Translation of Human & Veterinary Disease in CSF Disorders
3rd Annual CSF Disorders Symposium: Connective Tissue Syndromes and Manifestations of CSF Disorders in the Brain and Spine
BROWN UNIVERSITY - PROVIDENCE, RI - JUNE 16, 2018
Dr. Ane Uriarte
talks about how veterinarians treat animals including dogs, cats, even seals and horses, who get CSF disorders similar to humans!
Research into cerebrospinal fluid disorders in animals can help us better understand those same, or similar disorders in humans. For example, the veterinary disease research done on the canine versions of Chiari malformation
provide us with a lot of information about how we can better research these conditions in humans. This so-called "translational research" has slowly evolved to include connective tissue disorder models (like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
) and offer hope for the future of research.
The disorders about which Dr. Uriarte draws parallels between humans and animals in this presentation are: Chiari-like malformation, syringomyelia, arachnoid diverticula, hydrocephalus, and spina bifida/myelomeningocele. Dr. Uriarte finishes her talk with an amazing case study of a dog who presented with a possible tethered cord syndrome!