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 ...
12) Baseline testing on concussion assessment measures is recommended to establish the individual athletes normal pre-injury performance and to provide the most reliable benchmark against which to measure recovery. Baseline testing also controls for extraneous variables (attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, age, education, etc) and for the effects of previous concussion, while also evaluating the possible cumulative effects of recurrent concussions.. (13) The use of objective concussion assessment tools will help ATCs in more accurately identifying deficits caused by injury and recovery from injury and protect players from the potential risks associated with prematurely returning to competition and sustaining a repeat concussion. The concussion assessment battery should include a combination of tests for cognition, postural stability, and self reported symptoms known to be affected by concussion.. (14) A combination of brief screening tools appropriate for use on the ...
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 ...
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist among collegiate student-athletes on the epidemiology of sports-related concussion (SRC) outcomes, such as symptoms, symptom resolution time, and return-to-play time.. PURPOSE: This study used the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Injury Surveillance Program (ISP) to describe the epidemiology of SRC outcomes in 25 collegiate sports.. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study.. METHODS: SRC data from the NCAA ISP during the 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 academic years were analyzed regarding symptoms, time to resolution of symptoms, and time to return to play. Findings were also stratified by sex in sex-comparable sports (ie, ice hockey, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball/softball) and whether SRCs were reported as recurrent.. RESULTS: Of the 1670 concussions reported during the 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 academic years, an average (±SD) of 5.29 ± 2.94 concussion symptoms were reported, with the most common being headache (92.2%) and dizziness (68.9%). ...
Sports Concussion Rehabilitation Sports concussions are increasing at an alarming rate. According to the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, sports activities account for 173,285 traumatic brain injuries every year. PeaceHealths Sports Concussion Rehabilitation program offers comprehensive concussion treatment and rehabilitation services for athletes of all ages. Call
Concussion Management System is an application framework that allows for easily accessible baseline testing and access to a players concussion history from anywhere in the world. The proposed device makes use of visual tracking techniques to evaluate ocular motor function which incorporates widely distributed brain circuits. The device is portable, easy to use, and requires little human input making it ideal to be used as a sideline concussion screening tool that can be available at most sporting events and can be administered by a trained coach or attendee.. Management of concussion is most important when evaluating when a player is ready to Return To Play (RTP). This is a critical decision in order to prevent the dangers of repeated head trauma and Second Impact Syndrome (SIS). RTP should not be considered unless an athlete is completely void of any symptoms, meaning when assessment scores of an athlete returns to baseline or normative values. The application will streamline this comparative ...
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 ...
1. McCory P, et al. Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012. Br J Sports Med 2013;47:240-258. 2. Dematteo CA, Hanna SE, Mahoney WJ. et al. My child doesnt have a brain injury, he only has a concussion. Pediatrics 2010;125(2):327-334. 3. Halstead, M, Walter, K, Clinical Report - Sport-Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents, Pediatrics 2010;126 (3): 597-607. 4. Meehan WP. Kids, Sports, and Concussion [6] (Praeger 2011). 5. Harmon K, Drezner J, Gammons M, et al. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement: concussion in sport. Br J Sports Med 2013;47:15-26. NB: The AMSSM statement is endorsed by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the American College of Sports Medicine. 6. Register-Mihalik JK, Guskiewicz KM, Valovich McLeod TC, Linnan LA, Meuller FO, Marshall SW. Knowledge, Attitude, and Concussion-Reporting Behaviors Among High School Athletes: A Preliminary ...
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 ...
View more ,Purpose: Sport-related concussion (SRC) is a risk for players involved in high-impact, collision sports. A history of SRC is a risk factor for future concussions, but the mechanisms underlying this are unknown. Despite evidence that most visible signs and symptoms associated with sports concussion resolve within 7-10 d, it has been proposed that subclinical loss of neuromuscular control and impaired motor functioning may persist and be associated with further injury. Alternatively, indicators of poor sensorimotor performance could be independent risk factors. This study investigated if a history of SRC and/or preseason sensorimotor performance predicted season head/neck injuries. Methods: A total of 190 male rugby league, rugby union, and Australian Football League players participated. Preseason assessments included self-report of SRC within the previous 12 months and a suite of measures of sensorimotor function (balance, vestibular function, cervical proprioception, and trunk muscle ...
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% ...
WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in four American teens has suffered at least one concussion, according to new research.. And though more teens are self-reporting sports-related concussions, visits to the emergency room for these traumatic head injuries fell between 2012 and 2018.. One reason that could explain why adolescents who participate in sports saw an increase in self-reported concussion could be due to greater awareness of these types of injuries, said study author Philip Veliz. He is an assistant research professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, in Ann Arbor.. For the study, his team looked at nearly 53,000 students in grades 8, 10 and 12, and found that self-reported concussions rose between 2016 and 2020. Specifically, in 2016, 19.5% of teens said theyd experienced at least one concussion; by 2020 that number had risen to 24.6%, the findings showed.. Self-reported concussions could be increasing given that both children and parents have ...
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 ...
The number of high school athletes being diagnosed with sport-related concussions is rising. American football has the highest number of concussions in high school with girls soccer having the second highest total number. Fortunately, coaches are becoming increasingly aware of these injuries and re …
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.
The utilization of principal component analysis (PCA) approaches to concussion is beneficial to inform the interpretation of clinical outcome data in adolescent patients. While researchers have identified factors using post-concussive symptom scales and cognitive testing, there has yet to be a PCA that incorporates vestibular or oculomotor outcomes, or that focuses exclusively on adolescents. Moreover, the role of time since injury has not been examined in relation to concussion factors in this at-risk population. PCA methods were applied to two independent samples of 237 adolescents who presented to an outpatient concussion clinic: 1)
This article provides a review of current important issues in the management of athletes who have sustained a concussion during athletic competition. Recent research in the area of concussion management is reviewed with specific reference to the side line evaluation of concussion and the follow-up o …
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:. ...
Many people believe that you must experience loss of consciousness (getting knocked out) in order for it to be called a concussion. This is simply not true. The majority of concussions actually dont involve loss of consciousness. ,90% of all concussions that are sustained in sports are considered to be mild and may be characterized by transient confusion and/or a brief duration of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) but no loss of consciousness (LOC). The typical scenario would be a football player coming to the sidelines after a hit and saying he feels like he got his bell rung or got dinged. These episodes are in fact concussions and we encourage people not to use these terms because they may minimize the significance of the injury. The true technical definition of concussion is as follows:. Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. Several common features that incorporate clinical, pathological and ...
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 ...
Athletes at all levels are vulnerable to concussion, yet every athlete is different and so is every head injury. The Sports Concussion Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers baseline concussion testing, evaluation and treatment for athletes of all ages. Our specialists combine their expertise to treat all aspects of your concussion so you can return to play sooner and safer.
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…
The 2011-2012 Hockey Concussion Education Project followed 45 university-level ice hockey players (both male and female) during a single Canadian Interuniversity Sports season. Of these, 38 players had usable dMRI scans obtained in the preseason. During the season, 11 players suffered a concussion, and 7 of these 11 players had usable dMRI scans that were taken within 72 hours of injury. To analyze the data, the authors performed free-water imaging, which reflects an increase in specificity over other dMRI analysis methods by identifying alterations that occur in the extracellular space compared with those that occur in proximity to cellular tissue in the white matter. They used an individualized approach to identify alterations that are spatially heterogeneous, as is expected in concussions. ...
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 ...
The proposed NOCSAE standard is the first to address helmet performance in reducing concussion risks in football, and there remains a challenge for innovative designs that reduce risks in the 11.2 m/s elite impact condition. OBJECTIVE:National Football League (NFL) concussions occur at an impact velocity of 9.3 ± 1.9 m/s (20.8 ± 4.2 mph) oblique on the facemask, side, and back of the helmet. There is a need for new testing to evaluate helmet performance for impacts causing concussion. This study provides background on new testing methods that form a basis for supplemental National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) helmet standards. METHODS:First, pendulum impacts were used to simulate 7.4 and 9.3 m/s impacts causing concussion in NFL players. An instrumented Hybrid III head was helmeted and supported on the neck, which was fixed to a sliding table for frontal and lateral impacts. Second, a linear pneumatic impactor was used to evaluate helmets at 9.3 m/s and an elite
The purpose of the study was to test the utility of unique panel of blood biomarkers as a means to reflect ones recovery process after sport-related neurotrauma. We established a panel of biomarkers that reacted positive with CD81 (extracellular vesicle marker) and various neuron- and glia-specific antigens [e.g., neurofilament light polypeptide (NF-L), tau, synaptosome-associated protein 25 (SNAP25), glial fibrillary acidic protein, and myelin basic protein]. We first evaluated test-retest reliabilities of brain-derived exosome markers, followed by an application of these markers in eight professional ice hockey players to detect cumulative neuronal burden from a single ice hockey season. During the season, two players were diagnosed with concussions by team physician based on an exhibition of symptoms as well as abnormality in balance and ocular motor testing. One player reached symptom-free status 7 days after the concussion, while the other player required 36 days for symptoms to completely resolve
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 ...
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announces that the National Football League (NFL) has agreed to donate $30 million.
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
New research suggests that a saliva test for children may offer answers as to how long concussion symptoms will last. Child Brain Injury Lawyer.
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 ...
Most people are familiar with or have heard of concussions, the most common type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Concussions occur when a sudden impact or movement change causes trauma to the brain. But there are other types of brain injuries besides concussions that can long-term consequences including a Contusion, Coup-Contrecoup, Diffuse Axonal, and Penetrating brain injuries.. Contusion and Coup-Contrecoup - A contusion is essentially a bruise on the brain. It is a brain bleed that can result from a direct impact to the head. A Coup-Contrecoup brain injury is a type of contusion that is present on two sides of the brain. This type of injury presents as a contusion at the site of impact and another contusion on the opposite side of the brain. It occurs when the head is impacted so forcefully that the brain slams into the opposite side of the skull causing an additional contusion on the opposite side of the brain. If the brain contusions are large enough, they may need to be surgically ...
The NFL and high school football have come into focus in the traumatic brain injury world lately, as studies pile up demonstrating the serious risk of degenerative brain disease to players who suffer multiple concussions. The Boston Globe reported that the NFLs own study showed that retired football players from age 30 to 49 had dementia rates 19 times greater than normal, and that retirees 50 and older had 5 times more incidence of memory-related disorders.. The Boston Globe also mentioned a University of North Carolina study saying that players who had suffered multiple concussions had several times more prevalence of cognitive impairment than those players who had never suffered brain injuries. The Boston Globe reported that 1.14 million kids play high school football and 3.2 million more play in youth leagues. New studies continue to be released revealing the serious danger inherent to the violent crashes between players in the sport.. Since it seems that football is not going to stop ...
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 ...
Some people are fans of the fans of the National Football League. Many many more are not fans of the fans of the National Football League. This Defector NFL fan preview is for fans of the latter group. Read all 32 WYTS previews here, because Comrade Magary put a lot of time and work into those and frankly, we dont need him and his lawyers sniffing around looking for a payday.. Your Team: You.. Your 2020 home record: 127-128-1, the worst record for home teams in the history of the National Football League. For games with fans allowed in the stands, 52-51. This is an important distinction because 14 teams had no fans at all, and their home record was 53-55-1, excluding three 49ers games played in Arizona because of COVID restrictions that shut down Santa Clara County. (They lost them all.). This at least suggests that fans provide about a five percent boost to a home team, if you take the 56 percent home-field advantage (playoffs included) of the previous 15 years as a guide, and no, I wasnt ...
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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His injuries included a brain concussion. Kosyak stated that "religious intolerance is on the rise" and believed his religion ...
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"Boogaard's family will donate brain for concussion research". Star Tribune. Minneapolis. "Boogaard had brain ailment caused by ... After his brain was removed for the SLI study, Boogaard's body was cremated. His mother keeps the ashes in an informal shrine ... The team said he was recovering from a concussion, but he was actually at a drug rehabilitation centre in Southern California. ... While the league has taken some steps to address the concussion problem, most recently in banning blindside hits to the head ...
In March 2016, Chastain announced that she would donate her brain after death for concussion research. On December 10, 2019, ... Peterson, Anne M. (March 3, 2016). "Brandi Chastain pledges her brain for concussion study". The San Diego Union-Tribune. ... Brennan, Christine (March 3, 2016). "Soccer icon Brandi Chastain agrees to donate brain for concussion research". USA Today. ...
"Athletes agree to donate brains for concussion study". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. September 24, 2008. Rutter, Emily. (May 26, ... School of Medicine and Sports Legacy Institute in order to have research into the effects of concussions on the human brain ... Kacyvenski, like many NFL players, suffered a number of concussions over the course of his playing career. At the end of 2008, ... Also in September, Kacyvenski, the first of five other former NFL players that soon followed, agreed to donate his brain upon ...
Knight suffered a severe brain concussion and bruises. The first words he cried, "I didn't hit him, I didn't hit him!" ...
Campbell died from a severe concussion of the brain. Doctors later discovered that his brain had been knocked loose from the ... Brain specialist Tilton E. Tillman "declared death had been caused by a succession of blows on the jaw and not by any struck on ... the rear of the head," and that Campbell's brain had been "knocked completely loose from his skull." The California State ...
It causes death by a concussion to the brain. Gunshot may be used, but only in cases where a penetrating captive bolt may not ... High-intensity microwave irradiation of the brain can preserve brain tissue and induce death in less than 1 second, but this is ... Studies of brain function, such as memory and social behavior, often use rats and birds. For some species, behavioral research ... Brook, Tom Vanden, "Brain Study, Animal Rights Collide", USA Today (7 April 2009), p. 1. Kelly, Jon (7 March 2013). "Who, What ...
He suffered a brain concussion and never regained consciousness. Thomas S. Hastings was born in New York City on March 11, 1860 ...
"Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) and the Team Physician". Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 38 (2): 395-399. ... The most challenging aspect to managing sport-related concussion (mild traumatic brain injury, TBI) is recognizing the injury. ... Concussion in Sport (CIS) Group (2002). "Summary and Agreement Statement of the 1st International Symposium on Concussion in ... "Joe Flacco suffers concussion on hit from Kiko Alonso". 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2017-10-27. "Twitter - Ben Baldwin". 2017-10-26. ...
... and damage to all four lobes of the brain and brain stem. Bailes and his colleagues concluded that repeated concussions can ... "Benoit's Brain Showed Severe Damage From Multiple Concussions, Doctor and Dad Say". Good Morning America. ABC News. September 5 ... "Benoit's Brain Showed Severe Damage From Multiple Concussions, Doctor and Dad Say". Abcnews.go.com. September 5, 2007. ... "Benoit's Brain Showed Severe Damage From Multiple Concussions, Doctor and Dad Say". ABC News. September 5, 2007. Retrieved ...
"Benoit's Brain Showed Severe Damage From Multiple Concussions, Doctor and Dad Say". abcnews.go.com. Retrieved September 5, 2007 ... "Brain Study: Concussions Caused Benoit's Rage". WSB Atlanta. Archived from the original on November 16, 2007. Retrieved ... similar to the brains of four retired NFL players who had suffered multiple concussions, sank into depression, and harmed ... a condition of brain damage, from numerous concussions Benoit had sustained during his professional wrestling career were both ...
