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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754531/the-role-of-subconcussive-impacts-on-sway-velocities-in-division-i-men-s-lacrosse-players
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Theresa L Miyashita, Eleni Diakogeorgiou, Kaitlyn Marrie
Head impacts resulting in a concussion negatively affect the vestibular system, but little is known about the effect of subconcussive impacts on this system. This study's objective was to determine if subconcussive head impacts sustained over one competitive lacrosse season, effect sway velocity. Healthy Division I male lacrosse players (n = 33; aged 19.52 ± 1.20 years) wore instrumented helmets to track head impact exposures. At the beginning and end of the season the players completed an instrumented Balance Error Scoring System assessment to assess sway velocity...
May 12, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733264/head-impacts-and-cognitive-performance-in-men-s-lacrosse
#2
Erin Renee Marchesseault, Daniel Nguyen, Lee Spahr, Caroline Beals, Brian Razak, John M Rosene
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this investigation was to record head impacts and assess cognitive function throughout a NCAA Division III men's lacrosse season. METHODS: Fifteen NCAA Div III men's lacrosse players (age = 21.1 ± 1.5 years; height = 179 ± 7.00cm; weight = 80.74 ± 8.00kg) wore Smart Impact Monitors (SIM) (Triax Technologies, Inc., Norwalk, CT) within headbands, in 28 practices and 9 home games of one season. The SIM devices communicated with the Triax Technologies SKYi, which confirmed activated SIMs and obtained data of linear acceleration, rotational acceleration, rotational velocity, direction, and location of each head impact...
May 7, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694192/mechanistic-insights-into-human-brain-impact-dynamics-through-modal-analysis
#3
Kaveh Laksari, Mehmet Kurt, Hessam Babaee, Svein Kleiven, David Camarillo
Although concussion is one of the greatest health challenges today, our physical understanding of the cause of injury is limited. In this Letter, we simulated football head impacts in a finite element model and extracted the most dominant modal behavior of the brain's deformation. We showed that the brain's deformation is most sensitive in low frequency regimes close to 30 Hz, and discovered that for most subconcussive head impacts, the dynamics of brain deformation is dominated by a single global mode. In this Letter, we show the existence of localized modes and multimodal behavior in the brain as a hyperviscoelastic medium...
March 30, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574452/correction-persistent-effects-of-playing-football-and-associated-subconcussive-head-trauma-on-brain-structure-and-function-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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March 24, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541575/comparing-fmri-activation-during-smooth-pursuit-eye-movements-among-contact-sport-athletes-non-contact-sport-athletes-and-non-athletes
#5
Derek Kellar, Sharlene Newman, Franco Pestilli, Hu Cheng, Nicholas L Port
Objectives: Though sub-concussive impacts are common during contact sports, there is little consensus whether repeat blows affect brain function. Using a "lifetime exposure" rather than acute exposure approach, we examined oculomotor performance and brain activation among collegiate football players and two control groups. Our analysis examined whether there are group differences in eye movement behavioral performance and in brain activation during smooth pursuit. Methods: Data from 21 off-season Division I football "starters" were compared with a) 19 collegiate cross-country runners, and b) 11 non-athlete college students who were SES matched to the football player group (total N  = 51)...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533096/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-sports-a-historical-and-narrative-review
#6
Gary Solomon
My objectives are to review: 1) a brief history of sport-related concussion (SRC) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), 2) the evolution of CTE in American professional football, 3) the data regarding SRC/CTE as they relate to depression and suicide, 4) the data on the neurocognitive effects of subconcussion/repetitive head trauma (with emphases on heading the ball in soccer and early exposure to football), 5) the evidence related to SRC and neurodegenerative diseases, 6) the published studies of CTE, 7) the NINDS neuropathological criteria for CTE, 8) public beliefs about SRC/CTE, and 9) the scientific questions regarding CTE...
