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Soccer, CTE, and the Cultural Representation of Dementia

Dominic Malcolm

television commentator. Combining testimony from former players and their families, neuroscientists, and sports administrators, Shearer’s quest was to explore the evidence for a link between soccer—that is, football in the United Kingdom—and dementia—specifically, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE

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CTE, Media, and the NFL: Framing a Public Health Crisis as a Football Epidemic

Yoon Heo

By Travis R. Bell, Janelle Applequist, and Christian Dotson-Pierson. Published 2019 by Lexington Books , Lanham, MD. $90.00 . 182 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4985-7056-5 CTE, Media, and the NFL: Framing a Public Health Crisis as a Football Epidemic serves as an intriguing introduction to a mysterious

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Is the Sky Falling? The Persistent Effects of Concussion

Steven P. Broglio

Sport concussion has been thrust into the national spotlight with growing concern over both the acute and chronic risk for injury. While much has been learned and applied to medical practice in the previous decade, how the injury may affect individuals years later remains largely unknown. The opaqueness of the unknown has led some to ask if certain sports should be banned. Without immediate answers, what is currently known must be extrapolated and the risks and benefits of sport participation must be balanced.

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Sport-Related-Concussions Pilot Study: Athletic Training Students’ Media Use and Perceptions of Media Coverage

Tywan G. Martin, Jessica Wallace, Young Ik Suh, Kysha Harriell, and Justin Tatman

in American football or other contact sports causes a neurodegenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). One such report revealed that from 2002 to 2009, 17 retired National Football League (NFL) players suffered from CTE, which is believed to be caused by repeated blows

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From Concussion to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review

Roya Saffary, Lawrence S. Chin, and Robert C. Cantu

Sports-related activities account for an estimated 10% of head and spinal cord injuries. In recent years, concussion in particular has garnered more interest in the medical field as well as the media. Reports of athletes suffering from long-term cognitive deficits and Parkinsonian symptoms have sparked concern in a disease process that has often been underestimated or ignored. As more reports surface, the desperate need for a better understanding of the neuropathology has been made clear. In addition to the concern for acute injury, long-term sequelae such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are feared consequences of concussive injuries. Research studies have shown significant overlap in the neuropathology between CTE and chronic neurodegenerative processes such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In particular, tau protein deposition has been found to be present in both disease processes and may play an important part in the clinical findings observed. The present review discusses concussion and our current understanding of pathological findings that may underlie the clinical features associated with concussive injuries and resulting chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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Comparative Strength and Endurance Parameters of the Craniocervical and Cervicothoracic Extensors and Flexors in Females With and Without Idiopathic Neck Pain

Shaun O’Leary, Carlijn Hoogma, Øystein Molland Solberg, Sara Sundberg, Ashley Pedler, and Luke Van Wyk

) ratios derived between the 4 test directions using this dynamometry method (craniocervical extension [CCE], craniocervical flexion [CCF], cervicothoracic extension [CTE], and cervicothoracic flexion [CTF]) 29 may shed light on the uniformity of muscle impairments in neck disorders. Specifically, if the

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The Road to Becoming a World Champion in Futsal

Bruno Travassos, Jorge Braz, José L. Mendes, Pedro Palas, Manuel Rodrigues, Jorge Silvério, and João Brito

/contextual factors or chronic effects considering the sum of sleep and fatigue (CTE). Procedures of Analysis, Training Monitoring, and Data Visualization To report training structure, the percentage of volume of training, exercise structure, and area of play was used. Descriptive statistics (mean [SD], min and max

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Differential Effect of Recurrent Concussions on Symptom Clusters in Sport Concussion Assessment Tool

Jian Chen, Bruce Oddson, and Heather C. Gilbert

concussions. The results of neuropsychological testing have indicated that cognitive deficits may linger long after symptoms have resolved. 15 – 18 Progressive changes in a concussed brain may lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that results in manifestation of symptoms years even decades after

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American Tackle Football, Brain Trauma, and the Ethical Implications of Cultural Coercion

Adam Berg

American Medical Association , one of the elite scientific journals in the world. According to this study, the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was posthumously discovered in 177 of 202 deceased football players. Each of these 202 subjects donated their brain for examination

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“They Just See Guys as Bodies”: Assessing Credibility of Injury Communication in the National Football League

David Cassilo and Joseph McGlynn

the brains of 111 former NFL players, and 110 showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)—a progressive degenerative disease linked to memory loss, depression, suicidality, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia ( Mez et al., 2017 ). In comparison to the general population, ex-NFL players also