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BrAIST Trial

Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BrAIST)

The results of this trial were e-published in The New England Journal of Medicine on October 17, 2013. Please see http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1307337 for the full text.

Principal Investigators:

  • Stuart Weinstein (University of Iowa)
  • Lori A. Dolan (University of Iowa)
  • Jim Wright (HSC)

International Site Coordinator: Lori A. Dolan

Collaborators at The Hospital for Sick Children:

  • Ben Alman
  • Andrew Howard
  • Jim Wright

Publications:


1.       Weinstein SL, Dolan LA, Wright JG, Dobbs MB. Effects of bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 17;369(16):1512-21. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1307337. Epub 2013 Sep 19.

2.       Weinstein SL, Dolan LA, Wright JG, Dobbs MB. Design of the Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BrAIST). Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 1;38(21):1832-41. doi: 10.1097/01.brs.0000435048.23726.3e.

For additional information about the study results please visit http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/results/NCT00448448.