James Ryan Loftus

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BACKGROUND It has been well documented that, along with tonsillar herniation, Chiari Malformation Type I (CMI) is associated with smaller posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and altered cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow and tissue motion in the craniocervical junction. OBJECTIVE This study assesses the relationship between PCF volumetry and CSF and tissue dynamics(More)
BACKGROUND Suboccipital cough-induced headaches are considered a hallmark symptom of Chiari malformation type I (CMI). However, non--Valsalva-related suboccipital headaches and headaches in other locations are also common in CMI. The diagnostic significance and the underlying factors associated with these different headaches types are not well understood.(More)
In an earlier publication (Harvey, et al. (1982) J. Biol. Chem., 257, 5645-5651) the discovery of a family of unusually large molecules with plasminogen activator activity in the conditioned medium of a human lung cancer cell line was reported. These molecules are related to urokinase (uPA) by functional and immunological criteria. We have now purified two(More)
OBJECTIVE This study identifies quantitative imaging-based measures in patients with Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) that are associated with positive outcomes after suboccipital decompression with duraplasty. METHODS Fifteen patients in whom CM-I was newly diagnosed underwent MRI preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively. More than 20 previously(More)
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