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Clinical research

Clinical research

Clinical research

Anyone who has known a child born with a congenital disorder, paralyzed in an acciden, or challenged by a complex medical condition, knows that hope and healing are inseparable. The dream that scientific breakthroughs will give doctors the tools and medicines needed to cure disease is a real one. At Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington, our doctors and researchers work collaboratively to find new ways to heal children with complex medical needs.

We do not know precisely when the answers to these and other questions will come, but we can rest assured that the research taking place today will positively impact the lives of children for generations to come.

Engaged in a quest to improve treatments and outcomes for the children we treat, researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington are currently working on the following projects:

  • Bracing Compliance and Personality Traits: A Compliance Assessment Program for Scoliosis and Clubfeet
  • Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial II: Observational Follow-up of BrAIST I Cohort (BrAIST II)
  • Involved and Uninvolved Changes in Post-operative Unilateral Pediatric Elbow Fracture
  • Duration of Brace Wear in Clubfoot Treatment — A Prospective Randomized Trial
  • Identification of Genetic Susceptibility in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Long-term Follow-up of Individuals with CP who Underwent Gait Analyses
  • Oxygen Consumption and Pulmonary Function in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Pre- and Post- Surgical Intervention
  • Gait Symmetry in Children and Adolescents with Unilateral Lower Extremity Amputations

Presentations and publications

Our researchers frequently present findings at professional conferences such as the:

Our researchers have also produced over 100 publications that have appeared in a variety of scientific medical journals, including Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, and Clinical Rehabilitation. Following is a list of recent publications.

   
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