2018: Developmental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526776/sub-concussive-trauma-acute-concussion-and-history-of-multiple-concussions-effects-on-quiet-stance-postural-control-stability
#7
J K Dierijck, A D Wright, J D Smirl, K Bryk, P van Donkelaar
Although balance control has been studied extensively following acute concussion, little is known regarding repetitive sub-concussive head impacts or chronic exposure to multiple concussive events. Quiet stance postural control was characterized in contact sport athletes at pre-season (n = 135) and post-season (n = 48) to evaluate the effects of subconcussive trauma to the head. To determine the impact of acute concussion on postural control, athletes diagnosed with a concussion during the season (n = 12) were tested at 72-h, 2-weeks, and 1-month post-injury...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461267/a-prospective-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-based-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-repetitive-subconcussive-head-trauma-on-neurovascular-coupling-dynamics
#8
Alexander D Wright, Jonathan D Smirl, Kelsey Bryk, Michael Jakovac, Paul van Donkelaar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of repetitive subconcussive head trauma on neurovascular coupling (NVC) responses. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study collected between September 2013 and December 2016. SETTING: University laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred seventy-nine elite, junior-level (age, 19.6 ± 1.5 years) contact sport (ice hockey, American football) athletes recruited for preseason testing. Fifty-two nonconcussed athletes returned for postseason testing...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402530/subconcussive-head-impacts-in-sport-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#9
Lynda Mainwaring, Kaleigh M Ferdinand Pennock, Sandhya Mylabathula, Benjamin Z Alavie
PURPOSE: To identify and evaluate the evidence that examines subconcussive impacts in sport-specific settings, and address two objectives: a) to determine how 'subconcussion' is characterized in the current literature, and b) to identify directions for future research. RESEARCH DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: CINAHL, EMBASE, MedLine, PsycINFO, SportDiscus, and Web of Science were searched for articles that sought to assess subconcussive impacts or outcomes related to non-concussive head impact exposure...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393677/effects-of-repetitive-subconcussive-head-trauma-on-the-neuropsychological-test-performance-of-high-school-athletes-a-comparison-of-high-moderate-and-low-contact-sports
#10
William T Tsushima, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Andrea M Siu, Kara Yoshinaga, So Yung Choi, Nathan M Murata
The aim of this study was to examine the neuropsychological test results of non-concussed high school athletes playing at three different levels of contact sports. Based on the concussion risk data of 12 different sports, a High Contact group (n=2819; wrestling/martial arts, cheerleading, track and field, football), a Moderate Contact group (n=2323; softball, basketball, soccer), and a Low Contact group (n=1580; baseball, volleyball, water polo, tennis, cross-country) were formed and compared in terms of their scores on the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT)...
February 2, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204342/sex-differences-in-white-matter-alterations-following-repetitive-subconcussive-head-impacts-in-collegiate-ice-hockey-players
#11
Nico Sollmann, Paul S Echlin, Vivian Schultz, Petra V Viher, Amanda E Lyall, Yorghos Tripodis, David Kaufmann, Elisabeth Hartl, Philipp Kinzel, Lorie A Forwell, Andrew M Johnson, Elaine N Skopelja, Christian Lepage, Sylvain Bouix, Ofer Pasternak, Alexander P Lin, Martha E Shenton, Inga K Koerte
Objective: Repetitive subconcussive head impacts (RSHI) may lead to structural, functional, and metabolic alterations of the brain. While differences between males and females have already been suggested following a concussion, whether there are sex differences following exposure to RSHI remains unknown. The aim of this study was to identify and to characterize sex differences following exposure to RSHI. Methods: Twenty-five collegiate ice hockey players (14 males and 11 females, 20...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188492/investigating-the-effects-of-subconcussion-on-functional-connectivity-using-mass-univariate-and-multivariate-approaches
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Bryson B Reynolds, Amanda N Stanton, Sauson Soldozy, Howard P Goodkin, Max Wintermark, T Jason Druzgal
There are concerns about the effects of subconcussive head impacts in sport, but the effects of subconcussion on brain connectivity are not well understood. We hypothesized that college football players experience changes in brain functional connectivity not found in athletes competing in lower impact sports or healthy controls. These changes may be spatially heterogeneous across participants, requiring analysis methods that go beyond mass-univariate approaches commonly used in functional MRI (fMRI). To test this hypothesis, we analyzed resting-state fMRI data from college football (n = 15), soccer (n = 12), and lacrosse players (n = 16), and controls (n = 29) collected at preseason and postseason time points...
November 29, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175229/systematic-review-of-mental-health-measures-associated-with-concussive-and-subconcussive-head-trauma-in-former-athletes
#13
Michael G Hutchison, Alex P Di Battista, Jacqueline McCoskey, Sarah E Watling
Public concern has been a catalyst for an emerging body of research investigating the potential long-term negative health consequences associated with sport-related concussion and subconcussive impacts. We conducted a systematic review of the literature on mental health measures associated with sport-related brain injuries in former athletes. Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsychINFO databases were used. Thirteen studies were included in the final review. We identified a consistent positive association between a history of concussion and depression among former athletes, although the underlying causation remains unclear...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125529/cross-sectional-evaluation-of-visuomotor-tracking-performance-following-subconcussive-head-impacts
#14
E B Brokaw, M S Fine, K E Kindschi, A C Santago Ii, P S Lum, M Higgins
BACKGROUND: Repeated mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been associated with increased risk of degenerative neurological disorders. While the effects of mTBI and repeated injury are known, studies have only recently started examining repeated subconcussive impacts, impacts that do not result in a clinically diagnosed mTBI. In these studies, repeated subconcussive impacts have been connected to cognitive performance and brain imaging changes. OBJECTIVE: Recent research suggests that performance on a visuomotor tracking (VMT) task may help improve the identification of mTBI...