Laskas, Jeanne Marie (September 15, 2009). "Game Brain: Football Players and Concussions". GQ. Archived from the original on ... His struggle with mental illness, as a result of CTE, at the end of his life was featured in the 2015 film Concussion. Webster ... Webster's brain resembled those of boxers with "dementia pugilistica", also known as "punch-drunk syndrome". Omalu's findings ... "Concussion Lies". slate.com. The Slate Group. Archived from the original on December 25, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015. ...
"Game Brain: Football Players and Concussions". GQ. Archived from the original on 11 November 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015. ... "Timeline: The NFL's Concussion Crisis - League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis - FRONTLINE". FRONTLINE. PBS. Retrieved ... Fitzsimmons to fund the Brain Injury Research Institute which established a brain and tissue bank. In November 2006, Omalu ... Bennet Omalu on CTE and Brain Injuries - YouTube "CV: Bennet Omalu", UC Davis Medical Center "Bennet Omalu, M.D., M.B.A., MPH, ...
His death was attributed to a concussion on the brain. The archduke was 67 years old. Constantin von Wurzbach: Habsburg, ...
A concussion, which is a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) may result in decreased LOC. Treatment depends on the degree of ... It can result from traumatic brain injury such as concussion. Stroke and intracranial hemorrhage are other causes. Infections ... such as brain herniation. Mass lesions in the brain stem normally cause coma due to their effects on the reticular formation. ... A pH outside of the range the brain can tolerate will also alter LOC. Exposure to drugs (e.g. alcohol) or toxins may also lower ...
His injuries included facial fractures, a concussion, and brain trauma. O'Brien later stated that the accident "'broke most of ...
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His family donated his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. He was diagnosed posthumously with chronic traumatic ... encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease. Biography portal List of NFL players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy ...
Nowinski alerted police and the coroner of Chris Benoit, asking them to do a brain exam on Benoit's brain to see if concussions ... "Dead athletes' brains show damage from concussions". CNN. January 27, 2009. Nowinski, Christopher (October 1, 2006). Head Games ... On the same day, Benoit's brain examination report showed extensive damage due to concussions that could have led to dementia. ... "HL20: CHRIS NOWINSKI-COLLECTING BRAINS, COMBATING CONCUSSIONS". HealthLeaders. December 13, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2020. Torre ...
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She was left with a broken nose, concussion and brain injuries. She said to police that, "He dragged me for a few metres, there ...
... had a brain concussion and had his arm broken. The same evening the general was visited by Vladimir Putin at ...
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In August 2019, van Wolfswinkel underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm detected during a routine scan for concussion. An ... "Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Basel striker diagnosed with brain aneurysm after concussion scans". BBC. 15 August 2019. FC Basel 1893 ...
Additionally, the specific symptom type must be reported "with attacks or seizures."[14] Some individuals with PNES have carried an erroneous diagnosis of epilepsy. On average, it takes seven years to receive a proper diagnosis. The differential diagnosis of PNES firstly involves ruling out epilepsy as the cause of the seizure episodes, along with other organic causes of non-epileptic seizures, including syncope, migraine, vertigo, anoxia, hypoglycemia, and stroke. However, between 5-20% of people with PNES also have epilepsy.[15] Frontal lobe seizures can be mistaken for PNES, though these tend to have shorter duration, stereotyped patterns of movements and occurrence during sleep.[16] Next, an exclusion of factitious disorder (a subconscious somatic symptom disorder, where seizures are caused by psychological reasons) and malingering (simulating seizures intentionally for conscious personal gain - such as monetary compensation or avoidance of criminal punishment) is conducted. Finally other ...
... found that reactions to psychological stressors include increased activity in the brain axes which play an important role in ... Concussions in sport. *Decompression sickness. *De Quervain syndrome. *Exposure to human nail dust ...
On May 17, 2017, Hayden was hit by a driver while riding his bicycle in Italy.[1] He suffered a traumatic brain injury and died ... As a result, Hayden suffered a concussion in the process, ruling him out of the race.[134] A fractured right hand also ruled ... The extent of Hayden's injuries was described as polytrauma including a traumatic brain injury that resulted in severe cerebral ...
F06.9) Unspecified mental disorder due to brain damage and dysfunction and to physical disease *Organic brain syndrome NOS ... F62) Enduring personality changes, not attributable to brain damage and disease. *(F63) Habit and impulse disorders *(F63.0) ... F06) Other mental disorders due to brain damage and dysfunction and to physical disease *(F06.0) Organic hallucinosis ... F07) Personality and behavioural disorders due to brain disease, damage and dysfunction *(F07.0) Organic personality disorder ...
... the brain's primary reward center. This part of the brain is thought to play a role in pleasurable activities, including ... Increased serum prolactin (PRL)[5] concentration in patients brains from psychiatric medicine can also affect sexuality.[6] ... Upon reaching a climax, chemicals are released in the brain and motor signals are activated that will cause quick cycles of ... Psychiatric medicine is known to cause the brain to form more dopamine receptors for the dopamine blocking effect. The normal ...
A 2015 review found that moderate to severe traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for ALS, but whether mild traumatic brain ... In 2013, the NFL reached a $765 million agreement to compensate more than five thousand former NFL players for concussion- ... doi:10.1093/brain/awq290. PMID 20959307.. *^ Eisen A (2002). "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A review". BCMJ. 44 (7): 362-366. ... Lutz C (August 2018). "Mouse models of ALS: Past, present and future". Brain Research. 1693 (Part A): 1-10. doi:10.1016/j. ...
There are several brain structures (corpus callosum and frontal lobe) that are different in women with dysthymia than in those ... A new model has recently surfaced in the literature regarding the HPA axis (structures in the brain that get activated in ... This study found several areas of the brain that function differently. The amygdala (associated with processing negative ...
"Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury and Where to Get Help" US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert On How To Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe, Robert Cantu, M.D. ... Istilah kecederaan ringan otak, kecederaan traumatik serdahana otak mild ("traumatic brain injury-MTBI), kecederaan kepala ... "Concussion in High School Sports" US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
The English suffixes -phobia, -phobic, -phobe (from Greek φόβος phobos, "fear") occur in technical usage in psychiatry to construct words that describe irrational, abnormal, unwarranted, persistent, or disabling fear as a mental disorder (e.g. agoraphobia), in chemistry to describe chemical aversions (e.g. hydrophobic), in biology to describe organisms that dislike certain conditions (e.g. acidophobia), and in medicine to describe hypersensitivity to a stimulus, usually sensory (e.g. photophobia). In common usage, they also form words that describe dislike or hatred of a particular thing or subject (e.g. homophobia). The suffix is antonymic to -phil-. For more information on the psychiatric side, including how psychiatry groups phobias such as agoraphobia, social phobia, or simple phobia, see phobia. The following lists include words ending in -phobia, and include fears that have acquired names. In some cases, the naming of phobias has become a word game, of notable example being a 1998 ...
See also: Brain injury. Acquired brain injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events after birth, rather than as part of a ... United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum. *The Brain Injury Hub - information and practical advice to parents and family ... Ontario Brain Injury Association. "What is Acquired Brain Injury". Retrieved 5 March 2011.. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{ ... a b c d The ABI Handbook, Serving Students with Acquired Brain Injuries in Higher Education, The Consortium for the Study of ...
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"N.F.L.'s Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Tobacco Industry".. . ... that were cited as scientific evidence that brain injuries do not cause long-term harm to its players.[note 21] During the peer ...
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A concussion is a form of a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). This injury is a result due to a blow to the head that could ... "TBI , Traumatic Brain Injury , Traumatic Brain Injury Resources , Brain Injury Support , Brain Injury Information". www. ... Alberts J, Cherian N (2014). Headaches, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Concussion. The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Headache Therapy ... high resolution MR imaging of the brains of Leborgne and Lelong". Brain. 130 (Pt 5): 1432-41. doi:10.1093/brain/awm042. PMID ...
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It can result from traumatic brain injury such as concussion.[12] Stroke and intracranial hemorrhage are other causes.[12] ... A lowered level of consciousness indicate a deficit in brain function.[4] Level of consciousness can be lowered when the brain ... such as brain herniation.[9] Mass lesions in the brain stem normally cause coma due to their effects on the reticular formation ... A concussion, which is a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) may result in decreased LOC. ...
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  • http://www.nucleushealth.com/ - This 3D medical animation shows and explains the mechanism for mild traumatic brain injury, which includes concussion injuries. (youtube.com)
  • All injuries to the brain are potentially serious and devastating. (medicinenet.com)
  • The leading cause of concussions is falls, which account for 40% of all trauamatic brain injuries in the U.S. The second leading cause is unintentional blunt trauma, which describes being hit by an object such as while playing sports. (medicinenet.com)
  • Finally, about 10% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by assaults. (medicinenet.com)
  • There are a number of ways to reduce the risk of concussion and serious brain injuries. (medicinenet.com)
  • First, like an ankle sprain, concussion injuries vary in severity. (psychologytoday.com)
  • The severity spectrum of brain injuries range from mild to moderate to severe for concussions. (psychologytoday.com)
  • This risk increased with multiple traumatic brain injuries. (yahoo.com)
  • Concussions, also known as traumatic brain injuries, occur when your brain violently impacts the inside of your skull. (ssrn.com)
  • Since CTE can only be definitively diagnosed after death, brain donations are vital to continuing the study of CTE and other traumatic brain injuries. (yahoo.com)
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League and General Electric Co are teaming up to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries amid growing concerns about sports-related concussions in youth and professional sports. (reuters.com)
  • On Monday they announced a $60 million effort with leading neurologists to speed up research into brain injuries and the development of new technologies to help protect the brain from traumatic injury to benefit athletes, the military and the broader public. (reuters.com)
  • The initiative includes a $40 million research program into imaging technologies to improve diagnoses and an additional $20 million pool of funds open to researchers and businesses trying to improve the prevention, identification and management of brain injuries. (reuters.com)
  • Americans are increasingly worried about brain injuries suffered by children and adolescents playing sports. (reuters.com)
  • Among the lawsuits filed against the NFL over concussions is a class action on behalf of 4,000 former professional football players and their wives, which accuses the league of covering up life-altering brain injuries. (reuters.com)
  • The NFL and GE, the largest U.S. conglomerate, will split the investment equally, with a $5 million investment from Under Armour toward a project to develop new materials and technologies to protect the brain from injury and to develop tools to track head impacts and injuries as they happen. (reuters.com)
  • A 2010 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that U.S. emergency rooms yearly treat 173,000 temporary brain injuries, including concussions, related to sports or recreation among people less than 19 years old. (reuters.com)
  • Patricia Horoho, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, said she welcomed the NFL-GE initiative, adding that there had been 250,000 brain injuries among Army members since 2000, of which 84 percent were not related to deployment. (reuters.com)
  • Possible research areas include looking for genetic markers that could indicate a susceptibility to certain kinds of brain injuries, and developing more consistent treatment and management protocols, medical experts involved in the initiative said. (reuters.com)
  • However, Broglio cautions that further, cross-sectional study is required before reaching conclusions regarding long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injuries. (redorbit.com)
  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) Lawyers appealing the NFL's $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players say the settlement excludes the central brain injury linked to football. (foxnews.com)
  • Lawyers who negotiated the settlement with the NFL say the deal is an insurance plan for serious brain injuries and is not meant to address every problem tied to football. (foxnews.com)
  • Charity Headway, which works to improve life after brain injuries, has expressed dismay and believes FIFA protocols are not being followed. (independent.ie)
  • In fact, a concussion is one of eight different types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that most commonly result from falls, motor vehicle accidents, sporting accidents and wrongful firearms discharges. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Such movement makes the brain bump into the interior of the skull at the point of impact, as well as on the opposite side of the skull, resulting in contusions (bruises) that damage two sites in the brain, called the coup and contrecoup injuries. (scientificamerican.com)
  • More so than the immediate impact (primary injury), however, a concussion involves a host of effects (secondary injuries) that emerge several hours or days after the trauma. (scientificamerican.com)
  • From studies of the intracranial osmolality of cerebrospinal fluid, we have learned that a deliberate induction of hyperosmolality (increasing the intracranial concentration of cerebrospinal fluid) decreases the undesirable neurophysiological response that is characteristic of concussion injuries. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Because so much is at stake when secondary injuries to concussions arise, it is critical that physicians initiate procedures to minimize this effect. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Despite the name, these injuries are by no means mild, with approximately 15 percent of concussion patients suffering persistent neurological symptoms. (scienceblog.com)
  • Brain Injuries in High School Sports Washington student Mikayla Wilson still suffering effects of her concussion. (go.com)
  • Understand more about specific types of traumatic brain injuries. (bidmc.org)
  • In the State of Illinois, each school district must use education materials provided by the Illinois High School Association to educate coaches, student-athletes, and parents/guardians of student-athletes about the nature and risk of concussions and head injuries. (expertclick.com)
  • Using the latest brain imaging, SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography), Dr. Amen's groundbreaking research has provided the foundation for understanding how brain injuries respond to rehabilitation. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Among the NFL players in the studies, all them showed signs of previous brain injuries, and through well-documented brain health intervention, virtually all of them reported improvements in their condition. (psychologytoday.com)
  • A chronic brain disease afflicts former pro football players, boxers and others who suffer repeated brain injuries. (npr.org)
  • The NIH will fund eight projects to study the long-term effects of repeated head injuries and to come up with better tools for diagnosing CTE and concussions. (npr.org)
  • A former hockey player founded a company to give athletes and families a better way to identify brain injuries. (technologyreview.com)
  • A brain map identifies injuries from a concussion. (technologyreview.com)
  • Gee hopes it will help athletes and their families better identify brain injuries and track their recovery. (technologyreview.com)
  • They measured levels of a substance called translocator protein 18KDa (TSPO), which are thought to rise when the brain responds to traumatic injuries. (reuters.com)
  • One of the most vexing issues with treating concussions in athletes is that the full extent of brain injuries can be difficult to assess while players are still alive. (reuters.com)
  • Scientists think it's possible prolonged microglial activation can happen after single or and repeated traumatic brain injuries. (reuters.com)
  • Beyond its small size, other limitations of the study include a lack of data to explain exactly when TSPO levels rose relative to the timing of brain injuries, the authors note. (reuters.com)
  • Traumatic brain injuries can have a serious impact on the human body's ability to function normally including a persons ability to maintain balance. (disabled-world.com)
  • According to CDC, it is estimated that at least 1.4 million people in the United States are affected by traumatic brain injuries (TBI) every year. (disabled-world.com)
  • Football can also be a dangerous sport, resulting in multiple concussions and some brain injuries. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Sports-related concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries have grabbed headlines in recent months, as the long-term damage they can cause becomes increasingly evident among both current and former athletes. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Despite the devastating consequences of traumatic brain injury and the large number of athletes playing contact sports who are at risk, no method has been developed for early detection or tracking of the brain pathology associated with these injuries. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Previous reports and studies have shown that professional athletes in contact sports who are exposed to repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries may develop ongoing impairment such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative condition caused by a build up of tau protein. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Dr Omalu - who inspired the Hollywood movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith - accused football's governing bodies of 'denying and rejecting' the affects of repeated head injuries. (thesun.co.uk)
