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New Findings Provide Important Data for Refining Diagnosis
Postmortem analysis of the brains of ten professional athletes with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) provides new insights into the specific types of brain abnormalities associated with this diagnosis, reports a study in the July issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part ofWolters Kluwer Health.
The findings may help to refine the cellular criteria for making the postmortem diagnosis of CTE, provide initial clues as to some possible subytpes, and improve identification of cases. The study was led by Drs. Bennet I. Omalu and Julian Bailes of the Brain Injury Research Institute at West Virginia University.
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“A Celebration of Neurosurgery!” is the theme to this fall’s annual Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting being held in San Francisco from October 16-21. The CNS welcomes those interested to submit an abstract by the April 8 deadline. To submit an abstract go to http://2010.cns.org. Contact the CNS with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Original Science Program comprises three distinct formats: Top Ten Abstracts, the Neurosurgical Forum, and Digital Posters. Irrespective of presentation format, all original science abstracts are also made continuously available and then archived after the meeting as online digital posters.
Early registration fees are still available for the AANS/CNS Section on Pain taking place on April 30, 2010, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The title of this year’s all-day meeting is “Complication Avoidance in the Neurosurgical Pain Patient: How to Make the Situation Better, Not Worse.”
The day’s discussions include psychological assessment of the chronic pain patient, medicolegal issues involving chronic pain patients, intrathecal infusion therapy and complications of neuromodulation.
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons is a world leader in neurosurgical education and innovation. CNS Members benefit from access to all NEUROSURGERY® content as well as premier educational programs and resources aimed at helping them develop critical practice management skills and stay abreast of the latest advancements in neurosurgery.
Members also benefit from valuable networking opportunities, career development resources and representation on critical advocacy issues through our Washington Committee. Through service on its volunteer committees, the CNS members guide the future of neurosurgery while developing their own leadership skills. Learn more about the CNS Membership types or apply today.