Blogs » Law and Legal Services » Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
 

Blogs

Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
Four Female Athletes in Canada Donate Brains to Science
Return to Blog 

We know that concussion rates for men and women are different and that TNI impacts the male and female brains in different ways. Male athletes have been donating their brains to science for about a decade now for research into exactly what the nature of damage results from a lifetime of professional and high caliber athletics. Now, four female athletes have stepped forward in Canada to donate their brains to research. They hope to give medical experts better insight into the damage they’ve sustained and to develop better prevention and treatment modalities for females with concussion.

Cassie Campbell-Pascal (hockey), Jen Kish (rugby), Fran Rider (hockey), and Karrin Lee-Garner (downhill skiing) have all announced their intention to donate their brains to Toronto Western Hospital’s Canadian Concussion Centre which is focussing their research on the effect of trauma on female brains. The Centre is examining the correlation between repeated concussion and deterioration of brain function. The centre is accepting brain donations from current and retired professional and amateur athletes. They are also seeking donations of people who have sustained repeated concussions. To date the Centre has 44 brains of deceased male athletes.  

Research on women to date suggests that women who participate in contact sports like rugby or hockey suffer higher rates of TBI than males counterparts, and that the recovery time for women is longer. The researchers hope that post-mortem examination of the brains will provide some clues as to why, and will determine whether women suffer CTE at similar rates.

1o things you may not know about concussion

1.       You only need one symptom of concussion to be diagnosed with a concussion.

2.       Women are more susceptible to concussion perhaps due to the unequal neck strength which may prevent whiplash and jiggling.

3.       Wearing a helmet does not prevent concussion. It can protect you from catastrophic brain injury. They do not protect about brain jiggling.

4.       We don’t know where exactly in the brain concussion occurs.

5.       Genetics may play a part in the susceptibility to concussion.

6.       Recent research indicates that adolescents have more severe symptoms and longer recovery from concussion.

7.       X-ray and MRI cannot diagnose concussion.

8.       You don’t need a direct blow to the head to sustain concussion. It can be caused by a blow to the body.

9.       The only treatment for concussion is rest.

10.   Concussion can be caused by sport, car accident, physical assault, blast waves, or falls.

Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 07:37:00 AM EST
 Comments  (0) Post a Comment 
   By Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - Visit Our Business Directory Listing  |   Return to Blog 

Blogs Home   |   Start a Blog   |   Subscribe To Blog
News   |   Announcements   |   Events Calendar
Contact The News Editor   |   News FAQs

 
    <<     June  2018     
S M Tu W Th F S
          1 2
3 5 6 7 8 9
10 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Jump to:

Article Categories
Car Insurance
Community
Disability Law
Personal Injury Law

Recent Articles
Spinal Cord Injury May be Hidden or Obvious
They're testing the ION
Street Racing
Ion Testing is Starting in KW
Four Female Athletes in Canada Donate Brains to Science
What Changes Will Driverless Cars Bring?
Car Accident Victim Benefits Continue to Erode - Find out where the parties stand before you vote
Domestic Violence is A leading Cause of Brain Damage
What to do about poor car accident benefits in Ontario?
Spelling is Important
Resources For People Looking to Keep up Recent Issues in Ontario Trial Law
Testing Autonomous Vehicles Above the Arctic Circle
Uber Stops Testing of Self Driving Cars in Toronto Following Pedestrian Death In Arizona
AVs - Autonomous Vehicles - They Make us Curious and Scare Us
Team Canada an Inspiration at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics
Considerations When Repairing Your Car After a Collision
Tough New Distracted Driving Laws Are On Their Way
Snow Tires Keep You Safer In Snow And Ice - When Should We Take Them Off?
Brain Damage from Concussion is Permanent and Irreversible
Hayley Wickenheiser Donates Brain to Concussion Research

Articles by Month of Posting
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
January 2010