Digital photograph Negrini Stefano
Full name Stefano Negrini
Profession Medical Doctor, Specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Actual professional positions Associate Professor, University of Brescia, Italy
Scientific Director, ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute), Milan, Italy
Scientific Referent, Care & Research Institute Don Gnocchi, Rovato (Bs), Italy
Chief-Editor, European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
President of SOSORT
 Short biographical notes (300 words) 1988 Degree cum laude in Medicine
1991 Specialty cum laude in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1991-1993 rehabilitation consulting of various institutions
1993 Assistant of the Orthopaedic Unit of the Vigevano Hospital
1994-2002 Assistant of the Scoliosis Unit and then Responsible of the Orthopaedic Section of the Care & Research Institute Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation
1995-2007 host teacher of Schools of the Universities of Milan, Milan Bicocca and Turin
1997-2004 contract Professor of the Physiotherapy School, Medicine and Surgery Faculty, Universities of Brescia and then Milan
Since 1991 teaches continuously in Educational courses (2-5 per year) for physicians, physiotherapists, orthotists, trainers
1999-2005 Responsible of four Finalized Project financed by Italian Health National Service
2006-2010 General Secretary of SOSORT
1995-2011 President of 1 International and 9 National Meetings, and Scientific Coordinator of 1 International and 1 National
Associate Editor of:
"BMC Muskuloskeletal Disorders" since 2010 (Impact Factor 2010 1.941)
"Prosthetics and Orthotics International" since 2011 (Impact Factor 2010 0.634)
"Scoliosis" since 2006
Editorial Board of:
"Disability and Rehabilitation" since 2006 (Impact Factor 2010 1.489)
"Revista de Medicina Física e de Reabilitação" (Portoghese) since 2011
"Fizikalna i rehabilitacijska medicina" (Croata) since 2011
Peer reviewer of Pediatrics, European Spine Journal, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spine, Spine Journal, Medical Monitor, Emergency Medicine, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Medical Engineering and Physics, Ergonomics, Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Disability & Rehabilitation
 Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution) 2011. . Best SOSORT Clinical Paper Award
2011. . Best SOSORT Clinical Paper Award
2009. Effectiveness of a complete conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (bracing and exercises) based on SOSORT management criteria: results according to the SRS criteria for bracing studies. SOSORT Award
2008. Exercises during brace weaning can reduce loss of correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients. SOSORT Award
2007. Rehabilitation of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: results of exercises and bracing according to a series of clinical studies. Europa Medicophysica - SIMFER Award
2005. I movimenti segmentali del tronco durante il cammino nelle ragazze. ISICO Award
2005. Ruolo degli esercizi per il trattamento della scoliosis idiopatica adolescenziale: una revisione sistematica. ISICO Award
2003. L’esercizio fisico nel trattamento della scoliosi idiopatica dell’adolescenza: indicazioni e limiti. Premio Pais
1999. The back pain board game: a new educational tool. Posters Honourable Mention of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS).
 Medline published papers (number)  113
 Book chapters  137
 Book  30
 5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline) Backpack as a daily load for schoolchildren.
Negrini S, Carabalona R, Sibilla P.
Lancet. 1999 Dec 4;354(9194):1974.

Exercises reduce the progression rate of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: results of a comprehensive systematic review of the literature.
Negrini S, Fusco C, Minozzi S, Atanasio S, Zaina F, Romano M.
Disabil Rehabil. 2008;30(10):772-85. Review.

Specific exercises reduce brace prescription in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a prospective controlled cohort study with worst-case analysis.
Negrini S, Zaina F, Romano M, Negrini A, Parzini S.
J Rehabil Med. 2008 Jun;40(6):451-5.

Braces for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents.
Negrini S, Minozzi S, Bettany-Saltikov J, Zaina F, Chockalingam N, Grivas TB, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T, Romano M, Vasiliadis ES.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD006850. Review.

Idiopathic scoliosis patients with curves more than 45 Cobb degrees refusing surgery can be effectively treated through bracing with curve improvements.
Negrini S, Negrini F, Fusco C, Zaina F.
Spine J. 2011 May;11(5):369-80. Epub 2011 Feb 2.
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