Concussion assessment tools - a possible measure of sleepiness? - Stevens D, Holtzhausen L, Appleton S, Adams R.

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Conclusions: Relevant key gaps of knowledge and behavior were verified in combat sports athletes and coaches. The awareness of basic concepts may improve injury reporting and safer behavior in athletes. Knowledge translation strategies with accessible language are recommended for coaches, in particular on how to identify acute symptoms and perform basic assessment. PMID: 32067547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Phys Sportsmed Source Type: research
Authors: Zuckerman SL, Elbin RJ, Sills AK, Crandall JR, Lessley DJ, Moran CM, Moran CD, Solomon GS Abstract Background: The use of video review to document visible signs (VS) of sport-related concussion in the National Football League (NFL) is a novel method to recognize head injuries.Hypothesis/Purpose: The current pilot studies used varying methodologies to: 1) examine the frequency of VS in concussed NFL players using the Australian Football League's (AFL) checklist, and 2) assess the reliability of VS between non-expert and expert raters.Study Design: Cohort studyMethods: In the first pilot study, two non-exper...
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Conclusion: Reports of greater emotionality, irritability, and nervousness on concussion symptom scales may be indicators of post-concussion depression. It is important for clinicians to take note when an adolescent with concussion scores high on these three emotional symptoms as they may be indicative of greater emotional distress. PMID: 32064943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Annals of Emergency MedicineAuthor(s): Rebekah Mannix, Jeffrey J. Bazarian
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
One of the Triad ’s largest health systems is partnering with Winston-Salem State University to provide sports medicine and orthopedic services to student athletes.  The WSSU football and men’s and women’s basketball programs will benefit from the university’s partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Health, n ot only by having physicians on the sidelines at games, but through injury prevention and health screenings as well. Concussion management, physicals, sickle cell screenings, behavioral…
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Objective: Document headache presence, intensity, and interference after concussion(s), as well as examine its association with cognition.Participants: Participants 8-19 years of age were assessed on average 34 months (SD = 21.5) after...
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Primary Objective: Inform the production of a screening tool for language in children with concussion. The authors predicted that children with a recent concussion would perform the cognitive-linguistic tasks more poorly, but some tasks may be more ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Exercise intolerance is an objective biomarker of the physiological dysfunction after sport-related concussion (SRC). Several trials have established the safety and clinical efficacy of subsymptom threshold aerobic exercise prescribed within 1 week of inju...
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Primary Objective: Symptoms following concussion commonly include deficits in attentional processing and elevated anxiety. Prioritized allocation of attentional resources to threat-related information is referred to as attentional bias to threat, wh...
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Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Elizabeth SandelOur knowledge of brain injury and the long-term effects of concussion has changed dramatically in recent years, says Elizabeth Sandel, particularly when it comes to children's sports
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