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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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BOSTON (CBS) – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is recovering from a concussion that knocked him out of the AFC Championship Sunday and there’s hope that he’ll be available for the Super Bowl. So what will it take for Gronk to be ready in just 13 days? Right after Gronkowski suffered that blow to the head, he was taken immediately to the locker room where he reportedly entered the NFL’s concussion protocol. For all NFL games, there are official spotters in the booth from both teams looking for potential concussions. If they see something concerning, a player may simply undergo a si...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Patriots Sports Syndicated Local Syndicated Sports Concussion Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV New England Patriots Rob Gronkoswki Source Type: news
Mild Traumatic Brian Injury (mTBI) is a common diagnosis and approximately one third of mTBI patients experience a variety of cognitive, emotional, psychosocial and behavioral post-concussion symptoms. When a cluster of these symptoms persists for more tha...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
Identification of modifying factors that influence the development of post-concussion syndrome (PCS) following sport-related concussion (SRC) has drawn considerable interest. In this pilot study, we investigate the effect of team vs. individual sport parti...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion in the final minutes of the first half after being the recipient of a helmet-to-helmet hit
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionConsistent with current recommendations to assess mood disturbance in post-concussive examinations, current evidence suggests a link between sports-related concussion and depression symptoms in elite athletes. Causation cannot be determined at this stage of enquiry because of the lack of well-designed, prospective studies. More research is required that considers a range of mental health outcomes in diverse samples of elite athletes/sports.
Source: Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
The group is instead endorsing a program called "Flag Football Under 14," launched by the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The program aims to educate parents and young players about chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that certain variables on the first ED visit can predict an unscheduled return visit in adolescents. ABBREVIATIONS: Emergency department (ED); Length of stay (LOS); computerised tomography (CT). PMID: 29341786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Journal of Neurotrauma , Vol. 0, No. 0.
Source: Journal of Neurotrauma - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review seeks to describe the clinical manifestations of and management approach to post-concussion syndrome and other neurologic sequelae of concussion including post-traumatic headache, concussive convulsions, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.Recent FindingsMost children with concussion recover within 1  month but symptoms persist beyond that in patients with post-concussion syndrome. After a limited period of cognitive and physical rest, gradual reintroduction of activities, including aerobic exercise, helps to relieve concussive and post-concussive symptoms. A variety of treatment ...
Source: Current Pediatrics Reports - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Background: Individuals that sustain their first concussion during childhood may be at greater risk for sustaining multiple concussions throughout their lifetime, due to a longer window of vulnerability. Purpose: To estimate the association between age at first concussion with number of subsequent concussions. Methods: A total of 23,582 collegiate athletes from 26 universities and military cadets from three military academies completed a concussion history questionnaire (65% males, age: 19.9 ±1.4years).
Source: Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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