New web-based tool accelerates research on conditions such as dementia, sports concussion

(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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Researchers at the University of Toronto found elderly people who received the drug after a hit to the head were 13 percent less likely to develop dementia then those who didn't.
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Interview with Donald A. Redelmeier, MD, FRCPC, MSHSR, FACP, author of Association Between Statin Use and Risk of Dementia After a Concussion
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(JAMA Network) Concussion is a common brain injury. This observational study of nearly 29,000 adults (66 and older) diagnosed with concussion examined whether statin use was associated with risk of long-term dementia after a concussion.
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This large extended population-based double cohort study tests whether statin use is associated with an increased or decreased risk of subsequent dementia after a concussion among older adults.
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, where 1.4 million people sustain a TBI annually and 3 to 5 million are currently living with a TBI-associated disability. Concussions are a common component of TBI. Severe TBI, such as events that involve a loss of consciousness, has received a lot of attention; it is known that athletes who experience a high rate of these events have an increased risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. What is less known is the short-term and long-term effects of events that do not involve a loss of consciousness. One of the most feared long-term...
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(Reuters Health) - Levels of a protein called tau in spinal fluid may help predict which former pro athletes with multiple concussions will end up with long lasting effects from their history of jolts to the brain, a new study suggests.
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In this study, we assessed the relationship of ΔHR (difference between resting HR and HRt) and recovery from SRC. Using a retrospective cohort design, we compared acutely (30 days) in RG (p = 0.01) and PG (p = 0.04). A ΔHR of ≤50 bpm on the BCTT is 73% sensitive and 78% specific for predicting prolonged recovery in concussed adolescents who were prescribed the current standard of care (i.e., cognitive and physical rest). Introduction Sport-related concussion (SRC), a type of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is a significant public health concern (1, 2). Concussion is defined as reversible neurolog...
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Conclusion: Financial compensation was related to victims' long-term severity of impairment, although some extreme cases with severe disability were granted very poor compensation. Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs at a high incidence with more than 50 million people sustaining a TBI each year worldwide (1). Related to this, people with TBI are frequently involved in a litigation with claim compensation proceedings because another person was partly or wholly at fault for causing the injury, in particular in the context of road traffic accidents. While lawsuits after TBI are frequent, research...
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