Anthropometric characteristics, high prevalence of undernutrition and weight loss: impact on outcomes in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis after spinal fusion.
AffiliationDept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12
KeywordsADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS
FOOD AND NUTRITION
BODY MASS INDEX
SPINAL CORD DISEASE AND DISORDER
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CitationAnthropometric characteristics, high prevalence of undernutrition and weight loss: impact on outcomes in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis after spinal fusion. 2015, 24 (2):281-9 Eur Spine J
JournalEuropean spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society
AbstractAbnormal anthropometry including comparably lower weight and body mass index (BMI) in the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) population is increasingly recognised, however, no study has examined postoperative weight loss or its clinical relevance in these relatively thin patients. This study aimed to assess perioperative nutritional status as well as clinically severe involuntary weight loss and its impact on outcomes in patients with AIS undergoing posterior spinal fusion (PSF). A further objective was to compare preoperative anthropometric measurements of the current AIS cohort with healthy controls.
SponsorsThe National Children's Research Centre, Dublin 12