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Browsing Archive: April, 2014

Concussion biomarkers - The new brain 'troponins'?

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, In : Clinical topics 

My thanks to Rik Hagen for the heads up on this article on a trial of brain injury biomarkers; specifically neuron-specific enolase (NSE), S100 calcium-binding protein (S100-B) nad total tau protein (T-tau).

Now, I can hear your eyelids closing already, but stick with me on this because it may be an indicator of future directions, both in terms of how we approach concussion in sport and perhaps for the level of expectation that is placed on the abilities of medics providing cover at sporting e...

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Podcast 7 released

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, In : Podcasts 
Last week I put up a podcast recorded at the smaccGOLD conference with John Hinds (Irish Anesthetist, Intensivist, Prehospitalist and Road Racing doctor) and Brent May (Australian Anesthetist, Prehospitalist and Motorsport doctor). We discussed the hazards of providing medical cover at long distance events, the differences between circuit and closed public road motorbike events and some injury patterns to be aware of.

Podcast 7 - Irish road racing and Australian circuits with John Hinds and Br...
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