  • The kind of head injuries which led to Ireland international Kevin Doyle's retirement after suffering headaches from multiple concussions . (thesun.co.uk)
  • Dr Omalu also claimes football lags behind other sectors of society when its comes to its knowledge of brain injuries - warning this may lead to its downfall. (thesun.co.uk)
  • NPR interview with Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown , lead author of the CDC's new guidelines concussion and mild traumatic brain injuries in children. (stanford.edu)
  • Can Brain Injuries in Football be Avoided? (stanford.edu)
  • As young athletes start to gear up for fall sports, including football, soccer, cheerleading and wrestling, parents, coaches and teachers should know how to recognize and properly respond to head injuries, particularly concussions. (livescience.com)
  • But for accidents or injuries that result in a significant impact to the head, adults should be ready to recognize the most common physical signs of a concussion. (livescience.com)
  • Just this year, researchers have found that former NFL players have a higher rate of depression and dementia later in life , the effects of childhood head injuries can last for decades , and repeated head trauma can cause tangles in a person's brain tissue . (healthline.com)
  • The latest research says that a single concussion can cause lasting damage, and that even mild injuries can cause bleeding in the brain. (healthline.com)
  • Even mild head injuries can disrupt blood flow to the brain, potentially starving its tissues of oxygen. (healthline.com)
  • While researchers clamor for the best ways to treat brain injuries, the new sports injury guidelines hope to solidify best practices for people at the highest risk-those who engage in contact sports. (healthline.com)
  • Concussion is one of the most complex injuries to diagnose and treat, and our understanding of concussion is constantly evolving," Dr. Willem Meeuwisse, leader of the University of Calgary Brain Injury Initiative at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, said. (healthline.com)
  • Approximately 75% of traumatic brain injuries seen in emergency departments are mild cases. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • This year, Iowa and Nevada passed legislation permitting student athletes to be evaluated by physical therapists to determine when it is safe to "return to play" following a hit, fall, or other incident in order to reduce the risk of a concussion or other brain injuries. (apta.org)
  • More U.S. children are being treated for traumatic brain injuries such as concussions from injuries on the playground despite safety improvements in playground equipment. (cbc.ca)
  • More U.S. children are needing treatment for traumatic brain injuries such as concussions from injuries on the playground despite safety improvements in playground equipment - a trend Canadian doctors see too. (cbc.ca)
  • In Monday's issue of the journal Pediatrics , researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used national injury data from 2001 to 2013 to focus on nonfatal traumatic brain injuries in children aged 14 and younger. (cbc.ca)
  • Nick Reed, co-director of the concussion centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, speculates those are times of the year when children are becoming familiar with playground equipment and injuries may be more likely. (cbc.ca)
  • Blood-based biomarkers have the potential to be used in a variety of environments to quickly and accurately diagnose concussion and mild traumatic brain injuries. (prweb.com)
  • As blood tests for traumatic brain injury are being developed and private companies are commercializing TBI biomarkers for US FDA approval, this area of study will revolutionize the management of traumatic brain injuries in the near future. (prweb.com)
  • These injuries, he said, common among boxers, American National Football League (NFL) and ice hockey players, as well as soccer and rugby players, can cause damage to the brain similar to abnormalities found in people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. (lifescript.com)
  • This may prove significant as an early diagnostic tool for those who suffer repeated traumatic brain injuries. (medindia.net)
  • Traumatic brain injuries are perplexing and problematic - and they affect millions of Americans. (acatoday.org)
  • It has been estimated that up to 3.8 million Americans incur mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) or concussions in sports-related activities and approximately 50 percent of the injured do not report the injury to a health care professional. (acatoday.org)
  • Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) accounts for at least 75 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the United States. (acatoday.org)
  • Sources discussing treatment, prevention and living with traumatic brain injuries are provided for those interested in more detail, continuing education credits and certification. (acatoday.org)
  • Consequently, they can assume a major role in evaluating, diagnosing and treating concussions, particularly head injuries that affect the spine and related extremities. (acatoday.org)
  • The authors of a 2010 Canadian study [2] argue that labeling a child's head injury as a 'concussion' convey the wrong message to parents, athletes and athletic trainers about its seriousness, and that to encourage full reporting of head injuries in sports and to allow adequate management and recovery time MTBI be used in its place. (momsteam.com)
  • The negative consequences of the use of the concussion label, they noted, may be especially pronounced in the context of sports-related concussion, perhaps explaining, in part, the underreporting of head injuries by young athletes and their trainers as being due in part to the still-common belief that a concussion does not need to be treated seriously. (momsteam.com)
  • The Centers for Disease Control has estimated that there were approximately 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries across the country in 2006. (dailylobo.com)
  • These numbers only include those who lost consciousness, accounting for only 10 to 20 percent of total sports-related traumatic brain injuries. (dailylobo.com)
  • Researchers are now focusing on mild traumatic brain injuries resulting from everyday contact but not resulting in concussions. (dailylobo.com)
  • In head injuries, these regions are particularly susceptible to damage, partly because of where they reside in the brain. (dana.org)
  • In a large study of concussions in high school and college football players conducted by Kevin Guskiewicz, Ph.D., a sports-medicine researcher at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, only nine percent of concussion injuries knocked the player unconscious. (dana.org)
  • After a spate of player concussions and injuries this past weekend, it looks like the National Football League is poised to crack down on players who made hard head hits during games. (waiting.com)
  • CTE has been found in the brains of teens and adults who sustained repeated head injuries, even in those who were not diagnosed with concussion, the study authors noted. (drugs.com)
  • To learn more, investigators examined brains from teens who had sustained impact head injuries up to 128 days before they died. (drugs.com)
  • A topic gaining public interest is concussion due to sports-related injuries. (utsouthwestern.edu)
  • Concussions and other mild traumatic brain injuries seem to arise when an area deep inside the brain shakes more rapidly and intensely than surrounding areas, report researchers. (futurity.org)
  • Perhaps as important as physical experiments are additional simulations to clarify the relationship between head impacts and the motion of the brain-in particular, what kinds of impacts give rise to the complex motion that appears to be responsible for concussions and other mild traumatic brain injuries. (futurity.org)
  • We can prevent serious brain injuries" she said. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • Unbelievably, more than a million brain injuries are treated each year in the U.S. In kids, many of these injuries, including pediatric concussions , are sustained on the playing field, despite the fact that organized sports are implementing more stringent safety measures to prevent head injuries. (parents.com)
  • As a Professor and Chair of the Audiology and Speech Center at the University of Akron in Ohio, she is an advocate of the needs of youths with brain injuries and their families. (lapublishing.com)
  • To find out, Johns Hopkins University engineers have developed a powerful computer-based process that helps identify the dangerous conditions that lead to concussion-related brain injuries. (nsf.gov)
  • Every year, according to the National Institute of Health, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. (carondelet.org)
  • Here are symptoms and treatments for concussions and traumatic brain injuries. (carondelet.org)
  • The new technique could eventually help in assessing concussion patients, predicting which head injuries are likely to have long-lasting neurological consequences, and evaluating the effectiveness of treatments, according to lead author Michael L. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Einstein and medical director of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services at Montefiore. (innovations-report.com)
  • DTI, combined with EZ-MAP analysis, might offer a more objective tool for diagnosing concussion injuries and for predicting which patients will have persistent and progressive symptoms. (innovations-report.com)
  • I am continuing my search for other routes to healing brain injuries and will share whatever I find. (earthclinic.com)
  • Brain 101: The Concussion Playbook is a web-based concussion management program with components tailored for teen athletes, parents, coaches and educators. (youtube.com)
  • Athletes with a concussion should never return to sports or recreation activities the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says they are symptom-free and it's OK to return to play. (cdc.gov)
  • These terms minimize the potential severity of the injury, so athletes are often encouraged to "shake it off," returning to gameplay while possibly have a mild traumatic brain injury . (psychologytoday.com)
  • Traumatic brain injury in high school athletes. (nih.gov)
  • I wish I had known more about the risks of returning too quickly, and I am pledging my brain to encourage athletes in all sports and at all ages to get educated through the Concussion Legacy Foundation. (yahoo.com)
  • Wickenheiser, Ruggiero, and Meyers Taylor are all decorated, talented, and dedicated athletes and Olympians, and the Concussion Legacy Foundation is hoping that their public pledge inspires other female athletes to donate their brains. (yahoo.com)
  • A study of U.S. college athletes who had concussions indicated suppressed brain function more than three years later, researchers said. (redorbit.com)
  • April 27, 2012 -- Over a million persons suffer from concussions in the United States every year -- including many young athletes whose diagnosis depends on someone on the sidelines who may, or may not, be capable of getting it right. (go.com)
  • A high school football coach, for example, may want to err on the side of caution, even if it means more athletes will be sidelined to reduce the possibility of a second concussion. (go.com)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a concussion prevention campaign with information for parents, schools, coaches and youth athletes. (virginia.gov)
  • Autopsies have shown that some high-profile athletes who suffered repeated blows to the head during their careers have unusual protein clumps in their brains. (eurekalert.org)
  • In the article, Lauren Wolf, a senior editor at C&EN, explains that many of these athletes struggled with symptoms such as memory loss, depression and violent mood swings while they were alive. (eurekalert.org)
  • 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. (reuters.com)
  • Researchers examined results from what's 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 weren't athletes and had no history of concussions. (reuters.com)
  • Even so, the results point to a potential way to better pinpoint the extent of brain damage in living athletes, as well as the possibility of one day of developing experimental treatments to target inflammation in the brain as tool for minimizing the health impact of concussions, Jonathan Godbout of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus writes in an accompanying editorial. (reuters.com)
  • The grant follows calls from high-profile Canadian athletes for the sports community to dedicate more resources to understanding traumatic brain injury in youth. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • ability to accurately determine the symptoms of traumatic brain injury and help athletes recover from concussions, says Christie. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • Early detection of tau proteins may help us to understand what is happening sooner in the brains of these injured athletes,' said lead study author Dr. Gary Small, UCLA's Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging and a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Small notes that larger follow-up studies are needed to determine the impact and usefulness of detecting these tau proteins early, but given the large number of people at risk for mild traumatic brain injury - not only athletes but military personnel, auto accident victims and others - a means of testing what is happening in the brain during the early stages could potentially have a considerable impact on public health. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Yesterday, Shots reported on a study that found that widely used computerized tests used to establish a baseline of cognitive function for student athletes aren't accurate enough to diagnose concussions, or to determine if a player is safe to return to the action. (npr.org)
  • One of the latest questions for researchers studying the short- and long-term effects of concussions isn't when student-athletes can safely get back in the game but, more importantly, how long to wait before they can safely return to the classroom. (livescience.com)
  • An international brain injury panel says that athletes young and old should continue to wear mouth guards and helmets, but warn they may only make sports more dangerous. (healthline.com)
  • I think we're getting there," said Barry Jordan, a renown neurologist who studies the effects of brain trauma on athletes. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The evidence is overwhelming: repeated concussion has been linked to lower cognitive performance in amateur athletes. (theconversation.com)
  • The expert panel will define the need, scope, and expectations of federal guidelines for pediatric mild traumatic brain injury, including those for student athletes. (apta.org)
  • Legislation was enacted in several other states requiring student athletes to receive clearance to return to play from a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions. (apta.org)
  • In addition, APTA issued a press release in August regarding the role of the physical therapist as member of the multi-disciplinary team that evaluates athletes and participants of organized activity for concussions to determine if they should be removed from their activity and when it's safe to return. (apta.org)
  • Our findings show the brains of young athletes may need more time to recover, which is important because without full recovery, players may be more susceptible to a second concussion that could cause life-threatening brain swelling and bleeding. (newswise.com)
  • Our Sports Concussion clinic treats athletes participating in all levels of competitive sport participation, from school-aged children to the professional level. (uclahealth.org)
  • It is a comprehensive concussion assessment and care program, providing participating local schools with the same level of care provided to our collegiate athletes, in keeping with the most recent (2013) evidence-based standards for concussion management . (uclahealth.org)
  • Our program contributed to both the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention (CDC) recommendations for concussion treatment, and follows these protocols in caring for youth athletes. (uclahealth.org)
  • From a clinical research standpoint we are currently participating in the multi-institutional National Sports Concussion Outcomes Study (NSCOS) following athletes of all ages after injury. (uclahealth.org)
  • It's also possible that players with longer careers and multiple concussions who don't develop cognitive damage by middle age may differ from former athletes who develop cognitive problems. (reuters.com)
  • This kind of brain damage isn't new to athletes, but doctors and researchers are starting to understand it better. (go.com)
  • Doctors expect to see changes in athletes' brains right after a concussion, but a new study shows there are physical differences in the brains months and years after concussion. (rcinet.ca)
  • Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital used advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brains of 43 athletes, about half with a history of concussion and the rest without. (rcinet.ca)
  • The athletes were still healthy but the findings suggest that the frontal area of the brain may be affected even for young, healthy adults with few concussions. (rcinet.ca)
  • They say that the findings "can help guide concussion management, and …minimize any future risk to athletes. (rcinet.ca)
  • Several recent studies suggest, however, that underreporting of concussons by athletes persists even among those who have been educated about the dangers of continuing to play with concussion symptoms. (momsteam.com)
  • As part of The Mind Research Network's concussion study following UNM athletes, Brain Safe Project researchers have advised additional medical care and brain testing for at least 29 Lobo athletes after "incidental findings" were reported in their MRI scans. (dailylobo.com)
  • As part of the contract with the University, the organization performs comprehensive brain health checkups of all athletes at the beginning of the school year. (dailylobo.com)
  • The researchers are scanning the brains of men's basketball, football, soccer, diving and baseball players, as well as athletes from the women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, and diving teams, and men and women from the UNM cheer squad. (dailylobo.com)
  • In the last few weeks, sports headlines have been peppered with stories about Olympics-bound athletes suffering concussions. (dana.org)
  • Many brain experts are calling for greater attention to the neural consequences of sports-related concussions, especially when they occur in young athletes whose brains are still developing. (dana.org)
  • A survey of high school soccer players by Jill Brooks, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist with Head-to-Head Consultants in Gladstone, N.J., found that the No. 1 reason for not reporting a concussion was because athletes didn't think it was a serious problem. (dana.org)
  • A new pilot study looking at athletes with concussions suggests total inactivity may not be the best way to recover after all, say scientists at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, where. (eurekalert.org)
  • Concern is growing about the danger of sports-related concussions and their long-term impact on athletes. (eurekalert.org)
  • But what we saw, the student athletes came in on approximately the third day of their concussion and the test was not stressful for them. (eurekalert.org)
  • The findings emerged when the research team measured variations in heart rate variability among athletes with concussions while responding to simple problem-solving and decision-making tasks. (eurekalert.org)
  • For the new study, Purkayastha and her team administered a fairly simple cognitive task to athletes with concussions. (eurekalert.org)
  • The study is the first of its kind to examine heart rate variability in college athletes with concussions during a cognitive task. (eurekalert.org)
