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Mental Health and Head Injuries: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Mental Health and Head Injuries: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Presport evaluations are a great opportunity to check in with players about their mental health, and to guide those who are suffering to the relevant specialist.

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CTE Confirmed With Antemortem PET Imaging, Autopsy in Professional Football Player

CTE Confirmed With Antemortem PET Imaging, Autopsy in Professional Football Player

The findings suggest that [F-18]FDDNP-PET imaging can be used to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy in at-risk patients.

White Matter Structure Influenced by Football Career Length, Position

White Matter Structure Influenced by Football Career Length, Position

In former professional football players, career length and playing position seem to modify the effects of concussion history on white matter structure.

Concussion Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Concussion Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Concussion during adolescence increases multiple sclerosis diagnosis risk.

No Benefit of Intracranial Pressure Monitoring for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

No Benefit of Intracranial Pressure Monitoring for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

For pediatric patients with TBI, there is no apparent benefit of ICP monitoring for improving functional survival.

Cognition in Male Fighters Linked to Specific Imaging Biomarkers

Cognition in Male Fighters Linked to Specific Imaging Biomarkers

A set of biomarkers is associated with cognition in male professional fighters.

Concussion May Disrupt Menstruation Cycle

Concussion May Disrupt Menstruation Cycle

Abnormal menstruation is more likely to be caused by a sports-associated concussion than a non-head injury.

In TBI, Memantine May Reduce Neuronal Damage

In TBI, Memantine May Reduce Neuronal Damage

Memantine is linked to reduced neuronal damage for patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.

Many Football Players Have Mild, Severe Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Many Football Players Have Mild, Severe Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

The findings add to a growing body of evidence that shows a strong connection between pathological findings of CTE and athletes who suffer repeated head trauma.

Detecting Consciousness in TBI: Utility of fMRI, EEG

Detecting Consciousness in TBI: Utility of fMRI, EEG

Consciousness may be detected in patients with severe traumatic brain injuries who appear unconscious, using fMRI and EEGs.

Concussion May Disrupt Menstrual Cycle

Concussion May Disrupt Menstrual Cycle

Abnormal menstrual patterns in young women tend to occur more frequently following concussion.

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