Chiari Surgical Success Scale

Brief description of study

Although CM1 is a common disorder, very little high-quality data exists allowing clinicians to confidently predict patient outcomes prior to treatment. Critical gaps in existing research and knowledge to provide that confidence include, but are not limited to, 1) the lack of a multi-center CM1-specific patient registry and 2) lack of understanding which clinical and radiographic factors predict surgical outcomes in CM1 patients. There is a need for a reliable and valid Surgical Success Scale to identify the clinical and radiographic characteristics of CM1 and SM that predict patient outcomes. Measures such as this have a long history of assisting clinicians in successfully identifying key clinical parameters that predict patient outcomes for a wide variety of medical and surgical disorders. For patients with CM1 and the physicians that treat them, such a score would improve patient care, reduce treatment variation, and allow researchers to communicate with each other in a more effective manner.

The purpose of this study is to develop and internally validate the Chiari Surgical Success Scale (CSSS), a prognostic model capable of identifying the probability that certain clinical and radiologic variables will predict a favorable response to surgery.

Clinical Study Identifier: s22-01585
Principal Investigator: David H Harter.

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