  • The results may explain why approximately 20 percent of athletes with CTE never suffered a diagnosed concussion," Goldstein said. (drugs.com)
  • Although still not proof, Stanford researchers have gathered evidence to support the idea by combining data from sensors worn by athletes, simulations of brain movement based on those measurements and brain images of people with and without concussions. (stanford.edu)
  • Michael Zeineh , MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiology, and his lab assessed magnetic resonance imaging scans from two athletes who had been diagnosed with concussion. (stanford.edu)
  • Diffusion imaging is rarely used in clinical practice and, even with this advanced technology, the researchers only saw the corpus callosum abnormalities because they knew where to look and had a comparison group - scans from athletes from the same sport and with similar years of experience who had never been diagnosed with concussion. (stanford.edu)
  • This document provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for athletes with concussion. (lww.com)
  • The low-speed coup-contrecoup injury has damage from shifting layers within the brain at the microscopic level. (youtube.com)
  • There are many ways to reduce the chances of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. (cdc.gov)
  • Picture of the brain and potential brain injury areas. (medicinenet.com)
  • Concussion describes a brain injury where, after an injury, there are functional changes that occur in how the brain works but no structural damage can be seen on standard imaging tests like CT scan . (medicinenet.com)
  • Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, can be defined as a short-lived loss of brain function due to head trauma that resolves spontaneously. (medicinenet.com)
  • However, if there is sufficient force to cause the brain to bounce against the rigid bones of the skull, then there is potential for injury. (medicinenet.com)
  • While temporary loss of consciousness due to injury means that a concussion has taken place, most concussions occur without the patient being knocked out. (medicinenet.com)
  • Most patients are unaware that they have sustained a concussion and may not connect their symptoms with a head injury. (medicinenet.com)
  • Being knocked out (loss of consciousness) or having a seizure after a head injury are not common and may be very dramatic, but these two symptoms do not predict the severity of the concussion. (medicinenet.com)
  • The purpose of the physical examination is to look for abnormalities that would point to bleeding in the brain or to a neck injury and spinal cord damage. (medicinenet.com)
  • Understanding the mechanism of injury and the sequence of events afterwards is important in deciding the potential risk for bleeding and swelling in the brain. (medicinenet.com)
  • The definition of a concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from a collision, blow, or hit to the head or body that results in some temporary loss of brain function and other symptoms. (medicinenet.com)
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injury, but the second leading cause of death from TBI. (medicinenet.com)
  • These will not prevent concussions, but they can reduce the risk of serious brain injury and skull fracture. (medicinenet.com)
  • Not everyone who experiences a concussion will have symptoms that occur immediately following the injury. (medicinenet.com)
  • Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury. (medicinenet.com)
  • The common brain injury is analogous to the common ankle sprain. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Instead, let's reframe the conversation by comparing a concussion - or "brain sprain" - with an ankle sprain, before defining the injury further. (psychologytoday.com)
  • So do not interpret "brain sprain" as a trivial injury. (psychologytoday.com)
  • A concussion is like a "sprain" because of associated tissue injury. (psychologytoday.com)
  • You may be able to continue playing on an ankle sprain and brain sprain, but if you do the risk of greater injury increases. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Concussion is widely considered as a mild traumatic brain injury. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Concussion is an injury that can last hours, days, and weeks or even months, with the persistent symptom complex referred to as Post-Concussion Syndrome or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). (psychologytoday.com)
  • The most important factor to know about signs and symptoms of concussions is that they may not materialize until several minutes, hours, or days after the injury occurs. (psychologytoday.com)
  • This makes concussion detection a tricky business, because the athlete may not make the association of delayed symptoms such as headache with the collision injury and may want to return to practice or the game. (psychologytoday.com)
  • According to the National Center for Injury Prevention, it is estimated that as many as 47% of all high school football players suffer a concussion each year. (ssrn.com)
  • Every concussion is a brain injury. (ssrn.com)
  • A new medical device called BrianScope can diagnosis traumatic brain injury. (ssrn.com)
  • Clinical trials have demonstrated that BrianScope One can indicate the presence or absence of brain injury with 98% accuracy. (ssrn.com)
  • Trends in hospitalization associated with traumatic brain injury. (nih.gov)
  • Rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury. (nih.gov)
  • NIH Consensus Development Panel on Rehabilitation of Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury. (nih.gov)
  • ALBUQUERQUE, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Brain changes persist for months in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, U.S. researchers say. (upi.com)
  • Andrew Mayer and colleagues at the Mind Research Network and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque studied children ages 10-17 with mild traumatic brain injury. (upi.com)
  • The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, found structural changes in the white matter of children's brains seen about two weeks after the injury remained evident more than three months later despite the disappearance of injury-related symptoms. (upi.com)
  • The researchers conducted cognitive testing and used an advanced imaging technique known as diffusion tensor imaging to examine the brains of 15 children who had within 21 days of injury experienced a concussion and 15 unaffected children. (upi.com)
  • Initial testing revealed that children with the mild brain injury had subtle cognitive deficits and changes in white matter compared with healthy counterparts, the study said. (upi.com)
  • While the children did not report symptoms of the injury during the follow-up visit, DTI revealed that the structural changes to the brain remained, Mayer said. (upi.com)
  • Thursday's $765-million settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 retired NFL players underscores two key facts about traumatic brain injury: that it is difficult to prove and measure -- especially many years after the fact -- and that its link to neurocognitive problems that appear years later remains an enigma. (chicagotribune.com)
  • But even in the immediate wake of a ferocious blow to the head, traumatic brain injury can be difficult to show unless there is evidence of bleeding in or swelling of the brain. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Even when such imaging does suggest brain injury, many will not immediately suffer the headaches, fatigue and loss of memory and concentration that signal the brain has been hurt. (chicagotribune.com)
  • One problem is that research suggests a person's response to brain injury may be influenced by a host of factors -- social, genetic, perhaps even nutritional -- for which the National Football League is not responsible. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The U.S. military , for which brain trauma has become an urgent priority, has sponsored many studies to identify the genes or life circumstances that might make a person more vulnerable to long-term effects of traumatic brain injury. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Football has been accused of failing to take concussion seriously by a brain injury charity after Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina collapsed during a match on Sunday. (independent.ie)
  • Direct impact is not the only manner of injury: it has been shown in primates that rapid acceleration of the head without impact can also result in concussion, although this injury is rare in humans. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Not necessarily a Concussion, but a Whiplash Injury. (medhelp.org)
  • Also searched for Mild traumatic brain injury . (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely resembles that found in early Alzheimer's dementia, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. (scienceblog.com)
  • For the study, Dr. Fakhran and colleagues set out to determine if there was a relationship between white matter injury patterns and severity of post-concussion symptoms in MTBI patients with normal findings on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. (scienceblog.com)
  • Sports injury was the reason for concussion in two-thirds of the patients. (scienceblog.com)
  • According to Dr. Fakhran, the results suggest that the true problem facing concussion patients may not be the injury itself, but rather the brain's response to that injury. (scienceblog.com)
  • It also reduces the chances that a person with a concussion will be immediately redeployed, raising the risk of a second and more serious brain injury. (go.com)
  • The Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment, support and follow-up care for individuals who have had a concussion or a more severe traumatic brain injury. (bidmc.org)
  • The care you receive often depends on how soon you come in after sustaining a concussion or traumatic brain injury. (bidmc.org)
  • A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. (expertclick.com)
  • This includes advice about continuing play after a concussion or head injury. (expertclick.com)
  • Illinois points school boards to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Injury Center (www.cdc.gov/Concussion). (expertclick.com)
  • Some in the worldwide sports community recognize a concussion as an "injury" to the brain, yet nowhere in the gold standard Consensus Statement of the 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (Berlin, 2017) is there mention of a "wound" to the brain. (expertclick.com)
  • It is worth quoting in full: "SRCs (sports-related concussions) can result in diverse symptoms and problems, and can be associated with concurrent injury to the cervical spine and peripheral vestibular system. (expertclick.com)
  • A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. (virginia.gov)
  • However, untreated concussions can lead to serious injury or death. (virginia.gov)
  • The signs and symptoms of a concussion may occur minutes, hours or days after the injury. (virginia.gov)
  • After watching the "Concussion" movie, three leading brain doctors believe audiences worldwide will leave scratching their heads wondering what they really know about the mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) affecting millions of people every year. (psychologytoday.com)
  • But this kind of brain test is well suited to identifying the often subtle injury of concussion, which are caused when the brain slams against the skull. (technologyreview.com)
  • Though other methods, like CAT scans, can detect anatomical changes that may be associated with more severe brain injury, concussions don't usually cause those kinds of changes. (technologyreview.com)
  • The study showed that there is a measurable degree of this biomarker of brain injury and repair even in young NFL players, suggesting that the insult to their brains could have occurred long before they were scanned for the study - perhaps dating to collegiate or pre-collegiate play," said senior study author Dr. Martin Pomper, a researcher at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore. (reuters.com)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. (disabled-world.com)
  • Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull. (disabled-world.com)
  • Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. (disabled-world.com)
  • An object penetrating the skull, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury. (disabled-world.com)
  • In addition to the damage caused at the moment of injury, brain trauma causes secondary injury, a variety of events that take place in the minutes and days following the injury. (disabled-world.com)
  • There are many different causes that could result in traumatic brain injury. (disabled-world.com)
  • If the person is trapped inside the vehicle and if the medical attention is delayed, his brain injury may get worsened. (disabled-world.com)
  • Alcohol is an important factor in traumatic brain injury. (disabled-world.com)
  • In response to a study on NFL player link to Alzheimer's just released, the National Football League announced last week that it is forming a concussion and brain injury committee. (emaxhealth.com)
  • The concussion and brain injury committee has been assembled to evaluate just how safe the game is and to make recommendations, not just for the NFL but for college and high school football, too. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Traumatic brain injury is another area that will be explored by the concussion and brain injury committee. (emaxhealth.com)
  • The formation of a concussion and brain injury committee is the first step in a line of many to find answers to these questions. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Now, for the first time, UCLA researchers have used a brain-imaging tool to identify the abnormal tau proteins associated with this type of repetitive injury in five retired National Football League players who are still living. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • I hope that my participation in these kinds of studies will lead to a better understanding of the consequences of repeated head injury and new standards to protect players from sports concussions,' said Wayne Clark, a player in the study who had normal cognitive function. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • BRAIN INJURY expert Dr Bennet Omalu warns football faces extinction if it fails to take concussions seriously. (thesun.co.uk)
  • They should say: soccer is not a high impact, high contact sport, but you could suffer brain injury in sports. (thesun.co.uk)
  • As a neurosurgeon, this is a question I am often asked, but usually after the brain injury has already taken place. (livescience.com)
  • Keep in mind, "head injury" and "brain injury" are not necessarily the same thing - not every head injury will impact the brain. (livescience.com)
  • A concussion is an injury to the brain that changes how the brain normally works. (livescience.com)
  • Make no mistake - a concussion is an academic injury, in the sense that it is detrimental to the capacity for future learning. (livescience.com)
  • Scientists at the Human Brain Lab at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University were able to view a mild traumatic brain injury in a living mouse's brain, helping them better understand the full effects of the injury. (healthline.com)
  • Kirov said the next step is investigating how to protect the brain from further damage after an injury. (healthline.com)
  • If you suffer concussions, and the concussions are later determined to have caused permanent brain damage, can you avoid the statute of limitations for personal injury cases based upon the discovery rule, in Pennsylvania? (expertlaw.com)
  • disability Article Text Therapeutics/Prevention Randomised controlled trial Decompressive craniectomy for severe traumatic brain injury reduces mortality but increases survival with severe disability Stephen Honeybul Statistics from Altmetric.com Commentary on: Hutchinson PJ , Kolias AG , Timofeev IS , et al. (tripdatabase.com)
  • Portable neuromodulation stimulator for traumatic brain injury Portable neuromodulation stimulator for traumatic brain injury March 2017 The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator or PoNS™, developed by Helius Medical Technologies, is a non-invasive device that is designed to deliver neurostimulation through the tongue to treat balance disorders caused by mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). (tripdatabase.com)
  • News that actor Will Smith will boycott the Oscars has overshadowed promotional coverage of his latest film, Concussion, which examines the effects of repeated head injury. (theconversation.com)
  • The link between concussion and irreversible brain injury is particularly troubling, especially given the dominance of Australia's contact sporting culture. (theconversation.com)
  • Concussion is the most common and mild form of traumatic brain injury. (theconversation.com)
  • A study published in 2014, which followed 800,000 military conscripts over 30 years, found a statistically significant increase in the risk for developing young-onset, non-Alzheimer's dementia after suffering one mild traumatic brain injury. (theconversation.com)
  • Another study, which analysed over 160,000 trauma patients, found that one mild traumatic brain injury in patients aged 65 and older was associated with a 22-26% increase in dementia risk over the following five to seven years. (theconversation.com)
  • Recovery from a traumatic brain injury is a long, difficult process. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • If you or a loved one suffer from a traumatic brain injury, it is important that you have some understanding of all the factors involved. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • while many brain-injured patients return to nearly the abilities they had before the injury, others do not. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • Yes, a car crash can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in many ways. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when there is a "bump, blow, or jolt to the head" that causes issues with the functions of the. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • Can a Fall Cause Traumatic Brain Injury? (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines concussion as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by 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. (biausa.org)
  • I suffered from a brain injury in 2016, and I still have symptoms from it to this day. (biausa.org)
  • In 2016, I sustained a brain injury which still affects me today. (biausa.org)
  • Although I am lucky and pleased with my recovery, I understand the devastating effects of brain injury and realize how important it is to raise awareness as an advocate. (biausa.org)
  • I am proud to volunteer with the Brain Injury Association of America and hope to make a positive change for brain-injured patients in my home state of Oklahoma. (biausa.org)
  • There is a lot we can do to help brain injury patients have a successful recovery, and the way to begin helping is simply raising awareness and sharing a message. (biausa.org)
  • I started by seeking a proclamation designating March as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Oklahoma. (biausa.org)
  • The Brain Injury Association of America's online Brain Injury Awareness Month website is a great resource. (biausa.org)
  • She sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and was in a coma for three weeks. (biausa.org)
  • The following year, Gary created the Lynn Fund, in partnership with BIAA, to help people obtain essential information and resources after brain injury. (biausa.org)
  • His aim was "to assist BIAA in realizing a number of its strategic goals, specifically partnering with BIAA in efforts to educate and raise public awareness about brain injury and helping to strengthen BIAA's capacity at the national and state levels. (biausa.org)
