MRI provides unique views of youth concussion

By combining structural and functional MRI (fMRI), Canadian and Dutch researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MEG might be new way to evaluate concussions Head impacts alter brains of young football players MRI shows concussions can loosen brain's myelin Soccer ball heading more risky for women than men MRI reveals effect of mild TBI on brain white matter
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Objective: To document the prevalence of acute post-concussion cannabis, alcohol and cigarette use and their association with clinical recovery and symptom burden. Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted. Concussions were physician-...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
SYNOPSIS: Concussions are common in sport and recreational activities. Intrinsic (i.e. internal factors specific to the individual) and extrinsic (i.e. external factors related to the environment or sport) factors influence the risk of concussion. Identify...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news
SYNOPSIS: Whiplash and concussion may have similar presenting symptoms, biomechanical mechanisms, and neurophysiological sequelae, but neither enjoys a gold standard diagnostic test. Guidelines for whiplash and concussion are developed and implemented sepa...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
This study describes the epidemiology of concussions in 20 high scho...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Conclusion: In conclusion, cannabis, alcohol and cigarette use were prevalent in the acute period post-concussion; however, were not observed to impact recovery within the first 4 weeks post-injury. Amongst unrecovered individuals, acute cannabis use was associated with lower symptom burden, while cigarette use was associated with greater initial symptom burden. PMID: 31621424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Headaches are very common in children. By the time they reach 18, essentially all kids will have had at least one. Most children get them rarely, usually with an illness. But some children get recurrent headaches. About 5% of kindergartners experience this problem, and the percentage goes up as children get older. By the time they get to the end of high school, that number is up to more than 25%. Recurrent headaches often run in families. There are two types: primary and secondary. Primary headaches come from the nervous system itself, while secondary headaches are caused by something affecting the nervous system, such as ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Headache Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): J. Michio Clark, Kevin Adanty, Andrew Post, T. Blaine Hoshizaki, Jonathan Clissold, Adrian McGoldrick, Jerry Hill, Aisling Ni Annaidh, Michael D. GilchristAbstractObjectivesEquestrian helmets are designed to pass certification standards based on linear drop tests onto rigid steel surfaces. However, concussions in equestrian sports occur most commonly when a rider is thrown off a horse and obliquely impacts a compliant surface such as turf or sand. This paper seeks to elucidate the mechanics of such impacts and there...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
In the past year and a half, various news stories may have led some people to believe that there are blood tests that can diagnose or unmask concussions with a single drop of blood. For individuals who have recently received a bump, hit, or jolt to the head and are wondering if they have sustained a concussion, this may sound like a simple way to find out. Unfortunately, for now it probably isn’t. What do these blood tests actually do? Simply put, these tests measure substances, such as proteins and enzymes, that are released into the blood within hours of a brain injury when there is intracranial damage (including b...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Concussions Memory Neurological conditions Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs
MR images have revealed lingering abnormalities in the brains of concussed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI, blood test uncover signs of mild TBI in athletes MRI shows routine football hits damage the brain MRI provides unique views of youth concussion MEG might be new way to evaluate concussions Head impacts alter brains of young football players
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ConclusionsThe concurrent assessment of biopsychosocial factors associated with SRC presents the opportunity for a comprehensive analysis of the injury context. The findings from this study suggest that SRC in junior rugby cannot be predicted using individual variables. Future research directions are discussed.
Source: Australian Journal of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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