A Call for Science and Common-Sense, Rather than Marketing and Drama, about Concussion and CTE

A fine Editorial Commentary: Carson, A. (2017).Concussion, dementia and CTE: are we getting it very wrong?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Published Online First: 10 April 2017. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-315510
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BOSTON (AP) – New guidance on concussions shows there isn’t enough solid evidence to answer some of parents’ most burning questions about contact sports. That includes what age is safest to start playing them. Pediatric experts in sports medicine, neurology and related fields evaluated and rated three decades of sports concussion-related research. They say recent evidence filled in some blanks. Such as: — Teen girls face higher risks than boys for concussions when playing the same sport by the same rules — Hockey body checking bans reduce concussions in players under 13 — Limiting contac...
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Functional MRI (fMRI) has helped uncover significant differences in brain activity...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows concussion effects last longer than thought fMRI maps show dementia spreading through brain networks MRI finds abnormal brain structures in chronic fatigue syndrome fMRI opens door to chronic fatigue syndrome fMRI finds 2 forms of Gulf War illness
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Conclusions: A previously used algorithm for detecting dementia using VHA administrative data was not supported for use in the younger adult samples and resulted in an unacceptably high number of false positives. Based on these findings, there is concern for possible misclassification in population studies using similar algorithms to identify rates of EOD among veterans. Further, we provide suggestions to develop an enhanced algorithm for more accurate dementia surveillance among younger populations. PMID: 31645200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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This study updates our understanding of concussion patterns in high school sports using injury surveillance data,” he said. “It adds to our existing understanding by providing the most recent ‘time-stamp’ in concussion incidence in high school sports.” The study found trends in concussion rates not only for football but also more than a dozen other sports, including soccer, ice hockey and cheerleading — which were among the sports with the most concussion incidence. The study also found that among all sports, there was only one in which the concussion rate was higher during practice than...
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Conditions:   Healthy;   CVA;   Hemorrhage;   TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury);   Concussion, Brain;   Fibromyalgia;   ABD;   Adhd;   Dementia;   Mci;   Cognitive Impairment;   Cognitive Decline;   MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Intervention:   Other: No intervention, this is a retrospective study. Sponsor:   QuantalX Neuroscience Active, not recruiting
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__________ Industry review boards are needed to protect VR user privacy (World Economic Forum blog): “It seemed like a game when Riley first started the virtual reality (VR) maze … A month after playing the game, Riley was turned down for a new life-insurance policy. Given his excellent health, he couldn’t understand why. Several appeals later, the insurance company disclosed that Riley’s tracking data from the VR maze game revealed behavioral movement patterns often seen among people in the very early stages of dementia … This is a hypothetical situation, but the science of using movements ...
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(Indiana University) A new new cloud-computing web platform created by scientists in the United States, Europe and South America will allow researchers to track data and analyses on the brain, potentially reducing delays in discovery.
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Concussion in older adults is tied to a dramatically increased risk for dementia, but new research suggests statins may mitigate this risk.Medscape Medical News
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MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- Older adults have an increased risk for dementia after concussion, which is modestly reduced among patients using a statin, according to a study published online May 20 in JAMA Neurology. Donald A. Redelmeier, M.D., from the...
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