High school linebacker's concussion turned out to be a brain tumor

Antonio Pena, 17, from Grafton, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with glioblastoma last month after experiencing numbness and tingling, which he thought was from his recent concussion.
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Authors: Ferreira LP, Pinheiro CF, Fernandes NA, Ferreira CN PMID: 31730304 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
Conclusion: The positive and negative points of the image-based cell models and computergenerated cell models some scientific advices are presented in this work. Generally, the imagebased cell models could offer analytical facts for each state, but they are expensive and timeconsuming; besides, their performance is heavily influenced by deformation techniques. The computer-generated cell model, on the other hand, provides a higher cost of production and simplicity, but its main contribution is the overall performance and accuracy.
Source: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The bioactivity prediction shows that all compounds are active to moderately active. These positive results show that it could be further investigated and explored.
Source: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if implementation of a Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)-based closed head injury assessment tool could safely decrease computed tomography (CT) use for pediatric head injury evaluation at a non-pediatric community emergency department (ED). METHODS: A quality improvement project was initiated at a non-pediatric community ED to implement an institution-specific, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)-based Pediatric Closed Head Injury Assessment Tool. Baseline head CT use at the participating ED was det...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to determine if implementation of a Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) ‐based closed head injury assessment tool could safely decrease computed tomography (CT) use for pediatric head injury evaluation at a non‐pediatric community emergency department (ED).MethodsA quality improvement project was initiated at a non ‐pediatric community ED to implement an institution‐specific, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)‐based Pediatric Closed Head Injury Assessment Tool. Baseline head CT use at the participating ED was determined ...
Source: Academic Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
​Many types and etiologies of headache and facial pain afflict our patients, and sorting through them can be a challenge. Craniofacial experts themselves, in fact, do not attempt to remember the subtle differences between the various conditions causing craniofacial pain, but instead refer to the third edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3). (https://www.ichd-3.org/.)The ICHD-3 can help the clinician manage patients presenting with headache as their chief complaint. An international panel of headache experts oversee the classification, which is currently published in a beta format so mi...
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It’s not uncommon for a child to complain of a headache. But what should a parent do? When should you worry? What are features that are cause for concern and should prompt a call to the pediatrician, or even a trip to the emergency room? For kids with headaches, do they necessarily need to take medication, or are there other nondrug treatments that may be just as effective? When to call your pediatrician The cardinal rule for thinking about headaches is “first or worst.” In practical terms, if your child has never had a headache before, you need to evaluate carefully. Did he have any recent head trauma, ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Headache Parenting Source Type: blogs
DISCUSSION: Among cognitively normal older adults MoCA performance remains relatively stable over time, however across the older adult age-span MoCA performance declines in a linear fashion. These results will help clinicians better understand the normal course of MoCA change in older adults while researchers may use these results to inform sample size estimates for intervention studies. Cognitive monitoring and testing in the near future: The FDA clears two computerized cognitive tests to assist in medical evaluations following brain injury or concussion Biopharma embraces digital cognitive assessments to identify ...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Age-associated Alzheimer’s Disease cognition Cognitive variability cognitive-decline cognitive-function cognitive-screening executive brain function Intraindividual change memory impairment Source Type: blogs
Logan Silva, seven, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a fast-growing brain tumor. After getting a concussion, the boy from Florida suffered extreme headaches which turned out to be a tumor.
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Devin Suau was a healthy six-year-old from Massachusetts when he fell off his snowboard in early February. A brain scan to check for concussion revealed an inoperable brain tumor.
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