The lifetime risk of pneumonia in patients with neuromuscular scoliosis at a mean age of 21 years: the role of spinal deformity surgery.

@article{Keskinen2015TheLR,
  title={The lifetime risk of pneumonia in patients with neuromuscular scoliosis at a mean age of 21 years: the role of spinal deformity surgery.},
  author={Heli Keskinen and Heikki Pekka Lukkarinen and Katariina Korhonen and Tuomas Jalanko and Antti Ilmari Koivusalo and Ilkka J. Helenius},
  journal={Journal of children's orthopaedics},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={357-64}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with neuromuscular disorders often have an increased risk of pneumonia and decreased lung function, which may further be compromised by scoliosis. Scoliosis surgery may improve pulmonary function in otherwise healthy patients, but no study has evaluated its effect on the risk of pneumonia in patients with neuromuscular scoliosis (NMS… CONTINUE READING