High-acceleration head impacts resulted in elevated serum levels of two biomarkers of traumatic brain injury in American varsity football players displaying no symptoms of concussion.
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In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers reveal that the number of traumatic brain injuries and severity could heighten the risk of dementia.
SfN17: Groundbreaking studies give insight into the hard-hitting consequences of sports-related head injuries
Two abstracts add to evidence suggesting a negative effect of concussion on brain tissue microstructure and hippocampal function.
Long-term impacts of concussion in American football players could be affected by position and career length
Researchers have discovered that damage to white brain matter of American Football players may be correlated to the position played and career duration.
In a new case series of 177 players, diagnosis rate is highest recorded to-date.
Auditory comprehension performance of college students with and without sport concussion on Computerized-Revised Token Test Subtest VIII
In this research article, auditory comprehension and visually assessed cognitive functions were compared in early stage postconcussed athletes and healthy controls using the Subtest VIII of the Computerized-Revised Token Test and Immediate Postconcussion Assessment and Cognitive Test.
Recent findings suggest that there may be an association between the long-term complaints suffered after multiple concussive brain injury and synaptic nerve cell damage.
In this session at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, eight abstracts on TBI were presented with discussion particularly focusing on sports injury, some of which we highlight below.
Creatine supplementation has not been researched in mTBI, but shows some potential as a neuroprotective when administered prior to or after TBI.
With catalogued genetic variants, prospective genotyping of athletes at the beginning of their career could allow medical professionals to improve concussion management and return-to-play decisions.