Navigation Links
Brain autopsies of 4 former football players reveal not all get chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Date:7/26/2011

, 67, who died in October 2010, suffered from dementia and lung cancer. The autopsies were performed by Dr. Lili-Naz Hazrati, a neuropathologist in the Laboratory Medicine Program at the University Health Network.

"While both of these men appeared to have pathological signs of CTE, they also suffered from other serious neurological and vascular related diseases," said Dr. Hazrati. "Right now we have more questions than answers about the relationship between repeated concussions and late brain degeneration. For example, we are still trying to understand why these two players acquired CTE and the other two did not."

Mary Kuntz, wife of the late Bobby Kuntz, donated his brain to the Canadian Sports Concussion Project at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre and believes the more players who donate their brains, the better the chances of helping future athletes.

"We've always had questions about Bob's health, because there were so many conflicting medical opinions," said Mary Kuntz. "We knew there must have been some effect from all of the concussions over the years, and this was an affirmation that concussions did have a part in his health problems.

"Young players should know the risks of concussions. When you are young, you can't believe what can happen to you when you are older, but we have lived though it. What is good about this study is that there will be more evidence and information for players."

"We were very happy to be involved in this and it has brought us a sense of closure."

The Canadian Sports Concussion Project at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre is organized by a team of concussion experts including Dr. Charles Tator and Dr. Richard Wennberg and scientists from several other Canadian institutions. The focus of the project is to further our understanding of how concussions affect the brain.

"There are still so many unanswered questions surrounding concussion and the long-term consequences of
'/>"/>

Contact: Nadia Daniell-Colarossi
nadia.daniell-colarossi@uhn.on.ca
416-603-5294
University Health Network
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Human Brains Wired to Empathize, Study Finds
2. Brain connectivity disrupted in patients with post-concussive syndrome
3. UCSF study highlights success of brain surgery for severe epilepsy
4. Drug improves brain function in condition that leads to Alzheimers
5. More Evidence That Exercise May Keep The Brain Sharp
6. Study shows new evidence of age-related decline in the brains master circadian clock
7. Does Meditation Boost Brain Health?
8. Single traumatic brain injury may prompt long-term neurodegeneration
9. Ex-NFL Players May Face Higher Brain Damage Risk, Study Says
10. Binge Drinking May Impair Teen Brain Development
11. Abnormal brain ultrasounds in premature infants indicate future risk of psychiatric disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2015)... Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 ... has selected The Delray Recovery Center as one of ... Center is known in the addiction treatment field for ... staff members to innovate and to continue their educational ... a positive workplace environment, never forgetting their purpose – ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... ZoomCare, the Portland-based innovator of on-demand healthcare ... its new healthcare insurance to individuals and small businesses ... System is the nation’s first health insurance system built ... Personal Health Insurance was ZoomCare’s first such filing including ... to review and regulation by the Oregon Insurance Division. ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Jusuru International has been awarded the prestigious ... its flagship nutritional supplement, Liquid BioCell™ Life, and the ... new logo, new packaging, new products, and new messaging. ... identify and promote programs that serve as examples of ... Jusuru International for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 2015 Hope For The Warriors® thanks ... For The Warriors® and military families. All American Ford ... For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring ... restoring hope for our service members and our military ... Ford collected and matched small autograph fee from fans ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Colorado (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 As ... States approaches its 18-month anniversary, many people in the ... been achieved. , According the latest annual report by ... expanded 74 percent in 2014, and reached nearly $3 ... America’s decades-long love affair with cannabis, combined with the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Delray Recovery Center Named 2015 Top Workplace 2Health News:ZoomCare Applies to be on Oregon Exchange 2Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 2Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 3Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 4Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 5Health News:All American Ford Presents Donation to Nonprofit Hope For The Warriors 2Health News:Colorado cannabis dispensary owner credits employees for successful “420” retail sales figures 2Health News:Colorado cannabis dispensary owner credits employees for successful “420” retail sales figures 3
... Feb. 12 Bunker Hill Community College is ... held a series of events on National Wear Red Day ... disease is the leading cause of death in women. Stickers ... campaign - were handed out to the entire College community, ...
... Feb. 12 Medicare now pays for treatments deemed ... that and apply a cost-effectiveness standard set by a ... Research.The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board ... This British board approves or rejects treatments using a ...
... as likely to show early damage, and study says it,s likely ... who consume two or more cans of soda pop daily are ... evidence of kidney disease, according to a U.S. study. , But ... pop or for people who drink diet soda. , The researchers ...
... Slumdog Millionaire show the challenges facing the polio eradication ... Oscar-watchers are getting a short course in polio eradication ... show the status of this paralyzing disease in India ... virus has not been stopped. The Final Inch, ...
... ISTA ), today announced it will release fourth quarter and ... a conference call to discuss these results and provide a pipeline ... Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009, ... Internet: www.istavision.com, Domestic dial-in: 866-730-5766, ...
... who as children got radiation treatment for Hodgkin,s disease are ... cancer, according to findings from five institutions, including the University ... higher the risk, researchers report. These women are also likely ... is always to get rid of the cancer. Our second ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates 'Wear Red Day' 2Health News:2 or More Sodas a Day Boost Women's Kidney Risks 2Health News:Oscar Nominated Films Raise Polio Awareness 2Health News:Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk 2Health News:Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk 3
(Date:4/30/2015)... April 30, 2015  Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR ... to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today ... Lynch 2015 Healthcare Conference on Thursday, May 14. ... Executive Officer, will provide an update on the company, ... Eastern Daylight Time). The presentation will be ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX ) announced today financial ... were $4.8 million and net loss was $4.9 million ... compared to total revenues of $6.3 million and net ... March 31, 2014.At March 31, 2015, we had cash ... investments of $34.9 million at December 31, 2014.  Subsequent ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... Company plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that Perrigo ... at the 2015 Deutsche Bank 40 th Annual Healthcare Conference ... Hotel in Boston , MA.  ... Joseph C. Papa will present at the Bank of America ... 12, 2015 at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Thoratec Presentation At Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Healthcare Conference To Be Webcast 2DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 2DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 3DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 4DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 5DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 6DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 7DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 8DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 9Perrigo Company To Present At Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 2Perrigo Company To Present At Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 3
... - Results Presented at Endocrine Society,s 90th Annual ... June 16 ,Bionovo Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI ) ... elements important in developing drugs for breast cancer ... Endocrine Society,s,90th Annual Meeting, showed that the new ...
... Metabolex, Inc., a,biopharmaceutical company focused on the ... treatment of metabolic diseases,announced today that it has ... MBX-8025 in overweight or obese patients with high ... designed to assess the drug,s,effect on dyslipidemia and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bionovo Discovers New Estrogen Regulatory Elements for Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis Drugs 2Bionovo Discovers New Estrogen Regulatory Elements for Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis Drugs 3Metabolex Completes Patient Enrollment in Phase 2 Trial of MBX-8025 for Treatment of Dyslipidemia 2
Otoscope with 4X magnification lens, swivellable to both sides, with removable cover glass to insert external instruments. Sealed system allowing for pneumatic otoscopy. 2.5V halogen source....
Designed for instrumentation under magnification. Both lens and speculum can be swivelled. Open construction to allow access and examination under magnification and illumination....
Pocket-sized instrument, powered by two AA-sized alkaline batteries. Built-in throat illuminator, rectangular viewing lens for instrumentation under magnification....
Provides 30% more magnification and twice the field of view. Adjustable focus....
Medicine Products: