Predictors of spine deformity progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A systematic review with meta-analysis
Andriy Noshchenko, Emily M Lindley, Evalina L Burger, Christopher MJ Cain, Vikas V Patel, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, United States
Lilian Hoffecker, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, United States
Andrew P Bradford, Department of Orthopaedics and Gynecology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, United States
Author contributions: Noshchenko A contributed to development of the study conception, design, and goals for electronic literature search, participation in analysis of the electronically revealed citations, and in selection of publications for systematic review, participation in the selected studies quality assessment, data extraction, meta-analysis of the extracted data, participation in the results interpretation and level of evidence assessment, writing of the manuscript draft; Hoffecker L contributed to development of the electronic literature search strategy, providing of the comprehensive electronic literature search and preliminary analysis of the results, in particular, removal of the duplicates, participation in the manuscript drafting; Lindley EM contributed to critical revision of the manuscript draft, creation of the final version of the manuscript; Burger EL contributed to analysis of the electronically revealed citations, selection of publications for systematic review, evaluation of the publications’ quality, control of the data extraction, interpretation of the analysis results, level of evidence and clinical applicability assessment, writing of the manuscript, approval of the final version to be published; Cain CMJ and Patel VV contributed to critical revision of the manuscript; Bradford AP contributed to participation in the study design development, analysis of the literature search results, contribution into the manuscript draft and final version writing.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The manuscript presents results of original study that was performed as authors’ own initiative. The authors did not obtain any outside financial support from commercial or other organization to fulfil this research. Authors stated absence of any conflict of interest concerning current study. The obtained results can be used for grounding of research proposals in future.
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Correspondence to: Andriy Noshchenko, PhD, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 13001 E. 17th Place, Mail Stop F432, Aurora, CO 80045, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: February 7, 2015
Peer-review started: February 8, 2015
First decision: April 10, 2015
Revised: May 27, 2015
Accepted: June 9, 2015
Article in press: June 11, 2015
Published online: August 18, 2015