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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/29667222/exploring-concussion-awareness-in-hockey-with-a-first-nations-community-in-canada
#2
Cindy Hunt, Alicja Michalak, Chrissy Lefkimmiatis, Elaine Johnston, Leila Macumber, Tony Jocko, Donna Ouchterlony
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this pilot study was twofold: (1) to begin to understand concussion in youth hockey in a First Nations community in Canada and (2) to determine the impact of a novel concussion education workshop. DESIGN: A one-group quasiexperimental time series study was undertaken. SAMPLE: A total of 41 participants consented, with 71% (n = 29) completing data collection at all three study time points. MEASUREMENT AND INTERVENTIONS: Two nurses one from the First Nations community and one from the tertiary care center collaborated to develop and deliver the intervention on concussion specifically general, hockey and symptom knowledge...
April 17, 2018: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666148/single-mild-concussion-increases-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-study-suggests
#3
Ingrid Torjesen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665736/fear-avoidance-and-clinical-outcomes-from-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#4
Noah D Silverberg, William Panenka, Grant L Iverson
Characterizing psychological factors that contribute to persistent symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) can inform early intervention. To determine whether fear avoidance, a known risk factor for chronic disability after musculoskeletal injury, is associated with worse clinical outcomes from MTBI, adults were recruited from four outpatient MTBI clinics and assessed at their first clinic visit (M=2.7, SD=1.5 weeks post-injury) and again 4-5 months later. Of 273 patients screened, 102 completed the initial assessment and 87 returned for the outcome assessment...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661766/first-concussion-did-not-increase-the-risk-of-subsequent-concussion-when-patients-were-managed-appropriately
#5
EDITORIAL
Ian Shrier, Alexendre Piché, Russell J Steele
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 16, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661668/no-association-between-metoclopramide-treatment-in-ed-and-reduced-risk-of-post-concussion-headache
#6
Natalie Bresee, Mary Aglipay, Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky, Andrée-Anne Ledoux, Franco Momoli, Jocelyn Gravel, Stephen B Freedman, Karen Barlow, Lawrence Richer, Nicholas J Barrowman, Roger Zemek
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of definitive pediatric literature on effective pharmacotherapy for persistent post-concussion headache symptoms. This study assessed whether acute metoclopramide treatment in the Emergency Department (ED) was associated with a reduction in persistent headache in children at 1- and 4-weeks post-concussion. METHODS: Children aged 8-17years with acute concussion presenting to 9-Canadian Pediatric EDs were enrolled in a prospective cohort study, from August 2013-June 2015...
April 7, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660963/readiness-to-recognize-a-qualitative-case-study-of-educational-identification-of-tbi
#7
David Greene, Pat L Sample, Nicole Johns, Maureen Palmer
BACKGROUND: The educational identification (ED-ID) of students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been legislated in numerous states, and TBI has become its own special education category. Questions abound as to whether these changes will lead to more readily identifying these students to provide appropriate special education supports. OBJECTIVE: Elucidate one state's response to legislative changes around ED-ID of TBI. METHODS: This is a phenomenological case study of nine school districts in one state...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660962/return-to-learn-transitioning-to-school-and-through-ascending-levels-of-academic-support-for-students-following-a-concussion
#8
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/29660949/concussion-and-the-autonomic-nervous-system-an-introduction-to-the-field-and-the-results-of-a-systematic-review
#9
Jon L Pertab, Tricia L Merkley, Alex J Cramond, Kelly Cramond, Holly Paxton, Trevor Wu
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that autonomic nervous dysfunction may be one of many potential factors contributing to persisting post-concussion symptoms. OBJECTIVE: This is the first systematic review to explore the impact of concussion on multiple aspects of autonomic nervous system functioning. METHODS: The methods employed are in compliance with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and PRISMA standards. Embase, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, and Science Citation Index literature searches were performed using relevant indexing terms for articles published prior to the end of December 2016...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652525/-reported-concussion-time-trends-within-two-national-health-surveys-over-two-decades
#10
Kevin E Gordon, Stefan Kuhle
BACKGROUND: An 'epidemic' of concussions has been widely reported. We examined the annual incidence of reported concussion or other brain injury, over 20 years within Canada in order to explore the magnitude of this reported epidemic. METHODS: Two Canadian nationally representative health surveys have serially collected injury data associated with disability. The National Population Health Survey (NPHS) collected data on 'concussion' (1994-1999), and the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) collects data on 'concussion or other brain injury' (2000-current)...
