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Balanced reporting of sports head injuries – ScienceDaily



A group of more than 60 leading international neuroscientists, including Mark Herceg's neuroscientist at Northwell Health Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and a member of the Finstein Institute of Medical Research, today published a correspondence in Lancet Neurology, which require a balance when considering the sport-related chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) injury. CTE is a type of dementia associated with recurrent shock, and is associated with various contact sports such as boxing, football, American football and rugby.

Although CTE is usually included in the news media and is being discussed among peers, the medical community is just beginning to understand how to recognize the disease, but no guidance has yet been found on how to assess its severity.

"At present, we have no clear understanding of the relationship between CTE pathology and some specific symptoms," Dr. Herceg noted. "It is important to note to the general public that CTE is at an early stage of scientific and medical understanding with many important aspects of the disease to be established."

"Dr. Herceg and his colleague's CTE's research are timely and impressive as an important step forward towards a clearer definition of the risk and spread of this important syndrome," said Kevin J., Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Finstein Institute.

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  1. William Stewart, Karen Alinson, Safar Al Sara, Corbin Bachmayer, Karen Barlow, Antonio Bellley, Mark P Burns, Alan Carson, Fiona Crawford, Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Ramon Diaz-Arratia, Edward Dixon, Brian L. Edlow Scott Ferguson, Bruce Fish, Rebecca D. Folkert, Steve Gentleman, Christopher Giza, M Sean Grady, Adele Helm, Mark Herceg, Janis L. Holton, David Howell, Peter J. Hutchinson, Diego Ikonom, Juan E Iglesias, Milos Ikonomovich , Victoria E Johnson, Dirk Keane, Julia K Koffler, Vassilis E Kolyatzos, Edward B Li, Harvey Levin, Jonathan Liffsic, Helen Ling, David J Loew Seth Love, Andrew I. R. Maas, Nicklas Markland, Christina L Master, Damien M Makalveni David U Maine, David K ​​Menon, J. Thomas. Johnny Troyanovski, Catherine Urancar, Robert Wink, Cheryl Wellington, Elizabeth A Wild, Lindsay Wilson, Catherine Williams, Elizabeth Moufsson, Joseph Ooh, Keith Yeats, Douglas Smith. Primum non nocere: call for CTE reporting balance, Lancet Neurology, 2019; 18 (3): 231 DOI: 10.1016 / S1474-4422 (19) 30020-1

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Northwell Health. (2019, February 12). Balanced reporting of sports head injuries. ScienceDaily, Received on February 12, 2019 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190212190915.htm

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