Read by QxMD icon Read

Borderline and concussion

David M Langelier, Gregory A Kline, Chantel T Debert
An 18-year-old female ringette and basketball player presented to our sport concussion clinic 27 months after concussion with fatigue, headache, exercise intolerance, polyuria, nocturia, and difficulties concentrating. Her history was remarkable for 4 previous concussions. Her neurologic examination was normal. Neuroendocrine screen including thyroid function, morning cortisol, glucose, and insulin-like growth factor-1 (screening test for growth hormone deficiency) were normal. Further testing for growth hormone deficiency with an insulin hypoglycemia test revealed severe growth hormone deficiency...
November 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Aisha S Joyce, Cynthia R Labella, Rebecca L Carl, Jin-Shei Lai, Frank A Zelko
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the factor structure of a 19-item Postconcussion Symptom Scale and to examine associations between factor scores and sex, previous history of concussion, and length of time since injury. METHODS: This is a retrospective medical record review of pediatric patients with concussion seen in a sports medicine clinic from April 2008 to September 2012. We performed an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) followed by a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)...
June 2015: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Natalie Garden, Karen A Sullivan, Rael T Lange
Postconcussion symptoms are relatively common in the acute recovery period following mild traumatic brain injury. However, for a small subset of patients, self reported postconcussion symptoms continue long after injury. Many factors have been proposed to account for the presence of persistent postconcussion symptoms. The influence of personality traits has been proposed as one explanation. The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between postconcussion-like symptom reporting and personality traits in a sample of 96 healthy participants...
March 2010: Neuropsychology
P Benna, B Bergamasco, C Bianco, M Gilli, P Ferrero, L Pinessi
Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) were recorded from 55 patients with postconcussion syndrome (PCS) to elicit evidence of an organic and subclinical brainstem disorder. Fifteen patients (27.3%) showed abnormal responses unilaterally or bilaterally, especially for one or more interpeak latencies prolonged beyond the upper 99% confidence limits. Other 9 patients had borderline responses. The BAEP alterations were not correlated either with dizziness at the time of recording, or with vestibular troubles in the routine caloric test...
December 1982: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences
G Busch
Long term CT-investigations of nearly 6000 brain-traumatized patients undergoing rehabilitative measures in the past ten years, showed pathologic findings in 85-90%: 40% showed abnormalities of the ventricular system; 60% traumatic tissue lesions; and 15% abnormalities of the brain surface. Kind and frequency of occurrence of the ventricular changes found by CT were in similar to those found by pneumencephalography. Traumatic inner-hydrocephalus permagnus, which occurred in about 0.25% of our patients, is considered with regard to its rehabilitative meaning...
1987: Neurosurgical Review
D W Tellez, W D Hardin, M Takahashi, J Miller, A G Galvis, G H Mahour
Thirty-nine children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit with multiple injuries from blunt trauma underwent serial EKGs, determination of creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) isoenzymes, echocardiography, and radionuclide angiography studies. Motor vehicle injuries were responsible for 83% (32 of 39) of admissions, the remainder (7 of 39) caused by falls from heights. Thirteen children sustained serious (Modified Injury Severity Score [MISS] greater than 25) multiple system injury. Chest injuries were sustained by 12 children, nine being serious thoracic injuries (MISS chest score greater than 2)...
December 1987: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Y Kokubo, Y Maki
There are few reports which discussed normal RI-cisternography in infancy and childhood. The cisternograms of the children between 2 months and 13 year-old were classified under a criteria into three groups; 17 normal cases, 135 borderline cases and 77 abnormal cases. The former two groups were compared with each other and characteristic findings of RI-cisternography in infants and children were appreciated clinically. And we attempted to establish normal RI-cisternography. The characteristic findings are: 1) When the images of cisterna magna is dilated, it can not be concluded directly that the abnormality of posterior fossa are suspected...
February 1976: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"