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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236259/a-retrospective-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-study-of-the-effects-of-age-on-cns-vital-signs-scores-in-high-school-athletes
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Sharon D Rogers, Patrick J Smith, Alexandra J Stephenson, D Erik Everhart
INTRODUCTION: Current recommendations for concussion management acknowledge the importance of objective assessments of neuropsychological (NP) ability, and computerized NP assessments have been widely integrated into the concussion management protocols of high schools. The optimal intervals for baseline test administration in high-school athletes are currently uncertain. The ability to accurately detect subtle NP deficits is particularly important for high-school athletes, in which concussions are increasingly recognized for adverse effects to the developing brain...
February 24, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230584/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...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228694/survey-of-primary-contact-medical-and-chiropractic-clinicians-on-self-reported-knowledge-and-recognition-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injuries-a-pilot-study
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David N Taylor, Frank J Ponce, Stephen J Dyess
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the self-reported knowledge of concussion recognition and treatment with first-contact family medical and chiropractic practitioners by means of a pilot study of the need, construct validity, and feasibility for further investigation of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) knowledge base. METHODS: Two hundred forty-eight practicing chiropractic and 120 medical physicians in the south and northeastern sections of the United States were contacted by e-mail, telephone, and postal mail to answer an 18-item survey on knowledge, diagnosis, and common practice with respect to traumatic brain injury patients...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228043/impact-of-exercise-on-clinical-symptom-report-and-neurocognition-following-concussion-in-children-and-adolescents
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Vicky Manikas, Franz Babl, Stephen J C Hearps, Julian Dooley, Vicki Anderson
Recovery from concussion in childhood is poorly understood, despite its importance in decisions regarding return to normal activity. Resolution of post-concussive symptoms (PCS) is widely employed as a marker of recovery in clinical practice, however it is unclear if subtle impairments persist only to re-emerge in the context of increased physical or cognitive demands. This study aimed to examine the effect of strenuous exercise on clinical symptom report and neurocognition in children and adolescents after PCS resolution following concussion We recruited concussed children and adolescents (n=30) on presentation to an Emergency Department (ED)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227478/portable-video-oculography-device-for-implementation-in-sideline-concussion-assessments-a-prototype
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Joshua D Fischer, Dawie J van den Heever, Joshua D Fischer, Dawie J van den Heever, Dawie J Van den Heever, Joshua D Fischer
Concussion is currently a serious health problem and can lead to severe brain dysfunction. There is a definite need for sensitive and reliable tests to detect and evaluate the subtle changes in brain function caused by concussion. This study details the development of a low cost portable eye tracking device that can aid in the detection of concussions. The device evaluates ocular motor function and can be used on the sidelines of sporting events to give a quick indication of the severity of head trauma. It can further be used to evaluate and monitor mild Traumatic Brain Injuries and aid in the return to play decision making process...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226433/preliminary-results-of-residual-deficits-observed-in-athletes-with-concussion-history-combined-eeg-and-cognitive-study
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Tamanna T K Munia, Jeffrey L Gendreau, Ajay K Verma, Benjamin D Johnson, Mark Romanick, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Tamanna T K Munia, Jeffrey L Gendreau, Ajay K Verma, Benjamin D Johnson, Mark Romanick, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Jeffrey L Gendreau, Benjamin D Johnson, Tamanna T K Munia, Ajay K Verma, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Mark Romanick
Assessment, treatment, and management of sport-related concussions are a widely recognized public health issue. Although several neuropsychological and motor assessment tools have been developed and implemented for sports teams at various levels and ages, the sensitivity of these tests has yet to be validated with more objective measures to make return-to-play (RTP) decisions more confidently. The present study sought to analyze the residual effect of concussions on a sample of adolescent athletes who sustained one or more previous concussions compared to those who had no concussion history...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225689/sex-differences-in-anthropometrics-and-heading-kinematics-among-division-i-soccer-athletes
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Abigail C Bretzin, Jamie L Mansell, Ryan T Tierney, Jane K McDevitt
BACKGROUND: Soccer players head the ball repetitively throughout their careers; this is also a potential mechanism for a concussion. Although not all soccer headers result in a concussion, these subconcussive impacts may impart acceleration, deceleration, and rotational forces on the brain, leaving structural and functional deficits. Stronger neck musculature may reduce head-neck segment kinematics. HYPOTHESIS: The relationship between anthropometrics and soccer heading kinematics will not differ between sexes...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222566/pilot-study-of-the-sub-symptom-threshold-exercise-program-sstep-for-persistent-concussion-symptoms-in-youth
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Sara P D Chrisman, Kathryn B Whitlock, Elissa Somers, Monique S Burton, Stanley A Herring, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Frederick P Rivara
BACKGROUND: Prior studies suggest potential benefit using monitored aerobic exercise to treat youth with persistent concussion symptoms, but these studies have been small. OBJECTIVES: To explore the safety and potential benefits of a rehabilitative exercise intervention, the Sub-symptom Threshold Exercise Program (SSTEP), for treating youth with persistent concussion symptoms >1 month. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 83 youth who participated in SSTEP, completing trajectory analysis of concussion symptoms using the symptom subscale of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool, version 2 (SCAT-2)...
