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Playing the Long Game: Current and Future Paths in TBI and Concussion

With Kristine H. O’Phelan, MD

July/August 2017—Advances in evaluation, risk stratification, and treatment of all severities of traumatic brain injury are shaping new approaches to management and prevention.

Aches and Trauma: Understanding Post-Traumatic Headache, Part 1 of 2: Diagnosis and Pathophysiology

Francis X. Conidi, DO, MS

July/August 2017—Findings increasingly suggest a pathophysiological link between concussion and headache, with implications for how neurologists approach both conditions.

MRI Volumetrics and CTE: A New Step Toward Detection?

With David A. Merrill, MD, PhD

July/August 2017—Preliminary findings suggest potential for structural MRI to detect patterns of volume loss in CTE.

Largest CTE Study in Football Players to Date Finds Pathological Diagnosis in 110 out of 111 NFL Players

Tuesday, July 25, 2017—The already compelling evidence tying football to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is now even stronger, with the publication of findings from the largest study yet to e…

Dysport Approved for Lower Limb Spasticity

Thursday, June 22, 2017—The FDA has expanded the indication of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals) to include lower limb spasticity. In a Phase 3 study, adult patients treated with…

Measuring Orientation: A New Approach to Concussion Screening and Treatment

Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD

May 2017—Assessing orientation offers a viable means of concussion screening and measuring the neurological impact of head injuries.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following TBI and the Neurologic-Psychiatric Borderland

Ronald Devere MD, FAAN

March 2017—Increasing data suggest an overlap of neurologic and psychiatric elements in traumatic brain injury.

Validation Study for Potential CTE Detection Blood Test Initiated

Wednesday, January 25, 2017—Researchers with Exosome Sciences, Inc., are initiating a clinical study involving retired NFL players and a data-supported biomarker candidate to detect and monitor Chronic T…


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