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
eBook ISBN: 9780323544269
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323544252
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 Author

Andrew Budson

Affiliations and Expertise

Neurology Service, Section of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Alzheimer’s Disease Center & Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; The Boston Center for Memory, Newton, MA; The Memory Clinic, Bennington, VT

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 and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center (one of only 29 Alzheimer’s disease centers funded by the National Institutes of Health or NIH). 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 investigator of a recently awarded $16 million NIH grant for a multi-center study to develop methods of diagnosing CTE during life, as well as examining potential risk factors of the disease (including genetic and head impact exposure). Dr. Stern’s other major areas of funded research include the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the cognitive effects of chemotherapy in the elderly. Dr. Stern has also published on various aspects of cognitive assessment and is the senior author of many widely used neuropsychological tests, including the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB). He has received several NIH and other national grants, has over 250 publications, and is a Fellow of both the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is on several journal editorial boards and is the Chair of the Advisory Council to the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He is a member of the Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee of the NFL Players Association, as well as the medical advisory boards of biotech/pharma companies. Dr. Stern is a clinician, educator, and mentor. He has testified before the US Senate Special Committee on Aging and he appears frequently in national and international print and broadcast media for his work on CTE and AD. He was recently ranked #7 in USA Today’s list of “The NFL's 100 Most Important People.”

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology, Clinical Core Director, BU Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA