Home-based pulmonary function testing for graduates of growth friendly surgery for early onset scoliosis

Date Added
January 21st, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00116381
Researcher
Robert Murphy

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Keywords
Adolescents, Bone, Breathing
Summary

Growth friendly surgery for early onset scoliosis is meant to control spinal deformity, and allow for continued growth of the spine and chest, thereby providing the patient with as much lung function as possible. Once patients have completed their growth friendly surgery, they either undergo a final spinal fusion, or observation, and at this point are referred to as "graduates" of growth friendly surgery. Pulmonary function tests can objectively assess the pulmonary function of patients. PFTs are commonly performed in an outpatient clinic, but require a clinic appointment, transportation, test administration and insurance billing with or without a copay. Several home-based surrogates for PFTs are available on the market. These devices can be used within the convenience of the patients home, and are compatible with apps on most smartphones. The data can be uploaded to a clinician in real time for review and analysis.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ease of use and effectiveness of a home based PFT surrogate (Spirobank smart device) for "graduates" of growing programs with early onset scoliosis.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Maxwell Marshall
8433299346
marshmax@musc.edu

Hospital-Based Cluster Stratified Randomization Control Trial: Determination of Best MCGR Implementation Strategy using Distraction Intervals

Date Added
March 17th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00092719
Researcher
Robert Murphy

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Keywords
Bone, Muscle
Summary

This study aims to study children with Early Onset Scoliosis who undergo implantations of a magnetic growing rod, to see if any differences that exist between lengthening the rod every 6 weeks or 4 months.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Robert Murphy
843-792-9542
murphyr@musc.edu



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