Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who has been at the forefront of bringing the issue of CTE to the general public, diagnosed Webster with the disease. Omalu’s finding was mostly ignored by the NFL until active player Chris Henry was diagnosed with CTE in 2009.Feb 7, 2020
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Typical symptoms of CTE include: short-term memory loss – such as asking the same question several times, or having difficulty remembering names or phone numbers. changes in mood – such as frequent mood swings, depression, and feeling increasingly anxious, frustrated or agitated.
At present, CTE can be diagnosed only by direct examination of the brain during an autopsy. “Having an MRI-based technique for detecting this pattern of brain changes would help us a lot in assessing the brain health of athletes and others with histories of concussions,” said Dr.Aug 23, 2016
Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist at the Boston University School of Medicine, studied the brains of 202 American football players. Through autopsies, she and her colleagues found that, of the 111 brains belonging to players in the National Football League, 110 of them showed CTE — more than 99 percent.May 1, 2020