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 OJCD  Vol.8 No.3 , September 2018
Association between Urinary Neurotransmitter Status and Scoliosis Progression: A Case-Controlled Series
Abstract: Previous investigations into the relationship between neurotransmitter abnormalities and idiopathic scoliosis have been mixed. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the differences in a urinary neurotransmitter profile across three different groups. These groups included a progressive scoliosis group, a non-progressive scoliosis group, and a non-scoliotic control group. When evaluating urinary neurotransmitter levels across all groups, statistically significant differences were observed between all three groups for multiple neurotransmitters. The differences seemed to increase as the scoliosis increased in Cobb angle measurement. Further studies should seek to distinguish a potential cause or effect relationship between these neurotransmitter abnormalities and idiopathic scoliosis onset and/or progression.
Cite this paper: Morningstar, M. , Stitzel, C. , Dovorany, B. and Siddiqui, A. (2018) Association between Urinary Neurotransmitter Status and Scoliosis Progression: A Case-Controlled Series. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 8, 17-24. doi: 10.4236/ojcd.2018.83003.
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