A nonspecific term used to describe transient alterations or loss of consciousness following closed head injuries. The duration of UNCONSCIOUSNESS generally lasts a few seconds, but may persist for several hours. Concussions may be classified as mild, intermediate, and severe. Prolonged periods of unconsciousness (often defined as greater than 6 hours in duration) may be referred to as post-traumatic coma (COMA, POST-HEAD INJURY). (From Rowland, Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p418)
Injuries incurred during participation in competitive or non-competitive sports.
A game in which two parties of players provided with curved or hooked sticks seek to drive a ball or puck through opposite goals. This applies to either ice hockey or field hockey.
A competitive team sport played on a rectangular field. This is the American or Canadian version of the game and also includes the form known as rugby. It does not include non-North American football (= SOCCER).
The organic and psychogenic disturbances observed after closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED). Post-concussion syndrome includes subjective physical complaints (i.e. headache, dizziness), cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. These disturbances can be chronic, permanent, or late emerging.
Personal devices for protection of heads from impact, penetration from falling and flying objects, and from limited electric shock and burn.
Acute and chronic (see also BRAIN INJURIES, CHRONIC) injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, CEREBELLUM, and BRAIN STEM. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY or COMA, POST-TRAUMATIC. Localized injuries may be associated with NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HEMIPARESIS, or other focal neurologic deficits.
Devices or pieces of equipment placed in or around the mouth or attached to instruments to protect the external or internal tissues of the mouth and the teeth.
Individuals who have developed skills, physical stamina and strength or participants in SPORTS or other physical activities.
The field of medicine concerned with physical fitness and the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in exercise and sports activities.
Loss of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment combined with markedly reduced responsiveness to environmental stimuli. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp344-5)
Equipment required for engaging in a sport (such as balls, bats, rackets, skis, skates, ropes, weights) and devices for the protection of athletes during their performance (such as masks, gloves, mouth pieces).
Traumatic injuries to the cranium where the integrity of the skull is not compromised and no bone fragments or other objects penetrate the skull and dura mater. This frequently results in mechanical injury being transmitted to intracranial structures which may produce traumatic brain injuries, hemorrhage, or cranial nerve injury. (From Rowland, Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p417)
A two-person sport in which the fists are skillfully used to attack and defend.
Conditions characterized by persistent brain damage or dysfunction as sequelae of cranial trauma. This disorder may result from DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY; INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; BRAIN EDEMA; and other conditions. Clinical features may include DEMENTIA; focal neurologic deficits; PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE; AKINETIC MUTISM; or COMA.
Changes in the amounts of various chemicals (neurotransmitters, receptors, enzymes, and other metabolites) specific to the area of the central nervous system contained within the head. These are monitored over time, during sensory stimulation, or under different disease states.
Systems for assessing, classifying, and coding injuries. These systems are used in medical records, surveillance systems, and state and national registries to aid in the collection and reporting of trauma.
Neoplasms of the intracranial components of the central nervous system, including the cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, hypothalamus, thalamus, brain stem, and cerebellum. Brain neoplasms are subdivided into primary (originating from brain tissue) and secondary (i.e., metastatic) forms. Primary neoplasms are subdivided into benign and malignant forms. In general, brain tumors may also be classified by age of onset, histologic type, or presenting location in the brain.
Traumatic injuries involving the cranium and intracranial structures (i.e., BRAIN; CRANIAL NERVES; MENINGES; and other structures). Injuries may be classified by whether or not the skull is penetrated (i.e., penetrating vs. nonpenetrating) or whether there is an associated hemorrhage.
Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.
A game in which a round inflated ball is advanced by kicking or propelling with any part of the body except the hands or arms. The object of the game is to place the ball in opposite goals.
An increase in the rate of speed.
Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.
Activities in which participants learn self-defense mainly through the use of hand-to-hand combat. Judo involves throwing an opponent to the ground while karate (which includes kung fu and tae kwon do) involves kicking and punching an opponent.
Application of computer programs designed to assist the physician in solving a diagnostic problem.
Detailed account or statement or formal record of data resulting from empirical inquiry.
An imprecise term which may refer to a sense of spatial disorientation, motion of the environment, or lightheadedness.
A sport consisting of hand-to-hand combat between two unarmed contestants seeking to pin or press each other's shoulders to the ground.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.
General or unspecified injuries to the neck. It includes injuries to the skin, muscles, and other soft tissues of the neck.
A bibliographic database that includes MEDLINE as its primary subset. It is produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. PubMed, which is searchable through NLM's Web site, also includes access to additional citations to selected life sciences journals not in MEDLINE, and links to other resources such as the full-text of articles at participating publishers' Web sites, NCBI's molecular biology databases, and PubMed Central.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
"The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.
The premier bibliographic database of the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. MEDLINE® (MEDLARS Online) is the primary subset of PUBMED and can be searched on NLM's Web site in PubMed or the NLM Gateway. MEDLINE references are indexed with MEDICAL SUBJECT HEADINGS (MeSH).
Eating an excess amount of food in a short period of time, as seen in the disorder of BULIMIA NERVOSA. It is caused by an abnormal craving for food, or insatiable hunger also known as "ox hunger".
The upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs.
A series of actions, sometimes symbolic actions which may be associated with a behavior pattern, and are often indispensable to its performance.
A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.
Carbon monoxide (CO). A poisonous colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It combines with hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin, which has no oxygen carrying capacity. The resultant oxygen deprivation causes headache, dizziness, decreased pulse and respiratory rates, unconsciousness, and death. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward.
Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
Any of several carnivores in the family CANIDAE, that possess erect ears and long bushy tails and are smaller than WOLVES. They are classified in several genera and found on all continents except Antarctica.
In invertebrate zoology, a lateral lobe of the FOREBRAIN in certain ARTHROPODS. In vertebrate zoology, either of the corpora bigemina of non-mammalian VERTEBRATES. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1329)
Prominent lobed neuropils found in ANNELIDA and all ARTHROPODS except crustaceans. They are thought to be involved in olfactory learning and memory.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
The science of designing, building or equipping mechanical devices or artificial environments to the anthropometric, physiological, or psychological requirements of the people who will use them.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The regulatory elements of an OPERON to which activators or repressors bind thereby effecting the transcription of GENES in the operon.
Prospective patient listings for appointments or treatments.
Input/output devices designed to receive data in an environment associated with the job to be performed, and capable of transmitting entries to, and obtaining output from, the system of which it is a part. (Computer Dictionary, 4th ed.)
Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively.

MR line scan diffusion imaging of the brain in children. (1/303)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: MR imaging of the self-diffusion of water has become increasingly popular for the early detection of cerebral infarction in adults. The purpose of this study was to evaluate MR line scan diffusion imaging (LSDI) of the brain in children. METHODS: LSDI was performed in four volunteers and 12 patients by using an effective TR/TE of 2736/89.4 and a maximum b value of 450 to 600 s/mm2 applied in the x, y, and z directions. In the volunteers, single-shot echo planar imaging of diffusion (EPID) was also performed. The patients (10 boys and two girls) ranged in age from 2 days to 16 years (average age, 6.6 years). Diagnoses included acute cerebral infarction, seizure disorder, posttraumatic confusion syndrome, complicated migraine, residual astrocytoma, encephalitis, hypoxia without cerebral infarction, cerebral contusion, and conversion disorder. In all patients, routine spin-echo images were also acquired. Trace images and apparent diffusion coefficient maps were produced for each location scanned with LSDI. RESULTS: In the volunteers, LSDI showed less chemical-shift and magnetic-susceptibility artifact and less geometric distortion than did EPID. LSDI was of diagnostic quality in all studies. Diffusion abnormalities were present in five patients. Restricted diffusion was present in the lesions of the three patients with acute cerebral infarction. Mildly increased diffusion was present in the lesions of encephalitis and residual cerebellar astrocytoma. No diffusion abnormalities were seen in the remaining seven children. CONCLUSION: LSDI is feasible in children, provides high-quality diffusion images with less chemical-shift and magnetic-susceptibility artifact and less geometric distortion than does EPID, and complements the routine MR examination.  (+info)

Remediation of attention deficits in head injury. (2/303)

Head injury is associated with psychological sequelae which impair the patient's psychosocial functioning. Information processing, attention and memory deficits are seen in head injuries of all severity. We attempted to improve deficits of focused, sustained and divided attention. The principle of overlapping sources of attention resource pools was utilised in devising the remediation programme. Tasks used simple inexpensive materials. Four head injured young adult males with post concussion syndrome underwent the retraining program for one month. The patients had deficits of focused, sustained and divided attention parallel processing, serial processing, visual scanning, verbal learning and memory and working memory. After the retraining programme the deficits of attention improved in the four patients. Serial processing improved in two patients. Parallel processing and neuropsychological deficits did not improve in any patient. The symptom intensity reduced markedly and behavioural functioning improved in three of the four patients. The results supported an association between improving attention and reduction of symptom intensity. Attention remediation shows promise as a cost effective, time efficient and simple technique to improve the psychological and psychosocial functioning of the head injured patient.  (+info)

Assessment and management of concussion in sports. (3/303)

The most common head injury in sports is concussion. Athletes who sustain a prolonged loss of consciousness should be transported immediately to a hospital for further evaluation. Assessment of less severe injuries should include a thorough neurologic examination. The duration of symptoms and the presence or absence of post-traumatic amnesia and loss of consciousness should be noted. To avoid premature return to play, a good understanding of the possible hazards is important. Potential hazards of premature return to play include the possibility of death from second-impact syndrome, permanent neurologic impairment from cumulative trauma, and the postconcussion syndrome.  (+info)

Traumatic brain injury: diffusion-weighted MR imaging findings. (4/303)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) accounts for a significant portion of primary intra-axial lesions in cases of traumatic brain injury. The goal of this study was to use diffusion-weighted MR imaging to characterize DAI in the setting of acute and subacute traumatic brain injury. METHODS: Nine patients ranging in age from 26 to 78 years were examined with conventional MR imaging (including fast spin-echo T2-weighted, fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery, and gradient-echo sequences) as well as echo-planar diffusion-weighted MR imaging 1 to 18 days after traumatic injury. Lesions were characterized as DAI on the basis of their location and their appearance on conventional MR images. Trace apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps were computed off-line with the diffusion-weighted and base-line images. Areas of increased signal were identified on the diffusion-weighted images, and regions of interests were used to obtain trace ADC values. RESULTS: In the nine patients studied, isotropic diffusion-weighted images showed areas of increased signal with correspondingly decreased ADC. In one case, decreased ADC was seen 18 days after the initial event. CONCLUSION: Decreased ADC can be demonstrated in patients with DAI in the acute setting and may persist into the subacute period, beyond that described for cytotoxic edema in ischemia.  (+info)

Reversible neuropsychological deficits after mild traumatic brain injury. (5/303)

