Surgical fusion of early onset severe scoliosis increases survival in Rett syndrome: a cohort study.

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AIM Scoliosis is a common comorbidity in Rett syndrome and spinal fusion may be recommended if severe. We investigated the impact of spinal fusion on survival and risk of severe lower respiratory tract infection in Rett syndrome. METHOD Data were ascertained from hospital medical records, the Australian Rett Syndrome Database, a longitudinal and… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12984

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@article{Downs2016SurgicalFO, title={Surgical fusion of early onset severe scoliosis increases survival in Rett syndrome: a cohort study.}, author={Jenny Downs and Ian P. Torode and Kingsley Wong and Carolyn J Ellaway and Elizabeth Jane Elliott and Maree T. Izatt and Geoffrey Noel Askin and Bruce I Mcphee and Peter John Cundy and Helen Leonard}, journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology}, year={2016}, volume={58 6}, pages={632-8} }