Effectiveness of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HEADS UP coaches' online training as an educational intervention - Daugherty J, Depadilla L, Sarmiento K.

BACKGROUND: Concussions are common among youth athletes. Responsibility for the recognition and management of concussion is often put on coaches. To equip coaches with appropriate knowledge and skills, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...
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A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that concussion rates during football games increased by 18 percent from 2013 to 2018.
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We report a case of QTc prolongation associated with mild concussion in a pediatric patient. An 11-year-old male presented to the emergency department after sustaining a head injury during football practice. He complained of headache and blurry vision. Phy...
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Most of the health interventions designed to increase athletes' reporting of potential concussion symptoms have focused only on the individual athlete. Unfortunately, interventions targeted at athletes' knowledge and understanding of concussion risk has no...
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The objective of this study was to compare baseline concussion assessment scores between service academy cadets who use and do not use tobacco. METHODS: Cadets completed a standard battery of concussion baseline assessments per standard of care and were classified into two groups: tobacco users (n = 1,232) and nonusers (n = 5,922). Dependent variables included scores on the Balance Error Scoring System, Standardized Assessment of Concussion, Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT), Brief Symptom Inventory-18, and Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (BSSS). Separate Mann-Whitney...
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SYNOPSIS: Pediatric and adolescent concussion is an increasingly high-profile public health issue, but it is also a highly heterogeneous phenomenon. Many factors interact dynamically to influence a child or adolescent's recovery trajectory. Diagnostic asse...
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We examined the effect of a noncontact, subsymptom exacerbation early exercise recommendation on recovery from sports-related concussion. Retrospective analysis of adolescents, 10-17 years old, with symptomatic concussion, within 30 days of injury was perf...
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While a base level of knowledge is needed to recognize a concussion, knowledge-focused concussion educational materials ignore multifaceted barriers to concussion reporting. We compared student-athlete concussion reporting intentions and behaviors prior to...
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BACKGROUND: Recent studies have associated sport-related concussion with depression and impaired cognitive ability later in life in former professional football players. However, population studies with two 1950s-era cohorts did not find an association bet...
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