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SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

Medtronic Grant Host Application Report

Host Name: Yong Qiu
Host State: Jiangsu Province
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Site Name: Drum Tower Hospital
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Host Desc: The department of orthopedics here is the largest in Jiangsu Province. As the base of both basic and clinical orthopedic research, our department has particular effluence in home and abroad for clinical work, teaching and researching.
We have expertise in all areas of spinal deformities, especially in scoliosis, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, adult scoliosis, neurofibromatosis type 1,degenerative scoliosis and so on.
We have been corporating with Jack C.Y. Cheng from The Chinese University of Hong Kong for years, and our hospital is affiliated to the Nanjing university. Thus, we have solid hardware and software facilities to conduct clinical and basic research.
There are more than 10 orthopedic specialists and over 40 fellows at our center, and our researchers have long been involved in advance to alleviate suffering from multiple spinal disorders. Problems identified in the clinic are taken to the laboratory for study, and the results are then translated back into clinical practice. Many of our investigators conduct basic research in 8 laboratories and perform clinical trials and other clinical research in virtually every aspect of spinal disorders.
In a typical week, we spend most of our daytime in the OR, two afternoon in clinic and 10 hours in research, which illustrates the high utilization of time. Here, you would have enough initiative to arrange your personal learning program.

Research Opportunities: We are dedicated in the following research areas:
1. Clinical and basic research about adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (e.g., proximal and distal junctional failure, adding-on, fusion strategy, cosmetic and radiological assessment, etc.) 2. Pathological and surgery-related studies of Chiari malformation (e.g., radiological characteristics, association with syringomyelia, surgical outcomes, etc.) 3. Ankylosing spondylitis-related issues (e.g., PSO, SPO, VCR, surgical outcomes, Immunohistochemical investigation, etc.) 4. Congenital scoliosis-related issues (e.g., growing rod, VEPTR, hemi-vertebrae resection, etc.) 5. Scoli-Risk-1 study: neurologic complications associated with surgical correction of Adult Spinal Deformity

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