Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323544252, 9780323544269

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center Conference

Authors: Andrew Budson Ann Mckee Robert Cantu Robert Stern
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323544252
eBook ISBN: 9780323544269
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 15th August 2017
Page Count: 198

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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.

Table of Contents

1 History of Concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
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


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About the Authors

Andrew Budson

Andrew E. Budson, M.D. is Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, and Director of the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System, Associate Director for Research at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Medical Director of the Boston Center for Memory, located in Newton, Massachusetts. His training included graduating cum laude from Harvard Medical School, being chief resident of the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Residency Program, pursuing a fellowship in dementia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and studying memory as a post-doctoral fellow in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University. Dr. Budson has had government research funding since 1998, receiving a National Research Service Award and a Career Development Award in addition to a Research Project (R01) grant. He has given over 425 local, national, and international grand rounds and other academic talks. He has published over 100 papers, reviews, and book chapters and is a reviewer for more than 40 journals. He has co-authored or edited five books, including Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, the second edition of which has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. He was awarded the Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology in 2008 and the Research Award in Geriatric Neurology in 2009, both from the American Academy of Neurology. His current research uses the techniques of experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience to understand memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In his memory disorders clinic at the VA Boston Healthcare System he treats patients while teaching fellows, residents, and medical students. He also sees patients in Newton at the Boston Center for Memory

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology and Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Newton, MA Newton U.S.A

Ann Mckee

Robert Cantu

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Neurosurgery Service, Director, Service of Sports Medicine, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA, Medical Director, National Center for Catastrophic, Sports Injury Research, Chapel Hill, NC

Robert Stern

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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