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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526667/patient-centered-decision-support-formative-usability-evaluation-of-integrated-clinical-decision-support-with-a-patient-decision-aid-for-minor-head-injury-in-the-emergency-department
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Edward R Melnick, Erik P Hess, George Guo, Maggie Breslin, Kevin Lopez, Anthony J Pavlo, Fuad Abujarad, Seth M Powsner, Lori A Post
BACKGROUND: The Canadian Computed Tomography (CT) Head Rule, a clinical decision rule designed to safely reduce imaging in minor head injury, has been rigorously validated and implemented, and yet expected decreases in CT were unsuccessful. Recent work has identified empathic care as a key component in decreasing CT overuse. Health information technology can hinder the clinician-patient relationship. Patient-centered decision tools to support the clinician-patient relationship are needed to promote evidence-based decisions...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520686/clinical-correlates-to-assist-with-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-diagnosis-insights-from-a-novel-rodent-repeat-concussion-model
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Gretchen M Thomsen, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Annie Ma, Livia Wyss, Patricia Haro, Jean-Philippe Vit, Pablo Avalos, Navpreet K Dhillon, Noell Cho, Oksana Shelest, Eric J Ley
INTRODUCTION: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease linked to repetitive head injuries. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy symptoms include changes in mood, behavior, cognition, and motor function; however, CTE is currently diagnosed only postmortem. Using a rat model of recurrent traumatic brain injury (TBI), we demonstrate rodent deficits that predict the severity of CTE-like brain pathology. METHODS: Bilateral, closed-skull, mild TBI was administered once per week to 35 wild-type rats; eight rats received two injuries (2×TBI), 27 rats received five injuries (5×TBI), and 13 rats were sham controls...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520665/family-history-of-migraine-associated-with-posttraumatic-migraine-symptoms-following-sport-related-concussion
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Alicia Sufrinko, Jamie McAllister-Deitrick, R J Elbin, Michael W Collins, Anthony P Kontos
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether family history of migraine increased the likelihood of posttraumatic migraine (PTM) symptom presentation in adolescents following concussion, and examine the influence of family history of migraine and PTM on postinjury outcomes. SETTING: Outpatient concussion clinic. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 153 patients with concussion (103 males and 50 females) aged 15.72 ± 1.48 years (range 12-18 years). DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational study of patients presenting for initial evaluation 4...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515977/establishing-normative-change-values-in-visual-acuity-loss-during-the-dynamic-visual-acuity-test
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Chris Marquez, Monica Lininger, Scot Raab
BACKGROUND: Baseline visual acuity (VA) loss from static to dynamic head conditions assessed using the Dynamic Visual Acuity Testing (DVAT) have not been established in NCAA football players. DVAT assesses the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR) which is measured in Logarithm of the Minimum Angle of Resolution (logMAR). Decreased VA beyond baseline measures may detect VOR impairment and impact treatment protocols and assist in return to play decisions post-concussion. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: To establish normative VA mean scores during a static head posture as well as dynamically during the DVAT with a head speed of 150 deg/s in the pitch (vertical) and yaw (horizontal) planes rotating 20 degrees in each direction...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513270/physiological-and-performance-measures-for-baseline-concussion-assessment
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Danielle M Dobney, Scott G Thomas, Tim Taha, Michelle Keightley
CONTEXT: Baseline testing is a common strategy for concussion assessment and management. Research continues to evaluate novel measures for potential to improve baseline testing methods. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to; 1) determine the feasibility of including physiological, neuromuscular and mood measures as part of baseline concussion testing protocol, 2) describe typical values in a varsity athlete sample, and 3) estimate the influence of concussion history on these baseline measures...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512443/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-post-concussion-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Robson Luis Oliveira de Amorim, André Russowsky Brunoni, Mirian Akiko Furutani de Oliveira, Ana Luiza Costa Zaninotto, Marcia Mitie Nagumo, Vinícius Monteiro de Paula Guirado, Iuri Santana Neville, Gláucia Rosana Guerra Benute, Mara Cristina Souza de Lucia, Wellingson Silva Paiva, Almir Ferreira de Andrade, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) represents 70-80% of all treated brain injuries. A considerable proportion of MTBI patients experience post-concussion symptoms for a prolonged period after MTBI, and these symptoms are diagnosed as persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS). PPCS is defined as a range of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. However, memory and executive dysfunction seems to be one of the most debilitating symptoms. Recently, non-invasive brain stimulation has been studied as a potential treatment method for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511593/convergence-insufficiency-identifies-athletes-at-risk-of-prolonged-recovery-from-sport-related-concussion
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Kevin M DuPrey, David Webner, Adam Lyons, Crystal H Kucuk, Jeffrey T Ellis, Peter F Cronholm
BACKGROUND: Sensitive and specific screening methods are needed to identify athletes at risk of prolonged recovery after sport-related concussion (SRC). Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a common finding in concussed athletes. PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between CI and recovery after SRC at the initial office visit. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 270 athletes (147 male, 123 female), mean ± SD age 14...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504848/association-of-traumatic-head%C3%A2-injuries-and-maxillofacial-fractures-a-retrospective-study
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Maher M Abosadegh, Shaifulizan Ab Rahman, Norkhafizah Saddki
The association of traumatic head injury (THI) with maxillofacial fractures (MFF) is a major health concern worldwide. In spite of the close anatomical proximity of maxillofacial bones to the cranium, the association of THI with MFF is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the association between traumatic head injuries (THI) and maxillofacial fractures (MFF). Other factors associated with THI in patients with MFF were also investigated MATERIALS AND METHODS: A hospital-based retrospective study was conducted at the OMFS Unit, Hospital USM, Kelantan, Malaysia...
