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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027478/educational-initiative-to-standardize-concussion-management-in-pediatric-primary-care
#1
Alex M Taylor, Lise E Nigrovic, Meredith L Saillant, Emily K Trudell, Jonathan R Modest, Madeleine Kuhn, Louis Vernacchio
Pediatric primary care providers report limited training and tools to manage concussion. We developed a learning community intervention for a large independent pediatric practice association affiliated with a university hospital to standardize concussion management and improve the use of consensus-based guidelines. The learning community included in-person and online didactics, followed by a web-based reinforcement platform to educate and train clinicians on our treatment algorithm and decision support tools...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961710/the-age-variable-in-childhood-concussion-management-a-systematic-review
#2
Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Gavin A Davis, Philip Schatz
Background: Sports-related concussion in young children has become a significant international public health issue. This paper reviews the research literature in an effort to shed light on the question, "At what age should young children be managed differently than adults or older adolescents?" Method: A systematic review, registered with PROSPERO and using PRISMA guidelines, was conducted rendering 37 sports concussion original research studies that examined age as a variable (5-18 years), and which met specific inclusion/exclusion criteria...
August 31, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952326/education-on-the-brain-a-partnership-between-a-pediatric-primary-care-center-and-neurology-residency
#3
Eric Zwemer, Miya Bernson-Leung, Corinna Rea, Archana A Patel, Rejean Guerriero, David K Urion, Sara L Toomey
The national shortage of pediatric neurologists is worsening, yet referral rates by pediatricians are high. Suboptimal training of pediatric residents in care of patients with neurologic disease may be a contributing factor. We formed a partnership between the Boston Children's Primary Care at Longwood clinic and Child Neurology Residency Training Program. The educational intervention included lectures, observed neurologic examinations, in-person and virtual triage, and an electronic medical record-based consult system...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943830/the-clinical-implications-of-youth-sports-concussion-laws-a-review
#4
Jeneita M Bell, Christina L Master, Michael R Lionbarger
The recent passage of state youth sports concussion laws across the country introduces clinical implications for health care professionals caring for student-athletes. Although the laws were established to provide protections for student-athletes and prevent adverse outcomes, efforts aimed at implementation have uncovered various challenges in concussion diagnosis and management. Some of the most salient issues include medical evaluation, return to play, and return to learn. For this reason, health care professionals play a pivotal role in determining the critical next steps after a student is removed from play with a suspected concussion...
2017: American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940337/headache-interest-in-academic-neurology-leadership-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Matthew S Robbins, Noah L Rosen
BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are exceedingly common, debilitating neurological conditions, and there is a striking paucity of headache specialists nationally. However, headache education is underrepresented in the curriculum of neurology residency programs and few neurology residents elect to pursue headache medicine fellowships. We aimed to explore the possibility that a low degree of headache interest among neurology department chairs and residency program directors (PDs) underlies this mismatch...
September 21, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933193/examining-a-statewide-educational-consulting-program-for-pediatric-brain-injury
#6
Rachel K Myers, Brenda L Eagan-Brown, Alexandra T Conway, Drew A Nagele, Monica J Vaccaro, Sadiqa Kendi, Mark R Zonfrillo
This study describes characteristics of students with acquired brain injury enrolled in a statewide educational consultation program and the program's support activities. Utilizing deidentified data from a statewide brain injury school consultation program, descriptive analyses of demographic and injury characteristics, including medical diagnosis (concussion/mild traumatic brain injury [TBI], moderate-severe TBI, and non-TBI), referral characteristics, educational placement, and the types of program activities were undertaken...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930492/time-trends-in-concussion-symptom-presentation-and-assessment-methods-in-high-school-athletes
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Dustin W Currie, Matthew J Kraeutler, John B Schrock, Eric C McCarty, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Concussion rates have increased significantly over the past decade. This may reflect an increase in the knowledge and diagnosis of the symptoms of a concussion rather than a true increase in the incidence. Assessing trends in the way that concussions are presenting to and being identified by clinicians over the same period may provide additional insight into the apparent rise in concussions. PURPOSE: To evaluate patterns of change in concussion symptom presentation, diagnostic/evaluation methods, and symptom resolution time reported for United States high school athletes from the 2007-2008 through 2014-2015 academic years...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876477/a-scoping-review-to-address-the-culture-of-concussion-in-youth-and-high-school-sports
#8
Kelly Sarmiento, Zoe Donnell, Rosanne Hoffman
BACKGROUND: In 2013, the National Academy of Sciences emphasized the need to develop, implement, and evaluate effective large-scale educational strategies to improve the culture of concussion in youth and high school sports. In support of this recommendation, in this article we summarize research on factors that contribute to the culture of concussion. METHODS: We conducted the literature search using 7 electronic databases. We used a scoping review method to identify studies that addressed knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, use of educational resources, and interventions related to concussion among young athletes, coaches, and parents...
