Reevaluating Order Effects in the Binaural Bithermal Caloric Test.
Conclusions: This experiment demonstrated that while there is great inter-individual and intra-individual variability in caloric test results, the order of irrigations had no significant effect in the test. Future studies may explore the effects of nonphysiological factors on test results. PMID: 29383375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Head injuries range from mild to severe. Some are treatable at home with ice and rest, while others are life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. In this article, learn about the types of head injuries, common symptoms, how to recognize a concussion, and when to see a doctor.
Title: 2.5 Million U.S. High School Students Had a Concussion in Past YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM
Conclusions The TAU-associated neurodegenerative pathway was implicated as a potential pathophysiological mechanism underlying concussion in seniors. In future, the identification of TAU polymorphisms associated with concussion risk may assist clinical management and reduce risk of severe complications.
Contact sports, such as rugby union or football (soccer), in England are the most popular sporting and recreational activities played by people of all ages and abilities. The issue of player safety in contact sports has gained increased attention within England and worldwide over the past several years (Poulos&Donaldson, 2012). This is particularly true for concussion injuries within the media, largely due to the rise in injury related research and investment in sport science by professional teams to improve team performance and prevent injuries.
The common test for brain injury involves waving a finger back and forth in front of the patient ’s face, and seeing how well they can track it. Instead of relying on such antiquated protocols and standard imaging technology to identify brain injuries, two sisters have developed an eye-tracking device that can diagnose brain trauma.In 2013, Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon and associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota and her sister Rosina Samadani, PhD, entrepreneur and biomedical engineer, started Oculogica, a neurodiagnostic company with a focus on eye-tracking devices. Specifically, t...
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students. In a representative survey of nearly 15,000 kids in grades 9 through 12, just over 15...
July 12, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET. Join AAMC to review and provide feedback on what 10 academic health centers from across the country have accomplished after 2 years of efforts to " Build a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity " . Topics include food insecurity, contact-sport concussion prevention, health-harming legal needs, unplanned pregnancy and opiate overdose reduction.
Int J Sports Med DOI: 10.1055/s-0044-101454Ocular near point of convergence (NPC) has been shown to be sensitive to the effects of concussion and subconcussive impacts. To determine if NPC is also sensitive to a previous history of concussion, male contact-sport athletes either with (n=26) or without (n=16) a history of at least one previous concussion had their NPC assessed. The results showed that participants with a history of concussion displayed NPC values (9.4±1.6 cm) indistinguishable from those with no history of concussion (8.4±2.1 cm, t-test, p=0.09). This was the case regardless of wh...
Concussion is a brain injury that occurs when biomechanical forces are transmitted to the head region resulting in neurological deficits. The accumulation of tau protein in autopsies of athletes with multiple concussions implicates tau in concussion-associated neurodegeneration. The TAU rs2435211 (C> T) and rs2435200 (G> A) polymorphisms are involved in pathological tau expression and neurodegenerative disease risk. The aims of this study were to investigate the associations of TAU (rs2435211, rs2435200) polymorphisms with concussion history and sustaining multiple concussions in rugby.
Condition: Concussion, Brain Interventions: Behavioral: Screen time permitted; Behavioral: Screen Time Abstain Sponsor: Theodore Macnow Recruiting