OBJECTIVES: To determine the influence of motivation on performance in a divided attention test of patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MBI). METHODS: Comparison of the performance of 12 patients with MBI with 10 patients with severe brain injury (SBI) and 11 healthy controls in a computer supported divided attention task before (T1) and after (T2) verbal motivation. RESULTS: At T1, the MBI group performed the same as the SBI group but significantly worse than the controls in all variables. At T2, the MBI group performed worse than the controls at T2 but the results were equal to the results of the controls at T1 and significantly better than the SBI group at T1 or T2. At T2 the MBI group performed at the level of published norms for the rest. CONCLUSION: Before verbal motivation the MBI group's results in the divided attention task were comparable with those from patients with severe brain injury. They failed to exploit their performance potential when it depended on self motivation but were able to perform at the level of the control group when external motivation was applied.  (+info)

Magnetization transfer imaging in the detection of injury associated with mild head trauma. (6/303)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Most traumatic brain injuries are classified as mild, yet in many instances cognitive deficits result. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible relationships between quantitative magnetization transfer imaging (MTI) and neurocognitive findings in a cohort of patients with mild head trauma but negative findings on conventional MR images. METHODS: We examined 13 patients and 10 healthy volunteers with a standard MR protocol including fast spin-echo and gradient-echo imaging, to which was added quantitative MTI. MTI was performed with a modified gradient-echo sequence incorporating pulsed, off-resonance saturation. Both region-of-interest analysis and contour plots were obtained from the MTI data. A subgroup of nine patients was examined with a battery of neuropsychological tests, comprising 25 measures of neurocognitive ability. RESULTS: The magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) in the splenium of the corpus callosum was lower in the patient group as compared with the control group, but no significant reduction in MTR was found in the pons. Individual regional MTR values were significantly reduced in two cases, and contour plot analysis revealed focal areas of abnormality in the splenium of four patients. All the patients showed impairment on at least three measures of the neuropsychological test battery, and in two cases a significant correlation was found between regional MTR values and neuropsychological performance. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that MTI and contour plot analysis may add sensitivity to the MR imaging examination of patients with traumatic brain injury.  (+info)

Non-invasive screening for surgical intracranial lesions. (7/303)

The value and reliability of the combined results of skull radiographs, electroencephalography, echoencephalography, isotope angiography, and brain scanning in 147 patients suspected of having an intracranial space occupying lesions are analysed. The overall accuracy of the technique was 79%. No false negatives were found. The advantages of adopting the system proposed by the authors in everyday clinical work is discussed.  (+info)

Effectiveness of headgear in a pilot study of under 15 rugby union football. (8/303)

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether protective headgear reduced the incidence of concussion in a pilot study of under 15 rugby union. METHODS: Sixteen under 15 rugby union teams were recruited from three interschool competitions in metropolitan Sydney and the adjacent country region. A prospective study was undertaken over a single competitive season. The study had two arms: a headgear arm and a control arm. Headgear wearing rates and injury data were reported to the investigators and verified using spot checks. RESULTS: A total of 294 players participated in the study. There were 1179 player exposures with headgear and 357 without headgear. In the study time frame, there were nine incidences of concussion; seven of the players involved wore headgear and two did not. There was no significant difference between concussion rates between the two study arms. CONCLUSIONS: Although there is some controversy about the desirability of wearing protective headgear in football, this pilot study strongly suggests that current headgear does not provide significant protection against concussion in rugby union at a junior level.  (+info)