October 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872344/quality-of-return-to-work-in-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-prospective-investigation-of-associations-among-post-concussion-symptoms-neuropsychological-functions-working-status-and-stability
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Shao-Ying Chu, Yi-Hsin Tsai, Sheng-Huang Xiao, Sheng-Jean Huang, Chi-Cheng Yang
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Although 'return to work' (RTW) has been always emphasized for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), methodological drawbacks weakened its representativeness. This study thus aims to evaluate the 'work quality' (WQ) which originated from 'working status' and 'working stability' simultaneously, and to further explore the associations among post-concussion symptoms (PCS), neuropsychological functions and WQ. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A total of 179 participants, which included 132 patients with MTBI and 47 healthy participants, were prospectively recruited...
September 5, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843846/sport-concussion-assessment-tool-third-edition-normative-reference-values-for-professional-rugby-union-players
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G W Fuller, O Govind, R Tucker, M Raftery
OBJECTIVES: To establish normative reference data for the SCAT3 in professional Rugby Union players. DESIGN: A cross sectional study in professional Rugby Union players competing in national and international professional competitions between 2015 and 2016. METHODS: The SCAT3 was administered pre-season or prior to tournaments. Data was collected electronically using a custom tablet application. SCAT3 subcomponents distributions were described and normative ranges determined using percentile cut-offs for average, unusually low/high, and extremely low/high scores...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841573/pediatric-providers-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-concussion-diagnosis-and-management
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Khalida Itriyeva, Ronald Feinstein, Linda Carmine
Background Concussions, a form of mild traumatic brain injury, are a current "hot topic" in sports and medicine, with current research focusing on diagnosis, treatment, and the long-term effects of repeated concussions on development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Concussions represent 8.9% of all high school athletic injuries, and pediatricians see many of these patients in their practices, however evolving guidelines and recommendations have resulted in varying practices among providers. Objective To assess how local pediatricians in New York Chapter 2 of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) diagnose and treat concussion patients, and to evaluate the need for continuing education in this area...
August 25, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836810/a-review-of-the-literature-on-pediatric-concussions-and-return-to-learn-rtl-implications-for-rtl-policy-research-and-practice
#12
Jilian A O'Neill, Molly K Cox, Olivio J Clay, James M Johnston, Thomas A Novack, David C Schwebel, Laura E Dreer
OBJECTIVE: While reintegration of concussed youth back into sports has been increasingly studied over the past decade, a noticeably lacking yet growing body of research has begun to focus on issues surrounding return to academics or "return-to-learn" (RTL). The objective of this article was to conduct a comprehensive literature review to identify the full range of themes and gaps in the current body of RTL research. STUDY DESIGN: Researchers analyzed PubMed, PsycINFO, and ERIC databases to identify all recent (January 2000 through May 2016) empirical publications on the RTL process following youth concussions...
