of 55 patients with thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were obtained. The patients were classified according to(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the influence of thoracic kyphosis on the sagittal compensatory mode of the spine in idiopathic thoracic scoliosis after the selective thoracic fusion. METHODS Ninety AIS patients (mean age 14.5 years old) who received selective thoracic fusion from February 1999 to December 2005 in one institution with at least 24-month follow-up(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of FBN3 gene polymorphism with abnormal growth pattern in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. METHODS Blood samples were obtained from 273 AIS patients, aged (14.6 +/- 2.1) (10 - 18), and 287 healthy age-matched females adolescents. The anthropometric parameters of the AIS group, including age, body(More)
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