Aaron M. Yengo-Kahn, BS ,1 Andrew T. Hale, BS ,1 Brian H. Zalneraitis, BS ,1 Scott L. Zuckerman, MD,1,2 Allen K. Sills, MD,1,2 and Gary S. Solomon, PhD1,2 1Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center, and 2Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee. Over the last 2 decades, sport-related concussion (SRC) has garnered significant attention. Even with increased awareness and athlete education, sideline recognition and real-time diagnosis remain crucial. The need for an objective and standardized assessment of concussion led to the eventual development of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) during the Second International Conference on Concussion in Sport in 2004, which is now in its third iteration (SCAT3). In an effort to update our understanding of the most well-known sideline concussion assessment, the authors conducted a systematic review of the SCAT and the evidence supporting its use to date.. ...
In a prospective cohort of 22 male Australian football players, the investigators evaluated the diagnostic accuracy and test-retest repeatability of the King-Devick (K-D) test for identifying sports-related concussion. With a positive likelihood ratio of 11.6 and a positive predictive value of 89%, the K-D test was shown to be an effective screening tool for identifying impaired oculomotor function, a marker for sports-related concussion.. The K-D test may help sports medicine professionals make faster decisions regarding management of sports-related concussion and player fitness on the field.. - Kathleen Freeman, OD, FAAO. Source Link Here. ...
Adolescent athletes will complete the following assessments during a pre-season baseline session: concussion history questionnaire, Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2), Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL), Peds QL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale (MFS), Headache Impact Test (HIT-6), and ImPACT. Following a concussion, subjects will be assessed with the SCAT2 within 24 hours of the injury. The SCAT2 will also be given on post-injury day 3. ImPACT will be given on days 1, 3, 10 & 30 post-injury. The PedsQL, MFS, and HIT-6 will be administered on days 3, 10, and 30 post-injury. Athletes who remain out of play on day 10 following concussion will be contacted to participate in a narrative interview to assess the meaning given to their concussion and how it affects their quality of life.. Main Outcome Measures ...
This article aims to examine pediatric concussion literature with respect to epidemiology, etiology, return to play, and recurrent concussions, and to provide recommendations for future research. We conducted a review of pediatric concussion literature regarding incidence, etiology, return to play, and recurrent concussive injury by using MEDLINE, CINAHL, Sport-Discus, and PsychInfo databases from 1995-2010. A review of reference lists in the aforementioned articles was also performed. We discovered that the research on sports-related concussion specific to children and adolescents is rather limited. Results of existing studies of concussion incidence in this population indicate that concussion is relatively rare compared with most musculoskeletal injuries; however, the potential consequences of mismanagement and of subsequent injury warrant significant attention regarding injury recognition and recovery, and the challenge of determining readiness to return to play. Evidence exists that children ...
INTRODUCTION: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and previous history of concussion (PHC) are being reported more frequently in college athletes; the presence of these co-morbidities and their effects on concussion assessment has been somewhat limited. PURPOSE: Determine if a relationship exists between ADHD and PHC and the effect of these co-morbidities on neuropsychological test scores. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cross-sectional between groups design. D-1 college athletes (N=1840, males N=1737, females N=103) with a mean age of 19.8+1.6 years completed a computerized neuropsychological test (ImPACT) to establish baseline assessment of concussion history during pre-participation physicals. Participants were divided into groups based upon self-reported diagnosis of ADHD and PHC. Self-report symptoms and ImPACT composite scores served as dependent variables. Comparisons of groups were calculated utilizing regression models and One-Way ANOVAs. All statistical analyses ...
US Youth Soccer has been at the forefront of concussion education and in the creation of policies to address potential concussions that may occur through participation. US Youth Soccer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have teamed up to help protect participants of all youth sports who may be at risk of concussion. The campaign, is an expansion of the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports, and assists in getting concussion information into the hands of coaches, parents, and school and healthcare professionals who are on the front-line to help identify and respond appropriately to concussions among young players. Just last year, new policy provisions were implemented for US Youth Soccer events, which created the highest standards for re-entry into a competition following a possible concussion. Players diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms are required to sit out and must receive a formal release to return-to-play from a licensed medical doctor specializing in concussion ...
US Youth Soccer has been at the forefront of concussion education and in the creation of policies to address potential concussions that may occur through participation. US Youth Soccer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have teamed up to help protect participants of all youth sports who may be at risk of concussion. The campaign, is an expansion of the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports, and assists in getting concussion information into the hands of coaches, parents, and school and healthcare professionals who are on the front-line to help identify and respond appropriately to concussions among young players. Just last year, new policy provisions were implemented for US Youth Soccer events, which created the highest standards for re-entry into a competition following a possible concussion. Players diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms are required to sit out and must receive a formal release to return-to-play from a licensed medical doctor specializing in concussion ...
Background Little is known about the short-term and long-term sequelae of concussion, and about when athletes who have sustained such injuries can safely return to play. Purpose To examine whether sports-related concussion increases the risk of subsequent injury in elite male football players. Study design Prospective cohort study. Methods Injuries were registered for 46 male elite football teams in 10 European countries in the 2001/ 2002-2011/ 2102 seasons. Two survival models were used to analyse whether concussion increased the subsequent risk of an injury in the first year. Results During the follow-up period, 66 players sustained concussions and 1599 players sustained other injuries. Compared with the risk following other injuries, concussion was associated with a progressively increased risk of a subsequent injury in the first year (0 to less than3 months, HR=1.56, 95% CI 1.09 to 2.23; 3 to less than6 months, HR=2.78, 95% CI 1.58 to 4.89; 6-12 months, HR=4.07, 95% CI 2.14 to 7.76). In the ...
Sport concussions are among the most commonly occurring injuries in sport and recreation and pose significant public health implications for Canadians. Many individuals who sustain a concussion recover in the initial 7-10 days but up to 74% of youth and 31% of adults may suffer from persistent symptoms. Little research is currently available evaluating the effects of treatment for individuals who are slower to recover following sport-related concussion. An initial RCT identified a significant treatment effect in individuals with persistent symptoms of dizziness, neck pain and/or headaches following sport-related concussion when treated with a combination of cervical and vestibular physiotherapy compared to a typical protocol of rest followed by graded exertion (Schneider et al, 2014). Low level aerobic exercise in combination with sport specific training may also be of benefit to facilitate recovery in children and youth following concussion (Gagnon et al, 2009, 2016). Further evaluation of ...
Material developed to support many aspects of concussion education and protocol development is available on or through links from the CCC webpage.3 This webpage contains links to the websites of organisations that have contributed to the body of knowledge about concussion prevention and management in Canada and elsewhere. Collectively, these websites have concussion-specific resources for players, parents, coaches, teachers, organisations and others. Questions regarding protocol development can be addressed to the CCC through the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.3. Recommendation 2: In situations where timely and sufficient availability of medical resources qualified for concussion management is not available, multidisciplinary collaborative approaches should be used to improve concussion management outcomes while facilitating access to medical resources where appropriate.. Current recommendations related to gradual RTP following a concussion state that medical clearance must be ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cognitive function and dynamic cerebral blood flow regulation in multiple concussions. AU - Kumazaki, Akira. AU - Ogoh, Shigehiko. AU - Hirasawa, Ai. AU - Sakai, Sadayoshi. AU - Hirose, Norikazu. PY - 2018/3. Y1 - 2018/3. N2 - Background: Concussion causes acute, short-term brain dysfunctions. However, the impact of repetitive concussion history on brain function remains unclear. Objectives: The present study examined the effect of a history of multiple concussions on the cognitive functions and dynamic cerebral blood flow (CBF) regulation in collegiate rugby football players. Methods: Nine male rugby football players with a history of≤1 concussion and nine players with a history of multiple concussions (≤ 4 concussions) participated in this study. Reaction time and working memory were assessed using a neurocognitive assessment device (CogSport; CogState Ltd., Melbourne, Australia). Arterial blood pressure and middle cerebral artery blood velocity (MCAv) were measured ...
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People are much more likely to get a concussion if theyve had one before. So prevention is very important after a head injury. Repeated concussions can lead to lasting brain damage, even when the injuries happen months or years apart.. Concussions are serious injuries that can be even more serious if kids dont get the time and rest needed to heal them completely. Anyone with a concussion needs to heal before doing anything that could lead to another concussion.. Safety steps can help prevent concussions. If a concussion does happen, following a doctors advice can lessen its effects.. ...
The word concussion evokes a fear these days more so than it ever has, and I know this personally. I played 10 years of football, was struck in the head thousands of times, and I have to tell you, though, what was much worse than that was a pair of bike accidents I had where I suffered concussions, and Im still dealing with the effects of the most recent one today as I stand in front of you.. There is a fear around concussion that does have some evidence behind it. There is information that a repeated history of concussion can lead to early dementia, such as Alzheimers, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. That was the subject of the Will Smith movie Concussion. And so, everybody is caught up in football and what they see in the military, but you may not know that bike riding is the leading cause of concussion for kids, sports-related concussion, that is. And so another thing that I should tell you that you may not know is that the helmets that are worn in bicycling and football and many ...
Some helmets include accelerometers that measure the amount of force affecting a players head. When players experience forces greater than 100 G (100 times the force of gravity), the likelihood of concussion is increased.2Unfortunatelythis measure is not always a good predictor of whether or not a concussion occurred. In other words, there is cut off or minimum threshold force for concussion. Therefore, this measurement is only moderately helpful in sideline concussion management.. The medical professional will then perform a focused physical/neurological examination. The provider will look for signs of dizziness or poor coordination, poor attention, confusion, emotionality, or difficulty following instructions. They may also perform cranial nerve testing (there are 12 cranial nerves that control sensory and motor function in the head and neck). The professional may perform strength and sensation testing and perform tests of balance.. Even after this full assessment, it is not always possible ...
Haran HP, Bressan S, Oakley E, Davis GA, Anderson V, Babl FE. On-field management and return-to-play in sports-related concussion in children: Are children managed appropriately?. Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia 19 (3) : 194 - 9(2016) PubMed ...
Teenagers between 13 and 16 years of age suffer greater effects from a concussion than younger children or adults, new Canadian research suggests.. As a result, far greater care needs to be taken with adolescents who show signs of being concussed, says Dave Ellemberg, a Universite de Montreal neuropsychologist who conducted a two-year study on the effects of concussions in young people.. This was the first study that compared children ages nine to 12, adolescents ages 13 to 16 and young adults in their early 20s specifically in terms of the effects of concussions.. The study looked at athletes involved in contact sports, such as soccer, hockey and football, half of whom had suffered a concussion half of whom had not.. Concussions are as common in youth athletes as they are in adults. We think that about one in five athletes have a concussion per season, said Ellemberg.. The subjects were tested on average six months after having been diagnosed with a concussion, and the study made two ...
Background: Concussion diagnosis and management remains a largely subjective process. This investigation sought to evaluate the utility of a novel neuroelectric measure for concussion diagnosis and return to play decision making.Hypothesis: Brain Network Activation (BNA) scores obtained within 72-hours of injury will be lower than the athletes preseason evaluation and that of a matched control athlete; and the BNA will demonstrate on-going declines at the return to play and post-season time points, while standard measures will have returned to pre-injury and control athlete levels.Design: case-control studyMethods: Football athletes with a diagnosed concussion (n=8) and matched control football athletes (n=8) completed a preseason evaluation of cognitive (i.e., Cogstate Computerized Cognitive Assessment Tool) and neuroelectric function (i.e., BNA), clinical reaction time, SCAT3 self-reported symptoms and quality of life (i.e., Health Behavior Inventory and Satisfaction with Life Scale). Following a
A concussion is where there is a disruption in the normal activity of the brain usually due to an injury. The disturbance in brain function is temporary but there can be complications which may arise up to years after the concussion. Overall concussions are uncommon and most of the time it is not serious. Rest for a few hours is sufficient to overcome the disturbance although some people may need days or weeks to recover.. Although a concussion does not result in permanent brain damage, the effects can be quite severe in the short term. It depends on the extent of the brain injury. Very mild concussions may cause little to nor symptoms and many people do not realize that they have a concussion in these cases. With a more severe concussion that may be disturbances in the senses, impairment of balance and coordination, confusion and even loss of consciousness.. ...