August 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796530/athletic-trainers-roles-and-responsibilities-regarding-academic-adjustments-as-part-of-the-concussion-management-process-in-the-secondary-school-setting
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Cailee E Welch Bacon, Melissa C Kay, Tamara C Valovich McLeod
CONTEXT:   Athletic trainers (ATs) play a vital role in managing the care of student-athletes after a sport-related concussion, yet little is known about their specific involvement in the implementation of academic adjustments as part of the concussion-management plan. OBJECTIVE:   To explore ATs' perceived roles and responsibilities regarding the implementation of academic adjustments for concussed student-athletes. DESIGN:   Qualitative study...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795001/evaluation-and-management-of-sport-related-concussions-in-adolescent-athletes
#14
REVIEW
Dilip R Patel, Venu Parachuri, Amrith Shettigar
Sport-related concussions in young athletes are common, generally under reported and often go unrecognized. Concussion in sport may result either from a direct impact to the head or from indirect forces transmitted to the brain from impact elsewhere on the body. Concussions may also result from sudden acceleration, deceleration or rotational forces to the brain. The key features of concussion include confusion, impaired memory and reduced speed of information processing. Recovery may occur from a few days to several weeks or months...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795000/sport-related-concussions-in-adolescent-athletes-a-critical-public-health-problem-for-which-prevention-remains-an-elusive-goal
#15
REVIEW
Dilip R Patel, Diana Fidrocki, Venu Parachuri
Sport-related concussions in young athletes are common, generally under reported and often unrecognized. Preventive strategies include education, modification of sport rules, use of equipment such as headgears, face masks and mouth guards, and neck muscle training. Evidence is limited to support effectiveness of these preventive measures with the exception of rule modification in some sports. In the United States, laws have been enacted that require medical evaluation and clearance prior to return to play; however, evidence thus far does not show that laws have been effective in reducing the incidence of concussions in sport...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791942/socioeconomic-status-and-race-outperform-concussion-history-and-sport-participation-in-predicting-collegiate-athlete-baseline-neurocognitive-scores
#16
Zac Houck, Breton Asken, James Clugston, William Perlstein, Russell Bauer
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the contribution of socioeconomic status (SES) and other multivariate predictors to baseline neurocognitive functioning in collegiate athletes. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium. Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) baseline assessments for 403 University of Florida student-athletes (202 males; age range: 18-23) from the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons were analyzed...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789571/threat-pressure-and-communication-about-concussion-safety-implications-for-parent-concussion-education
#17
Emily Kroshus, Megan Babkes Stellino, Sara P D Chrisman, Frederick P Rivara
BACKGROUND: Parental communication about the importance of reporting concussion symptoms can influence a child's attitudes about such reporting, and is likely related to perceived threat of concussion. However, parental investment in child sport achievement might impede this communication. PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between perceived threat of concussion and parent-child communication regarding concussion symptom reporting, and the potential interaction with parental pressure regarding child sport achievement...
August 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766322/concussion-knowledge-and-reporting-behavior-differences-between-high-school-athletes-at-urban-and-suburban-high-schools
#18
Jessica Wallace, Tracey Covassin, Sally Nogle, Daniel Gould, Jeffrey Kovan
BACKGROUND: We determined differences in knowledge of concussion and reporting behaviors of high school athletes attending urban and suburban high schools, and whether a relationship exists between underreporting and access to an athletic trainer in urban schools. METHODS: High school athletes (N = 715) from 14 high schools completed a validated knowledge of concussion survey consisting of 83 questions. The independent variable was school type (urban/suburban). We examined the proportion of athletes who correctly identified signs and symptoms of concussion, knowledge of concussion and reasons why high school athletes would not disclose a potential concussive injury across school classification...
September 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673415/sleep-recovery-and-performance-in-sports
#19
REVIEW
Raman K Malhotra
Poor sleep can lead to decreases in performance and recovery for athletes. Sleep disorders and symptoms are commonly seen in athletes, and may be unrecognized. It is important to educate athletes on adequate duration, quality, and timing of sleep. Interventions may include changes to practice times or careful planning for travel to games in different time zones. It is important to screen and treat sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia that are seen in some athletes. In patients who suffer concussion, it is important to address sleep issues, as poor sleep can prolong or exacerbate other concussion symptoms...
August 2017: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672325/association-of-playing-high-school-football-with-cognition-and-mental-health-later-in-life
#20
Sameer K Deshpande, Raiden B Hasegawa, Amanda R Rabinowitz, John Whyte, Carol L Roan, Andrew Tabatabaei, Michael Baiocchi, Jason H Karlawish, Christina L Master, Dylan S Small
Importance: American football is the largest participation sport in US high schools and is a leading cause of concussion among adolescents. Little is known about the long-term cognitive and mental health consequences of exposure to football-related head trauma at the high school level. Objective: To estimate the association of playing high school football with cognitive impairment and depression at 65 years of age. Design, Setting, and Participants: A representative sample of male high school students who graduated from high school in Wisconsin in 1957 was studied...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
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