November 3, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077582/neuroimaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-a-systematic-review
#15
Philip Sparks, Tim Lawrence, Stephan Hinze
OBJECTIVE: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative tauopathy associated with repeated subconcussive and concussive head injury. Clinical features include cognitive, behavioral, mood, and motor impairments. Definitive diagnosis is only possible at postmortem. Here, the utility of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of CTE is evaluated by systematically reviewing recent evidence for changes in neuroimaging biomarkers in suspected cases of CTE compared with controls. DATA SOURCES: Providing an update on a previous systematic review of articles published until December 2014, we searched for articles published between December 2014 and July 2016...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073820/acute-changes-in-plasma-total-tau-levels-are-independent-of-subconcussive-head-impacts-in-college-football-players
#16
Keisuke Kawata, Leah H Rubin, Leroy Wesley, Jong Lee, Thomas Sim, Masahiro Takahagi, Al Bellamy, Ryan Tierney, Dianne Langford
Athletes in contact sports sustain repetitive subconcussive head impacts in a brief window, yet neurophysiological sequelae from repetitive subconcussion remain unclear. This prospective longitudinal study examined a relationship between changes in plasma Tau protein levels and subconcussive impact kinematic data in 23 Division-I collegiate football players during a series of pre-season practices. Plasma measures for Tau and S100β proteins, symptom scores, and near point of convergence were obtained at preseason baseline and pre-post practices...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986327/anthropometrics-and-maturity-status-a-preliminary-study-of-youth-football-head-impact-biomechanics
#17
Susan W Yeargin, Payton Kingsley, Jim M Mensch, Jason P Mihalik, Eva V Monsma
CONTEXT: There is a paucity of head impact biomechanics research focusing on youth athletes. Little is known about how youth subconcussive head impact tolerances are related to physical size and maturation. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of age, anthropometric and maturational status variability on head impact biomechanics. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Outdoor youth football facilities in South Carolina. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-four male recreational youth football players, 8 to 13yrs...
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878729/structural-functional-and-metabolic-brain-markers-differentiate-collision-versus-contact-and-non-contact-athletes
#18
Nathan W Churchill, Michael G Hutchison, Alex P Di Battista, Simon J Graham, Tom A Schweizer
There is growing concern about how participation in contact sports affects the brain. Retrospective evidence suggests that contact sports are associated with long-term negative health outcomes. However, much of the research to date has focused on former athletes with significant health problems. Less is known about the health of current athletes in contact and collision sports who have not reported significant medical issues. In this cross-sectional study, advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to evaluate multiple aspects of brain physiology in three groups of athletes participating in non-contact sports (N = 20), contact sports (N = 22), and collision sports (N = 23)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631970/computerized-neuropsychological-test-performance-of-youth-football-players-at-different-positions-a-comparison-of-high-and-low-contact-players
#19
William T Tsushima, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Andrea M Siu, Tama Fukuyama, Nathan M Murata
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of head impact frequency on the neuropsychological test results of football players who participate in different positions on the team. Based on the biomechanical measures of head impact frequency reported in high school football, a High Contact group (n = 480) consisting of offensive and defensive linemen was compared with a Low Contact group (n = 640) comprised of receivers and defensive backs. The results revealed that the High Contact group obtained poorer performances on the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) on three Composite scores (Verbal Memory, Visual Motor Speed, Impulse Control) and the Total Symptom score compared to the Low Contact group...
February 28, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452600/comparison-of-neurocognitive-performance-in-contact-and-noncontact-nonconcussed-high-school-athletes-across-a-two-year-interval
#20
Benjamin L Brett, Gary S Solomon
Investigating short-term effects of subconcussive impacts on neurocognitive functioning, we employed a repeated measures multivariate model and regression-based measure to examine neurocognitive changes in 771 contact and noncontact high school athletes over a two-year period. Results reveal significant changes in Visual Motor Speed for both groups over a two-year period, with small effect sizes. According to regression-based measures, differences in contact sport athletes' expected Time 2 performances were significant for Visual Motor Speed, also with minimal effects...
2017: Developmental Neuropsychology
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