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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689075/test-retest-reliability-of-the-kinarm-end-point-robot-for-assessment-of-sensory-motor-and-neurocognitive-function-in-young-adult-athletes
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Cameron S Mang, Tara A Whitten, Madeline S Cosh, Stephen H Scott, J Preston Wiley, Chantel T Debert, Sean P Dukelow, Brian W Benson
BACKGROUND: Current assessment tools for sport-related concussion are limited by a reliance on subjective interpretation and patient symptom reporting. Robotic assessments may provide more objective and precise measures of neurological function than traditional clinical tests. OBJECTIVE: To determine the reliability of assessments of sensory, motor and cognitive function conducted with the KINARM end-point robotic device in young adult elite athletes. METHODS: Sixty-four randomly selected healthy, young adult elite athletes participated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685472/the-diagnosis-of-concussion-in-pediatric-emergency-departments-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Kathy Boutis, Jocelyn Gravel, Stephen B Freedman, William Craig, Ken Tang, Carol A DeMatteo, Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky, Darcy Beer, Emma Burns, Gurinder Sangha, Roger Zemek
BACKGROUND: The accurate identification of children with a concussion by emergency physicians is important to initiate appropriate anticipatory guidance and management. OBJECTIVES: We compared the frequency of persistent concussion symptoms in children who were provided the diagnosis of concussion by an emergency physician versus those who met Berlin/Zurich international criteria for this diagnosis. We also determined the clinical variables independently associated with a physician-diagnosed concussion...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685283/blood-biomarkers-are-associated-with-brain-function-and-blood-flow-following-sport-concussion
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Alex P Di Battista, Nathan Churchill, Tom A Schweizer, Shawn G Rhind, Doug Richards, Andrew J Baker, Michael G Hutchison
BACKGROUND: Secondary injury pathophysiology after sport-related concussion (SRC) is poorly understood. Blood biomarkers may be a useful tool for characterizing these processes, yet there are limitations in their application as a single modality. Combining blood biomarker analysis with advanced neuroimaging may help validate their continued utility in brain injury research by elucidating important secondary injury mechanisms. Hence, the purpose of this study was to evaluate co-modulation between peripheral blood biomarkers and advanced functional brain imaging after SRC...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667530/effects-of-developmental-age-on-symptom-reporting-and-neurocognitive-performance-in-youth-after-sports-related-concussion-compared-to-control-athletes
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Donna L Murdaugh, Kim E Ono, Sarah O Morris, Thomas G Burns
There is increased necessity to focus research on school-aged athletes with sports-related concussion (SRC). This study assessed differences in symptom reporting and neurocognitive performance in youth athletes who sustained a sports-related concussion. A total of 1345 concussed and 3529 nonconcussed athletes (ages 8-21) completed the Immediate Post-concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT). Analyses of covariance were conducted in order to assess differences in neurocognitive performance and symptom reporting between the sports-related concussion and control groups across age ranges...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660962/return-to-learn-transitioning-to-school-and-through-ascending-levels-of-academic-support-for-students-following-a-concussion
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Karen McAvoy, Brenda Eagan-Johnson, Mark Halstead
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to familiarize healthcare providers and parents with educational language, laws, and processes as they relate to a comprehensive ascending level of academic supports as it pertains to promoting a smooth and supported transition to school following a concussion. BACKGROUND: Returning to learn (RTL) following a concussion is of parallel importance to returning to sport (RTS). A successful RTL is a critical part of concussion management...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648462/a-systematic-review-of-neuroimaging-findings-in-children-and-adolescents-with-sports-related-concussion
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Emilie Chamard, Jonathan D Lichtenstein
BACKGROUND: Sport-related concussion (SRC) generally does not result in structural anomalies revealed through clinical imaging techniques such as MRI and CT. While advanced neuroimaging techniques offer another avenue to investigate the subtle alterations following SRC, the current pediatric literature in this area has yet to be reviewed. The aim of this review is to systematically explore the literature on magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and cortical thickness following SRC in children and adolescents...