reference - UPMC, YouTube.com). A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that results from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth creating a whiplash effect. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells (axons) and creating biochemical changes in the brain not due to bleeding, tearing or bruising of the brain. Concussions result in temporary alteration of mental functioning. Furthermore this can include physical, emotional/social, cognitive symptoms and sleep disturbances. Signs and symptoms can be delayed appearing hours or days later. Concussions cannot be seen on X-ray or CT scan. Concussions do not have to be a result of loss of consciousness. When a student is injured and has a second concussion while he/she still has symptoms from a previous concussion which can lead to permanent disability and even death. The second injury may ...
Concussion Screening and Treatment: One of the specialty services that Legacy Medical Centers provides is free baseline concussion screening for all athletes ten years of age or older. We at Legacy Medical Centers want everyone to be aware of the serious dangers of concussions. It is our belief that baseline screening for athletes is essential for proper treatment should a concussive injury occur. We are proud to offer free baseline ImPACTTM neurocognitive and BIODEXTM balance/vestibular assessments.. There are more than 3.8 million sports related concussions that occur annually in the U.S. The good news is that the vast majority of individuals will heal and return to baseline levels of neurocognitive function with properly directed physical and cognitive rest. Since no two concussions are exactly the same, individualized treatment is necessary for successful recovery.. At Legacy Medical Centers, our concussion specialists follow the Consensus Best Practice, Diagnosis and Management of ...
Virginia Department of Education - Brain Injury and the Schools, A Guide for Teachers. http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/disabilities/traumatic_brain_injury/brain_injury_schools.pdf. RCPS Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Response Process - Flow Chart. https://docs.google.com/a/rockingham.k12.va.us/file/d/0B_9mdEDnu7INQS10eV85LVQzT0U/edit. Concussion Symptoms and Accommodations. https://docs.google.com/a/rockingham.k12.va.us/file/d/0B_9mdEDnu7INSFN1dW9HV0xWS1k/edit?usp=drive_web. CMT-1 CDC Concussion Signs and Symptoms. https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/schools/tbi_schools_checklist_508-a.pdf. CMT-2 RCPS Concussion Symptom Monitoring. https://drive.google.com/a/rockingham.k12.va.us/file/d/0B1A8gWms9wWhZ1hybEpoVEFCbjg/view?usp=sharing. CMT-3 RCPS Concussion Notification to Teachers. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N5U7z8IdI4SI6pM8fboU8cK204nMuzzsEAuKajlquCs/edit. CMT-4 RCPS Concussion Academic ...
Aim: For junior-level Australian Rules Football there is a paucity of head injury and concussion surveillance data; thus, the primary aim was to document head injury and concussion incidence in participants aged 9-17 years with a secondary aim to identify the mechanism-of-injury.. Methods: A prospective cohort study in which a designated representative for each of the 41 teams recorded on a weekly basis the number of head injuries suspected of being a concussion, diagnosed concussions and the mechanism-of-injury during competition games over the course of a 12-game season. For analysis three groups were formed - number of Player-Seasons, Athlete-Exposures, head injury and concussion incidence per 1000 Athlete-Exposures - and were calculated. Narrative data was categorised.. Results: There was 13 reported head injuries resulting in seven concussions in the sample population (n = 976). The incidence rates for head injury and concussion were 1.1 (95% confidence interval: 0.5-1.7) and 0.59 (95% ...
With high school sports starting up soon and NFL training camps in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness.. And, while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that time and rest are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, McKinney physical therapist Bobby Curtis says that studies now suggest managed exercise and movement can hasten recovery.. It wasnt very long ago when concussion sufferers were told not to move - to rest, with no exercise, until symptoms improved, said Curtis, clinic director of Vista Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine in McKinney. Today, while rest remains important, its become increasingly important to get moving with a careful, managed exercise program that can benefit recovery.. In 2010, researchers at the University of Buffalo were the first to show that specialized exercise regimens can relieve prolonged concussion symptoms.. The study focused on both athletes and non-athletes and was ...
Principle Investigator: Ruben J. Echemendia, Ph.D.. Institution: Pennsylvania State University, Department of Psychology. Title: A comparison of traditional and computerized neuropsychological assessment of athletes prior to and following cerebral concussion. Abstract: Cerebral concussions frequently occur in sports and can have serious, at times catastrophic outcomes to athletes at all levels of competition. Approximately 300,000 sport-related concussions occur annually. High incidence rates have been reported in football, soccer, wrestling, and lacrosse, among others. Concussions account for 30% of all injuries in ice hockey, and in some sports women have significantly higher injury rates than men. The goal of this proposal is to continue data collection and extend the Penn State Cerebral Concussion Project (funded by NOCSAE during the past two years). A computerized neuropsychological (NP) assessment battery (ImPACT; Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) will be added to ...
In a new article in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics by Kelly Russell, PhD, Erin Selci, BSc, Brian Black, MD, FRCSC, and Michael J. Ellis, MD, FRCSC, the authors define health-related QOL as the hidden morbidity or more subtle consequences of medical conditions or injuries on patient functioning that may not be captured by more traditional clinical outcome measures. These researchers from Winnipeg conducted a prospective study of health-related QOL in young athletes who experienced a sports-related concussion or sports-related extremity fracture. The aim was twofold: 1) compare the effects of these sports-related concussions and extremity fractures on health-related QOL in adolescents during the recovery period and 2) identify what clinical variables are associated with worse QOL in adolescent patients with sports-related concussion.. In general, the study period extended from the date of the initial clinical assessment until physician-verified clinical recovery - a median of 26 days ...
CHOP is using this study data to create a new model of care for pediatric concussion. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While general pediatricians and pediatric emergency physicians value their role in concussion management, a study of their self-reported knowledge, practices and attitudes points to the need for improved concussion-specific training and infrastructure to support optimal patient care. The study, released today in the journal Pediatrics, served as a catalyst for The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to create a new medical home model for managing pediatric and adolescent concussion.. The study surveyed 145 emergency medicine and primary care providers, among whom 91 percent had cared for at least one concussion patient and 92 percent had referred at least one patient to a concussion specialist in the prior three months. Authors noted variability in how respondents recognized signs, symptoms and physical exam findings for concussion. They recommend ...
ROSEMONT, IL - With the NFLs recent concussion policy changes and the rising rates of sports-related concussions (approximately 300,000/year) baseline testing is becoming a critical piece of the treatment and prevention puzzle. A new study, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine investigates baseline concussion testing two years after the initial test and provides insights into the reliability of pre-season evaluations.. To date, there is no guideline for how often baseline concussion assessments need to be updated, explains study author, Philip Schatz, PhD, a Professor at Saint Josephs University in Pennsylvania. Our study evaluated the reliability of baseline test scores two years after the initial test. The results illustrate that the baseline scores were reliable and may contribute towards establishing guidelines on how often testing needs to take place.. The study tested 95 collegiate athletes who underwent baseline testing during either their ...
Post-traumatic migraine (PTM) (i.e., headache, nausea, light and/or noise sensitivity) is an emerging risk factor for prolonged recovery following concussion. Concussions and migraine share similar...
Concussions largely effect the brain on a molecular level as well. They do this by effecting the function of neurons which help control the function of the whole brain. Some things that happen according to the XLNT brain Sport Sports Concussion management include the release of toxic excitatory neurotransmitters like glutamine, increased metabolic energy demands to assist with the cell recovery, and the inability to regulate electrolytes. All of these things have the ability to accumulate over time and make it harder to fully recover from a concussion.. Recovery from a concussion is even tougher. After having a concussion for a little while cells start to attempt to recuperate and regain form and equilibrium. This process could take anywhere from a several hours to a few months. The body and brain actually try to instill side effects like making bright lights painful in order to make the brain be used to think as little as possible. In order to effectively have your brain heal after a ...
By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - With passage of laws requiring U.S. high schools to report young athletes concussions, more of these head injuries are being reported - but the rate of repeat concussions has gone down, a new study shows.Between 2009 and 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia passed concussion laws focused on three core components: mandatory removal from play after a suspected concussion, clearance to return to play from a licensed health professional, and required education of coaches, parents and athletes about concussion symptoms and signs, the study authors note in the American Journal of Public Health online October 19.
Concussion is defined by the Concussion In Sport Group as: a traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces1 and is diagnosed clinically according to a constellation of symptoms including alterations of mental state and consciousness.2 The natural history is believed to be benign, but there is significant individual heterogeneity in its severity and rate of recovery, with longer recovery periods in certain demographics, such as adolescents.3. Amidst rising concern about concussion in contact sports,4-7 there is scarce evidence in the scientific literature on the incidence, severity, and recovery of head injuries specifically in motorsport.8 What little there is suggests that even though there has been significant investment in safety, drivers continue to experience a greater risk of concussion compared with other high-risk sports.9 Furthermore, a recent survey in the international journal of motorsport medicine, AUTO+Medical, found that 70% of competitors: did not feel completely ...
From professional sports arenas to peewee playing fields across the nation, the incidence of concussions is on the rise.. An athlete who suffers one concussion is four to six times more likely to sustain a second one.. If left undiagnosed, a concussion can place an athlete at risk of developing second-impact syndrome, a potentially fatal injury that occurs when an athlete sustains a second head injury before a previous head injury has completely healed.. Concussions are a hot-button topic, especially in Hawaii, where hundreds of student-athletes suffer concussions each year.. A concussion is a serious brain injury caused by a sudden bump or blow to the head that can lead to a variety of symptoms:. ...
Young athletes in the U.S. face a culture of resistance to reporting when they might have a concussion and to complying with treatment plans, which could endanger their well-being, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. The report provides a broad examination of concussions in a variety of youth sports with athletes aged 5 to 21. Overall, reported concussions rates are more frequent among high school athletes than college athletes in some sports - including football, mens lacrosse and soccer, and baseball; higher for competition than practice (except for cheerleading); and highest in football, ice hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, soccer, and womens basketball. Concussion rates also appear higher for youths with a history of prior concussions and among female athletes.. Read more:. ...
A range of additional investigations may be utilised to assist in the diagnosis and/or exclusion of injury. Conventional structural neuroimaging is typically normal in concussive injury. Given that caveat, the following suggestions are made: Brain CT (or where available an MR brain scan) contributes little to concussion evaluation but should be employed whenever suspicion of an intracerebral or structural lesion (eg, skull fracture) exists. Examples of such situations may include prolonged disturbance of the conscious state, focal neurological deficit or worsening symptoms.. Other imaging modalities such as fMRI demonstrate activation patterns that correlate with symptom severity and recovery in concussion.10-14 Although not part of routine assessment at the present time, they nevertheless provide additional insight to pathophysiological mechanisms. Alternative imaging technologies (eg, positron emission tomography, diffusion tensor imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, functional ...
Think Head First brings a comprehensive and cutting edge concussion protocol to the Telluride Medical Center.. This month the Telluride Medical Center announced a partnership with Think Head First to bring a comprehensive concussion management program to the Telluride community. The Think Head First program manages mild head injury and provides education and consultation expertise for sport organizations in the area of concussion management.. The Telluride Medical Centers Think Head First initiative will utilize ImPACT Neuropsychological testing software as an additional tool for assessing and determining when it is appropriate to return to sport safely after a head injury. Laura Cattell, PA-C, who has been with the Telluride Medical Center since 2000 will head up the program and serve as the resident concussion expert. The ImPACT software is cutting edge. It allows us to get perform testing to measure baseline cognitive function to be used to evaluate a patient if theyre suspected of a ...
