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Multiparametric MRI changes persist beyond recovery in concussed adolescent hockey players

Conclusions: Changes persisted well after players' clinical scores had returned to normal and they had been cleared to return to play. Ongoing white matter maturation may make adolescent athletes particularly vulnerable to brain injury, and they may require extended recovery periods. The consequences of early brain injury for ongoing brain development and risk of more serious conditions such as second impact syndrome or neural degenerative processes need to be elucidated.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: MRI, fMRI, MRS, DWI, Brain trauma ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SPECIAL FOCUS: Pediatric Orthopaedic Rotation Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Mobile Apps for NPs Source Type: research
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