Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (Cte)

(Dementia pugilistica)

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain, which can occur after repeated head trauma or Expolsionsverletzungen.

Dementia pugilistica, identified in boxers in the 1920s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a newer term, are probably the same error. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy has been studied extensively. It occurs with some retired professional football players and other athletes who had repeated head trauma and some soldiers with brain damage as a result of head injuries noise trauma.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain, which can occur after repeated head trauma or Expolsionsverletzungen. Dementia pugilistica, identified in boxers in the 1920s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a newer term, are probably the same error. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy has been studied extensively. It occurs with some retired professional football players and other athletes who had repeated head trauma and some soldiers with brain damage as a result of head injuries noise trauma. Why only certain people, the repeated head trauma suffered, develop a chronic traumatic encephalopathy and what are the risks to develop this for different frequent head injuries (eg., How many, what strength) currently is not known. About 3% of the athletes who had several (even seemingly small) concussions, develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Pathologically, chronic traumatic encephalopathy is characterized by the deposition of hyperphosphorylated tau protein and neurofibrillary tangles, most noticeable in the perivascular spaces, cortical sulcus depths and subpial and periventricular areas. Symptoms and signs Initial symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy usually contain ? 1 of the following: mood disorder: depression, irritability and / or hopelessness behavioral problems: impulsiveness, explosiveness and / or aggression Cognitive impairment: memory impairment, executive dysfunction and / or dementia Motor disturbances : parkinsonism, ataxia and / or dysarthria There are two different clinical courses: mood disorders and behavioral problems develop in young adulthood (for example, during the 30 years of the patient.) and cognitive impairment later. The cognitive impairment develops later in life (for example, in the 60 years of the patient), and mood swings and behavioral disorders may develop after cognitive impairment. Diagnosis Clinical Criteria The criteria for the clinical diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy include the following: Back Lying head trauma symptoms and signs associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy in accordance Lack of a more probable explanation of the clinical findings These criteria are also used in research. The results of routine imaging techniques such as CT or MRI are usually normal. Currently, there are no objective, validated in vivo biomarker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy. A definitive diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy is based on neuropathological examination during the autopsy. Therapy Supportive tests There is no specific treatment. Supportive care as with other forms of dementia. can help. For example, the environment should be bright, friendly and familiar, and it should be designed so that an orientation is reinforced (eg. As placement of large clocks and calendars in the room). Measures to ensure the safety of the patient (eg., Signal monitoring systems for patients who walk) should be initiated. Prevention Preventive measures are the most important intervention. As a chronic traumatic encephalopathy is typically caused by repeated head injuries, is people who had a concussion advised to rest and gradually sports activities resume. Those with multiple concussions need to be advised about the risks of continued participation in draws.

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