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.
Conclusion Adolescents demonstrate an impairment in dynamic cerebral autoregulation after concussion that improves along with clinical symptoms in some individuals and remains impaired in others despite symptom resolution.
Condition: Concussion Intervention: Other: EEG Sponsor: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Not yet recruiting
Publication date: December 2018Source: Social Science &Medicine, Volume 218Author(s): Emily Kroshus, Christine M. Baugh, William P. Meehan, Kasisomayajula ViswanathAbstractBackgroundThere is increasing focus on the number of concussions after which an athlete should discontinue participating in contact or collision sports. This is a clinically subjective and, in some cases, a preference-sensitive decision.PurposeOur goal was to assess whether there is personal subjectivity in when athletic trainers (ATs) discuss the possibility of sport retirement post-concussion with athletes.MethodsA national sample of ATs who provid...
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