  • Caring professionals at the National Brain Injury Information Center (NBIIC) are ready to answer your questions. (biausa.org)
  • BIAA's Preferred Attorneys know the consequence of brain injury and the impact of the injury on individuals and their families. (biausa.org)
  • 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. (apta.org)
  • CDC will begin to investigate the state of the science behind the management of pediatric brain injury and will convene the expert panel within the next year. (apta.org)
  • During the early teen years, the brain is still not fully developed and as it continues to grow and mature, it may be more vulnerable to brain injury," said study author Ravi S. Menon, PhD, of Western University in London, Ontario. (newswise.com)
  • Children aged five to nine accounted for nearly 51 per cent of the playground-related visits to emergency for a traumatic brain injury, Dr. Tabitha Cheng of the UCLA emergency medicine department in Los Angeles and her co-authors found. (cbc.ca)
  • The annual rate of traumatic brain injury emergency department visits increased significantly from 2005 to 2013,' the researchers said. (cbc.ca)
  • A rise in the rates of traumatic brain injury should concern everybody because traumatic brain injury is a public health burden,' given how common it is, said Beno. (cbc.ca)
  • In the study, monkey bars or playground gyms and swings were the equipment most frequently associated with a traumatic brain injury. (cbc.ca)
  • Award winning author, speaker, and traumatic brain injury survivor. (medium.com)
  • Dr. Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D. is paving the way for new eye-tracking diagnostic measures after a brain injury. (medium.com)
  • Immediately after my fall that resulted in my traumatic brain injury (TBI), I knew my eyes weren't quite right. (medium.com)
  • She had finished her residency and was conducting clinical trials for brain injury when a colleague suggested using eye-tracking as an outcome measure. (medium.com)
  • At UCLA, our approach to traumatic brain injury (TBI) is three-pronged. (uclahealth.org)
  • Our pediatric TBI clinic provides care for children with all severities of traumatic brain injury, and any persistent neurological and/or cognitive issues including headache, school difficulties, seizures, etc. (uclahealth.org)
  • In conjunction with the Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC) we also perform outreach, educating the community about traumatic brain injury and sports concussion. (uclahealth.org)
  • In 1998, he returned to UCLA and joined the Brain Injury Research Center in the Department of Neurosurgery. (uclahealth.org)
  • His research interests include neuroplasticity, recovery from injury, sports-related concussions, post-traumatic epilepsy and brain development. (uclahealth.org)
  • The word concussion is used to describe any injury to the brain that is the result of an impact to the head. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation puts most families in crushing debt. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • The 7th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, taking place May 24-25, 2017 in Washington, DC, will provide a platform to discuss a variety of recent discoveries in the traumatic brain injury space. (prweb.com)
  • Dr. Papa will present how the markers are detectable in serum in less than an hour post-concussion, and can be used to detect the difference between concussion and other injury. (prweb.com)
  • Arrowhead Publishers' annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference provides a unique forum for a variety of stakeholders to present original research and analysis aimed at providing a full picture of the progress towards better diagnosis, treatment and long-term care for TBI survivors. (prweb.com)
  • This conference unites researchers and clinicians from industry, academia, the military and government to present ground-breaking research in a variety of areas related to traumatic brain injury. (prweb.com)
  • The interactions observed between concussion histories and playing positions suggest there may be important differences in the mechanisms of injury between speed and non-speed players, the researchers conclude. (reuters.com)
  • Dr. John P. DiFiori, who is chief of the division of sports medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine and a physician for Bruins teams, said he hoped the reports would increase "recognition that concussions are a serious injury and that symptoms should not be ignored. (latimes.com)
  • We need to minimize the risks by coming down very heavily on tackles and behaviors that are likely to cause rotational injury to the brain," Hardy said. (lifescript.com)
  • Luke Griggs, a spokesman for the brain injury charity Headway, said the decision displayed an "irresponsible and cavalier attitude to a player's health. (lifescript.com)
  • At an international conference on concussion in sport last year, specialist doctors working in sport drafted a consensus saying that no player, regardless of the sport, should return to the field of play on the day of a concussive injury. (lifescript.com)
  • A small study of female soccer players published earlier this year found evidence of "mild traumatic brain injury of the frontal lobes" caused by repeatedly bouncing a football off the head. (lifescript.com)
  • The PET tracer has been designed and modified to attach to a protein called 'tau' that gets deposited in the brain as a result of concussion injury. (medindia.net)
  • Traumatic brain injury is frequently referred to as the silent epidemic because the problems that result from it (e.g., impaired memory) often are not visible. (acatoday.org)
  • According to existing data, more than 1.5 million people experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year in the United States. (acatoday.org)
  • Some of the current definitions, position statements and evidence-based guidelines regarding concussion and mild traumatic brain injury are offered for your perusal and consideration. (acatoday.org)
  • Some 11 years ago, an excellent review, Bloodless Concussion: The Misunderstood Injury, pointed out that approximately two-thirds of all chiropractic physicians practicing in the United States are licensed to diagnose and treat patients as portal-ofentry health care providers. (acatoday.org)
  • The review by David Martinez, DC, focused on concussion and MTBI primarily related to sports injury and chiropractic medicine. (acatoday.org)
  • The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the most common scoring system used to describe the level of consciousness in a person following a traumatic brain injury. (acatoday.org)
  • The GCS is a reliable and objective way of recording the initial and subsequent level of consciousness in a person after a brain injury. (acatoday.org)
  • Concussion is a subset of mild trau- matic brain injury (MTBI) that is generally selflimited and at the less severe end of the brain injury spectrum. (acatoday.org)
  • Should Concussion Be Called Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Instead? (momsteam.com)
  • Although the terms mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and concussion are often used interchangeably in the context of sports [5] and particularly in the United States, others use the term to refer to different injury constructs. (momsteam.com)
  • The evidence seems to support their argument that how a brain injury is labeled can make a difference when it comes to treatment. (momsteam.com)
  • During the process of recruiting study participants, both parents and clinicians were frequently heard expressing the opinion that the use of the term 'concussion' erroneously implied the exclusion of brain injury, with both parents and medical staff frequently heard expressing the opinion that 'he doesn't have a head injury , he has a concussion. (momsteam.com)
  • The danger is that a 'normal CT result likely implies to parents that their child has no brain injury. (momsteam.com)
  • and neither neuroimaging technique is recommended, absent a suggestion of a more serious brain injury]. (momsteam.com)
  • The study authors questioned the use of the concussion label as being reflective of mild injury and found that its use supports the existence of continued confusion about what a concussion really is [1] and how the term should best be used in the care of children. (momsteam.com)
  • The findings, both in the return-to-school data and the phenomenon experienced during recruitment (in which both parents and clinicians may use the term to imply the exclusion of brain injury) suggests that, if a child is given a diagnosis of concussion, then the family is less likely to consider it as a brain injury. (momsteam.com)
  • While acknowledging that the study 'highlighted a general misinterpretation that an injury described as a concussion is less severe than one described as mTBI,' and that it may result in a premature return to school and activity,' the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2010 clinical report on sports-related concussion in children and teens [3] continues to refer to the injury as concussion. (momsteam.com)
  • To kick-off National Concussion Awareness Day, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has joined together with CrashCourse to celebrate our 40th Anniversary by offering a sneak peek of 40 of the nearly 4,000 personal stories featured in the TeachAids Concussion Story Wall interactive database. (biausa.org)
  • The developing brain may indeed be more prone to injury than an adult, mature brain because neurons are growing faster and connections are still being made. (dana.org)
  • As in many traumatic brain injury cases, it's a tragic story. (waiting.com)
  • Currently, guidelines recommend that traumatic brain injury patients get plenty of rest and avoid physical and cognitive activity until symptoms subside. (eurekalert.org)
  • The study found that a simple cognitive task as early as four days after a brain injury activated the region that improves memory function and can guard against two hallmarks of concussion -- depression and anxiety. (eurekalert.org)
  • Right now, if you have a concussion the directive is to have complete physical and cognitive rest, no activities, no social interaction, to let your brain rest and recover from the energy crisis as a result of the injury," said SMU physiologist Sushmita Purkayastha, who led the research, which was funded by the Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. (eurekalert.org)
  • This type of research will change fundamentally the way that patients with sports and other concussions are treated," said Bell, who works with brain injury patients and is Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern. (eurekalert.org)
  • Brain Injury, 26 (3), 211-220. (springer.com)
  • The study found that early signs of CTE not only persist long after a head injury but also spread through the brain. (drugs.com)
  • The same brain pathology that we observed in teenagers after head injury was also present in head-injured mice," Goldstein said. (drugs.com)
  • Our findings provide strong causal evidence linking head impact to [traumatic brain injury] and early CTE, independent of concussion," he stated. (drugs.com)
  • Fundamental to the mission of the Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair is community outreach and education. (utsouthwestern.edu)
  • In this community, you'll discover encouraging stories and personal interviews from other brain injury survivors and get helpful tips and real life solutions to help you through your recovery process. (spotify.com)
  • Hear how others have journeyed and found strength to persevere through their brain injury recovery. (spotify.com)
  • Whether you have suffered a brain injury or are one of God's angels and a caretaker, this podcast will assist you along the way. (spotify.com)
  • Listen to Concussions: The Many Faces of TBIs, Concussions and Brain Injury now. (spotify.com)
  • Previous studies have investigated how concussions lead to changes in this white matter, but a new study lead by Dr. Inga K. Koerte of Harvard Medical School in Boston , is one of the first to look at how even blows to the head that aren't considered concussions may lead to traumatic brain injury. (time.com)
  • Bazarian was not involved with the study, but has also used DTI to assess mild brain injury in high school football and hockey players. (time.com)
  • A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that is caused by a blow to the head, neck or upper body which alters the mental state. (apollohospitals.com)
  • Though most concussions are not life threatening, they have a temporary effect and requires time and rest to heal the injury properly. (apollohospitals.com)
  • Rest is the best treatment for concussion as it allows the brain to recover from the injury. (apollohospitals.com)
  • The doctors may even ask the patient to avoid alcohol consumption until the traumatic brain injury is completely healed. (apollohospitals.com)
  • Bonnie Nish has compiled a collection of personal experiences of recovery by survivors of mild traumatic brain injury. (lapublishing.com)
  • Concussion and Mild Brain Injury: Not Just Another Headline gives clear insight into how the lives of those suffering from concussion and mild brain injury (MBI) are impacted. (lapublishing.com)
  • In this anthology, Concussion and Mild Brain Injury: Not Just Another Headline , 19 individuals share what they experienced. (lapublishing.com)
  • They talk of the journey through the mild brain injury maze from the concussion incident to the ongoing process of recovery. (lapublishing.com)
  • Each story shows the reader how vulnerable anyone is to sustaining a concussion and having to deal with mild brain injury. (lapublishing.com)
  • Concussion and Mild Brain Injury: Not Just Another Headline shares how 19 individuals have navigated one of the most difficult times in their lives. (lapublishing.com)
  • They also found that the mechanical complexity of the brain means there is no straightforward relationship between different bumps, spins, and blows to the head and the likelihood of injury. (futurity.org)
  • 150 years on, contention still surrounds the lingering symptoms of insomnia, dizziness, irritability, depression, cognitive impairment and so on that affect between 30 and 80 percent of Americans following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion. (brainblogger.com)
  • According to the CDC, there were 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations, or deaths associated with traumatic brain injury, the majority of which were concussions, or "mild TBI", in 2010. (brainblogger.com)
  • Under the shadow of upcoming blockbuster films, a local community-based nonprofit in Northern Virginia named Brain Injury Services is anticipating that the docudrama Concussion will stand out as it enlightens audiences to the importance of one of the United States' most prevalent disabilities: Traumatic Brain Injury. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • Karen Brown, Executive Director at Brain Injury Services, is hoping Will Smith's performance of a real life crusader pressing to expose the truth of Traumatic Brain Injury will bring much needed attention to a cause which is desperate for more awareness and action. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • The lack of awareness for acquired brain injury continues to be a public health concern" says Brown. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • She has been working on the front lines of raising the public awareness of brain injury for almost 20 years and believes more can be done. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is considered an invisible disability. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • TBI can vary in severity from a minor blow to the head, which causes dizziness or light-headedness, to a life changing brain injury due to major trauma. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • It is considered an invisible disability because, while many of the side-effects of head injury can manifest physical changes in a person's body, the trauma to the affected area of the brain itself is hidden from sight. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • Combine the nature of this condition with the fact that acquired brain injury (TBI, stroke, and concussion combined) is the second most prevalent disability in the United States, and the byproduct is what researchers call a "silent epidemic. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • According to a Harris Poll taken in 2000, one in three Americans said that they were not familiar with the term "brain injury. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • Moreover, when it comes to concussion, only 56% of Americans surveyed believe that when a person sustains a concussion, he or she has sustained a brain injury. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • These facts are stunning considering brain injury is a more prevalent disability than other common diseases like AIDS and breast cancer. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • Yet, over half of Americans polled thought brain injury happened less frequently. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • There was a client who we worked with at Brain Injury Services that stated that they never thought about brain injury until they experienced a brain injury themselves. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • I hope the movie Concussion communicates that we need to be more cognizant of the needs for higher standards when we look at head injury. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • Brain Injury Services has been in business for over 26 years, serving as a leader across the Commonwealth and meeting the needs of survivors within our community. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • Brain Injury Services is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Springfield, Virginia. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • It was established in 1989 as the first community-based organization dedicated to serving adults and children with brain injury in the Commonwealth of Virginia. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • The mild traumatic brain injury weight drop model for adult zebrafish allows administration of a non-penetrating, diffuse injury to the brain of an adult zebrafish. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Understanding the mechanisms of regeneration in the zebrafish brain could ultimately help identify new ways to promote recovery from head injury in humans. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Mild traumatic brain injury, better known as concussion , is a common and underreported physical trauma caused by a blow to the head. (medicalxpress.com)
  • They found that, within the first three days of injury, fish in the concussion group were slower to find a school of fish with which they previously swam, a measure of spatial memory which is impaired in other animal models of concussion and human patients. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The researchers identified differences in the expression of genes involved in various aspects of the injury response and recovery, including the proliferation and migration of new brain cells, compared to control fish. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The discovery offers important insights into traumatic brain injury (TBI), a poorly understood condition that has become a major public concern, particularly in sports and for the military. (news-medical.net)
  • This provides some of the best evidence yet that if you haven't recovered from a brain injury and you get hit in the head again, you're going to have even more severe consequences. (news-medical.net)
  • We know that traumatic brain injury carries an increased risk for a bunch of long-term issues like dementia, Alzheimer's disease and CTE [chronic traumatic encephalopathy], and this has really been made extra public because of the NFL,' said researcher Ashley C. Bolte, an MD/PhD student. (news-medical.net)
  • In addition, Lukens said, it eventually may be possible for doctors to evaluate brain drainage after injury to determine when it is safest for patients to return to action. (news-medical.net)
