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Use this resource to find and share all the latest research in early onset scoliosis performed by members of the Children's Spine Study Group. Our research is peer-reviewed, presented at worldwide conferences, and disseminated in scientific journals and is available for you in summary-form.

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Title: A New Classification System to Report Complications in Growing Spine Surgery. A Multicenter Consensus Study

Authors: John T. Smith, MD, Charles Johnston, MD, David Skaggs, MD, John Flynn, MD, Michael Vitale, MD

Date: January 01, 2015

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Title: Best Practice Guidelines for Surgical Site Infection Prevention With Surgical Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis

Authors: Glotzbecker MP, St Hilaire TA, Pawelek JB, Thompson GH, Vitale MG, Children’s Spine Study Group, and Growing Spine Study Group

Date: October 23, 2017

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Title: Complication Severity Score for Growth-Friendly Surgery Has Strong Inter-rater and Intra-rater Agreement

Authors: Michael N, Pan Z, Smith JT, Palmer C, St. Hilaire T, Morgan J, Heagy V, Children’s Spine Study Group, Garg S

Date: April 01, 2018

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Title: Complications and Radiographic Outcomes of Posterior Spinal Fusion and Observation in Patients Who Have Undergone Distraction-Based Treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis

Authors: Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD, Rodrigo GóesMedéa de Mendonça, MD, Tara S. Flynn, BA, Amer F. Samdani, MD, Ron El-Hawary, MD, Alan J. Spurway, MASc, John T. Smith, MD, John B. Emans, MD, Tricia A. St. Hilaire, MPH, Stephen J. Soufleris, BS, Ryan P. Murphy, BS, Children’s Spine Study Group

Date: January 01, 2016

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Title: Early-Onset Spinal Deformity in Skeletal Dysplasias: A Multicenter Study of Growth-Friendly Systems

Authors: White KK, Bompadre V, Shah SA, Redding GJ, Krengel WF III, Mackenzie WG, Children’s Spine Study Group, Growing Spine Study Group

Date: July 01, 2018

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Title: How Often Do You Lengthen? A Physician Survey on Lengthening Practice for Prosthetic Rib Devices

Authors: Striano BM, Refakis C, Garg S, El-Hawary R, Pahys JM, Vitale MG, Campbell RM, Flynn JM, Cahill PJ

Date: July 01, 2018

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Title: Initial Cast Correction as a Predictor of Treatment Outcome for Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis

Authors: Jaime A. Gomez MD,1 Alexandra M. Grzywna BA,2 Patricia E. Miller MS,2 Lawrence I. Karlin MD,2 Sumeet Garg MD,3 James O. Sanders MD,4 Peter F. Sturm MD MBA, 5 Paul D. Sponseller MD,6 Jacques L. D'Astous MD,7 Michael P. Glotzbecker MD,2 Children's Spine Study Group,8 Growing Spine Study Group9

Date: December 01, 2017

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Title: Patients Without Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) Alerts During VEPTR Implantation Did Not Sustain Neurological Injury During Subsequent Routine Expansions: A Retrospective Multicenter Cohort Study

Authors: LaGreca J, Flynn T, Cahill PJ, Samdani A, Vitale MG, El-Hawary R, Smith JT, Phillips JH, Flynn JM, Glotzbecker M, Children’s Spine Study Group and Garg S

Date: December 01, 2017

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Title: Surgeon Survey Shows No Adverse Events with MRI in Patients with Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods (MCGR)

Authors: Regina P. Woon, MPH, Lindsay M. Andras, MD, HilaliNoordeen, MD, Stephen Morris, MD, John Hutchinson, MD, Suken Shah, MD, Jeff Pawelek, BS, Charles Johnston, MD, David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM, Children’s Spine Study Group,Growing Spine Study Group

Date: May 01, 2018

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Title: The Final 24-Item Early Onset Scoliosis Questionnaires (EOSQ-24): Validity, Reliability and Responsiveness

Authors: Matsumoto H, Williams B, Park HY, Yoshimachi JY, Roye BD, Roye DP Jr, Akbarnia BA, Emans J, Skaggs D, Smith JT, Vitale MG.