April 12, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627189/variations-in-mechanisms-of-injury-for-children-with-concussion
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Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Kristy B Arbogast, Kristina B Metzger, Arlene I Greenspan, Ronni Kessler, Allison E Curry, Jeneita M Bell, Lara DePadilla, Melissa R Pfeiffer, Mark R Zonfrillo, Christina L Master
OBJECTIVES: To assess the distribution of injury mechanisms and activities among children with concussions in a large pediatric healthcare system. STUDY DESIGN: All patients, age 0-17 years, who had at least 1 clinical encounter with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis of concussion in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's electronic health record system from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014, were selected (N = 8233) and their initial concussion-related visit identified...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619800/not-just-contact-sports-significant-numbers-of-sports-related-concussions-in-cycling
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Ingo Helmich, Daniel von Götz, Carina Emsermann, Fu Xuanjin, Anne Griese, Ilka Lauterbach, Hedda Lausberg
BACKGROUND: Although sports-related concussions (SRCs) / mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) in contact sports have recently received much attention, investigation of SRCs in cycling - a sport yielding some of the highest percentages of SRC - remains strikingly limited. In particular, rates of incidence, cycling-specific causes, and potential long-term effects of SRC have not been examined in this sport. Here, a retrospective online survey was used to investigate the incidence and potential long-term effects of SRCs among cyclists...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610049/the-king-devick-test-is-a-valid-and-reliable-tool-for-assessing-sport-related-concussion-in-australian-football-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mark Hecimovich, Doug King, Alasdair R Dempsey, Myles Murphy
OBJECTIVES: Sport-related concussion (SRC) research has focused on impaired oculomotor function. The King-Devick (K-D) test measures oculomotor performance and is reported to identify suboptimal brain function. The use of the K-D test in Australian football (AF), a sport involving body contact and tackling, has not been documented. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability and diagnostic accuracy of the K-D test on a sub-elite AF team. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study METHODS: In total, 22 male players (19...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609574/utility-of-serum-igf-1-for-diagnosis-of-growth-hormone-deficiency-following-traumatic-brain-injury-and-sport-related-concussion
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Kirstie Lithgow, Alex Chin, Chantel T Debert, Gregory A Kline
BACKGROUND: Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a potential consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), including sport-related concussion (SRC). GH stimulation testing is required for definitive diagnosis; however, this is resource intensive and can be associated with adverse symptoms or risks. Measurement of serum IGF-1 is more practical and accessible, and pituitary tumour patients with hypopituitarism and low serum IGF-1 have been shown to have a high probability of GHD. We aimed to evaluate IGF-1 measurement for diagnosing GHD in our local TBI population...
April 2, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608767/descriptive-analysis-of-a-baseline-concussion-battery-among-u-s-service-academy-members-results-from-the-concussion-assessment-research-and-education-care-consortium
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Kathryn L O'Connor, C Dain Allred, Kenneth L Cameron, Darren E Campbell, Christopher J D'Lauro, Megan N Houston, Brian R Johnson, Tim F Kelly, Gerald McGinty, Patrick G O'Donnell, Karen Y Peck, Steven J Svoboda, Paul Pasquina, Thomas McAllister, Michael McCrea, Steven P Broglio
Introduction: The prevalence and possible long-term consequences of concussion remain an increasing concern to the U.S. military, particularly as it pertains to maintaining a medically ready force. Baseline testing is being used both in the civilian and military domains to assess concussion injury and recovery. Accurate interpretation of these baseline assessments requires one to consider other influencing factors not related to concussion. To date, there is limited understanding, especially within the military, of what factors influence normative test performance...
March 28, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601343/a-preliminary-investigation-of-accelerometer-derived-sleep-and-physical-activity-following-sport-related-concussion
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Alicia M Sufrinko, Erin K Howie, R J Elbin, Michael W Collins, Anthony P Kontos
OBJECTIVE: Describe changes in postconcussion activity levels and sleep throughout recovery in a sample of pediatric sport-related concussion (SRC) patients, and examine the predictive value of accelerometer-derived activity and sleep on subsequent clinical outcomes at a follow-up clinic visit. SETTING: Outpatient concussion clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty athletes aged 12 to 19 years with diagnosed SRC. METHODS: Prospective study including visit 1 (<72 hours postinjury) and visit 2 (6-18 days postinjury)...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581986/negative-mood-states-correlate-with-laterobasal-amygdala-in-collegiate-football-players
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Han Byul Cho, Charles Elliott Bueler, Jennifer DiMuzio, Charlie Hicks-Little, Erin McGlade, In Kyoon Lyoo, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
A number of studies have suggested that sports-related concussion (SRC) may place individuals at increased risk for depression and negative outcomes including suicide. However, the mechanisms underlying a potential relationship between brain integrity and mood remain unclear. The current study is aimed at examining the association between amygdala shape, mood state, and postconcussion symptoms in collegiate football players. Thirty members of 1 football team completed the Profile of Mood States (POMS), the postconcussion symptom scale (PCSS), and an MRI protocol during preseason camp...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572188/long-term-cognitive-outcomes-in-male-and-female-athletes-following-sport-related-concussions
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Veronik Sicard, Robert Davis Moore, Dave Ellemberg
Despite concussion being a serious public health concern and the increasing participation of female athletes in sport, the comparative long-term outcomes of male and female athletes are poorly understood, potentially limiting the scientific understanding and clinical management of these injuries. We examined whether sex influences the long-term cognitive outcomes in athletes with a history of concussion (HOC; 6+ months from injury). Accordingly, 196 asymptomatic student-athletes participated in the study (98 with a HOC; 98 matched controls)...
