Alteration of Default Mode Network in High School Football Athletes Due to Repetitive Subconcussive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

@article{Abbas2015AlterationOD,
  title={Alteration of Default Mode Network in High School Football Athletes Due to Repetitive Subconcussive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study},
  author={Kausar Abbas and Trey E. Shenk and Victoria N. Poole and Evan L. Breedlove and Larry J. Leverenz and Eric A. Nauman and Thomas M. Talavage and Meghan E. Robinson},
  journal={Brain connectivity},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={91-101}
}
Long-term neurological damage as a result of head trauma while playing sports is a major concern for football athletes today. Repetitive concussions have been linked to many neurological disorders. Recently, it has been reported that repetitive subconcussive events can be a significant source of accrued damage. Since football athletes can experience hundreds of subconcussive hits during a single season, it is of utmost importance to understand their effect on brain health in the short and long… CONTINUE READING
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