Association between recurrent concussion and late-life cognitive impairment in retired professional football players.

@article{Guskiewicz2005AssociationBR,
  title={Association between recurrent concussion and late-life cognitive impairment in retired professional football players.},
  author={K M Guskiewicz and Stephen William Marshall and Julian Bailes and M McCrea and Robert C. Cantu and Christopher Randolph and Barry D. Jordan},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          719-26; discussion 719-26
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Cerebral concussion is common in collision sports such as football, yet the chronic neurological effects of recurrent concussion are not well understood. The purpose of our study was to investigate the association between previous head injury and the likelihood of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease in a unique group of retired professional football players with previous head injury exposure. METHODS A general health questionnaire was completed by 2552… CONTINUE READING
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