  • 2020) Meningeal lymphatic dysfunction exacerbates traumatic brain injury pathogenesis. (news-medical.net)
  • Now alarming new research out of the University of Illinois, and published in the journal International Journal of Psychophysiology, finds pre-adolescents who sustain sports-related concussions may have impaired brain function for up to two years after the injury. (parents.com)
  • Special collection of story books for preschool and elementary school age children explains the effects of concussion and traumatic brain injury by describing changes in thinking and learning, emotions, and behaviors at home and in school. (lapublishing.com)
  • It's hard for children to understand the effects of a concussion or a more serious traumatic brain injury because they can't see or touch a broken brain. (lapublishing.com)
  • Interactive booklet helps children identify physical, cognitive, and behavioral effects of traumatic brain injury and describe help needed in school through supports and accommodations. (lapublishing.com)
  • ELVIN The Elephant Who Forgets - Delightful children's book explains how a brain injury affects learning, emotions, and behavior with colorful illustrations of Elvin the elephant who often forgets because of his brain injury. (lapublishing.com)
  • Story book helps children understand their emotions and reactions when a parent has a brain injury. (lapublishing.com)
  • Some years ago, Jenny was working on a childhood head injury research project in which children had a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan. (lapublishing.com)
  • As the survivor of a childhood brain injury, Bob brings a special perspective as CEO of Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc. The skills that he developed during his corporate career of over 20 years in communication, marketing, direct mail advertising and sales now focus on publishing information about the consequences of brain injury among children, adolescents and young adults. (lapublishing.com)
  • He is the former Chairman of the Board for the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina. (lapublishing.com)
  • Widely published and a national and international presenter, Dr. DePompei specializes in the impact of brain injury upon speech, language and communication. (lapublishing.com)
  • My inspiration for writing The Get Well Soon Balloon came soon after my brain injury. (lapublishing.com)
  • As a clinical psychologist, she has a special interest in pediatric acquired brain injury and neuropsychological rehabilitation. (lapublishing.com)
  • Her inspiration for Elvin evolved from a clinical research project on pediatric brain injury that was conducted at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. (lapublishing.com)
  • A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs from sudden trauma which causes damage to the brain. (carondelet.org)
  • A concussion, which is common in physical contact sports, is a form of brain injury. (carondelet.org)
  • If brain damage is diagnosed, the goal of doctors is to stabilize the person, insure proper oxygen flow to the brain and the rest of the body, control blood pressure and prevent further injury. (carondelet.org)
  • In February 2018, it was announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a blood test to evaluate mild traumatic brain injury in adults. (carondelet.org)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than one million Americans sustain a concussion (also known as mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI) each year. (innovations-report.com)
  • They found that frequent headers showed brain injury similar to that seen in patients with concussion. (innovations-report.com)
  • In other words, the brain may be trying to compensate for the injury by developing and enhancing other neural connections. (innovations-report.com)
  • The paper is titled "Robust Detection of Traumatic Axonal Injury in Individual Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Intersubject Variation, Change Over Time and Bidirectional Changes in Anisotropy. (innovations-report.com)
  • Symptomatic White Matter Changes in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Resemble Pathologic Features of Early Alzheimer's Dementia. (healthcanal.com)
  • Dr. Jay discusses the clinical aspects of concussion, postconcussion syndrome, and minor traumatic brain injury. (painweek.org)
  • BrainScope One is the first FDA-cleared medical device to offer capabilities to assess the full spectrum of brain injury - from concussions (functional abnormality) to brain bleeds (structural injury). (benzinga.com)
  • We are grateful to the Galien Foundation for its recognition of our innovation and dedication to providing the public with objective and comprehensive neurological assessment capabilities addressing the global brain injury problem. (benzinga.com)
  • BrainScope's mission is to revolutionize the rapid and objective assessment of brain-related conditions, starting with concussion and mild traumatic brain injury, utilizing multiple integrated assessment capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI) and digitization within a culture of quality, excellence and entrepreneurialism. (benzinga.com)
  • Sullivan 2017 Best Practices Award for New Product Innovation in the Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Solutions Market, was a two-time winner of the GE-NFL Head Health Challenge, and has now received two nominations for the Prix Galien Best Medical Technology, regarded as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for medical devices. (benzinga.com)
  • This Teachers' Desk Reference provides information about traumatic brain injury (TBI), specifically concussion, and the potential effects of TBI on a student's behavior and academic performance. (pattan.net)
  • Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) and the Team Physic. (lww.com)
  • Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is a pathophysiological process affecting the brain induced by direct or indirect biomechanical forces. (lww.com)
  • ABSTRACT: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects 1.4 million Americans annually, and mild TBI (MTBI) accounts for approximately 75% of those injured. (nursingcenter.com)
  • Patients should give themselves ample time to rest after a concussion , the most common type of traumatic brain injury, a new study argues. (medicaldaily.com)
  • Not resting, meanwhile, may result in potential brain damage and inflammation that can last for over a year after injury. (medicaldaily.com)
  • It is good news that the brain can recover from a hit if given enough time to rest and recover," Mark Burns, assistant professor of neuroscience at GUMC, director of the Laboratory for Brain Injury and Dementia, and an author of the study, said in the press release . (medicaldaily.com)
  • Permanent Brain Injury from Concussion, the Why. (tbilaw.com)
  • Does Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) involve permanent brain damage? (tbilaw.com)
  • Why is it that some people continue to have persisting problems after suffering a mild brain injury? (tbilaw.com)
  • Too much of the focus in the study of what is called "mild" brain injury, is in predicting how serious a brain injury will become, based upon the way in which the patient interacts with medical professionals on the day of the injury. (tbilaw.com)
  • While, if there was no concussion, there will be no mild brain injury. (tbilaw.com)
  • Next, the focus should shift to what can be done to minimize the disruption of those symptoms upon the mild brain injury survivor's life. (tbilaw.com)
  • To begin, we summarize our theory of the pathology of mild traumatic brain injury. (tbilaw.com)
  • Concussion or MTBI results in organic injury to the brain. (tbilaw.com)
  • Much of the medical community still believes that there can be no permanent brain injury without a loss of consciousness. (tbilaw.com)
  • Perhaps more important, there is a weak grasp that brain injury symptoms escalate after the first couple of hours. (tbilaw.com)
  • There is also far too much confidence put in our ability to rule out brain injury through the use of CT and MRI. (tbilaw.com)
  • Brought to you by The Brain Injury Law Group, SC. (tbilaw.com)
  • Connecticut's partner in brain injury prevention and recovery for over 35 years. (biact.org)
  • Concussion: A Guide for Parents - This booklet, adapted with permission from the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, was developed as a guide to help parents of children who are recovering from a concussion, to educate them about concussion, and to describe some of the complexities of concussion management. (biact.org)
  • Similar brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changes have been previously associated with mild traumatic brain injury. (chirotexas.org)
  • But once there has been an acute injury to the brain, the medical professionals should focus on the ongoing symptoms of concussion, not on categorizing the seriousness of the acute injury. (tbilaw.com)
  • The results were extremely significant and all forms of brain injury can respond to hbot. (earthclinic.com)
  • brain injury is not the only condition that hbot can provide healing for. (earthclinic.com)
  • DO'S & DON'TS: What to do and What not to do, after a Traumatic Brain Injury: TBI & Post-Concussion Syndrome: PCS. (lulu.com)
  • As a person tries to navigate their life through the many symptoms brought about by a Traumatic Brain Injury & Post-Concussion Syndrome, it can be met with very challenging and overwhelming obstacles. (lulu.com)
  • These can be due to concussion injury to the brain and is associated with subdural haemorrhage and unconsciousness. (wikipedia.org)
  • These tests are called "neuropsychological" or "neurocognitive" tests and can help your health care professional identify the effects of a concussion. (cdc.gov)
  • Clinical findings reported in the Wall Street Journal have also found that the mental exertion of normal, routine class work can actually worsen the effects of a concussion and impede successful recovery. (livescience.com)
  • Will you get better if you are feeling the effects of a concussion? (tbilaw.com)
  • MTBI, or concussion, affects more than 1.7 million people in the United States annually. (scienceblog.com)
  • I hope that this article will reduce confusion regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients with MTBI and concussions. (acatoday.org)
  • Persons with MTBI are, for the most part, managing their concussion symptoms on their own. (nursingcenter.com)
  • Thus, most professionals who have suffered a MTBI that continues to be symptomatic after a few days, will feel the effects when sufficient demands are made upon the brain. (tbilaw.com)
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease resulting from multiple concussions. (virginia.gov)
  • Amen, though, thinks he's on the right track and is confident that he can take a player who's suffered multiple concussions and improve decision-making, reasoning, depression, mood and memory. (washingtonpost.com)
  • In a survey of more than 2000 retired professional American footballers, players with a history of multiple concussions were three times more likely to have been diagnosed with clinical depression. (theconversation.com)
  • Are multiple concussions driving suicides in the military? (latimes.com)
  • Aggression, explosivity linked to multiple concussions in. (latimes.com)
  • Benoit's brain showed the same kind of damage Bailes and his team found in four retired NFL players who also suffered multiple concussions and later sank into deep depressions and harmed themselves or others. (go.com)
  • Malaika reflects on multiple concussions she has sustained while playing water polo and biking. (biausa.org)
  • My husband has had multiple concussions which have led to post-concussion syndrome. (earthclinic.com)
  • Lawyer Steven Molo asked a U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia to reject the settlement because it excludes future payments for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain decay found in dozens of deceased ex-players. (foxnews.com)
  • Buoniconti, a Hall of Fame linebacker and leader of the Miami Dolphins during their heyday in the 1970s who is declining mentally, made the announcement Friday in Boston, the home of his first team, the Patriots, as well as the country's leading brain bank for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., a degenerative brain disease linked to head trauma. (nytimes.com)
  • In particular, a condition tied to sports concussions known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) can only be diagnosed during an autopsy. (reuters.com)
  • In 2002 Dr Omalu discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players, a degenerative brain disease found mainly in boxers that can lead to amnesia, depression and dementia in later life. (thesun.co.uk)
  • In the film, Smith plays the real-life neuropathologist Bennet Omalu, who first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of professional American football players. (theconversation.com)
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative brain disease linked to repeated trauma to head (concussion). (medindia.net)
  • THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 -- Head impacts, not just concussions, may lead to the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to new research. (drugs.com)
  • Concussion is a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist, who made the first discovery of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in a professional football player and fought for the truth to be known. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • By pledging my brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation and the researchers at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, I hope to support the best science and accelerate the development of ways to prevent and treat CTE. (yahoo.com)
  • Researchers at the C.T.E. Center at Boston University, led by Dr. Ann McKee, have examined hundreds of brains, including those of many football players, to help determine the links between head hits and C.T.E. Buoniconti said he hopes that donating his brain will ultimately help doctors better understand the disease. (nytimes.com)
  • The researchers hope to identify find features of CTE that they can detect on brain scans in living brains. (npr.org)
  • The NIH has established a network of brain banks to help researchers get access to tissue samples. (npr.org)
  • He points to a brain imaging tool which identified the abnormal protein associated with CTE, described this year by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles . (npr.org)
  • The NFL players, who reported an average of seven years since their last concussion, showed higher TSPO in 8 of 12 regions of the brain examined in the study, researchers report in JAMA Neurology. (reuters.com)
  • A team of B.C. brain researchers has launched a groundbreaking study to help doctors better diagnose and treat sports-related concussions in adolescents. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • With this method, researchers are able to pinpoint where in the brain these abnormal proteins accumulate. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • After the players received intravenous injections of FDDNP, researchers performed PET brain scans on them and compared the scans to those of healthy men of comparable age, education, body mass index and family history of dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Routine head bumps over the course of a season were linked to abnormal brain tissue in part of players' brain stems, researchers report August 7 in Science Advances . (sciencenews.org)
  • During the 2011, 2012 and 2013 football seasons, a team led by researchers at the University of Rochester in New York recruited players from the university to participate in a study looking at head impacts and brain health. (sciencenews.org)
  • A measure called fractional anisotropy let researchers estimate how well stretches of white matter brain tissue can carry neural signals, a key job of healthy brain tissue. (sciencenews.org)
  • Those rotational forces might be particularly damaging to brain tissue, a finding that fits with results from earlier studies, the researchers write. (sciencenews.org)
  • The findings suggest that concussions come from cumulative damage, researchers say. (npr.org)
  • The researchers also put the players in an MRI scanner to measure their brain activity while the students took a test of thinking and memory. (npr.org)
  • In a new Stanford study co-authored by Dr. Gerald Grant , researchers have gathered evidence to suggest that impacts to the side of the head may cause concussion symptoms through damage to the corpus callosum. (stanford.edu)
  • Researchers then compared them to 26 healthy players, who had either never had a concussion or had not had one within at least six months. (newswise.com)
  • Researchers examined data from brain scans of 61 former college and professional football players who didn't have any symptoms of cognitive impairment. (reuters.com)
  • Former college players with three or more concussions had more extensive white matter damage than their counterparts with one concussion or less, researchers report in the journal Radiology. (reuters.com)
  • For the current study, researchers focused instead on former players who appeared cognitively healthy to see if imaging scans might reveal differences in brain damage based on the position played or the length of their careers. (reuters.com)
  • Researchers examining brains of six deceased former NFL players find similar degeneration. (latimes.com)
  • The researchers emphasized that the good benefits of participating in sports still outweigh the risk of concussion. (rcinet.ca)
  • Robert Cantu, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Boston University and Brigham & Women's Hospital, and one of the world's leading researchers studying sports concussions, agrees that there are reasons to be concerned about mild head trauma in young people. (dana.org)
  • Given these similarities, patients with PTM following concussion may exhibit distinct electrophysiological patterns, although researchers have yet to examine the electrophysiological brain activation in patients with PTM following concussion. (springer.com)
  • In the study, the researchers compared bran scans of 12 male soccer players from German elite-level soccer clubs who had not experienced a concussion, to brain scans of 11 competitive swimmers who had similarly never experienced repetitive brain trauma. (time.com)
  • While concussions have long been a part of professional sports such as boxing and football, researchers are still struggling to define concussions clinically, and research into brain changes resulting from repetitive blows to the head is a relatively new area of research. (time.com)
  • For the current study, the researchers' idea was to use that data, along with similar data from NFL players, as inputs to a computer model of the brain. (futurity.org)
  • The researchers discovered that the key difference between impacts that led to concussions and those that did not had to do with how-and more importantly where-the brain shakes. (futurity.org)
  • However, the researchers emphasize that their findings are predictions that need to be tested more extensively in the lab, either with animal brains or human brains that have been donated for scientific study. (futurity.org)
  • Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, Stanford researchers have detailed how hits to the side of the head may cause concussion. (stanford.edu)
  • Concussion researchers have long suggested that damage to the corpus callosum, a thick bundle of nerves that connects the brain's two halves, could result in some common side effects of concussion, like dizziness or vision problems. (stanford.edu)
  • Analyzing 115 impacts recorded by these mouth guards, the researchers found two associated with concussion diagnoses. (stanford.edu)
