Improvement in Cognitive Performance after Surgery for Chiari I Malformation: A Prospective Study at the University of Iowa
2020 Research Colloquium
Virtual Meeting - September 18, 2020
Each year, Bobby Jones CSF hosts an annual colloquium to improve the academic research space associated with the study of Chiari malformation
and related disorders. Experts are able to present their research and engage in meaningful discussions with others who look at these problems with a critical eye. All the presentations were based on recently published studies as of mid-2020.
Inspired by Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann's work on cognition and Chiari, Dr. Dlouhy presents the results from his team's latest study - "Improvement in Cognitive Performance after Surgery for Chiari I Malformation". Still unable to pinpoint exactly why cognitive performance is affected by Chiari I patients, meaning is it from the cerebellum, or pain or even depression, Dr. Dlouhy and his team explore this from a purely physical standpoint with the knowledge that the cerebellum contains pathways that go through the brainstem and play a critical role in cognition. And so, Dr. Dlouhy and team study the cognitive performance of patients with Chiari Malformation Type I and the effects of surgical decompression.
This presentation was given at the 2020 Bobby Jones CSF Research Colloquium held on Friday, September 18, 2020 and was presented entirely online. (2020)
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