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Thursday, 22 August 2013 19:10
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The International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques was held in Vancouver this year. On Friday, July 12th, the members of The Harms Study Group met to discuss current research projects and new research development. Surgeon members evaluated and ranked research topics for AIS and Scoliosis in Cerebral Palsy to ensure that the most pressing treatment issues receive focus first. Future efforts relating to 3D radiographic analysis of spinal deformities were initiated, and a drive to obtain two year data collection of non-operative AIS patients was emphasized. The Harms Study Group members also presented three podiums and six posters at IMAST this year.

Three Podiums:


HSG Primary Author Title Author (Presenter)
Asghar Single Stage Temporary Internal Distraction for the Correction of Pelvic Obliquity Asghar, Samdani, Shufflebarger, Yaszay, Sponseller,
Lonner Complications in Operative Scheuermann’s Kyphosis: Do the Pitfalls Differ from Operative Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis? Lonner, Baron S.; Toombs, Courtney; Guss, Michael; Braaksma, Brian; Shah, Suken A.; Samdani, Amer F.; Shufflebarger, Harry L.; Sponseller, Paul D.; Newton, Peter O.
Samdani Selective Thoracic vs. Non-Selective Fusion in Lenke 3 Curves Singla, Anuj; Samdani, Amer F.; Sponseller, Paul D.; Bennett, James T.; Pahys, Joshua M.; Marks, Michelle C.; Lonner, Baron S.; Newton, Peter O.; Miyanji, Firoz; Betz, Randal R; Cahill, Patrick J.


Six Posters:


HSG Primary Author Title Authors (Presenter)
Asghar A Prospective Analysis of Sitting Tolerance in Scoliosis secondary to Cerebral Palsy: Non-operative vs Operative Asghar, Samdani, Yaszay, Pahys, Shufflebarger, Sponseller
Newton Variations in Perioperative Care of Children with Cerebral Palsy Undergoing Surgery for Scoliosis: A Multi-center Comparison of the Drivers of Cost and Outcome Scannell, Newton, Yaszay, Shah, Sponseller, Miyanji, Abel, Shufflebarger, HSG
Newton Blood Loss Reduced During Surgical Correction of AIS with an Ultrasonic Bone Scalpel Bartley, Bastrom, Newton
Pahys Does Size Matter? Comparison of 6.35 mm vs. 5.5 mm Diameter Rods for Posterior Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Pahys, Joshua M.; Cahill, Patrick J.; Asghar, Jahangir; Betz, Randal R.; Study Group, Harms; Samdani, Amer F.
Yaszay Should Cerebral Palsy Patients Undergo Scoliosis Deformity Correction in the Winter Months? Yaszay, Sponseller, Shah, Samdani, Miyanji, Asghar, Newton, HSG
Yaszay While Inconvenient, Baclofen Pumps Do Not Complicate Scoliosis Surgery in CP Patients Yaszay, Bomar, Sponseller, Shah, Asghar, Samdani, Bastrom Newton, HSG


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