  • By applying the mouth guard measurements to a simulation of the neck, head and brain, the researchers saw instances in which the corpus callosum was pulled around by a structure above it called the falx. (stanford.edu)
  • The researchers looked with the most sensitive method available - diffusion imaging - and found evidence of possible damage to the corpus callosum in their both brains. (stanford.edu)
  • Given there were only two concussions in the data, the researchers emphasize the connection between side impacts, corpus callosum strain by the falx and concussion is still a hypothesis. (stanford.edu)
  • Now, using a new technique for analyzing data from brain imaging studies, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have found that concussion victims have unique spatial patterns of brain abnormalities that change over time. (innovations-report.com)
  • In fact, most researchers have assumed that all people with concussions have abnormalities in the same brain regions," said Dr. Lipton, who is also associate professor of radiology, of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein. (innovations-report.com)
  • The imaging data were then analyzed using a new software tool called Enhanced Z-score Microstructural Assessment Pathology (EZ-MAP), which allows researchers for the first time to examine microstructural abnormalities across the entire brain of individual patients. (innovations-report.com)
  • In the study, the researchers gave the mice repetitive and mild concussions. (medicaldaily.com)
  • High school football players showed significant changes in brain structures after one season of practice and games, even though they have not suffered clinical concussions, researchers reported. (chirotexas.org)
  • The key difference between an "ankle sprain" and "brain sprain" are the more dire repercussions associated with a brain sprain affecting cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functions. (psychologytoday.com)
  • While evidence of a link between concussion and long-term cognitive and psychiatric consequences is mounting, it may take many more studies to clarify the relationship. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Fortunately, baseline cognitive testing has increasingly become the norm for players as young as grade school, since it can help detect concussion-related changes and guide a physician's decision to clear a concussed young player to return to play. (chicagotribune.com)
  • It is critical for physicians to monitor these secondary tissue damages, as they are frequently the origin of significant long-term effects, including brain damage, cognitive deficits, psychosocial/behavioral/emotional changes, bodily damage and biochemical changes at the cellular level. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The doctors acknowledge that the research on the 111 brains has limitations because, rather than a random sample, most of the families who donated the brains of players did so because those players had symptoms of cognitive problems. (nytimes.com)
  • All patients underwent neurocognitive evaluation with Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT). (scienceblog.com)
  • 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 person's walk with radar," said research engineer Jennifer Palmer, lead author of a study presented Tuesday at a science conference in Orlando, Florida. (go.com)
  • It turns out that it took both the goggles and the cognitive test for the radar to show that the participant had a concussion. (go.com)
  • Inform your child's teachers, school nurse, coach, counselor and others about your child's concussion and develop a plan to limit physical and cognitive activities until your child has fully recovered. (virginia.gov)
  • Abstract Brief: An open label pragmatic clinical intervention was conducted with retired NFL players who demonstrated brain damage and cognitive impairment. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Each had a history of one or more concussions and some were experiencing cognitive or mood symptoms. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS mainly emphasize the use of cognitive testing such as IMPACT. (apta.org)
  • Follow-up care is important to assess for complications of concussion such as memory issues, cognitive issues, and personality issues. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • Just as some American football players and boxers have been found to have long-term cognitive deficits after suffering repeated head blows or concussions during play, so soccer and rugby players must be made aware of the same dangers. (lifescript.com)
  • Based on current neuroscience data, the assumption is that the brain does not fully mature until at least the mid-20s, so if a concussion occurs in a still-developing brain, the trajectory of that development will presumably be affected," says Jordan Grafman, Ph.D., chief of cognitive neuroscience at the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke and a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. (dana.org)
  • Such higher-order cognitive skills are largely processed in the forward regions of the prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes, at the front and sides of the brain. (dana.org)
  • The composite BNA algorithm may be a more sensitive measure of electrophysiological change in the brain that can augment established cognitive assessment tools for detecting impairment in individuals with PTM. (springer.com)
  • The link between concussion and neurogenerative diseases is well established. (yahoo.com)
  • Post Concussion Syndrome is a series of symptoms that can be experienced for weeks, months or more than a year after the concussion. (virginia.gov)
  • This is where post concussion syndrome comes in. (tbilaw.com)
  • Treatment and advice should be on what can be done to minimize the disruption of post concussion syndrome and post-MBTI symptoms upon the injured person's life. (tbilaw.com)
  • I have been writing about concussion and post concussion syndrome to help the TBI survivor to understand and cope for many years. (tbilaw.com)
  • Post Concussion Syndrome Can Hit High Achiever's Hardest. (tbilaw.com)
  • Taking a history of what happened to the patient is the important first step in the diagnosis and treatment of a concussion. (medicinenet.com)
  • went to ER 24 hours later and had CT and all tests were100% normal and left with concussion diagnosis. (medhelp.org)
  • So the diagnosis of concussion can be hard to make even when a player is rushed from the field to a hospital -- a rare response in a sport where players have been urged to 'walk it off' and get back in the game. (chicagotribune.com)
  • If the diagnosis is wrong, and the player returns to the field and is hit in the head again, the second concussion will probably be far more serious, and possibly even fatal. (go.com)
  • The sooner the concussion is detected the better, because early diagnosis "improves the prognosis," Bing noted. (go.com)
  • A diagnosis can only be made after death, so scientists have to study brain samples from people who donate them. (npr.org)
  • Definitive diagnosis of concussion related brain disease is now possible by a new positron emission tomography (PET) tracer, in a living person. (medindia.net)
  • The term 'pathognomonic' indicates that if this pattern of tau protein accumulation is seen in the brain, the diagnosis can only be CTE. (medindia.net)
  • An additional highlight of the Concussion Story Wall is a panel of leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. (biausa.org)
  • Many parents who bring children to the ED following a possible concussion are likely to expect comprehensive and definitive care, including imaging, a definitive diagnosis, a timeline for return to activity, and a signed return to play form. (braininjuryaustralia.org.au)
  • At present, diagnosis of concussions is based mainly on the nature of the patient's accident and the presence of symptoms including headache, dizziness and behavioral abnormalities. (innovations-report.com)
  • These findings may have important implications about when it is truly safe for a child to resume physical activities that may produce a second concussion, potentially further injuring an already vulnerable brain," Mayer said in a statement. (upi.com)
  • Newswise - MINNEAPOLIS - Hockey players in their early teens who have had a concussion may still have brain changes three months later, long after other symptoms have cleared and they are allowed to return to play, according to a study published in the October 25, 2017, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology . (newswise.com)
  • Concussion is recognized as a clinical syndrome of biomechanically-induced alteration of brain function, typically affecting memory and orientation, which may involve loss of consciousness (LOC). (psychologytoday.com)
  • Impact of Playing Professional American Football on Long Term Brain Function , published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (Winter 2011). (psychologytoday.com)
  • Angela Lumba-Brown , clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and of emergency medicine, and co-director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center , was interviewed during this NPR segment. (stanford.edu)
  • There is no good clinical evidence that currently available protective equipment will prevent concussion," the paper states. (healthline.com)
  • Dr. Linda Papa, Director of Academic Clinical Research at Orlando Regional Medical Center and Professor at Florida State University and McGill University, will present on her team's latest results in the study and application of blood-based biomarkers in concussion management in both child and adult patients. (prweb.com)
  • He mentioned that it is difficult to diagnose concussion and oftentimes perceived as unimportant because no blood or other obvious clinical signs are visible. (acatoday.org)
  • Sports concussion experts at UT Southwestern have partnered with the Texas State Athletic Trainers' Association to produce educational videos for patients and parents featuring information ranging from concussion assessment, clinical-care management, and return-to-play considerations. (utsouthwestern.edu)
  • The literature on clinical recovery from sport-related concussion has grown dramatically, is mostly mixed, but some factors have emerged as being related to outcome. (braininjuryaustralia.org.au)
  • The bottom line is, when we do post-concussion brain scans in clinical settings, we don't find anything. (stanford.edu)
  • That might become the new norm," he said, rather than focusing on clinical concussion. (chirotexas.org)
  • In some cases, delayed concussion symptoms occur hours or days after the trauma. (medicinenet.com)
  • The parahippocampus is important for this process, and involvement of the parahippocampus may, in part, explain the memory problems that occur in many patients after concussion. (scienceblog.com)
  • It is important to know that a concussion can occur without a loss of consciousness. (virginia.gov)
  • Every year 475,000 cases of TBI occur in children aged from 0-14 years and 90 of TBI that occur every year are concussions or other forms of mild TBI. (disabled-world.com)
  • Concussion is difficult to manage because many cases occur without observable findings like disorientation or incoordination, and nothing shows up on structural imaging tests like CT or MRI. (theconversation.com)
  • Concussions can occur in sports and in combat, but health experts do not know precisely which jolts, collisions and awkward head movements during these activities pose the greatest risks to the brain. (nsf.gov)
  • Any loss of consciousness is considered a strong warning sign of concussion. (medicinenet.com)
  • The sudden and jarring movement of the head may cause the brain to bounce around within the skull and a person may experience disturbances in thinking or equilibrium, and even loss of consciousness in some cases. (medicinenet.com)
  • Most concussions result in a loss of consciousness. (medicinenet.com)
  • Does a loss of consciousness qualify as a concussion? (psychologytoday.com)
  • A variety of signs accompany concussion including somatic symptoms (such as headache and vertigo), impaired cognition (such as difficulty with memory or concentration ), emotional extremes (such as worry, mood or anger problems), and abnormal physical signs (such as loss of consciousness, numbness, weakness, and loss of balance). (psychologytoday.com)
  • Indeed, it is the rotational movements of the brain inside the calvaria (meaning all of the cranium except for the facial bones) and the shearing forces affecting the upper reticular formation that create torque, which leads to the typical loss of consciousness. (scientificamerican.com)
  • A mild concussion might result in the patient being slightly dazed or experiencing a very brief loss of consciousness. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • A severe concussion involves a longer loss of consciousness, as well as a longer recovery time. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • One of the biggest misconceptions about concussions is that it involves loss of consciousness. (dana.org)
  • Our research shows that by blocking substance P with a specific drug, we can prevent the tau protein tangles from developing in the brain and causing neurological problems. (yahoo.com)
  • The challengers also argue Thursday that the plan would compensate only a few neurological conditions but not the depression and mood disorders that some experts link to earlier concussions. (foxnews.com)
  • One limiting factor is a lack of brains, says Dr. Walter Koroshetz , deputy director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (npr.org)
  • This test, commonly used to monitor neurological disorders like epilepsy, detects electrical activity in the brain through sensors placed on the scalp. (technologyreview.com)
  • Prolonged brain inflammation (chronic microglia activation) is likely a key component to myriad neurological diseases and perhaps even normal brain aging. (reuters.com)
  • Christie's team is using a software program called 'Neurotracker' to observe the brain function of 200 healthy young hockey players, ages 6 to 17, to determine what their neurological activity looks like before suffering a concussion. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • For the study, the UCLA scientists used a brain-imaging tool they had developed previously for assessing neurological changes associated with Alzheimer's disease. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Repeated concussion has long been associated with neurological dysfunction, and was first described in boxers as " punch drunk " syndrome in 1928. (theconversation.com)
  • What happens is that when you have a big impact, your skull twists one way but your brain stays in the same place," said John Hardy, chair of Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease at University College London's Institute of Neurology. (lifescript.com)
  • And in recent months, the long-term neurological consequences of head trauma suffered during sports have been in the public eye due to a series of scientific reports finding unusually high rates of severe brain damage in former professional football players. (dana.org)
  • Following a physical exam by a doctor, diagnosing a concussion can involve a neurological exam to check vision, balance, coordination and reflexes. (carondelet.org)
  • Junior Seau, shown playing for the San Diego Chargers in 1995, committed suicide last year after a long history of concussions. (chicagotribune.com)
  • CTE occurs in people with a history of concussions, notably boxers and professional football players. (npr.org)
  • Those who had a history of concussions showed brain shrinkage, 25-35 per cent less blood flow in certain areas of the brain, reduced brain volume and blood flow, and some changes in structure. (rcinet.ca)
  • We've looked at more than 100,000 brain scans of people with a wide variety of conditions," said Dr. Amen. (psychologytoday.com)
  • The brain SPECT scans showed increased brain perfusion, especially in the prefrontal cortex, parietal lobes, occipital lobes, anterior cingulate gyrus and cerebellum. (psychologytoday.com)
  • The specialists will study brains with CTE under a microscope and with high-resolution scans of the brain. (npr.org)
  • To do this, they're using different forms of brain imaging, including MRI and PET scans. (eurekalert.org)
  • The players also underwent pre- and post-season brain scans. (sciencenews.org)
  • Then they compared the brain scans with the hits. (npr.org)
  • The study looked at brain scans of boys who played in Bantam hockey leagues when body checking is first introduced. (newswise.com)
  • Compared to the brain scans of healthy players, the scans of the concussed players three months after the concussion showed signs of widespread damage to the white matter of the brain, as well as a 10 percent reduction in molecules associated with metabolism. (newswise.com)
  • The scans also showed other areas of the brain trying to create new connections in a possible attempt to recover function. (newswise.com)
  • The left image shows a normal brain scan and middle and right images show scans of pro football players from the study. (newswise.com)
  • Bailes and his research team took samples from Benoit's brain postmortem and compared these microscopic brain scans to those of a healthy brain. (go.com)
  • A study published last month found "profound abnormalities" in brain activity scans of former NFL players. (lifescript.com)
  • If an athlete gets a concussion at any point during the year, he or she returns to the institution for MRI scans to determine whether there are any relevant changes to help players and coaches make decisions during play. (dailylobo.com)
  • Kiehl explained that the brain scans have not yet been used specifically to make playing decisions. (dailylobo.com)
  • If the symptoms are severe i.e. excessive headaches, seizures or repeated vomiting, then the doctor may recommend imaging tests like CT scans and MRI to evaluate if the brain is injured or if there is any internal bleeding. (apollohospitals.com)
  • The findings support the growing belief that a concussion comes as the result of a succession of insults, not just one bad hit. (npr.org)
  • What are symptoms of a concussion? (medicinenet.com)
  • Symptoms of a concussion may last anywhere from just a few hours to days, weeks, and longer. (medicinenet.com)
  • It is important to learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion. (virginia.gov)
  • Symptoms of a concussion may not start right away. (carondelet.org)
  • Read and watch videos in BIAA's Concussion Information Center to learn more about concussion on the field and in the classroom, and what you as a parent or teacher can do to keep your students safe! (biausa.org)
  • To learn more about concussion, visit www.aan.com/concussion . (newswise.com)
  • It's estimated that 42 million people worldwide suffer a concussion each year. (theconversation.com)
  • LONDON (Reuters) - Rugby and soccer players who suffer multiple knocks to the head during their careers are at added risk of brain damage that could lead to dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, brain scientists are warning. (lifescript.com)
  • The research suggests that people who have pre-existing problems with their brain drainage, either from prior concussions or naturally, are likely to suffer much more severe consequences from TBI. (news-medical.net)
  • While most people recover from concussions with no lasting ill effects, as many as 30 percent suffer permanent impairment - undergoing a personality change or being unable to plan an event. (innovations-report.com)
  • The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements 1-4 and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) using an expert consensus-based approach. (braininjuryaustralia.org.au)
  • Clinically, we have a multidisciplinary approach to sport-related concussion and pediatric TBI. (uclahealth.org)
  • The CRT5 is designed to assist non-medically trained individuals to recognise the signs and symptoms of possible sport-related concussion and provides guidance for removing an athlete from play/sport and to seek medical attention. (braininjuryaustralia.org.au)
