Concussion and mild-traumatic brain injury in rural settings: epidemiology and specific health care considerations - Yue JK, Upadhyayula PS, Avalos LN, Phelps RRL, Suen CG, Cage TA.

Background  Mild-traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussions cause significant morbidity. To date, synthesis of specific health care disparities and gaps in care for rural mTBI/concussion patients remains needed. Methods  A comprehensiv...
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AIM: The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool v3 (SCAT3) and its child version (ChildSCAT3) are composite tools including a symptom scale, a rapid cognitive assessment (standardised assessment of concussion (SAC)) and the modified Balance Error Scoring System ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of morbidity, mortality, and disability in the US, with>2.8 million patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) annually. However, the diagnosis of TBI is challenging and presents a ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Head injuries in childhood can result in concussion. Families of a child with a head injury often seek medical advice through telephone triage call systems. It is important to understand if patients follow telephone triage recommendations and what proporti...
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We examined the in...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
A sport-related concussion (SRC) results in short- and long-term deficits in oculomotor control; however, it is unclear whether this change reflects executive dysfunction and/or a performance decrement due to an increase in task-based symptom burden. Here,...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: To compare cross recurrence quantification analysis (CRQA) measurements obtained during gait between adolescents who sustained a diagnosed concussion within 14 days of assessment and healthy adolescents. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS:...
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In 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) conducted focus groups with athletic directors (ADs) from Massachusetts middle and high schools to assess the implementation of legislated regulations relative to the management of concussion (m...
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Abstract There lacks a comprehensive understanding of the correlation between head kinematics and brain strain especially deep-brain strain, partially resulting the deficiency of understanding brain injury mechanisms and the difficulty of choosing appropriate brain injury metrics. Hence, we simulated 76 impacts that were focused on concussion-relevant rotational kinematics and evaluated cumulative strain damage measure (CSDM) and average strain that could represent brain strain distribution. For the whole brain, axial rotation induced the highest CSDM, while lateral bending produced the lowest CSDM. However, ...
Source: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Biomech Model Mechanobiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, artistic athletes had similar symptom profiles to ball sport athletes. Postural control measures, other than the BESS tandem stance foam condition, were not significantly different from ball sport athletes. This suggests that although their sports may require higher levels of balance, artistic athletes' performance on post-concussion balance tests may be similar to athletes of other disciplines. PMID: 32442387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Boys' lacrosse (LAX), a full contact sport allowing body and stick checking, mandates hard shell helmets with full face masks. Girls' LAX, which prohibits body checking and whose sphere rule is supposed to prevent stick checking to the head, al...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
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