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A week of cognitive and physical rest-which included taking time off from school or work and avoiding talking on the phone, exercising, watching TV, socializing, or working at a computer-alleviated symptoms of concussion in 49 high school and college athletes, according to a Reuters Health article based on a study in The Journal of Pediatrics.. To measure the effect of an intensive bout of rest after a concussion, researchers evaluated the athletes between April 2010 and September 2011 and assigned them to groups based on the time elapsed between sustaining a concussion and the onset of rest. Fourteen of the patients started the rest within a week of their injuries. Another 22 patients began resting within a month of the concussion, and 13 patients began the week of rest between 1 and 7 months after the concussion.. At the beginning of the study, all of the patients had symptoms related to the injury, such as headaches and trouble concentrating. After the week of rest, all groups saw their ...
Researchers examined neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions and found that the images appeared normal in 78 percent of cases. Although usually nondiagnostic, occasionally such studies can be useful in guiding decisions about return to play.
Concussion injuries remain in the news, particularly concerning those that result from American football. Reason being, many players suffer seemingly traumatic injuries, such as that experienced recently by Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills whos head bounced dramatically off the turf in a Sunday game. As if the injury itself wasnt startling enough, Allen was cleared to return to play later that same week.. Such exposure and awareness means the field of concussion medicine devotes more resources to research, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. As a result, weve learned more in the last several years on the lingering effects of a concussion. Physiotherapist Kay Robinson explains the reality of living with the long term effects of a concussion, known as post conclusive disorder, in todays feature article.. A study led by Harvard University examined over 7000 research papers concerning concussion and selected only 101 as meeting criteria of examining athletes with concussion from sport (1). The ...
Fortunately, most students with a concussion will recover within the first 3 weeks from their injury.10 For students with symptoms lasting longer than 3 weeks, further medical management considerations and accommodations, rather than academic adjustments, may be needed. Schools currently have in place a system for accommodations (504 plan) for students expected to have temporary interference with learning or modifications (IEP) for students with a classifiable chronic condition. However, applying these systems to concussions, in some schools, may be a newer concept. Although healing may be considered protracted with some concussions, the expectation is still for a full recovery that no longer would require academic adjustments, accommodations, or modifications. Referral to a concussion specialist (licensed physician, such as a pediatrician, neurologist, primary care sports medicine specialist, or neurosurgeon with expanded knowledge and experience in pediatric concussion management) should ...
Chris Nowinski has heard from anonymous professional wrestlers in World Wrestling Entertainment that WWE management has instituted a concussion management program. At a mandatory meeting for all performers in early March WWE performers took a computerized neuropsychological testing protocol, which evaluates such things as memory, cognitive skills, and reaction time. They will be re-tested aggressively every 6 months to look for long term issues, as well as re-tested after suspected concussions to help determine when it is safe to return to in-ring action. Nowinski heard conflicting reports of whether or not any concussion education was provided along with the baseline testing. One current wrestler told Chris that if it wasnt for recent concussion awareness efforts by organizations like the SLI, he still wouldnt know what a concussion is or why he took the test ...
By Frida Mata. The growing problem of student athlete concussions has inspired the Barrow Neurological Institute and ASU to extensively research ways of lowering them.. Nationally, teams report losing one or two players a season to serious concussions. Female soccer players have a high rate of concussions leaving experts scrambling to come up with safety protocols.. When you look at concussion data for women its about 6.5 per 10,000 NCAA student athletes exposures, says Dr. Shanyn Lancaster, the Sun Devils Athletic physician.. Twenty-two symptoms are related to concussions, including headaches, loss of consciousness, amnesia, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.. Javier Cardenas, director of Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center, says his teams goal is to reduce the number of traumatic brain injuries and treating patients with the best care regardless of the cost. One promising study involves athletes doing daily neck exercises to strengthen those muscles.. One anatomically has to do with ...
By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Brain scans may help identify athletes who suffer from brain damage after mild concussions, a small study of current and former professional football players suggests. Researchers examined results from whats known as positron emission tomography (PET) scans for four current and 10 former National Football League (NFL) players who had at least one previous concussion as well as for 16 similar men who werent athletes and had no history of concussions. They measured levels of a substance called translocator protein 18KDa (TSPO), which are thought to rise when the brain responds to traumatic injuries. Compared with men who werent in the NFL, the football players had higher levels of TSPO and greater changes in the brains white matter, the study found.
Treatment of Concussion - The student-athlete/cheerleader shall be removed from practice or participation immediately if suspected to have sustained a concussion. Every student-athlete/cheerleader suspected of sustaining a concussion shall be seen by a physician before they may return to athletic or cheerleading participation. The treatment for concussion is cognitive rest. Students should limit external stimulation such as watching television, playing video games, sending text messages, use of computer, and bright lights. When all signs and symptoms of concussion have cleared and the student has received written clearance from a physician, the student-athlete/cheerleader may begin their districts Return to Play protocol as determined by the Concussion Oversight Team ...
Submitted by Brandon D. Spradley1, EdD*, Fred Cromartie2, EdD*. 1* Acting Director of Continuing Education at the United States Sports Academy, Daphne, Alabama 36526. 2* Director of Doctoral Studies at the United States Sports Academy, Daphne, Alabama, 36526. Dr. Brandon Spradley is the Acting Director of Continuing Education at the United States Sports Academy. Dr. Fred Cromartie is the Director of Doctoral Studies at the United States Sports Academy.. ABSTRACT. Sport coaches have a significant role in providing concussion care to young athletes. The foundations of expert coaching and elite performance that is so often cited in scholarly literature can be used to develop coaches in the area of sport-related concussion care. There are two essential components to providing optimal sports concussion care: understanding athletes and the sports they play and understanding the neurology of the injury (Kutcher, 2011). Research shows that detecting early signs of concussion can improve outcomes ...
Publisher: University of Delaware. Date Issued: 2014. Abstract: Context: To clinicians, researchers, and athletes alike, the recent evidence suggesting the detrimental effects of subconcussive head impacts (SCHI) in collision sport athletes is alarming. The sport of lacrosse like football, ice hockey, and soccer, has a high-risk for sport-related concussions (SRC). However, there is paucity in research examining male lacrosse players despite the high risk for SRC and the opportunity for repeated SCHI to the helmet during competition. Unlike American football, unique to the sport of lacrosse is the fact that they are often asked to play games with minimal rest periods in between which provides for a chance to study SCHI in this population during a truncated week of competition. Objective: The primary goal of this study was to examine if SCHI had an effect on concussion-related symptoms, clinical reaction time, and oculomotor function in mens lacrosse players (MLAX) in a shortened time frame ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Mortality risk factors among National Football League players. T2 - An analysis using player career data. AU - Ehrlich, Justin. AU - Kmush, Brittany. AU - Walia, Bhavneet. AU - Sanders, Shane. PY - 2020. Y1 - 2020. N2 - In general, National Football League (NFL) players tend to live longer than the general population. However, little information exists about the long-term mortality risk in this population. Frequent, yet mild, head trauma may be associated with early mortality in this group of elite athletes. Therefore, career playing statistics can be used as a proxy for frequent head trauma. Using data from Pro Football Reference, we analyzed the association between age-at-death, position, and NFL seasons-played among 6,408 NFL players that were deceased as of July 1, 2018. The linear regression model allowing for a healthy worker effect demonstrated the best fit statistics (F-statistic = 9.95, p-value = 0.0016). The overall association of age-at-death and seasons-played is ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Protocol for a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study of postconcussive symptoms in children. T2 - The Take C.A.Re (Concussion Assessment and Recovery Research) study. AU - Bressan, Silvia. AU - Takagi, Michael J. AU - Anderson, Vicki. AU - Davis, Gavin A.. AU - Oakley, Ed. AU - Dunne, Kevin. AU - Clarke, Cathriona. AU - Doyle, Melissa. AU - Hearps, Stephen. AU - Ignjatovic, Vera. AU - Seal, Marc. AU - Babl, Franz E. PY - 2016/1/12. Y1 - 2016/1/12. N2 - Introduction: A substantial minority of children who sustain a concussion suffer prolonged postconcussive symptoms. These symptoms can persist for more than 1 month postinjury and include physical, cognitive, behavioural and emotional changes. Those affected can develop significant disability, diminishing their quality of life. The precise prevalence of postconcussive symptoms following child concussion is unclear, with heterogeneous and at times conflicting results published regarding factors that predict children at risk for ...
ByJENNA ROSENTHAL Concussions have been receiving an increase in awareness over time, and now they are being discussed more than ever. According to CNN.com, the National Football League was recently sued by a large group of players and their families, who claim that the NFL misinformed the public and the players about the correlation between…
A new study has found that many high school football players are not concerned about the long-term effects of concussions and dont report their own concussion symptoms.
Concussions are causing more damage to Canadians than ever before. The brain is the most complicated system in the universe. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most delicate. A three-pound mass suspended in fluid, it is extremely vulnerable to injury. The incidence of concussion - damage that occurs when the brain strikes the inside of the skull - has doubled in the last 10 years to 3 million in North America. Why? Our population is active and also aging. Concussion can affect anyone and it is the leading cause of brain injury.. The University of Calgary is uniquely suited to address the issue of concussion. Brain and mental health is an area of research excellence for the university. Preventing and treating concussion and brain injury is a priority.. Experts from the faculties of Arts and Kinesiology, the Cumming School of Medicine, the Alberta Childrens Hospital Research Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute have created a collaborative, integrated approach to address the growing ...
LMU mens and womens basketball have partnered with the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC) and pediatric neurologist, Dr. Chris Giza, in a comprehensive concussion research study funded by the NCAA. With the NCAA grant, The National Sport Concussion Outcomes Study (NSCOS) will evaluate more than 1,000 male and female college athletes in an attempt to study the short and long-term effects of head injuries and sports-related concussions.
Concussions and other types of repetitive play-related head blows in American football have been shown to be the cause of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which has led to player suicides and other debilitating symptoms after retirement, including memory loss, depression, anxiety, headaches, and also sleep disturbances. The list of ex-NFL players that have either been diagnosed post-mortem with CTE or have reported symptoms of CTE continues to grow. A concussion, from the Latin word concussio, is a frequent injury among football players. Concussions occur when the head is subject to a large impact force, resulting in a minor brain injury. There has been a growing concern about concussions since the early 1900s. In 1906, a Harvard student athlete died from a head injury and the team doctors released a report titled The Physical Aspect of American Football in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal describing the type, severity, and number of injuries the team sustained in the 1905 ...
A study led by a Hasbro Childrens Hospital sports medicine physician found that male student ice hockey players in earlier pubertal stages had a significantly increased risk of prolonged symptoms from concussion compared with advanced pubertal and postpubescent players.
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Baseline Concussion Testing. Langley Minor Hockey Association is pleased to partner with Complete Concussion Management , the leading concussion network in Canada, and Peak Valley Active Health to implement an effective concussion program based on the world top research. Baseline testing is the first step and we are strongly encouraging that all of our athletes ages 8 and up receive a concussion baseline test prior to the start of each season.. The purpose of a baseline test is to measure every area of brain function, which could become affected following a concussion. This way, if an athlete does get a concussion (or is suspected to have one), these specially trained and equip clinics can compare their post-injury state to their baseline parameters in order to make an accurate diagnosis as well as guide a safe recovery and return-to-play plan. It is important to recognize that secondary concussions prior to full recover may cause permanent injury. Without having healthy baseline parameters, ...
Brain Injury Association of D.C., Childrens National Medical Center, National Football League and The Washington Redskins Testify In Support of D.C.s Athletic Concussion Protection Act
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with Rep Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ), recently announced that CDC will form an expert panel to establish national guidelines for pediatric traumatic brain injury and concussion. This initiative was a major component of the Concussion Treatment and Care Tools (ConTACT) Act, legislation that was not passed into law but was supported by APTA in past congressional sessions. This announcement marks a positive step forward by the federal government through a united commitment by Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services to address the important issue of concussion management. The expert panel will define the need, scope, and expectations of federal guidelines for pediatric mild traumatic brain injury, including those for student athletes. The national guidelines will take into account advice from experts across the country, laying the foundation for all 50 states to implement a standard and protect young ...
