AAN2017: neurotrauma and sports neurology

Written by Hannah Wilson, General Manager, The Drake Foundation

In this Sunday afternoon session at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (22-28 April, Boston, MA, USA), eight abstracts on traumatic brain injury (TBI) were presented with discussion particularly focusing on sports injury, some of which we highlight below. First up, Massachusetts local Dr Jesse Mez from Boston University (MA, USA) presented on APOE 4 as a risk factor for CTE severity. In his group’s work, APOE 4 status was ascertained in 85 autopsy-confirmed CTE cases in former American football players. APOE 4 was found to be significantly associated with increased CTE stage, an association that was strengthened in...

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