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Mild traumatic brain injury: a risk factor for neurodegeneration

Overview of attention for article published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, January 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Mild traumatic brain injury: a risk factor for neurodegeneration
Published in
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/alzrt42
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Brandon E Gavett, Robert A Stern, Robert C Cantu, Christopher J Nowinski, Ann C McKee


Recently, it has become clear that head trauma can lead to a progressive neurodegeneration known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Although the medical literature also implicates head trauma as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, these findings are predominantly based on clinical diagnostic criteria that lack specificity. The dementia that follows head injuries or repetitive mild trauma may be caused by chronic traumatic encephalopathy, alone or in conjunction with other neurodegenerations (for example, Alzheimer's disease). Prospective longitudinal studies of head-injured individuals, with neuropathological verification, will not only improve understanding of head trauma as a risk factor for dementia but will also enhance treatment and prevention of a variety of neurodegenerative diseases.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 266 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 3%
United Kingdom 3 1%
Colombia 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 249 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 45 17%
Researcher 39 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 14%
Student > Master 35 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 19 7%
Other 63 24%
Unknown 27 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 22%
Neuroscience 39 15%
Psychology 37 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 6%
Other 41 15%
Unknown 40 15%

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