publication . Article . Other literature type . 2006

neurochemical aftermath of amateur boxing

H. Zetterberg; M. A. Hietala; M. Jonsson; N. Andreasen; E. Styrud; I. Karlsson; A. Edman; C. Popa; A. Rasulzada; L. O. Wahlund; ...
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2006 Journal: Archives of Neurology, volume 63, page 1,277 (issn: 0003-9942, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Little solid information is available on the possible risks for neuronal injury in amateur boxing. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether amateur boxing and severity of hits are associated with elevated levels of biochemical markers for neuronal injury in cerebrospinal fluid. DESIGN: Longitudinal study. SETTING: Referral center specializing in evaluation of neurodegenerative disorders. PARTICIPANTS: Fourteen amateur boxers (11 men and three women) and 10 healthy male nonathletic control subjects. INTERVENTIONS: The boxers underwent lumbar puncture 7–10 days and 3 months after a bout. The control subjects underwent LP once. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Neurofilame...
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Medical Subject Headings: human activities
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