April 13, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648975/the-short-term-impact-of-concussion-in-the-nhl-an-analysis-of-player-longevity-performance-and-financial-loss
#11
Sergio Michael Navarro, Rowland West Pettit, Heather Suzanne Haeberle, Salvatore J Frangiamore, Nadeem M Rahman, Lutul D Farrow, Mark S Schickendantz, Prem N Ramkumar
Many studies have focused on the long-term impact of concussions in professional sports, but few have investigated short-term effects. This study examines concussion effects on individual players in the National Hockey League (NHL) by assessing career length, performance, and salary. Contracts, transactions, injury reports, and performance statistics from 2008 to 2017 were obtained from the official NHL online publication. Players who sustained a concussion were compared to the 2008-2017 non-concussed player pool...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648487/bdnf-expression-increases-without-changes-in-play-behavior-following-concussion-in-juvenile-rats-rattus-norvegicus-brief-report
#12
Allison C F Dyck, Tammy L Ivanco
PURPOSE: Young children have a high risk of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Children often appear healthy soon after mTBI, but some have pervasive cognitive and/or motor impairments. Understanding underlying mechanisms recruited after concussion may help for return to play protocols and mitigating what might be lifelong impairments. METHODS: We investigated molecular and behavioral changes in a rat model of childhood concussion. Rats received an injury or sham procedure at an age approximately equivalent to the human period of early childhood...
April 12, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648462/a-systematic-review-of-neuroimaging-findings-in-children-and-adolescents-with-sports-related-concussion
#13
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/29629181/comparison-of-baseline-and-postconcussion-scat3-scores-and-symptoms-in-varsity-athletes-an-investigation-into-differences-by-sex-and-history-of-concussion
#14
Johanna M Hurtubise, Cindy E Hughes, Lauren E Sergio, Alison K Macpherson
Objective: To investigate the use of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3 (SCAT3) as an assessment tool in the varsity population, as well as the effects of sex and concussion history on both baseline and postconcussion scores. Methods: A comparison between baseline and postconcussion SCAT3 scores of varsity level athletes was conducted through retrospective chart review. Differences in both baseline and postconcussion scores were further analysed by sex and history of concussion...
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627189/variations-in-mechanisms-of-injury-for-children-with-concussion
#15
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/29627090/concussion-in-para-sport
#16
REVIEW
James Kissick, Nick Webborn
Although Para athletes (the International Paralympic Committee term for sportspeople with a disability) are exposed to a risk of concussion just like their able-bodied counterparts, there has been little research into the incidence of concussion in para sport. Existing assessment and management guidelines and tools have been developed for the general sport population but may not be appropriate for use in some para-athletes. This review examines what is currently known about concussion in para sport and identifies challenges and opportunities in moving knowledge on this topic forward...
May 2018: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627029/reported-concussion-incidence-in-youth-community-rugby-union-and-parental-assessment-of-post-head-injury-cognitive-recovery-using-the-king-devick-test
#17
David Silver, Nicola Brown, Conor Gissane
AIM: To assess the frequency of reported head injuries in youth community Rugby Union and determine whether the King-Devick (K-D) test could be used by parents as a means to chart cognitive recovery following head injury. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 489 junior players (U9-U18) conducted at a community level Rugby Union club over four seasons. All players undertook a baseline K-D test at the start of each season. Players identified with suspected concussion performed the K-D test post injury and results were compared to their most recent baseline assessment...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626691/spinal-concussion-in-adults-transient-neuropraxia-of-spinal-cord-exposed-to-vertical-forces
#18
Ziya Asan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to discuss along with literature knowledge the post-traumatic clinical progression of cases with symptoms of transient spinal cord impact and cases of spinal concussion following the exposure of the vertebral column to vertical forces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 cases were diagnosed with spinal concussion. All of the cases were cases of fall from height where it was determined that the vertebral column had been exposed to the effects of vertical forces and the spinal cord had been affected under the effect of vertical forces...
April 4, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625747/brain-tissue-strains-vary-with-head-impact-location-a-possible-explanation-for-increased-concussion-risk-in-struck-versus-striking-football-players
#19
REVIEW
Benjamin S Elkin, Lee F Gabler, Matthew B Panzer, Gunter P Siegmund
BACKGROUND: On-field football helmet impacts over a large range of severities have caused concussions in some players but not in other players. One possible explanation for this variability is the struck player's helmet impact location. METHODS: We examined the effect of impact location on regional brain tissue strain when input energy was held constant. Laboratory impacts were performed at 12 locations distributed over the helmet and the resulting head kinematics were simulated in two finite element models of the brain: the Simulated Injury Monitor and the Global Human Body Model Consortium brain model...
March 29, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625433/a-preliminary-examination-of-concussion-knowledge-by-collegiate-athletes-and-non-athletes
#20
Kelly Knollman-Porter, Jessica Brown, Madelaine Flynn
Purpose: Concussions affect various populations, including collegiate athletes and non-athletes. The purpose of this study was to compare collegiate varsity athletes, recreational athletes, and non-athletes' knowledge of concussion definition, symptoms, and support services available following injury. Preferred method of concussion education delivery was also examined. Method: We surveyed 306 current college students using an online survey system. The survey included free recall and forced-choice question formats...
April 6, 2018: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
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