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New POPs in the water environment: distribution, bioaccumulation and treatment of perfluorinated compounds – a review paper
Perfluorinated compounds such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are emerging environmental pollutants. From the available literature, tap and surface water samplesExpand
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Melatonin Receptor 1B (MTNR1B) Gene Polymorphism Is Associated With the Occurrence of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Study Design. A genetic association study to comprehensively investigate variations of melatonin receptor 1B gene polymorphism by a set of tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (tagSNPs) derivedExpand
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Discrepancy between radiographic shoulder balance and cosmetic shoulder balance in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with double thoracic curve
Shoulder balance is one of the key components to the body deformity in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients with double thoracic curve and shoulder cosmesis plays an important role inExpand
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Association of Estrogen Receptor Gene Polymorphisms With Susceptibility to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Study Design. A case-control study is presented. Objective. To investigate the association of estrogen receptor gene polymorphisms with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) risk. Summary ofExpand
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Association of rs11190870 near LBX1 with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis susceptibility in a Han Chinese population
PurposeTo investigate whether rs11190870 near LBX1 correlates with the susceptibility or curve progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in a Han Chinese population.MethodsA total of 949Expand
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Identification of Serum miR-146a and miR-155 as Novel Noninvasive Complementary Biomarkers for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Study Design. Prospective serum microRNAs study. Objective. To investigate differentially expressed serum microRNAs (miRNAs) between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients and controls, and to evaluateExpand
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Degenerative lumbar scoliosis in Chinese Han population: prevalence and relationship to age, gender, bone mineral density, and body mass index
PurposeTo investigate the prevalence of degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) in Chinese Han population, as well as its correlation with age, gender, bone mineral density (BMD), and body mass indexExpand
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Pedicle subtraction osteotomy through pseudarthrosis to correct thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity in advanced ankylosing spondylitis
IntroductionSurgical treatment is mandatory for spinal pseudarthrosis in advanced ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with painful sagittal deformity and/or neurological deficits. However, the mostExpand
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Identification of a Susceptibility Locus for Severe Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis on Chromosome 17q24.3
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common spinal deformity, affecting around 2% of adolescents worldwide. Genetic factors play an important role in its etiology. Using a genome-wideExpand
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Timing of menarche in Chinese girls with and without adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: current results and review of the literature
Age at menarche is closely related to scoliosis progression during adolescence. Current data concerning the timing of menarche between scoliotic and non-scoliotic girls in the literature areExpand
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