Head dynamic response and brain tissue deformation for boxing punches with and without loss of consciousness - Cournoyer J, Hoshizaki TB.

BACKGROUND: Loss of consciousness is a poorly understood indicator of concussion severity. Conflicting results have been published supporting loss of consciousness as a severe concussion as well as having no relationship with severity. Understanding how lo...
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Conclusions: This study indicates feasibility and potential benefit of a 6 week subthreshold exercise program with minimal in-person visits for youth with persistent concussion. Potential factors that may play a role in improvement such as fear-avoidance deserve further study.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results indicate that sensors within a smartphone are capable of measuring spatio-temporal gait variables similar to a validated three-sensor inertial sensor system in single-task and dual-task conditions, and that data are reliable across a two-week time interval. A smartphone-based application might allow clinicians to objectively evaluate gait in the management of concussion with high ease-of-use and a relatively low financial burden. PMID: 31198074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Phys Sportsmed Source Type: research
Conclusions These data suggest that RHI do not represent clinically meaningful changes on a multifaceted and multimodal concussion assessment battery. However, there may be subtle visual/vestibular impairments as observed by the associations between RHI and visual memory/TG among WSOC, RHI, and KD among FB.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Conclusions Considering the limitations of these data specific to symptom presentation and resolve, supervised machine learning demonstrated efficacy, while warranting further exploration, in developing symptom-based prediction models for practical estimation of sport-related concussion recovery in enhancing clinical decision support.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Sports-related concussion, is a serious neurological concern that many adolescent athletes will face during their athletic careers. In some instances, the effects of sports-related head injury are long-lasting. Due to their still-developing brains, adolesc...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Conclusions: PTH attributed to mTBI is associated with abnormalities in brain structure and function that can be detected via research imaging. Additional studies are needed to determine the specificity of the findings for PTH, to differentiate findings attributed to PTH from those attributed to the underlying TBI and coexistent post-TBI symptoms, and to determine the accuracy of imaging findings for predicting the development of PPTH.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsSeizure-related head injury, although rare, may have serious consequences. High doses of antiepileptic/antiseizure drugs (AEDs/ASDs) and a prescription for three or more AEDs/ASDs are significant, modifiable, risk factors for head injury. Differentiating confusion due to post-ictal changes or concussion can be challenging. Seizure-related cardiac causes leading to injury due to ictal bradycardia or asystole is under investigated. More research is required to validate the protective benefit of various helmet designs in seizure-related head injury. It is striking that there are no International Standards for prote...
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
(Indiana University) A new new cloud-computing web platform created by scientists in the United States, Europe and South America will allow researchers to track data and analyses on the brain, potentially reducing delays in discovery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Title: Concussion Often Hits Elementary School Kids, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
The paper sets out to discover what the epidemiology is for head injury in epilepsy and how helmet design might address this. Falls and resultant head injuries in people with epilepsy are a complex clinical issue. Head injury is defined as ‘any trauma to the head other than superficial injuries to the face’ and concussion is defined as ‘a disturbance in the function of the brain caused by direct or indirect force to the head’ [1].
Source: Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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