  • The drug works to block a neurotransmitter called substance P which the brain releases in the event of a head knock. (yahoo.com)
  • The former Miami Dolphins great will donate his brain to scientists studying the long-term effects of repeated head hits. (nytimes.com)
  • As he pledged to donate his brain to scientists studying the long-term effects of repeated head hits, Nick Buoniconti, one of football's most famous and revered players, lashed out at the N.F.L. for failing players and not doing enough to support research. (nytimes.com)
  • These problems, coupled with a growing body of research that connects concussions and head hits to C.T.E., led Buoniconti to donate his brain. (nytimes.com)
  • Simply put, they hit their head, damaged their brain at the point of trauma and thus have symptoms from that direct damage. (scienceblog.com)
  • A concussion is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. (virginia.gov)
  • It can also be caused by a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. (virginia.gov)
  • CRUNCH Over a season of college football, head knocks that were too small to cause concussions were nonetheless linked to changes in the brain stems of players. (sciencenews.org)
  • A season of head hits left its mark on college football players' brains, even when those hits didn't cause concussions. (sciencenews.org)
  • He said: 'Science has shown over the centuries that whenever the human head is exposed to repeated blows, there is a 100 per cent risk of brain damage. (thesun.co.uk)
  • In a study launched last month, a research team led by concussion experts David Camarillo , PhD, and Gerald Grant , MD, is outfitting Bay Area high school football players with mouthguards that measure the motion of the head during impacts sustained in practices and games. (stanford.edu)
  • Concussion occurs when either a direct impact or whiplash effect causes the brain to move inside the head and bump against the skull. (theconversation.com)
  • During the season, 17 players were diagnosed with a concussion, most often from falling and hitting the back of the head. (newswise.com)
  • Concussion is caused by an impact to the head. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • Bailes and his research team say that this damage was the result of a lifetime of chronic concussions and head trauma suffered while Benoit was in the wrestling ring. (go.com)
  • So Michael turned over part of his son's brain to Bailes, the head of neurosurgery at West Virginia University and former Pittsburgh Steelers team physician. (go.com)
  • These brown spots are actually dead brain cells, killed off as a result of head trauma, said Bailes. (go.com)
  • This provides the best evidence to date that head impact, not concussion, causes CTE, according to the authors of the study. (drugs.com)
  • If players are damaging their brains, it is a large public health issue because everyone, even at a young age, hits their head like this. (time.com)
  • If scientists better understand how the brain moves after an impact and what movement causes the most damage, Kurt says, "we can design better helmets, we can devise technologies that can do onsite diagnostics, for example in football, and potentially make sideline decisions in real time," all of which could improve outcomes for those who take a nasty hit to the head. (futurity.org)
  • It is a condition in which there has been an external force to the head that in some way injures the brain. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • TBI can happen when the head suddenly and violently hits an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. (carondelet.org)
  • It involves a short loss of normal brain function following a hit to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. (carondelet.org)
  • The initiative comes nearly two months after the Institute of Medicine launched a sweeping study of sports-related concussions, particularly those in young people from elementary school through early adulthood. (reuters.com)
  • The study, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, said with concussions, individuals showed a decrease in their ability to allocate attentional resources toward an oddball stimulus, suggesting they had deficits in their ability to update their working memory of the stimulus environment. (redorbit.com)
  • The first study showed a link between playing in the NFL and decreased performance in brain function. (psychologytoday.com)
  • But the study suggests that in addition to the big hits that cause concussions, these smaller knocks could cause trouble. (sciencenews.org)
  • High school football players have changes in their brain function long before they have recognizable signs of a concussion, according to a new study. (npr.org)
  • Those brain changes may be workarounds, with the brain using other areas to replace those affected by the hits, according to Thomas Talavage , an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University and a co-author of the study. (npr.org)
  • Stanford neurosurgeons, Dr. Gerald Grant and Dr. Jamshid Ghajar , are teaming up with several regional high schools for a study that will use virtual reality headsets to track eye movements to better spot concussions. (stanford.edu)
  • We saw every branch, every small wire and how it gets cut," neuroscientist Dr. Sergei Kirov, co-author of the the study in the journal Brain , said in a press release. (healthline.com)
  • These players were back on the ice when our study suggests their brains still needed time to heal. (newswise.com)
  • The authors of 2014 study of Ontario pediatric emergency department and office visits for concussion found playgrounds were the eighth most common cause after hockey or skating, motor vehicle accidents, football/rugby, snow sports, bicycling, baseball and soccer. (cbc.ca)
  • Reuters Health) - Football players may experience different degrees of brain damage after concussions depending on what position they play and how long they stick with the sport, a small U.S. study suggests. (reuters.com)
  • Non-speed players with a history of recurrent concussions had more damage to white matter and less brain activity during memory exercises, the study found. (reuters.com)
  • The study wasn't a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how the position played or career duration might influence the risk of brain damage after concussions. (reuters.com)
  • Nowinski said Tuesday that several former NFL players have recently agreed to donate their brains to the center upon their deaths for further study. (latimes.com)
  • The new study addresses the lack of research upon which to develop science- and data-based treatment for concussion. (eurekalert.org)
  • A small study of professional soccer players found that even those who have never experienced a concussion still have changes in the white matter of their brains, likely from routine and unprotected headers. (time.com)
  • Although our study is small, it is the first to look at soccer players with no symptoms and no diagnoses of concussions," says Koerte. (time.com)
  • Although Bazarian credits the study authors for using DTI, he says that the lack of strict criteria defining concussions means they are difficult to diagnose. (time.com)
  • The study combines data from football players with computer simulations of the brain. (futurity.org)
  • This pilot study reveals the complex relationship between SES and SRC ["sports-related concussion"] recovery, which demands further study with more accurate and validated assessments of SES. (braininjuryaustralia.org.au)
  • Research Study: What is the Difference in Concussion Management in Children as Compared with Adults? (braininjuryaustralia.org.au)
  • Rory Spence and colleagues developed a technique to induce concussion and study recovery in a line of zebrafish that are very genetically similar to humans. (medicalxpress.com)
  • One way we can do that is to study individual structures that would be likely to cause traditional concussion symptoms if they were injured. (stanford.edu)
  • A 2003 federal study called concussions "a serious public health problem" that costs the U.S. an estimated $80 billion a year. (innovations-report.com)
  • In the latest study, areas of abnormally low FA (reflecting abnormal brain regions) were observed in concussion patients but not in controls. (innovations-report.com)
  • Each concussion patient had a unique spatial pattern of low FA that evolved over the study period. (innovations-report.com)
  • Conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), the study states that more than a day's rest is "critical" to allow the brain to recover and rebalance itself by rehabilitating neural networks. (medicaldaily.com)
  • Our imaging study found that increased cumulative impact exposure over the course of a high school football season -- even when there is no evidence of concussion -- is associated with white matter changes in the brain. (chirotexas.org)
  • What Should I do If a Concussion Occurs? (cdc.gov)
  • If a concussion occurs during sports- and recreation-related activities, implement the HEADS UP action plan . (cdc.gov)
  • Second Impact Syndrome is a rare condition in which a second, often mild, impact occurs when someone is still suffering from an initial concussion that results in 50% of the cases ending in death and the other half in permanent brain damage. (virginia.gov)
  • The neurologic exam in patients with concussion should be normal. (medicinenet.com)
  • Christopher Giza leads the Pediatric TBI/Sports Concussion program at UCLA. (uclahealth.org)
  • Dr. Giza serves on the Center for Disease Control's Pediatric mild TBI committee, the NCAA Concussion Task Force and the Major League Soccer Concussion Program Committee. (uclahealth.org)
  • After completing training, she decided to combine her personal interest in sports and professional interest in the developing brain together as a Neurotrauma/Sports Neurology Fellow with Dr. Christopher Giza. (uclahealth.org)
  • Those who have had prior concussions may also take more time to recover from subsequent concussions. (medicinenet.com)
  • As mentioned above, you may think of a concussion like a brain sprain, because it's usually disabling, but typically a person can recover from the disability in time and with a lot of rest. (psychologytoday.com)
  • It is thought that this resting period will allow the brain to recover. (expertclick.com)
  • There is no disputing the fact that in most of the millions of concussion cases experienced every year, the average person will "recover" within a few weeks and symptoms will abate. (expertclick.com)
  • If treated properly, the majority of people will fully recover from a concussion. (virginia.gov)
  • Dr. Jamshid Ghajar , Director of Stanford's Concussion and Brain Performance Center , comments on how the NFL has advantages over the rest of the nation when it comes to concussion care, and how his research is helping to standardize care for all Americans. (stanford.edu)
  • Those who were diagnosed with a concussion were given an immediate post-concussion assessment with MRI, and 14 players had a follow-up assessment with MRI three months later. (newswise.com)
  • Neuropsychological and neurophysiological assessment of sport concussion in children, adolescents and adults. (springer.com)
  • The Concussion Recognition Tool 5 (CRT5) is the most recent revision of the Pocket Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 that was initially introduced by the Concussion in Sport Group in 2005. (braininjuryaustralia.org.au)
  • This paper presents the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition (SCAT5), which is the most recent revision of a sport concussion evaluation tool for use by healthcare professionals in the acute evaluation of suspected concussion. (braininjuryaustralia.org.au)
  • Illinois has developed a public health response to concussion. (expertclick.com)
  • Patients vary widely in their response to concussion, but scientists haven't understood why. (innovations-report.com)
  • The long-term consequences of brain trauma are a major concern in sports, and I'm doing this for every athlete that will follow in my footsteps. (yahoo.com)
  • Even though football gets much of the national focus when it comes to concussions and their long term effects, any athlete at any age in a contact sport is at risk for concussions. (yahoo.com)
  • Twenty electrodes on the scalp measure brain activity while the athlete sits in a chair. (technologyreview.com)
  • According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, every three minutes a young athlete from 7- to 19-years-old is taken to an emergency room for concussion treatment. (livescience.com)
  • No athlete should be allowed to return to play after a suspected concussion. (healthline.com)
  • He says the price of rehabilitating the brain can cost $5,000-$6,000 per athlete. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The athlete themselves will know if they've had a concussion or not, but there is no way to call them out on that," he says. (time.com)
  • You do not have to be a pro-athlete to have your brain rattled. (lapublishing.com)
  • The goal is to assist the team physician in providing optimal medical care for the athlete with concussion. (lww.com)
  • The recognition and evaluation of the athlete with concussion. (lww.com)
  • Management and treatment of the athlete with concussion be individualized. (lww.com)
  • The report, "The Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport," was drafted by a panel of 32 experts from around the globe and incorporates the latest research into guidelines for how we evaluate, treat, manage, and prevent concussions in sports at all levels. (healthline.com)
  • Patients experiencing concussion danger signs should seek care right away at an emergency department. (cdc.gov)
  • What are the signs and symptoms of concussion? (medicinenet.com)
  • The signs and symptoms of concussion may be obvious or very subtle. (medicinenet.com)
  • In adults, what are danger signs for concussions? (medicinenet.com)
  • Danger signs for concussions in adults include weakness, numbness, decreased coordination, headache that gets worse and does not go away, repeated vomiting, slurred speech, or seizures. (medicinenet.com)
  • In July, doctors at Boston University said that 110 of the 111 brains of former N.F.L. players that they examined showed signs of C.T.E. (nytimes.com)
  • Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. (npr.org)
  • We were surprised that the brain pathology was unrelated to signs of concussion, including altered arousal and impaired balance, among others. (drugs.com)
  • These activities can affect the brain function for a brief period of time, resulting in signs of concussion. (apollohospitals.com)
  • For some mice, one single concussion was administered daily over the course of 30 days, and others were given a weekly concussion for 30 weeks. (medicaldaily.com)
  • In other cases concussion symptoms such as dizziness and headaches can persist for months at a time. (medicinenet.com)
  • Starting the next day, I've had concussion symptoms (headache/dizziness/fatigue/sleepiness/mental fatigue/brain fog/difficulty concentrating/feeling out of it). (medhelp.org)
  • New research out of UCLA shows that the side effects from concussions can linger long after physical symptoms - dizziness, headaches and light sensitivity - have disappeared. (livescience.com)
  • 1. The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine defines concussion as a traumatically induced transient disturbance of brain function and involves a complex pathophysiological process. (acatoday.org)
  • Concussions in sports are more easily studied than in the general public because of their frequency and the numerous studies on their evaluation and treatment. (medicinenet.com)
  • In professional sports, the NFL last year adopted stricter rules to determine when players can return to the playing field after suffering a concussion. (reuters.com)
  • Concussion Management in Illinois public and private schools is governed by the Youth Sports Concussion Act (Public Act 099-0245). (expertclick.com)
  • Through their HEADS UP campaign, concussion educational materials are available at no cost for youth sports coaches, school coaches, parents, and school and health care professionals. (expertclick.com)
  • In preparation for summer sports, pedaitric neurosurgeon, Dr. Gerald Grant, discusses concussion prevention and treatment for kids and parents. (stanford.edu)
  • Experts, including Stanford neurosurgeon Dr. Jamshid Ghajar , weigh in on the safety of kids playing sports and the risks of concussion. (stanford.edu)
  • Sports rules should be improved to help prevent concussions. (healthline.com)
  • But safe return to play after concussion is a key issue across all sports, irrespective of whether they are played at elite level. (healthline.com)
  • Eminently qualified, he served as Vice-Chair for the California State Athletic Commission, traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense and Co-Chaired the American Academy of Neurology's committee, which developed an evidence-based Practice Guideline for Management of Sports Concussions in 2013. (uclahealth.org)
  • The tests, conducted by Julian Bailes of the Sports Legacy Institute , show that Benoit's brain was so severely damaged it resembled the brain of an 85-year-old Alzheimer's patient. (go.com)
  • Scientists says the benefits of playing sports still outweigh the risk of having a concussion. (rcinet.ca)
  • But the problem of sports concussions is by no means limited to NFL linebackers or Olympians. (dana.org)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that about 300,000 sports-related concussions are reported annually. (dana.org)
  • And the culture of professional sports means it is unlikely players will admit to having a concussion, especially when their pay depends on their staying in the game. (time.com)
  • With the NFL and other sports juggernauts - like the English Premiere League - under the microscope for concussion protocol, Brown believes that public awareness is on the rise, but that it's not enough yet. (braininjurysvcs.org)
  • At least 300,000 adults and children are affected by sports-related concussions each year. (innovations-report.com)
  • Today, the Tech in Sports crew breaks down the latest news in concussion prevention technology. (itbusiness.ca)
  • Concussion may also refer to: Concussion Ensemble, a 1992 American rock group Concussion (album), a 2001 album by Matthew Ryan Concussion (2013 film), an independent drama film with LGBT themes starring Robin Weigert Concussion (2015 film), a sports drama film starring Will Smith Concussion grenade, a type of hand grenade All pages with titles containing concussion Phonon noise This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Concussion. (wikipedia.org)
  • The past decade of research into biomarkers have led to the discovery of two blood-based biomarkers in suspected mild TBI and concussion patients in the emergency department. (prweb.com)
  • Stanford neurosurgeons have teamed up with TeachAids to create CrashCourse , a new, interactive, concussion prevention and education course. (stanford.edu)
  • BREAKING: U.S. #Olympic bobsledder @eamslider24 & U.S. ice hockey legend @AngelaRuggiero have pledged to donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation as we approach the #WinterOlympics . (yahoo.com)
  • Meyers Taylor, Ruggiero, and Wickenheiser have all pledged to donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after their deaths. (yahoo.com)
  • In addition to Buoniconti, other former N.F.L. players including Warren Sapp, Matt Hasselbeck and Leonard Marshall have pledged to donate their brains to the C.T.E. Center. (nytimes.com)
  • Concussion is a silent epidemic that is affecting millions of people," says Mehmet Kurt, a former postdoctoral fellow in the lab of David Camarillo, assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. (futurity.org)
  • Limiting physical activities and activity that requires concentration may also be advised as these can trigger headaches or other concussion symptoms. (carondelet.org)