Medical Articles

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Monday, June 8, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published on May 7 and comes from Louisiana State University. It includes some Chiari History and is the first to establish a statistically significant relationship between the risk of developing a postoperative pseudomeningocele following posterior fossa decompression and increasing patient age as well as use of operative sealant. To read MORE, please CLICK HERE.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published on Sunday and comes from Phoenix, Arizona. Its purpose is to describe curve patterns in patients with Chiari I without syringomyelia, and compare to patients with Chiari I with syringomyelia. This is the largest series specifically evaluating Chiari I and scoliosis. To read MORE, please CLICK HERE.

Friday, May 15, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published on May 1 and comes from Columbia University in New York and Pittsburgh University. They reviewed 156 pediatric patients where posterior fossa decompression surgery was performed from 2003-2013 without opening the dura (the tough membrane that covers the brain in the affected area). The researchers feel that a non-dural opening approach avoids major complications. To read MORE, please CLICK HERE

Friday, May 1, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published on Monday and comes from researchers in St. Louis and Nashville. The objective is to validate two ICD-9-CM code algorithms in identifying patients having decompression surgery for Chiari I. The results of the study may lay the foundation for studying Chiari I treatment outcomes by using large administrative databases. To read MORE, please CLICK HERE

Friday, April 17, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published on Wednesday and comes from the United Kingdom. It looks at if using ultrasound to tailor decompression surgery in children with Chiari I is effective in reducing the risk of complications without the need for re-operation. To read MORE, please CLICK HERE.  

Friday, April 10, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published in March and comes from Italy. It looks at a technique that appears to have promise in reducing the risk of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF)-related complications in surgeries for Chiari. To read MORE, please CLICK HERE

Friday, April 3, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published this week and comes from Germany. It presents surgical results for patients with Chiari I malformation with and without additional basilar invagination. Basilar invagination occurs when the top of the second vertebrae moves upward. To read MORE, please CLICK HERE

Friday, March 27, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published on Monday and is a team effort of universities in Miami, Munich (Germany), Pittsburgh and Chicago. Imaging features were used to compare three types of headaches in Chiari I. To read MORE, please CLICK HERE.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published this month and comes from Mississippi State University. Chiari-like malformation with syringomyelia has been reported in several small breed dogs, most prominent in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed. This study looks at 23 canine patients who were treated surgically. To read MORE, please CLICK HERE

Friday, March 13, 2015
Medical Article

This study was published on March 6 and comes from Yale University. Researchers studied 18 Chiari I patients who underwent extradural decompression surgery, which is a minimally invasive technique for treating Chiari I that avoids the complications of dural opening. To read MORE about this technique, which may have the potential to be the first line of treatment for Chiari I, please CLICK HERE.