Have Zackery Lystedt concussion laws made an impact?

The United States each have varying youth concussion laws requiring written clearance from a health professional before returning an athlete to play after a concussion. These laws were inspired by Zackery Lystedt, a teen in Washington state who lost his life when he returned to high school football too soon after a likely concussion earlier in a game and died that same day from an intracranial hemorrhage. The state of Washington thereafter enacted the first youth concussion law in 2009, and all other states have followed.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: The Editors' Perspectives Source Type: research

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We report a case study on a single military member who received moderate blast overpressure (OP) exposure during routine breacher training. We extend previous research on blast exposure during training, which lacked sufficient data to assess symptom profiles and OP exposure. The present work was conducted because a subjective symptom profile similar to that seen in sports concussion has been reported by military personnel exposed to blast. Data collection for this study was carried out under a research protocol approved by the relevant Human Subjects Review Committees on one subject, who received the highest OP exposure du...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine Source Type: research
  KFOR-TV   CORDELL, Okla. – An EMT from Oklahoma badly hurt in a small plane crash wants to make sure first responders have better training dealing with aircraft rescue. Devin Humphrey, who in addition to being an EMT, is his town’s assistant fire chief, says he’s lucky to be alive after crashing a plane on August 9. He tells KFOR-TV crosswind hit the aircraft and he did not correct for it enough. That caused the plane to flip and crash at Cordell Municipal Airport. It was Humphrey’s fellow first responders who had to save him after suffering a concussion, a broken rib and a bruised lung....
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Training News Source Type: news
Objective: The purpose of this systematic review is to quantitatively estimate (or invest) the impacts of sports-related concussions (SRCs) on cognitive performance among retired athletes more than 10 years after retirement. Methods: Six data...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: To assist sideline medical staff and to augment detection of concussion in National Football League (NFL) players during preseason and regular season games via the use of athletic trainer certified (ATC) spotters. BACKGROUND: Detecting c...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
The last 20 years has seen the emergence of a sub-category of the mild traumatic brain injury literature termed 'sport-related concussion'. Some important differences now exist between this sub-category and the wider findings in the field and these could b...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma - Category: Criminology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsFormer athletes had similar PCS and better MCS, compared to general-population norms. Former athletes with impaired PCS reported better MCS than population norms, highlighting the need to use an instrument that differentiates between physical and mental components of QOL in former sport participants. Factors associated with worse QOL that may explain between-study variation include involuntary retirement, collision/high contact sports, concussion, BMI  and osteoarthritis.PROSPEROCRD42018104319.
Source: Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: King NS Abstract The last 20 years has seen the emergence of a sub-category of the mild traumatic brain injury literature termed 'sport-related concussion'. Some important differences now exist between this sub-category and the wider findings in the field and these could be detrimental to patients with persisting post-concussion symptoms (PCS). Sport-related studies often emphasize the cerebral risks associated with concussive injuries whilst the broader literature typically focuses on the relatively benign organic implications and the role of psychological factors in persisting symptoms. Clinically, anxie...
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
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