Date: January 01, 2016

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Title: Best Practice Guidelines for Surgical Site Infection Prevention With Surgical Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis

Authors: Glotzbecker MP, St Hilaire TA, Pawelek JB, Thompson GH, Vitale MG, Children’s Spine Study Group, and Growing Spine Study Group

Date: October 23, 2017

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Title: Complication Severity Score for Growth-Friendly Surgery Has Strong Inter-rater and Intra-rater Agreement

Authors: Michael N, Pan Z, Smith JT, Palmer C, St. Hilaire T, Morgan J, Heagy V, Children’s Spine Study Group, Garg S

Date: April 01, 2018

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Title: Early-Onset Spinal Deformity in Skeletal Dysplasias: A Multicenter Study of Growth-Friendly Systems

Authors: White KK, Bompadre V, Shah SA, Redding GJ, Krengel WF III, Mackenzie WG, Children’s Spine Study Group, Growing Spine Study Group

Date: July 01, 2018

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Title: How Often Do You Lengthen? A Physician Survey on Lengthening Practice for Prosthetic Rib Devices

Authors: Striano BM, Refakis C, Garg S, El-Hawary R, Pahys JM, Vitale MG, Campbell RM, Flynn JM, Cahill PJ

Date: July 01, 2018

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Title: VEPTR Implantation to Treat Children With Early-Onset Scoliosis Without Rib Abnormalities: Early Results From a Prospective Multicenter Study

Authors: El-Hawary R, Kadhim M, Vitale M, Smith J, Samdani A, Flynn JM; Children’s Spine Study Group.

Date: December 01, 2017

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Title: Patients Without Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) Alerts During VEPTR Implantation Did Not Sustain Neurological Injury During Subsequent Routine Expansions: A Retrospective Multicenter Cohort Study

Authors: LaGreca J, Flynn T, Cahill PJ, Samdani A, Vitale MG, El-Hawary R, Smith JT, Phillips JH, Flynn JM, Glotzbecker M, Children’s Spine Study Group and Garg S

Date: December 01, 2017

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Title: Surgeon Survey Shows No Adverse Events with MRI in Patients with Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods (MCGR)

Authors: Regina P. Woon, MPH, Lindsay M. Andras, MD, HilaliNoordeen, MD, Stephen Morris, MD, John Hutchinson, MD, Suken Shah, MD, Jeff Pawelek, BS, Charles Johnston, MD, David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM, Children’s Spine Study Group,Growing Spine Study Group

Date: May 01, 2018

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Title: VEPTR: Are We Reducing Respiratory Assistance Requirements?

Authors: Sarah B. Nossov, MD; Evan Curatolo, MD; Robert M. Campbell, MD; Oscar H. Mayer, MD; Sumeet Garg, MD; Patrick Cahill, MD; and On Behalf of the Children’s Spine Study Group

Date: April 01, 2017

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Title: Initial Cast Correction as a Predictor of Treatment Outcome for Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis

Authors: Jaime A. Gomez MD,1 Alexandra M. Grzywna BA,2 Patricia E. Miller MS,2 Lawrence I. Karlin MD,2 Sumeet Garg MD,3 James O. Sanders MD,4 Peter F. Sturm MD MBA, 5 Paul D. Sponseller MD,6 Jacques L. D'Astous MD,7 Michael P. Glotzbecker MD,2 Children's Spine Study Group,8 Growing Spine Study Group9

Date: December 01, 2017

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Title: Complications and Radiographic Outcomes of Posterior Spinal Fusion and Observation in Patients Who Have Undergone Distraction-Based Treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis

