Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas

By Jeanne Marie Laskas

Ny instances BESTSELLER • Now an important movie starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, not likely tale of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made probably the most major scientific discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that demanding situations the lifestyles of America’s favourite game and places Omalu within the crosshairs of football’s strongest company: the NFL.

Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the younger forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, whereas reporting a narrative for GQ that might move directly to motivate the motion picture Concussion. Omalu informed her a few day in September 2002, while, in a dingy morgue in downtown Pittsburgh, he picked up a scalpel and made a discovery that will rattle the US in methods he’d by no means meant. Omalu used to be new to the US, chasing the dream, a deeply non secular guy escaping the injuries of civil warfare in Nigeria. The physique at the slab in entrance of him belonged to a fifty-year-old named Mike Webster, aka “Iron Mike,” a corridor of popularity middle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of many maximum ever to play the sport. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. towards the top of his existence, he used to be dwelling out of his van, tasering himself to alleviate his power ache, and solving his rotting the teeth with large Glue. How did this happen?, Omalu requested himself. How did a tender guy like Mike Webster prove like this? the hunt for solutions may switch Omalu’s existence without end and placed him within the crosshairs of 1 of the main robust organisations in the US: the nationwide soccer League. What Omalu chanced on in Webster’s brain—proof that Iron Mike’s psychological deterioration was once no coincidence yet a sickness attributable to blows to the pinnacle which can impact every person taking part in the game—was the only fact the NFL desired to ignore.

Taut, gripping, and gorgeously instructed, Concussion is the stirring tale of 1 not going man’s selection to face as much as a multibillion-dollar colossus, and to inform the area the reality.

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The large atrial mass and high resting vagal tone contribute to the development of AF. Electrolyte abnormalities (particularly K+ depletion) have also been associated with development of AF. g. furosemide (frusemide)). 4 Clinical exercise testing: overview of causes of poor performance Fig. 8 Electrocardiogram (ECG) from a horse with atrial fibrillation. The ECG was obtained at rest and the heart rate was 50 beats/min. For all ECGs, a base apex lead system has been used, and paper speed is 25 mm/s.

In conclusion, the blood lactate response to maximal exercise has limited usefulness as a measure of fitness in horses. However, the blood lactate response to moderate, or submaximal speed exercise, expressed as VLa4 or another similar index, is a useful technique for differentiating poor performers and good performers, and for monitoring the changes in fitness during training programs. Blood lactate measurements in submaximal field tests of fitness in Thoroughbreds A major difficulty with field exercise tests has been control of the exercise performed by the horse.

47. Hanak J, Jahn P, Kabes R, et al. A field study of oxygen consumption and estimated energy expenditure in the exercising horse. Acta Vet Brno 2001; 70:133–139. 48. Attenburrow DP. The development of a radio stethoscope for use in the horse at rest and during exercise. Equine Vet J 1978; 10:14–17. 31 CHAPTER 4 Clinical exercise testing: overview of causes of poor performance Ben B. Martin, Jr, Elizabeth J. Davidson, Mary M. Durando and Eric K. 1,2 Comprehensive testing is often necessary to ascertain the definitive cause of poor performance.

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