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2022 Jun 24

Neurol Sci

Incipient chronic traumatic encephalopathy in active American football players: neuropsychological assessment and brain perfusion measures.


Querzola G, Lovati C, Laganà MM, Pirastru A, Baglio F, Pantoni L
Neurol Sci. 2022 Jun 24.
PMID: 35750948.


Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative disease caused by repetitive traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because CTE can be definitely diagnosed only post-mortem, it would be important to explore clinical and radiological correlates of CTE and TBI. The aims of this study were to assess (1) the relationship between the neuropsychological profile of active American football players and the traumatic load; (2) whether traumatic brain injury associated with American football activity has a specific cerebral perfusion pattern; and (3) whether this perfusion pattern correlates with neuropsychological performances.