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First Gene Linked to Scoliosis Identified

...man Genetics, is significant because the causes of scoliosis have remained a mystery for centuries. It lays t... can theoretically predict who is going to develop scoliosis and develop treatments to intervene before the deformity sets in. It may take many years to accompli...

New Device Offers Hope to Children With Chest, Spinal Deformities

...st cavity, and she’s able to run and play, and her scoliosis has stabilized,” says Farley, associate professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the U-M Medical School. “Our hope is that the VEPTR will allow her spine to grow and stay as straight as possible, and that her chest cavity will continue to grow...

Outpatient Treatment Kills Benign Bone Tumors Nonsurgically With Heat

...in growth deformities if located in long bones, or scoliosis if in the spine. If left untreated the tumors do heal over time, however it takes an average of five to six years and up to 10 years for that to occur. Typically, the pain is sharp and worse at night, but responds well to aspirin or nonsteroidal anti...

More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures

...se of the vertebral body ?Spinal curvature such as scoliosis or kyphosis that is due to causes other than osteoporosis ?Spinal stenosis or herniated discs with nerve or spinal cord compression and loss of neurological function not associated with a VCF ?Untreated coagulopathy (a disease or condition affecting ...

Researchers Have Linked Rett Syndrome to Mitochondrial Gene

...lity to speak. Many children are wheelchair-bound, scoliosis is common, and though the majority live to adulthood, they require total care for every aspect of life. RTT, which is an autism-spectrum disorder, is caused by mutations in a gene called MECP2. Previous research has shown that the protein made by M...

Cancer Patient to Appeal to SC, Demanding Right to Use Marijuana

...er pain and bolster her appetite. She suffers from scoliosis (curvature of the spine), chronic nausea and other ailments. It was her case that brought the up the marijuana issue back to the surface. ‘She'd probably be dead without marijuana,’ remarked Dr. Frank Lucido, her doctor. He has recommended nearly 300...

Untreated Scoliosis patients found to lead productive and active lives

...s. The study involved 444 patients diagnosed with scoliosis between 1932 and 1948, whose follow-ups started fr... not treated for their condition to people without scoliosis who where similar in age and gender. They found that 22 patients out of 98 complained of shortness o...

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