Get a thorough, expert overview of the many key facets of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) with this concise, practical resource by Drs. Andrew E. Budson, Ann C. McKee, Robert C. Cantu, and Robert A. Stern. This easy-to-read reference is based on lectures from Boston University's Alzheimer's Disease Center's November 2016 two-day conference on CTE.
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2 Pathology of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
3 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Criteria
4 Biomechanics of Head Trauma
5 Mechanisms of Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Acute and Chronic Effects of Blast Exposure
6 Family Panel Discussion
7 Genetics of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
8 Comorbid Pathology in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
9 Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
10 Fluid Biomarkers for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
11 Toward Imaging Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
12 From Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Biomarkers to Therapeutics: What We Need to Know to Design Clinical Trials
13 Athlete Panel Discussion
Mckee, Ann C
Cantu, Robert C. Chief, Neurosurgery Service, Director, Service of Sports Medicine, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA, Medical Director, National Center for Catastrophic, Sports Injury Research, Chapel Hill, NC.
Stern, Robert A. Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology; Clinical Core Director, BU Alzheimer's Disease; Director of Clinical Research, BU CTE Center; Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
Dr. Robert Stern is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer's Disease Center, and Director of Clinical Research for the BU CTE Center. A major focus of his research involves the long-term effects of repetitive head impacts in athletes, including the neurodegenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He is the lead co-principal investigator of the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project, a 7-year NIH-funded multi-center, longitudinal study to develop methods of diagnosing CTE during life as well as examining potential risk factors of the disease. Dr. Stern's other major area of funded research includes the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. He has also published on various aspects of cognitive assessment and is the senior author of many widely used neuropsychological tests. He has received numerous NIH and other national grants and he is a Fellow of both the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.