February 9, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217290/neuroprotective-effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-a-juvenile-rat-model-of-repetitive-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Lei Huang, Andre Obenaus, Mary Hamer, John H Zhang
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI) is an important medical concern for adolescent athletes that can lead to long-term disabilities. Multiple mild injuries may exacerbate tissue damage resulting in cumulative brain injury and poor functional recovery. In the present study, we investigated the increased brain vulnerability to rmTBI and the effect of hyperbaric oxygen treatment using a juvenile rat model of rmTBI. Two episodes of mild cortical controlled impact (3 days apart) were induced in juvenile rats...
October 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214960/axonal-disruption-in-white-matter-underlying-cortical-sulcus-tau-pathology-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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Laurena Holleran, Joong Hee Kim, Mihika Gangolli, Thor Stein, Victor Alvarez, Ann McKee, David L Brody
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disorder associated with repetitive traumatic brain injury. One of the primary defining neuropathological lesions in CTE, based on the first consensus conference, is the accumulation of hyperphosphorylated tau in gray matter sulcal depths. Post-mortem CTE studies have also reported myelin loss, axonal injury and white matter degeneration. Currently, the diagnosis of CTE is restricted to post-mortem neuropathological analysis. We hypothesized that high spatial resolution advanced diffusion MRI might be useful for detecting white matter microstructural changes directly adjacent to gray matter tau pathology...
February 18, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214540/cognitive-performance-of-male-and-female-c57bl-6j-mice-after-repetitive-concussive-brain-injuries
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Alexander G Velosky, Laura B Tucker, Amanda H Fu, Jiong Liu, Joseph T McCabe
In contact sports, repetitive concussive brain injury (rCBI) is the prevalent form of head injury seen in athletes. The need for effective treatment is urgent as rCBI has been associated with a host of cognitive, behavioral and neurological complaints. There has been a growing trend in the use of female animals in pre-clinical research, but few studies have investigated possible sex differences following rCBI. The goal of the current study was to determine any differences between male and female C57BL/6J mice on assessments of learning and memory after repetitive concussive injury...
February 15, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211600/feasibility-of-early-physical-therapy-for-dizziness-after-a-sports-related-concussion-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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J C Reneker, A Hassen, R S Phillips, M C Moughiman, M Donaldson, J Moughiman
The purpose of this study was to (a) assess the feasibility of recruitment/retention of participants, protocol/resource management, and participant safety, and (b) estimate the size of the effect between the experimental and control groups. This was a feasibility study conducted as a prospective pilot double-blind randomized clinical trial. Subjects aged 10-23 years old with acute concussion and dizziness were enrolled from sports medicine centers. Forty-one participants were randomized into treatment and were seen for physical therapy beginning at 10 days post-concussion...
