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In-Focus: TBI

July/August 2017— NOW PLAYING ON PRACTICALNEUROLOGY.COM CTE and Concussion: New Pathways “The media has portrayed CTE as a clinical disorder. CTE

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.

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.

Sports Concussion Assessment and Treatment: A Case-Based Application of the Literature

Bert B. Vargas, MD

September 2016— Case Presentation A 16-year-old male junior varsity football player with no reported previous medical history and no history of concussion presented to the emergency depa…

Late in the Game: Concussion, CTE, and the Role of the Neurologist

March 2016—A sports neurology expert shares insights on the science of concussion, common misperceptions about CTE, and the dire need for more education and research funding.

 
 

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