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By On September 10th, 2013

Eight N.H. Patients are Being Monitored for Rare Fatal Brain Disease

New Hampshire officials released a statement last Wednesday saying they are closely monitoring eight patients who may have been exposed to a deadly brain disease. Surgical equipment used on these eight patients was found to have been contaminated by proteins that cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) from an earlier procedure. The instruments had been sterilized using…

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By On August 22nd, 2013

Are There Two Distinct Forms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

Patients with chronic trauma-related brain disease might progress in two unique but distinct ways, according to a study that examined prospective and postmortem data. One seems to be characterized by mood and behavioral disorders, while the other is related to cognitive impairment. The study examined 36 patients with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and found that…

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