May 15, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501805/neurological-tests-improve-after-olympic-style-boxing-bouts-a-pretournament-and-post-tournament-study-in-the-2016-women-s-world-boxing-championships
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David R Howell, William P Meehan, Michael P Loosemore, Joseph Cummiskey, Jean-Paul Grabner von Rosenberg, David McDonagh
AIM: To prospectively examine the neurocognitive, postural, dual-task and visual abilities of female Olympic-style boxers before and after participation in a tournament. METHODS: Sixty-one females completed the modified Balance Error Scoring System (mBESS), King-Devick test and 3 m timed-up-and-go test in single-task and dual-task conditions. A subset (n=31) completed the CogState computerised neurocognitive test. Initial testing was completed prior to the 2016 Women's World Boxing Championships; each participant repeated the testing protocol within a day of elimination...
May 13, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500358/injury-prediction-and-vulnerability-assessment-using-strain-and-susceptibility-measures-of-the-deep-white-matter
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Wei Zhao, Yunliang Cai, Zhigang Li, Songbai Ji
Reliable prediction and diagnosis of concussion is important for its effective clinical management. Previous model-based studies largely employ peak responses from a single element in a pre-selected anatomical region of interest (ROI) and utilize a single training dataset for injury prediction. A more systematic and rigorous approach is necessary to scrutinize the entire white matter (WM) ROIs as well as ROI-constrained neural tracts. To this end, we evaluated injury prediction performances of the 50 deep WM regions using predictor variables based on strains obtained from simulating the 58 reconstructed American National Football League head impacts...
May 12, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499856/measuring-soldier-performance-during-the-patrol-exertion-multitask-preliminary-validation-of-a-post-concussive-functional-return-to-duty-metric
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Matthew Scherer, Margaret M Weightman, Mary Vining Radomski, Laurel Smith, Marsha Finkelstein, Amy Cecchini, Kristin Jensen Heaton, Karen McCulloch
OBJECTIVE: To assess the discriminant validity of the Patrol-Exertion Multitask (PEMT), a novel, multi-domain, functional return-to-duty clinical assessment for Active Duty military personnel. DESIGN: Measurement development study SETTING: Non-clinical indoor testing facility, Fort Bragg NC PARTICIPANTS: 51 healthy control (HC) Service Members and 33 military personnel with persistent post-concussive symptoms receiving rehabilitation (mTBI) INTERVENTION: Not applicable MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Known-groups discriminant validity was evaluated by comparing performance on the PEMT in two groups of Active Duty SM, HC and personnel with mTBI residual symptoms...
May 9, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497670/the-role-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-assessing-the-microstructural-integrity-of-white-matter-in-spinal-cord-concussions
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Ahmed Alnemari, Tarek R Mansour, Stephanie Gregory, Mark Buehler, Daniel Gaudin
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May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492862/establishing-baseline-normative-values-for-the-child-sport-concussion-assessment-tool
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M Alison Brooks, Traci R Snedden, Benjamin Mixis, Scott Hetzel, Timothy A McGuine
Importance: The Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT3) is a postconcussion sideline assessment tool measuring symptoms, cognition, and balance in preadolescent children. Minimal normative baseline data exist to aid decision making in clinical and athletic settings. Objective: To collect normative baseline data for the Child SCAT3 in a large cohort of young athletes. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study was conducted from May 31 to August 12, 2014, at various sporting events (basketball, soccer, baseball, and swimming) in Central Wisconsin among children 5 to 13 years of age who were English-speaking and did not report a lower leg injury within the past 2 months or a concussion within the past month...