Sport-related concussion (SRC) is a growing health concern, particularly in younger, at-risk athletic populations. These injuries commonly present with a wide range of clinical signs (i.e., poor coordination, behavioral, mood changes) and symptoms (i.e., headache, dizziness, difficulty concentrating), along with neurocognitive and vestibular/ocular impairments. This review of SRCs in youth athletes focuses on individuals 5-18 years of age and includes an overview of concussion (i.e., definition, signs/symptoms, epidemiology), as well as concussion education and awareness. This is followed by a review of SRC assessment and management strategies, along with common recovery, return-to-play, and treatment approaches. Finally, suggestions are made for future research and recommendations pertaining to SRC in youth athletes. ...
Sport-related concussion (SRC) is a growing health concern, particularly in younger, at-risk athletic populations. These injuries commonly present with a wide range of clinical signs (i.e., poor coordination, behavioral, mood changes) and symptoms (i.e., headache, dizziness, difficulty concentrating), along with neurocognitive and vestibular/ocular impairments. This review of SRCs in youth athletes focuses on individuals 5-18 years of age and includes an overview of concussion (i.e., definition, signs/symptoms, epidemiology), as well as concussion education and awareness. This is followed by a review of SRC assessment and management strategies, along with common recovery, return-to-play, and treatment approaches. Finally, suggestions are made for future research and recommendations pertaining to SRC in youth athletes. ...
Football ranks as one of the most popular sports in the United States, and the National Football League (NFL) stands out as the premier stage for elite players and coaches. Consisting of 32 franchises in major cities throughout the country, the NFL brings in massive revenue with its hard hitting and highly skilled brand of football. Of course, a significant amount of that revenue goes to paying the players on each team. Salaries vary greatly for rookies starting their first year in the league, with some stars collecting huge sums while other new players pull in much more modest earnings.. Dan Feeney has tried to follow Slauson example. A third round rookie, Feeney is one of several Chargers linemen fighting to fit into an open position up front. After fellow rookie Forrest Lamp tore his ACL in camp, leaving right guard up for grabs, Feeney has cycled back and forth from that spot to second team center. So far, he kept his head down. In his first training camp, he knows he can force his way into ...
UCSF 2 nd Annual Primary Care Sports Medicine Conference ABCs of Musculoskeletal Care Sports Concussion Workshop November 30, 2007 Bill Durney MBA, ATC UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Practice
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Objective: To determine whether postconcussion syndrome (PCS) due to repetitive concussive traumatic brain injury (rcTBI) is associated with CSF biomarker evidence of astroglial activation, amyloid deposition, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) impairment.. Methods: A total of 47 participants (28 professional athletes with PCS and 19 controls) were assessed with lumbar puncture (median 1.5 years, range 0.25-12 years after last concussion), standard MRI of the brain, and Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire (RPQ). The main outcome measures were CSF concentrations of astroglial activation markers (glial fibrillary acidic protein [GFAP] and YKL-40), markers reflecting amyloid precursor protein metabolism (Aβ38, Aβ40, Aβ42, sAPPα, and sAPPβ), and BBB function (CSF:serum albumin ratio).. Results: Nine of the 28 athletes returned to play within a year, while 19 had persistent PCS ,1 year. Athletes with PCS ,1 year had higher RPQ scores and number of concussions than athletes with PCS ,1 ...
Patients with Hashimoto encephalitis may present with seizures, stroke-like episodes, transient focal and global neurological deficits, and a variety of neuropsychiatric disturbances. The encephalopathy evolves with elevated anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies, independent of hormonal thyroid function. A teenager experienced repeated concussions antedating onset of Hashimoto encephalopathy. Neuroradiological studies showed overlapping areas of altered brain metabolism and vascular perfusion in the hippocampus, deemed most vulnerable in autoimmune encephalopathy. Concussive brain injury may be a contributing factor in the development of encephalopathy due to its capacity to alter the blood-brain barrier.
Colleges and high schools may face the prospect of no - or very expensive - insurance coverage for football-related concussion risks, which could endanger all but the wealthiest programs, experts say.. Expected policy exclusions could leave college and high school teams without critical coverage if former players claim long-lasting injuries from concussions suffered while they were players, according to experts.. In addition, given the issues long-tail nature, insurers may have to worry about policies they have written in the past, even if they provide exclusions in their policies going forward.. On the professional level, the National Football League reached a major settlement in 2015 with former players who sued the league after experiencing head trauma during their football careers that resulted in brain injuries. Meanwhile, coverage litigation stemming from a putative class action lawsuit filed by a former college football player who says he suffers from memory loss and other symptoms could ...
Historically the prevailing wisdom has been that concussion injuries from blows to the head were self limited conditions. This meant that with a little rest, the concussion would heal itself in a few weeks. Concussion symptoms, if they persisted were called post-concussion syndrome. This condition, it was felt, would rarely last more than six months. Boy were we wrong with our thinking of concussion and its long term effects. Research in the past decade has lead us to redefine concussion as traumatic brain injury. Brain trauma can occur from automobile accidents, sports injuries, even playground falls, and can produce serious life long problems for patients. Some of the persistent symptoms of traumatic brain injury include recurrent headaches, dizziness and unsteadiness, brain fog, fatigue and even cognitive impairment. What research has shown is that the initial head trauma affects one part of the brain, but also can trigger brain inflammation that spreads throughout the brain. If this ...
Walking and thinking at the same time can be especially difficult for persons whove suffered concussions, and scientists hope to use that multitasking challenge -- measured by a simple radar system -- to quickly screen individuals who may have suffered brain injuries.. By asking an individual to walk a short distance while saying the months of the year in reverse order, researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) can determine if that person is impaired and possibly suffering from a concussion. This simple test, which could be performed on the sideline of a sporting event or on a battlefield, has the potential to help coaches and commanders decide if athletes and soldiers are ready to engage in activity again. When a person with a concussion performs cognitive and motor skill tasks simultaneously, they have a different gait pattern than a healthy individual, and we can identify those anomalies in a persons walk with radar, said GTRI research engineer Jennifer Palmer. More than ...
Post-Concussion Syndrome Treatment A concussion is an injury to the brain due to a blow to the head or when a rapid acceleration causes your brain to strike the inside of your skull, such as in a car accident. Most concussions will gradually resolve within a couple of weeks but some people experience symptoms for longer. No two individuals respond the same. Common Symptoms: - Headache - Dizziness - Difficulty with balance and co-ordination - Sensitivity to light and sound - Memory problems and fogginess - Difficulty concentrating - Mood Changes - Fatigue Post-Concussion Syndrome is diagnosed when symptoms persist for weeks or months after the initial injury. An Action Potential Physiotherapist with special training and experience working with clients with post-concussion symptoms is available to provide assessment and treatment in our clinic setting or in your home. Our clinic includes private treatment rooms to help minimize the impact of noise sensitivity or busy environments when you start ...
Top 10 things to know about the NFL concussion settlement. After more than three years of litigation, the National Football League (NFL) and thousands of former players recently reached a compensation agreement for those suffering from neurological conditions related to on-field concussions, including dementia, Parkinsons disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Here are the top 10 things to know about the settlement:. It all started with one doctor. In September 2002, a Pittsburgh-area pathologist, Bennet Omalu, began autopsying the body of a 50-year-old homeless man. The assignment, however, turned out to be anything but routine. As Omalu eventually discovered, the deceased was former NFL star Mike Webster, whose mental health declined rapidly in the years following his football career. Omalus eventual study of Websters brain led him to publish new research theorizing that a new condition caused by repeated on-field brain injuries, CTE, was the cause.1. More former players ...
Head impact exposure in practice can be reduced by implementing rules, modifying practice structure, and educating coaches and leagues on methods to reduce concussion risk, but our understanding of HIE within specific practice drills and activities has so far been limited.5,9,11,14,19,31,32,39 The physiological thresholds for adverse effects from repetitive and/or concussive head impacts are not well understood; however, by quantifying HIE in football practice drills, this study is an important step in an evidence-based approach to modifying rules and practice structure to reduce HIE and head injury risk. In addition, because of the increasing numbers of concussions being evaluated by clinicians and the growing concern over the harmful effects of subconcussive impacts, clinicians must become better informed regarding the potential effects of sport-related activity (e.g., practice drills) on their patients health. Results from this study demonstrate significant variability in HIE among youth ...
Concussion rates in college football players have doubled since new rules were put in place to help manage the number of head injuries, a new study shows.
l Toon, troubled for almost three weeks by post-concussion syndrome, will retire from pro football today, ending an eight-year career in which he became the second-leading pass-catcher in Jets history. The Jets have called a news conference this afternoon at their training facility at Hofstra University, where Toon, who is 29 years old, will officially call it quits. The retirement announcement will come while Toon is attempting to recover from a concussion sustained in a game in Denver on Nov. 8, the fifth concussion the wide receiver has suffered in the last six seasons. Toon, who caught at least one pass in the last 101 games he played, has missed the Jets last two games with effects of the concussion. The effects have ranged from an inner-ear problem causing vertigo to headaches and nausea. Ranks Second to Maynard With 517 career receptions, Toon ranks second to Don Maynards 627 catches on the Jets. He accumulated 6,605 yards in eight seasons to rank third on the Jets career list behind ...
A concussion can be any number of symptoms that happen after brain trauma. The trauma can be a blow to the head, a sudden stop, or even being shaken hard enough. The symptoms can be headaches, nausea, balance problems, mood problems, and a multitude of other issues. A concussion isnt something you can see on a CT scan - its a clinical diagnosis, meaning its based on the athletes symptoms after a head injury. Concussions can be a mild irritation that lasts a day or two, or crippling lifelong issues that can end a career.. Concussions in sport are increasingly at the forefront of safety discussions. Rule changes at both amateur and pro levels have been rolled out in the recent years in response to the fact that concussions remain very common in hockey. Research has made it increasingly clear that a career spent suffering concussion after concussion can have devastating effects - early dementia, depression and other behavioural changes.. So how do you avoid a concussion? Do whatever you can to ...
High school football players increasingly are bigger, faster, stronger better.The level of medical care awaiting them on the sideline has not kept pace.While professional and college football teams have physicians, athletic trainers and other specialists at their disposal, medical support is spotty at the high school level.For those who think new state laws aimed at proper treatment of concussions and prevention of long-term brain injury are just a first step, improving medical support
High school football players increasingly are bigger, faster, stronger better.The level of medical care awaiting them on the sideline has not kept pace.While professional and college football teams have physicians, athletic trainers and other specialists at their disposal, medical support is spotty at the high school level.For those who think new state laws aimed at proper treatment of concussions and prevention of long-term brain injury are just a first step, improving medical support
The following is a fictional case study that is intended for educational purposes. The patient is a 36 year-old female experiencing post concussion syndrome following a fall while ice-skating. Four weeks after being diagnosed with a concussion the patient continued to experience prolonged symptoms including; persistent headaches, altered mood, impaired balance and decreased concentration, affecting her ability to work and quality of life. The purpose of this case study is to present to the readers, a typical patient with post-concussion syndrome, and the effects that post-concussion syndrome has on a patients quality of life. Subsequently, this case study is intended to provide an example as to how post-concussion syndrome can be managed with physiotherapy.
Journal: JAMA Neurology. Sports concussions have received a lot of attention recently, as evidence mounts that repetitive injuries to the brain can have damaging long-term consequences. But the science of sports-related head injuries, including how to measure recovery and decide when its OK for a patient to play again, needs work.. This study proposes using blood biomarkers to diagnose sports-related concussions. To study the phenomenon, researchers used 280 players from 12 teams in the Swedish Hockey League, the top professional ice hockey league in Sweden.. Researchers say a blood test measuring a protein called tau could help determine the severity of a concussion, whether there could be long-term consequences and when a patient can return to play. The test could evaluate severity just one hour after injury, they said.. Concussions are a growing international problem, lead study author Henrik Zetterberg of the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg told Reuters Health. The ...
Minor Head Trauma in Pediatric Patients. Ayalin, Tyler; Kiang, Charlene; Gharabaghian, Laleh; Wang, N. Ewen; Haines, Christopher J. // Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports;Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p17 This article provides information on minor head trauma in pediatric patients. Minor head injuries are the one of the common injuries in children in emergency departments. Computed tomography is the modality of choice for the diagnosis of brain injuries and diseases, but this poses risk of... ...
