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What boxing tells us about repetitive head trauma and the brain

Overview of attention for article published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, January 2013
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Title
What boxing tells us about repetitive head trauma and the brain
Published in
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/alzrt177
Pubmed ID
Authors

Charles Bernick, Sarah Banks

Abstract

Boxing and other combat sports may serve as a human model to study the effects of repetitive head trauma on brain structure and function. The initial description of what is now known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was reported in boxers in 1928. In the ensuing years, studies examining boxers have described the clinical features of CTE, its relationship to degree of exposure to fighting, and an array of radiologic findings. The field has been hampered by issues related to study design, lack of longitudinal follow-up, and absence of agreed-upon clinical criteria for CTE. A recently launched prospective cohort study of professional fighters, the Professional Fighters Brain Health Study, attempts to overcome some of the problems in studying fighters. Here, we review the cross-sectional results from the first year of the project.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 83 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 16 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 17%
Sports and Recreations 11 13%
Psychology 11 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 10%
Neuroscience 8 10%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 20 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 April 2021.
All research outputs
#952,132
of 21,420,768 outputs
Outputs from Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
#105
of 1,106 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,121
of 303,864 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
#6
of 35 outputs
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