Performance on the DANA Brief Cognitive Test correlates with MACE Cognitive Score and may be a new tool to diagnose concussion - Pryweller JR, Baughman BC, Frasier SD, O'Conor EC, Pandhi A, Wang J, Morrison AA, Tsao JW.

Nearly 380,000 U.S. service members between 2000 and 2017 were, and at least 300,000 athletes annually are, diagnosed with concussion. It is imperative to establish a gold-standard diagnostic test to quickly and accurately diagnose concussion. In this non-...
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We report the study protocol of a pilot study funded under the South-Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center pilot study program from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This randomized, open-label study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of completing a randomized trial of quetiapine vs. treatment as usual to promote patient engagement in PTSD patients with a history of mTBI.DiscussionWe expect that the success of this ongoing study should provide us with the preliminary data necessary to design a full-scale randomized trial. Positive efficacy results in a full- scale trial should inform...
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AIM: Describe the patient demographics and management of outpatient concussion visits, focusing on neurologists. Materials&methods: We used the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to provide national estimates on the demographics and clinical dec...
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BACKGROUND: Sports-related concussion (SRC) is increasingly recognized as a potential health problem in ice hockey. Quality of life (QoL) in players retiring due to SRC has not been thoroughly addressed. Materials&methods: QoL using the Sports Concus...
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The world of concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) entered a new dimension with the advent of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, which have persisted over the past 2 decades [1]. This was later further echoed and amplified by the sports concussion 'epide...
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A substantial number of individuals present with prolonged symptoms after a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion. This has warranted the development of assessment tools that can reliably detect prolonged symptoms after an mTBI. At present, a go...
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The objectives of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of clinical symptoms of anxiety and depression and the re...
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Global and regional deficits in cerebral blood flow are reported with concussions, a major public health concern, with approximately 3.8 million incidences occurring annually in the United States alone. Recent studies have identified an increased risk of m...
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OBJECTIVE: It is unclear why specific individuals incur chronic symptoms following a concussion. This exploratory research aims to identify and characterize any neurophysiological differences that may exist in motor cortex function in post-concussion syndr...
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Clinical Question: How does early return to physical activity impact return-to-play recovery time in patients 5-30 years old after an acute concussion as compared to the current best practice of resting? Clinical Bottom Line: Based on the information gathe...
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