Despite negative neuroimaging findings many athletes display neurophysiological alterations and post-concussion symptoms that may be attributable to neurometabolic alterations. The present study investigated the effects of sports concussion on brain metabolism using 1H-MR Spectroscopy by comparing a group of 10 non-concussed athletes with a group of 10 concussed athletes of the same age (mean: 22.5 years) and education (mean: 16 years) within both the acute and chronic post-injury phases. All athletes were scanned 1-6 days post-concussion and again 6-months later in a 3T Siemens MRI. Concussed athletes demonstrated neurometabolic impairment in prefrontal and motor (M1) cortices in the acute phase where NAA:Cr levels remained depressed relative to controls. There was some recovery observed in the chronic phase where Glu:Cr levels returned to those of control athletes; however, there was a pathological increase of m-I:Cr levels in M1 that was only present in the chronic phase. These results confirm
Karen McAvoy, PsyD is dually credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a School Psychologist in Colorado. She was the School Psychologist at the high school attended by Jake Snakenberg when he passed away from Second Impact Syndrome in 2004. As a result, Karen developed the Community-Based Multi-Disciplinary Team approach to concussion management known as REAP (Reduce-Remove*Educate*Adjust-Accommodate*Pace). Seven years later, in 2011, the Colorado Concussion Bill is named the Jake Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act. After 20+ years, Dr McAvoy left the school district to open and direct the Center for Concussion with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and to join the Colorado Department of Education as a brain injury consultant. Her front-line experience in both educational and medical settings gives her a unique perspective in the development of concussion/brain injury awareness, management and intervention.. ...
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Concussion is widespread and prevailing injury in children and adolescents. The CDC estimates upwards of 4 million concussions occur each year. With estimates stating at least ¼ of students with concussion experience visual dysfunction; teachers, counselors, and educational administrators play an important role when making academic accommodations to ensure a proper road to recovery for the concussed student. Physical and occupational therapists have the potential to be gatekeepers in detection of visual dysfunction, as well as co-management of student therapy. Therapists treating vestibular deficits in persons following concussion must be familiar with screening, gross evaluation, and treatment techniques for common ocular motor and vestibular related pathology. This lecture will provide educators, therapists and counselors alike with the tools to better understand the role of the visual system when encountering students have persistent post-concussion syndrome. ...
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Submitted by Gregory B. Bonds, William W. Edwards and Brandon D. Spradley. ABSTRACT. Concussions continue to be a mainstay topic of conversation among the media, health professionals, and the general public. In 2013, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) released a position statement that estimated as many as 3.8 million concussions occur within sports annually with up to 50% of concussion injuries unreported. Advancements in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, playing rules, equipment, education, and technology have heightened the awareness on the dangers of concussion injuries and the need to provide better protection for sports participants. The current (2014) position statement from the National Athletic Trainers Association recommends a thorough neurologic assessment for a history of concussion, seizure disorder, cervical spine stenosis, or spinal cord injury. In 2014, prominent organizations such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National ...
Totoa Frank Manumaleuga (born May 9, 1956) is a former American football linebacker who played three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chiefs in the fourth round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He first enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles before transferring to De Anza College and lastly San Jose State University. Manumaleuga attended Phineas Banning High School in Los Angeles, California. He was also a member of the Oakland Invaders and Portland Breakers of the United States Football League (USFL). He is distinguished as being the first Samoan to play in the National Football League. Manumaleuga participated in high school football, basketball, baseball and track at Phineas Banning High School. Manumaleuga suffered a spine and neck injury during his first and only game for the UCLA Bruins as a freshman in 1974 in Knoxville during a 17-17 tie with the Tennessee Volunteers. However, he earned Chevrolet Player of the Game ...
A leader of each working group presented a review of the most recent scientific papers in each topic. Some 2000+ papers were assessed and culled using key words/criteria in each group to sometimes only 15 papers.. A summary of evidence in each area was presented to the forum. Each session included scientific presentations on that session topic and attendees from the floor added comments, suggestions or even disagreements. These comments were recorded and over the next two days the leaders met to write up the new International consensus position statement. It is due for publication in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in the first third of next year.. What did I learn?. The definition of concussion is largely agreed upon by experts, although there is no uniform definition in the scientific literature. There was agreement on a definition as change in brain function due to a transfer of energy to the brain and its associated structures.. No definition proposed a prognosis for recovery, and ...
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by Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press. FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Motivated by the deaths of two friends in war-zone explosions, 1st Lt. Timothy Dwyer decided to become a bomb hunter.. By joining an explosive ordnance disposal unit, Dwyer put himself at a high risk not just of being killed, but of falling victim to another, more insidious threat: repeated concussions from blasts that dont kill.. Soldiers from the Armys 52nd Ordnance Group based at Fort Campbell have undergone hours of exhaustive cognitive testing in the militarys first-of-its-kind study of mild traumatic brain injury. This focus on the soldiers who find and destroy the powerful and deadly weapons is part of a larger effort by the military this year to better track and treat mild brain injuries.. The Fort Campbell bomb specialists will be tracked during their upcoming Afghanistan deployment for concussions and head injuries to look for effects on brain functions.. No one wants to get hurt, but being a soldier, being (in explosive ...
The goal of this study was to evaluate the use of fMRI for investigating concussion in athletes by using a novel prospective approach. These promising preliminary results emphasize the sensitivity of this approach in detecting physiologic correlates of mild concussive injuries. Specific neural signatures of concussion were detected within individual players by comparing postconcussion results with preconcussion baselines. The validity of these indicators was confirmed by comparing the findings with those of noninjured controls undergoing a similar baseline-versus-postseason examination protocol. Concussion-induced differences in neural functioning were observed in the absence of declines in behavioral performance, suggesting that this prospective approach may increase sensitivity to MTBI compared with neuropsychological evaluation alone.. Substantial within-subject increases in the amplitude and extent of the BOLD response were observed in injured subjects compared with noninjured controls. ...
According to Dor, the doctors did neither detect a brain concussion nor an intracranial injury. Only during rehearsals for the ...
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Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) and the team physician: a consensus statement. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(2):395-9. ... The most challenging aspect to managing sport-related concussion (mild traumatic brain injury, TBI) is recognizing the injury.[ ... a b Hosseini AH, Lifshitz J. Brain Injury Forces of Moderate Magnitude Elicit the Fencing Response. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., ... Summary and agreement statement of the 1st International Symposium on Concussion in Sport, Vienna 2001. Clin J Sport Med. 2002; ...
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Neurocognitive disorder may also be caused by brain trauma, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries, as well as post ... This is referred to as amnesia, and is characterized by damage to major memory encoding parts of the brain such as the ... Causes vary between the different types of disorders but most include damage to the memory portions of the brain. Treatments ... Other studies have shown that mental exercise such a newly developed "computerized brain training programs" can also help build ...
In the event that the brain strikes the inside of the skull, there is a risk of a minor traumatic brain injury (concussion). ... A minor traumatic brain injury can be followed by post concussion syndrome. As there are a number of structures in the cranial ... The spaces between meninges and the brain are filled with a clear cerebrospinal fluid, increasing the protection of the brain. ... Meninges are protective membranes that surround the brain to minimize damage of the brain when there is head trauma. Meningitis ...
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Typically, a psychological injury may involve posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), a concussion ... When these effects persist, other psychological difficulties might arise, even in mild cases (such as concussions). However, ... Psychology Injury and Law, 3. Ruff, R., & Richards, P. M. (Eds.). (2009). Special issue on traumatic brain injury. ... TBI refers to mild to severe pathophysiological effects in the brain and central nervous system due to strong impacts, such as ...
... arterioles located in the brain's cerebrum become compressed. Compression then results in diminished blood supply to the brain ... including concussions, hypoxia, tumors, and stroke. In one study, it was confirmed that raised ICP due to subarachnoid ... As a result, the Cushing reflex is a last-ditch effort by the body to maintain homeostasis in the brain. It is widely accepted ... Axial brain stem distortion could be the pathogenesis of Cushing reflex. The nature of receptors mediating the Cushing response ...
Affected individuals described mild brain damage similar to a concussion and symptoms such as temporary or permanent hearing ... brains. The white matter of the brains showed physical changes which doctors believe could not have been caused by sound. They ... it's possible that the sound heard by victims was a by-product of the brain damage.[30] ... "Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery". AP News. Associated Press. Retrieved December 7, 2017 ...
Concussion - caused by severe head injury where the brain moves violently within the skull so that brain cells all fire at once ...
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He was driven to South Sydney Hospital where he died soon after from "a concussion of the brain".[91] An inquiry into the ...
Concussions are non-structural injuries and do not result in brain bleeding, which is why most concussions cannot be seen on ... "Welch to donate brain for concussion study". Edmonton Journal. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 18 ... doi:10.1093/brain/aws307. PMC 3624697. PMID 23208308.. *^ a b c d e Baugh CM, Stamm JM, Riley DO, Gavett BE, Shenton ME, Lin A ... "Brain trust - the US consortia tacking military PTSD and brain injury". army-technology.com. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014 ...
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... and to devise therapies to treat brain injury and help in long-term recovery of function. Concussion Excitotoxicity The ... and supports research to better understand traumatic brain injury and the biological mechanisms underlying damage to the brain ... to develop strategies and interventions to limit the primary and secondary brain damage that occurs within days of a head ...
... can accompany certain serious events, such as a concussion or brain bleed, epilepsy and seizures (convulsions), ... distortion of brain/nervous function by medications such as anticonvulsants and sedatives[7] ... inadequate blood supply to the brain due to: *a sudden fall in blood pressure[7] ...
A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury resulting in a chemical change in the brain and has potential to cause ... This can occur when a person sustains a hit or blow that cause the head and brain to move quickly, causing the brain to bounce ... the incidence of concussions from 27 high school sports was 3.89 sports-related concussions per 10,000 athlete exposures.[21] ... "What Is a Concussion? , HEADS UP , CDC Injury Center". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-15.. ...
"Brain. 116: 1-20. doi:10.1093/brain/116.1.1. hdl:21.11116/0000-0001-A182-5. PMID 8453452.. ... correlate with the symptoms of retrograde amnesia as cases have been observed where patients suffering from minor concussions, ... Trauma and brain exposure[edit]. This section relies too much on references to primary sources. Please improve this section by ... doi:10.1093/brain/115.1.73. PMID 1559164.. *^ a b Kopelman, M.D. (2000). "Focal Retrograde Amnesia and the Attribution of ...
In the 2010s, there has been much controversy about football and brain health, with a number of studies focusing not just on ... One game in particular in 2012 resulted in five concussions. In 2015, a family sued Pop Warner over the suicide of a former ... In the 2010s, concern grew about the dangers of brain injury, including that from repeated sub-concussive hits. There have been ... In 2016, the Pop Warner league banned kickoffs in an attempt to reduce high-speed collisions that result in concussions. A 2018 ...
It is the movement of the brain inside the skull during impact, more than the blow itself, that causes concussions. If the ... The size of the human foetal brain at birth means the brain of a newborn child is quite immature. The newborn's brain cannot be ... the position of the brain spreads the area of contact between the brain and the skull ... woodpeckers have evolved a number of adaptations which protect the brain.[16] These include *small brain size ...
Injuries to the brain can be life-threatening. Normally the skull protects the brain from damage through its hard ... This is why patients with concussion must be watched extremely carefully. Dating back to Neolithic times, a skull operation ... because there is no space for the brain to expand; this can result in significant brain damage or death unless an urgent ... It supports the structures of the face and provides a protective cavity for the brain.[1] The skull is composed of two parts: ...
... untreated concussion. When this happens, it can cause rapid and often fatal brain swelling. Several awards were named in ... "Brain injuries takes life of Stars' Bill Masterton". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. 1968-01-16. p. 12. Retrieved 2013-02-03. " ... Toronto neurosurgeon and concussion expert Charles Tator reviewed Masterton's autopsy and opined that Masterton had suffered ... Coach Wren Blair believed that Masterton was playing through a pre-existing brain hemorrhage. He and the Stars' trainer had ...
