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Cardiac and respiratory function before and after spinal fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  515986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were studied before and 17-23 months after spinal fusion. None had any cardiac or respiratory disease complicating the scoliosis. They underwent a range of resting lung function tests and a progressive exercise test. The mean angle of scoliosis decreased from 65.8 to 27.3 degrees after operation but the only significant physiological benefit detected in this study was a decrease in the submaximal minute ventilation. The physiological benefit of spinal fusion was therefore much less prominent than the anatomical improvement of the spinal curvature.
J M Shneerson; M A Edgar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0040-6376     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-28     Completed Date:  1980-02-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  658-61     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Rate*
Physical Exertion
Respiratory Function Tests
Scoliosis / physiopathology*,  surgery
Spinal Fusion*

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