May 8, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489656/consequences-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-professional-american-football-players-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Bodil C Vos, Karen Nieuwenhuijsen, Judith K Sluiter
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature for the consequences Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has on cognitive, psychological, physical, and sports-related functioning in professional American Football players. DATA SOURCES: We performed a systematic search in 2 databases, PubMed and SPORTDiscus, to obtain literature from January 1990 to January 2015. To be eligible for inclusion, a study had to examine the relationship between TBI and the consequences for several aspects of functioning in professional American football players older than 18 years...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486051/characterization-of-differences-in-functional-connectivity-associated-with-close-range-blast-exposure
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Meghan Robinson, Dustin Clark, William Milberg, Regina McGlinchey, David Salat
Despite the prevalence of blast injuries in recent overseas conflicts, our knowledge of their impact on neural health is lacking. We have recently published work demonstrating differences in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) connectivity that were specific to close-range blast exposure (CBE), as opposed to other prevalent military-related factors. Here, we replicate this finding in an independent sample of 135 Veterans, again finding that CBE, regardless of concussion, is predictive of persistent changes in brain physiology...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483928/approach-to-investigation-and-treatment-of-persistent-symptoms-following-sport-related-concussion-a-systematic-review
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Michael Makdissi, Kathryn J Schneider, Nina Feddermann-Demont, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Sidney Hinds, John J Leddy, Michael McCrea, Michael Turner, Karen M Johnston
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of the literature regarding assessment and treatment modalities in patients with persistent symptoms following sport-related concussion (SRC). DATA SOURCES: We searched Medline, Embase, SPORTSDiscus, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Cochrane library and ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global electronic databases. STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Studies were included if they were original research, reported on SRC as the primary source of injury, included patients with persistent postconcussive symptoms (>10 days) and investigated the role of assessment or treatment modalities...
May 8, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475400/trends-in-sports-related-concussion-diagnoses-in-the-usa-a-population-based-analysis-using-a-private-payor-database
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Kelms Amoo-Achampong, Samuel Rosas, Nicholas Schmoke, Yves-Dany Accilien, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Frank McCormick
OBJECTIVE: To describe recent epidemiological trends in concussion diagnosis within the United States (US) population. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of PearlDiver, a private-payor insurance database. Our search included International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision codes for sports-related concussions spanning 2010 through 2014. Overall study population included patients aged 5 to 39 with subgroup analysis performed on Cohort A (Youth), children and adolescents aged 5 to 19, and Cohort B (Adults), adults aged 20 to 39...
May 17, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473995/concussion-management-plan-compliance-a-study-of-ncaa-power-5-conference-schools
#18
Thomas A Buckley, Christine M Baugh, William P Meehan, Melissa S DiFabio
BACKGROUND: In response to concerns over concussions and repeated head impacts that occur during sports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) mandated that all member institutions enact a concussion management plan (CMP). Although institutional and health care provider self-reports have been investigated, compliance with NCAA protocol recommendations has not been examined. PURPOSE: To examine the CMPs from the 65 institutions within the NCAA Power 5 conferences for compliance with the NCAA 2015 concussion guidelines...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471243/utility-of-providing-a-concussion-definition-in-the-assessment-of-concussion-history-in-former-nfl-players
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Michael L Alosco, Johnny Jarnagin, Yorghos Tripodis, Brett Martin, Christine Chaisson, Christine M Baugh, Alcy Torres, Christopher J Nowinski, Robert C Cantu, Robert A Stern
OBJECTIVE: Former National Football League (NFL) players' working knowledge of concussion has not yet been evaluated, despite this population being a major clinical research target due to the association between repetitive head impacts (RHI) and long-term clinical impairments. This study examined former NFL players' understanding of the current concussion definition, and the association between number of concussions with clinical function. METHODS: 95 former NFL players (mean age = 55...
May 4, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468146/microsurgical-replantation-of-total-avulsed-scalp-extending-the-limits
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Yunbo Jin, Chen Hua, Xiaojie Hu, Hui Chen, Gang Ma, Yun Zou, Bin Chen, Dongze Lyu, Mathias Tremp, Xiaoxi Lin
BACKGROUND: Avulsion of the scalp is a rare but severe trauma and challenging to the reconstructive surgeon. It poses not only physical concussion but also significant persisting psychological distress to the patients. METHODS: Medical records from 5 patients who suffered scalp avulsion were reviewed retrospectively. The following data and methods were assessed: age, number of vessels repaired, method of replantation, vein grafts required, blood transfusion, ischemia time, total operating time, and percentage of scalp survival...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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