Sensitivity of the Cogstate Test Battery for Detecting Prolonged Cognitive Alterations Stemming From Sport-Related Concussions

Conclusions: These results suggest that using the raw scores over clinical variables increases the sensitivity of the test battery. Moreover, these results add another piece of evidence suggesting that concussive injuries are associated with subtle long-term alterations in aspects of higher cognition. Importantly, these deficits would have gone unobserved if we had relied solely on automated clinical variables. The current results further our scientific understanding of concussion and may be used to advance clinical practices.
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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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...
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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...
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Complete concussion recovery may be more complex and take longer than previously thought, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in Neurology. Nathan W. Churchill, Ph.D., from the University of Toronto, and...
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Concussion damage may linger a full year after an athlete returns to play, Canadian researchers report. " Brain recovery after concussion may be a more complex and longer-lasting process than we originally thought, " said...
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For the first time, a randomized trial has found that exercise--albeit carefully controlled exercise--can speed recovery from a concussion.Medscape Pediatrics
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BACKGROUND: Individuals can experience headaches, dizziness, cervical dysfunction, balance disturbances, fatigue, and oculomotor impairments following a concussion. Patients with sports-related concussions are not a homogenous group but rather heterogenous...
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ConclusionThere are no recent studies reporting injury rates specifically in pre-elite netball players. This study found an incidence rate of 89.4 per 1000 player hours. Ankle sprains are the highest medical attention and sports-incapacity injury in pre-elite netball athletes. Foot blisters and low back pain also feature in the highest medical attention injuries and ACL rupture and concussion were high sports incapacity injuries at the ANNC’s. Finally, combining both the medical attention and self-report injury/illness data collection methods identified more injuries/illnesses than the use of one method alone.
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(Reuters Health) - While concussion rates remain higher among U.S. high school students playing football than among those playing other sports, a new study also suggests these brain injuries are becoming less common in football practices and repeat concussions are happening less often in all sports.
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