Authors: Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD, Rodrigo GóesMedéa de Mendonça, MD, Tara S. Flynn, BA, Amer F. Samdani, MD, Ron El-Hawary, MD, Alan J. Spurway, MASc, John T. Smith, MD, John B. Emans, MD, Tricia A. St. Hilaire, MPH, Stephen J. Soufleris, BS, Ryan P. Murphy, BS, Children’s Spine Study Group

Date: January 01, 2016

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Title: Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

Authors: Oscar Mayer,MD, a Robert Campbell, MD, b Patrick Cahill,MD,b and Gregory Redding, MDc

Date: March 01, 2016

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Title: Variability of surgical site infection with VEPTR at 8 centers: A retrospective cohort analysis

Authors: Garg S, Cyr M, St Hilaire T, Flynn T, Carry P, Glotzbecker M, Smith JT, Sawyer J, Pahys J, Luhmann S, Flynn JM, El-Hawary R, Vitale M

Date: January 01, 2016

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Title: Complications and Radiographic Outcomes of Posterior Spinal Fusion and Observation in Patients Who Have Undergone Distraction-Based Treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis

Authors: Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD, Rodrigo GóesMedéa de Mendonça, MD, Tara S. Flynn, BA, Amer F. Samdani, MD, Ron El-Hawary, MD, Alan J. Spurway, MASc, John T. Smith, MD, John B. Emans, MD, Tricia A. St. Hilaire, MPH, Stephen J. Soufleris, BS, Ryan P. Murphy, BS, Children’s Spine Study Group

Date: January 01, 2016

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Title: VEPTR Implantation After Age 3 is Associated with Similar Radiographic Outcomes With Fewer Complications

Authors: Upasani VV1, Miller PE, Emans JB, Smith JT, Betz RR, Flynn JM, Glotzbecker MP; Children’s Spine Study Group

Date: May 01, 2016

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Title: The Final 24-Item Early Onset Scoliosis Questionnaires (EOSQ-24): Validity, Reliability and Responsiveness

Authors: Matsumoto H, Williams B, Park HY, Yoshimachi JY, Roye BD, Roye DP Jr, Akbarnia BA, Emans J, Skaggs D, Smith JT, Vitale MG.

Date: January 01, 2016

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Title: Surgeon Survey Shows No Adverse Events with MRI in Patients with Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods (MCGR)

Authors: Regina P. Woon, MPH, Lindsay M. Andras, MD, HilaliNoordeen, MD, Stephen Morris, MD, John Hutchinson, MD, Suken Shah, MD, Jeff Pawelek, BS, Charles Johnston, MD, David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM, Children’s Spine Study Group,Growing Spine Study Group

Date: May 01, 2018

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Title: VEPTR Implantation to Treat Children With Early-Onset Scoliosis Without Rib Abnormalities: Early Results From a Prospective Multicenter Study

Authors: El-Hawary R, Kadhim M, Vitale M, Smith J, Samdani A, Flynn JM; Children’s Spine Study Group.

Date: December 01, 2017

READ MORE

Title: A New Classification System to Report Complications in Growing Spine Surgery. A Multicenter Consensus Study

Authors: John T. Smith, MD, Charles Johnston, MD, David Skaggs, MD, John Flynn, MD, Michael Vitale, MD

Date: January 01, 2015

READ MORE

Title: Complication Severity Score for Growth-Friendly Surgery Has Strong Inter-rater and Intra-rater Agreement

Authors: Michael N, Pan Z, Smith JT, Palmer C, St. Hilaire T, Morgan J, Heagy V, Children’s Spine Study Group, Garg S

Date: April 01, 2018

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Title: VEPTR: Are We Reducing Respiratory Assistance Requirements?

Authors: Sarah B. Nossov, MD; Evan Curatolo, MD; Robert M. Campbell, MD; Oscar H. Mayer, MD; Sumeet Garg, MD; Patrick Cahill, MD; and On Behalf of the Children’s Spine Study Group

Date: April 01, 2017

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