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FDA Approves Blood Test to Assess Concussion

FDA Approves Blood Test to Assess Concussion

The FDA has approved the Brain Trauma Indicator to evaluate mild TBI in adults.

Significant Head Injury Reported in 7 Percent of Children: CDC

Significant Head Injury Reported in 7 Percent of Children: CDC

Less than 10% of boys and girls aged 3-17 have ever had a significant head injury in 2016.

Mortality Risk Similar for Players With Long, Short NFL Careers

Mortality Risk Similar for Players With Long, Short NFL Careers

Career participation in football is not associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality compared with limited participation.

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Traumatic brain injury is associated with an inreased risk of dementia.

Traumatic Brain Injury Tauopathy Can Be Induced by Closed-Head Impact

Traumatic Brain Injury Tauopathy Can Be Induced by Closed-Head Impact

TBI-related tauopathy can be induced by closed-head impact injuries independent of concussive signs.

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.

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