Medical Articles

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published on Aug. 16 and comes from a team of researchers from Norway and the University of Wisconsin.
The purpose of this study is their concern that cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flow velocities and pressures in the nonresting state have not been adequately characterized. They used computer simulations to study CSF dynamics during increased heart rates in the normal and Chiari I subarachnoid space. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE (INCLUDES LINK TO PDF FILE OF FULL TEXT).

Friday, August 17, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published on Tuesday and comes from Brazil. The case report is about a 12-year-old boy with chronic arterial hypertension without the classic signs of Chiari with resolution after decompression surgery. It appears to be the first reported case in Brazil. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A PDF VERSION OF THE STUDY (CLICK ON IMAGE TO MAKE IT LARGER).

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published on Aug. 11 and comes from Yokohama, Japan. Its objective is to assess malformations of cortical development and its relationship to hindbrain deformity regarding Chiari II. Brain and cervical spinal MRI from 66 children (age range, 1-256 days; mean age, 22.3 days) with Chiari II were retrospectively reviewed. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Medical Article

This 2011 study comes from Turkey and it reported on the association of Chiari III and Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS) with the mirror movement by imaging studies. The main involvement in Chiari III and KFS is in the craniocervical junction. KFS is where someone is born with the fusion of any two of the seven cervical vertebrae. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE. To read the full text of the study, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Friday, August 10, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published online on Tuesday and comes from Helsinki, Finland. In order to compare the morphometry of foramen magnum in a matched-pair study, in children with non-syndromic craniosynostosis with and without Chiari I, both brain MRI and multidetector computed tomography images were utilized. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published on Aug. 1 and comes from Japan. A 72-year-old man presented with dizziness and left hand muscle atrophy. An MRI revealed a spinal cord cavity and descent of the cerebellar tonsils. His diagnosis was Chiari I malformation with syringomyelia. To read more, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published on Wednesday in Spain and we learned about it from Marta Gamboa at ANAC (a Chiari organization in Spain). The main purpose of this study is to establish the impact of Chiari I on quality of life, as well as the presence of anxiety and depression in these 67 patients. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published on June 28 and comes from Greece. In the study, a systematic and critical review of the pertinent literature was made for identifying the most commonly employed surgical procedures in the management of Chiari I patients. Emphasis was given in outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each surgical approach. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STUDY.

Friday, July 27, 2012
Medical Article

This study comes from India and was published on July 9. They highlight a case of Chiari I, who presented with posterolateral ataxia associated with significant vitamin B-12 deficiency. The patient was supplemented with vitamin B-12 injections and showed remarkable improvement. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published on July 10 and comes from Homburg, Germany. Of the 209 pediatric patients that were included in this study (mean age 11.3 years; male 91 (43.5%); female 118 (56.5%)), the study evaluated the role of cerebral MRI (cMRI) and electroencephalographic studies (EEG) in the initial assessment of children with headache as the chief complaint of initial presentation. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STUDY.