"Researchers find brain trauma in Henry". Schwarz, Alan (June 28, 2010). "Former Bengal Henry Found to Have Had Brain Damage". ... especially since Henry was relatively young and had never been diagnosed with a concussion in any of his five NFL seasons or ... the Brain Injury Research Institute of West Virginia University released a report that Henry had developed a brain disease ... It was also believed that the brain damage Henry suffered may have been a factor in his numerous off-the-field incidents. After ...
... post-inflammatory brain syndrome'' PIBS. In: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 46, 2015, S. 1-16. ... Alasdair Timothy Llewelyn Rathbone u. a.: A review of the neuro- and systemic inflammatory responses in post concussion ... post-inflammatory brain syndrome'' PIBS. In: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 46, 2015, S. 1-16. ... In: Brain Research. 2014. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2014.04.027. *↑ Thomas Insel: Microbes and Mental Illness. Webseite des NIMH. ...
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Compared with men who werent in the NFL, the football players had higher levels of TSPO and greater changes in the brains ... They measured levels of a substance called translocator protein 18KDa (TSPO), which are thought to rise when the brain responds ... who had at least one previous concussion as well as for 16 similar men who werent athletes and had no history of concussions. ... Brain scans may help identify athletes who suffer from brain damage after mild concussions, a small study of current and former ...
For Brain Injury Information Only 1-800-444-6443 © 2021 Brain Injury Association of America. All Rights Reserved. Web Design by ... About the Concussion Story Wall. The Concussion Story Wall is a part of the CrashCourse by TeachAids product suite. It includes ... To kick-off National Concussion Awareness Day, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has joined together with ... The Concussion Story Wall will be officially released by Winter 2020 and will include stories that address the following ...
... is an emerging risk factor for prolonged recovery following concussion. Concussions and migraine share similar... ... Sport-related concussion Brain network activation Electroencephalography Post-traumatic migraine This is a preview of ... Concussions and migraine share similar pathophysiology characterized by specific ionic imbalances in the brain. Given these ... Lucas, S. (2011). Headache management in concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 3(10 ...
A concussion is a serious brain injury caused by a sudden bump or blow to the head that can lead to a variety of symptoms:. * ... Concussions are a hot-button topic, especially in Hawaii, where hundreds of student-athletes suffer concussions each year. ... Could Concussions Increase Your Risk for Alzheimers Disease? *Go Team! 8 Ways to Support Your Little Athlete On & Off the ... Even after all concussion symptoms have resolved, healing may not be complete. Neurocognitive testing can be a very helpful ...
... finding that concussions can actually kill brain cells far from the original site of head impact. ... A recent experiment published on nature.com provided stunning new evidence of how damaging even minor brain impacts can be, ... And the risk increases with each subsequent brain injury. With concussion and brain injury, a subsequent concussion from being ... What happens to the brain after concussion? New study says concussion kills brain cells ...
Hypothesis: Brain Network Activation (BNA) scores obtained within 72-hours of injury will be lower than the athletes preseason ... This investigation sought to evaluate the utility of a novel neuroelectric measure for concussion diagnosis and return to play ... This investigation sought to evaluate the utility of a novel neuroelectric measure for concussion diagnosis and return to play ... Clinicians should continue to follow the recommendations for the clinical management of concussion with the assessment of the ...
... to highlight two clinical tools to help health care providers treat patients following concussion. Current concussion ... Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) will host a webinar 1-2:30 p.m., May 11, ... Putting Into Practice: Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. May 11, 2017; 1-2 ... to highlight two clinical tools to help health care providers treat patients following concussion. Current concussion ...
Heal Your Concussion: » Nutrition » Nutrition for Concussions & Mild Brain Injury. Nutrition for Concussions & Mild Brain ... I couldnt organize the steps easily because of how the concussion had affected my brain. Prior to my concussion, I didnt even ... The foods you eat can literally completely change the way you feel after a concussion.. Brain Food:. {Scroll through this image ... Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of brain health after a concussion. Knowing this, and interacting with the ...
Concussion symptoms can be obvious, like headaches; but they can also be more subtle, such as changes in mood. Here are the ... Concussion symptoms Brain injuries are on many peoples minds these days. Recent research shows that even a single concussion ( ... You think you might have a concussion Trust your instincts and dont second-guess yourself when it comes to your brain, says ... Symptoms of concussion can be obvious and show up immediately, or they can be subtler, not appearing for days-or weeks-later. ...
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What Should I do If a Concussion Occurs?. People with a concussion need to be seen by a healthcare provider. Contact your ... Even if the concussion doesnt show up on these tests, you may still have a concussion. ... Athletes with a concussion should never return to sports or recreation activities the day of the injury and until a health care ... Your health care professional may do a scan of your brain (such as a CT scan) or other tests. Additional tests might be ...
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... so neurologist Harry Kerasidis outlines the brain injury and symptoms, by comparing it to the common ankle sprain. ... View Concussion as a "Brain Sprain". The common brain injury is analogous to the common ankle sprain. Posted Sep 20, 2016 ... Concussion Is a Brain Injury. Think of a bruised banana-in simple terms, thats what a concussion is like. The bananas ... Concussion is widely considered as a mild traumatic brain injury. Concussion is an injury that can last hours, days, and weeks ...
... athletic directors and general counsel of the seriousness of the risks of concussions to you ... Concussions, also known as traumatic brain injuries, occur when your brain violently impacts the inside of your skull. ... Keywords: Concussions, Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tort Claims, Product Liability, CTE, Football, Dementia ... of all high school football players suffer a concussion each year. Every concussion is a brain injury. The effect of this ...
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Brain changes persist for months in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, U.S. researchers ... 10 (UPI) -- Brain changes persist for months in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, U.S. ... In the brain, DTI specifically images white matter. During a follow-up visit about four months after the injury, the scientists ... as diffusion tensor imaging to examine the brains of 15 children who had within 21 days of injury experienced a concussion and ...
Concussion Question. Wednesday 5/1 I fall test riding a bike - no helmet - and hit left side of head on asphalt. hematoma ... went to ER 24 hours later and had CT and all tests were100% normal and left with concussion diagnosis. never lost conscience. ... went to ER 24 hours later and had CT and all tests were100% normal and left with concussion diagnosis. never lost conscience. ... forearm and hand since I have no issues between the location in the brain and the point of the problem - no upper arm issue, ...
... are teaming up to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries amid growing concerns about sports-related concussions ... emergency rooms yearly treat 173,000 temporary brain injuries, including concussions, related to sports or recreation among ... are teaming up to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries amid growing concerns about sports-related concussions ... Among the lawsuits filed against the NFL over concussions is a class action on behalf of 4,000 former professional football ...
A study of U.S. college athletes who had concussions indicated suppressed brain function more than three years later, ... The study, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, said with concussions, individuals showed a decrease in their ability to ... Roughly half of the sample had sustained concussions within the past 3.4 years. ... they had suppressed brain functioning,. kinesiology Professor Steven Broglio said in a statement. And that included a decrease ...
1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players say the settlement excludes the central brain injury ... 1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players say the settlement excludes the central brain injury ... Lawyers who negotiated the settlement with the NFL say the deal is an insurance plan for serious brain injuries and is not ... the brain decay found in dozens of deceased ex-players. ... Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury. ...
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Football has been accused of failing to take concussion seriously by a brain injury charity after Napoli goalkeeper David ... Brain injury charity appalled by Ospina concussion incident. The Colombia international is on loan at Napoli from Arsenal.. ... Football has been accused of failing to take concussion seriously by a brain injury charity after Napoli goalkeeper David ... Football has been accused of failing to take concussion seriously by a brain injury charity after Napoli goalkeeper David ...
Researchers who identified brain changes in people with post-concussion syndrome say their findings may lead to improved ... Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, which occurs in 20 percent to 30 percent of people who suffer mild traumatic brain injury ... 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who identified brain changes in people with post-concussion syndrome say their findings may ... This study found that communications and information integration in the brains of the people with post-concussion syndrome were ...
The Science of Concussion and Brain Injury. *16 Things Everyone Should Know about Concussions ... A concussion is an immediate but reversible traumatic paralysis of the nervous function of the brain. It is usually caused by a ... In fact, a concussion is one of eight different types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that most commonly result from falls, ... BRAIN INJURY. On impact, the brain bumps into the interior of the skull where it is hit, as well as on the opposite side, ...
Starting the next day, Ive had concussion symptoms (headach... ... Hi Is it possible to cause a concussion or a brain injury from ... Hi Is it possible to cause a concussion or a brain injury from turning your head to the side too quick, like when someone ... Starting the next day, Ive had concussion symptoms (headache/dizziness/fatigue/sleepiness/mental fatigue/brain fog/difficulty ... Not necessarily a Concussion, but a Whiplash Injury. Whiplash effects from sudden braking( 65 miles/hour is a high risk factor ...
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... led Buoniconti to donate his brain. In July, doctors at Boston University said that 110 of the 111 brains of former N.F.L. ... as well as the countrys leading brain bank for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., a degenerative brain ... The former Miami Dolphins great will donate his brain to scientists studying the long-term effects of repeated head hits.Credit ... As he pledged to donate his brain to scientists studying the long-term effects of repeated head hits, Nick Buoniconti, one of ...
The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely ... Concussion patients show Alzheimers-like brain abnormalities. June 21, 2013. June 18, 2013. ScienceBlog.com ... The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely ... Categories Brain & Behavior. Post navigation. Facebook effect: Social media dramatically boosts organ donor registration ...
New technology uses simple radar to detect brain injuries. ... Concussions are a growing worry, particularly in high school ... Effects of Concussion on Brain Can Be Long-Lasting. There is also a difference in the velocity of different parts of the body. ... Concussion Symptoms: New Technology Uses Simple Radar to Detect Brain Injuries. New technology uses simple radar to detect ... Brain Injuries in High School SportsWashington student Mikayla Wilson still suffering effects of her concussion. ...
Through this program, patients and their families benefit from a team of traumatic brain injury specialists, one-on-one ... support and follow-up care for individuals who have had a traumatic brain injury. ... The Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers comprehensive evaluation, ... More Within Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic* About Traumatic Brain ...
PhDA concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. It is a wound to the brain. The current medical standard of care for ... Using Hyperbaric Oxygen to Mitigate the Duration of Symptoms of Acute Concussions by Robert L. Beckman, ... concussions relies on a protocol that essentially recommends ... A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. It is a wound ... is that a concussion is a wound to the brain that should be treated according to wound healing principles for the brain to heal ...
Concussions. What is a concussion?. A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A ... Concussions can have serious long-term health effects, especially on the developing brains of children and teens. Untreated ... What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?. The signs and symptoms of a concussion may occur minutes, hours or days after ... If treated properly, the majority of people will fully recover from a concussion. However, untreated concussions can lead to ...
... and Hayley Wickenheiser have all pledged to donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. ... By pledging my brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation and the researchers at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, I hope to support the ... Only 3% of the brains donated to the Brain Bank are female, which makes comparable research difficult. Female brains respond ... Meyers Taylor, Ruggiero, and Wickenheiser have all pledged to donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after ...
... point to advanced treatments and tools available now to battle the brain injury epidemic. ... Redefining Sports Concussion. While Dr. Amen and Dr. Henderson discover new ways to reverse brain damage from concussions, my ... Three Brain Doctors Expose "Untold Story" in "Concussion. The movie will leave audiences worldwide wondering, whats being ... After watching the "Concussion" movie, three leading brain doctors believe audiences worldwide will leave scratching their ...
A former minor-league hockey player, he says that repeated concussions cut his playing career short. Then, while he was ... Kelly Gee knows all too well the devastating effects of concussion. ... concussions dont usually cause those kinds of changes. A test for concussion needs to be able to detect changes in brain ... Danger within: A brain map identifies injuries from a concussion.. That, he says, pushed him to found Quantum Institute, a ...

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