March 20, 2018: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571863/the-new-mobile-universal-lexicon-evaluation-system-mules-a-test-of-rapid-picture-naming-for-concussion-sized-for-the-sidelines
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Omar Akhand, Matthew S Galetta, Lucy Cobbs, Lisena Hasanaj, Nikki Webb, Julia Drattell, Prin Amorapanth, John-Ross Rizzo, Rachel Nolan, Liliana Serrano, Janet C Rucker, Dennis Cardone, Barry D Jordan, Arlene Silverio, Steven L Galetta, Laura J Balcer
OBJECTIVE: Measures of rapid automatized naming (RAN) have been used for over 50 years to capture vision-based aspects of cognition. The Mobile Universal Lexicon Evaluation System (MULES) is a test of rapid picture naming under investigation for detection of concussion and other neurological disorders. MULES was designed as a series of 54 grouped color photographs (fruits, random objects, animals) that integrates saccades, color perception and contextual object identification. Recent changes to the MULES test have been made to improve ease of use on the athletic sidelines...
April 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564546/sports-psychiatry-mental-health-and-mental-disorders-in-athletes-and-exercise-treatment-of-mental-disorders
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REVIEW
Andreas Ströhle
Sports psychiatry has developed for the past 3 decades as an emerging field within psychiatry and sports medicine. An International society has been established in 1994 and also national interest groups were implemented, mostly within the national organizations for psychiatry, some also containing the topic of exercise treatment of mental disorders. Where are we now 30 years later? We systematically but also selectively review the medical literature on exercise, sport, psychiatry, mental health and mental disorders and related topics...
March 21, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560308/connectomic-markers-of-symptom-severity-in-sport-related-concussion-whole-brain-analysis-of-resting-state-fmri
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Nathan W Churchill, Michael G Hutchison, Simon J Graham, Tom A Schweizer
Concussion is associated with significant adverse effects within the first week post-injury, including physical complaints and altered cognition, sleep and mood. It is currently unknown whether these subjective disturbances have reliable functional brain correlates. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) has been used to measure functional connectivity of individuals after traumatic brain injury, but less is known about the relationship between functional connectivity and symptom assessments after a sport concussion...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558195/immediate-removal-from-activity-after-sport-related-concussion-is-associated-with-shorter-clinical-recovery-and-less-severe-symptoms-in-collegiate-student-athletes
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Breton M Asken, Russell M Bauer, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Michael A McCrea, Julianne D Schmidt, Christopher C Giza, Aliyah R Snyder, Zachary M Houck, Anthony P Kontos, Thomas W McAllister, Steven P Broglio, James R Clugston, Scott Anderson, Jeff Bazarian, Alison Brooks, Thomas Buckley, Sara Chrisman, Michael Collins, John DiFiori, Stefan Duma, Brian Dykhuizen, James T Eckner, Luis Feigenbaum, April Hoy, Louise Kelly, T Dianne Langford, Laura Lintner, Gerald McGinty, Jason Mihalik, Christopher Miles, Justus Ortega, Nicholas Port, Margot Putukian, Steve Rowson, Steven Svoboda
BACKGROUND: Timely removal from activity after concussion symptoms remains problematic despite heightened awareness. Previous studies indicated potential adverse effects of continuing to participate in physical activity immediately after sustaining a concussion. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to determine the effect of timing of removal from play after concussion on clinical outcomes. It was hypothesized that immediate removal from activity after sport-related concussion (SRC) would be associated with less time missed from sport, a shorter symptomatic period, and better outcomes on acute clinical measures...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557889/feasibility-and-effect-of-cervical-resistance-training-on-head-kinematics-in-youth-athletes-a-pilot-study
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James T Eckner, Alireza Goshtasbi, Kayla Curtis, Aliaksandra Kapshai, Erik Myyra, Lea M Franco, Michael Favre, Jon A Jacobson, James A Ashton-Miller
Greater neck girth and strength may be associated with a lower risk of sport-related concussion due to mitigation of head accelerations by the neck. However, neck strengthening exercise remains unstudied in youth athletes. Therefore, this pilot study assessed the feasibility and effect of targeted neck strengthening exercises in youth athletes. Seventeen participants were allocated to perform 8-wk manual resistance-based neck strengthening (n = 13) or control resistance exercise (n = 4) programs. Before and after the intervention, participants completed laboratory-based assessments of neck size, strength, and head kinematics during standardized test loading in each plane of motion...
April 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554189/incidence-and-risk-of-concussions-in-youth-athletes-comparisons-of-age-sex-concussion-history-sport-and-football-position
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William T Tsushima, Andrea M Siu, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Bolin L Chang, Nathan M Murata
Objective: This study was designed to determine concussion incidence, risk, and relative risk among middle and high school athletes participating in various sports. Method: Data were retrospectively obtained from 10,334 athletes of 12 different sports in Hawaii. In addition to determining the overall concussion incidence, comparisons of incidence, risk, and relative risk were made according to age, sex, concussion history, sport, and football position. Results: The overall incidence of concussion among youth athletes was 1,250 (12...
March 15, 2018: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
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