February 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207508/concussion-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-related-chronic-pain-in-males-and-females-a-diagnostic-modelling-study
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Tatyana Mollayeva, J David Cassidy, Colin M Shapiro, Shirin Mollayeva, Angela Colantonio
Pain is an unpleasant, complex, and perceived experience that places a significant burden on patients and clinicians. Its severity may be mediated by emotion, attitude, and environmental influences, and pain may be expressed differently in males and females. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is frequently associated with chronic pain. This diagnostic modeling study examined sex differences in the construct of chronic pain in patients with delayed recovery from concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).Data were collected from standardized questionnaires, neuroimaging records, and comprehensive clinical assessments...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202206/retrospective-chart-analysis-of-concussion-discharge-instructions-in-the-emergency-department
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Allison D Lane, Matthew R Berkman, David Verbunker, Taylor Shekell, Michael Bouska, Lauren Barnett, Allie Keogh, Tomas Nuno, Uwe Stolz, Anna L Waterbrook
BACKGROUND: Recognition and diagnosis of concussion is increasing, but current research shows these patients are discharged from the emergency department (ED) with a wide variability of recommendations and instructions. OBJECTIVE: To assess the adequacy of documentation of discharge instructions given to patients discharged from the ED with concussions. METHODS: This was a quality-improvement study conducted at a University-based Level I trauma center...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198194/assessing-the-clinical-utility-of-the-question-is-your-child-are-you-back-to-normal-in-pediatric-concussion-symptom-resolution
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Brandi L Vollmer, Michael W Kirkwood, R Dawn Comstock, Dustin Currie, Joseph A Grubenhoff
This study investigates the relationship between the general question, "Is your child/are you back to normal?" and a validated postconcussive symptom scale when assessing symptom resolution following concussion. Children with acute concussion were enrolled during an emergency department visit. Sensitivity and specificity analyses compared the true/false question, "My child is/I am back to normal" at 3 days postinjury with the Concussion Symptom Inventory (CSI; gold standard). A total of 201 participants were enrolled in the study with complete data...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195951/assessment-of-oculomotor-function-in-patients-with-postconcussion-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Foad Taghdiri, Brenda Varriano, Maria Carmela Tartaglia
BACKGROUND: Concussion and its associated sequel, postconcussion syndrome (PCS), have a debilitating impact on the lives of concussed patients. However, a diagnostic biomarker for this condition is lacking. Recently, there has been a surge of interest in using oculomotor function testing as an objective assessment of patients with PCS. OBJECTIVES: To systematically synthesize, appraise, and summarize all published empirical studies that have assessed alteration of oculomotor functions in patients with PCS...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192036/using-acute-performance-on-a-comprehensive-neurocognitive-vestibular-and-ocular-motor-assessment-battery-to-predict-recovery-duration-after-sport-related-concussions
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Alicia M Sufrinko, Gregory F Marchetti, Paul E Cohen, R J Elbin, Valentina Re, Anthony P Kontos
BACKGROUND: A sport-related concussion (SRC) is a heterogeneous injury that requires a multifaceted and comprehensive approach for diagnosis and management, including symptom reports, vestibular/ocular motor assessments, and neurocognitive testing. PURPOSE: To determine which acute (eg, within 7 days) vestibular, ocular motor, neurocognitive, and symptom impairments predict the duration of recovery after an SRC. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study (prognosis); Level of evidence, 2...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188778/work-limitations-four-years-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-cohort-study
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Alice Theadom, Suzanne Barker-Collo, Kelly Jones, Michael Kahan, Braden Te Ao, Kathryn McPherson, Nicola Starkey, Valery Feigin
OBJECTIVE: To explore employment status, work limitations and productivity loss following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). STUDY DESIGN: Inception cohort study over four years. SETTING: General community. PARTICIPANTS: 245 Adults (>16 years at the time of injury), who experienced a mild TBI and who were employed prior to their injury. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Details of the injury, demographic information and pre-injury employment status were collected from medical records and self-report...
February 7, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176234/frequent-mild-head-injury-promotes-trigeminal-sensitivity-concomitant-with-microglial-proliferation-astrocytosis-and-increased-neuropeptide-levels-in-the-trigeminal-pain-system
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Ashley L Tyburski, Lan Cheng, Soroush Assari, Kurosh Darvish, Melanie B Elliott
BACKGROUND: Frequent mild head injuries or concussion along with the presence of headache may contribute to the persistence of concussion symptoms. METHODS: In this study, the acute effects of recovery between mild head injuries and the frequency of injuries on a headache behavior, trigeminal allodynia, was assessed using von Frey testing up to one week after injury, while histopathological changes in the trigeminal pain pathway were evaluated using western blot, ELISA and immunohistochemistry...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169147/single-task-and-dual-task-tandem-gait-test-performance-after-concussion
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David R Howell, Louis R Osternig, Li-Shan Chou
OBJECTIVES: To compare single-task and dual-task tandem gait test performance between athletes after concussion with controls on observer-timed, spatio-temporal, and center-of-mass (COM) balance control measurements. DESIGN: Ten participants (19.0±5.5years) were prospectively identified and completed a tandem gait test protocol within 72h of concussion and again 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, and 2 months post-injury. Seven uninjured controls (20.0±4.5years) completed the same protocol in similar time increments...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
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