Connectome Analysis of the Nigrostriatal Neuronal Tract after Blast TBI
C E Dixon
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October 2020 -
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Military personnel deployed to the wars in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom; OEF) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom; OIF) are at high risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from exposures to a blast (bTBI) and other types of head injuries. Furthermore, exposure to blast waves from firing shoulder-fired weapons can affect the brain, even during training. TBI of all severities can result in chronic post-deployment disturbances of cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical fun...