Posts Tagged ‘multiple mild brain injuries’

By On April 8th, 2015

PET scan study may allow earlier recognition of CTE

CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is usually confirmed after the death of an individual by autopsy. Recently PET scans have been used for the earlier detection of Tau plaques in specific areas of the brain which will support intervention for the cognitive, behavioral and physical symptoms which characterize CTE. People who experience multiple concussions like…


By On October 7th, 2013

It started with Mike Webster’s brain

The understanding of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE as the outcome of multiple concussive brain injuries began in 2002 when Bennet Omalu, MD conducted an autopsy of Mike Webster’s brain. Omalu noted that Webster’s brain didn’t look like any fifty-year old that he ever examined as he observed the changes in Webster’s brain brought about…


By On August 22nd, 2013

Behavior changes define Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

We have devoted many Neuronotes blogs to subjects related to multiple mild brain injuries (mTBI), concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE. A recent development in the study of CTE was reported by Robert Stern, PhD of Boston University and his co-authors in an online article in Neurology. Of 36 individuals with CTE in the…


By On August 14th, 2013

Blast related TBI and Sports concussions: a pathway to CTE

The recent focus on sports-related concussions and the onset of CTE in the later years of athlete’s life continues to make us more aware of the long-term problems associated with “mild” brain injury, particularly problems occurring for people who have experienced multiple concussions. The pending lawsuit filed by players against the NFL, research into helmet…


By On April 10th, 2013

Former players sue the NFL

Has the NFL knowingly exposed players to the risk of brain injuries? The lawsuit brought against the NFL by former players will determine how much the NFL knew about the risk of traumatic brain injury and the cumulative effects of TBI in players who have sustained multiple concussions. The NFL has downplayed the data revealed…

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