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  • Scoliosis Data Request

    Hello all;

    The purpose of this correspondence is to request copies of existing data
    or reference to data that meets the criteria provided below. The data
    will be used in research on prediction of curve progression in pediatric
    idiopathic scoliosis.

    Specifically, I am looking for standing Cobb angle measurements, with
    measurement date, for at least 50 untreated female patients with
    idiopathic thoracic scoliosis. By untreated I mean no bracing, no
    surgery. For each patient I seek at least five sequential Cobb angle
    measurements separated by at least 3 months and begun at least 4 years
    prior to skeletal maturity.

    In tabular form:

    Number of patients - 50
    Sex of patient - Female
    Disease type - Idiopathic
    Curve type - Thoracic (left or right)
    Treatment status - Untreated (no bracing, no surgery)
    Data desired - 5 measurements of standing Cobb angle at least 3
    months apart; measurements started 4 years prior to skeletal
    maturity. Skeletal maturity measure. Measurement date of each

    I have read a number of papers in scoliosis curve progression prediction
    and so far none provide such data.

    Thank you,

    Wes Johnson, Ph.D. Student
    University of Florida, Applied Biomechanics Laboratory
    Biomedical Engineering Program
    Gainesville, Florida 32608

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