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NFL: Trump ’s Criticism of Players Shows an ‘Unfortunate Lack of Respect’
(HUNTSVILLE, Ala.) — President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He’s also encouraging fans to walk out in protest.And the president is bemoaning what he describes as a decline in violence in the sport. “They’re ruining the game,” he said during a political rally in Alabama on Friday night that veered beyond politics. Several athletes, including a handful of NFL players, have refused to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest of the treatment of blacks by police. Quarterback Colin Kaeperni...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump NFL onetime Source Type: news

Concussion in sports - what trauma/orthopedic surgeons need to know! - Gansslen A, Neubauer T, Krutsch W.
This article presents the mechanisms, the underlying pathophysiology and typical primary signs and symptoms. The recognition and resulting medical measures including... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Teenage concussion linked to later risk of MS
Concussion during adolescence may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in later life, possibly by prompting an abnormal immune response. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

New concussion guidelines: Q & A with a sports medicine physician
For the last few years, concussions have been on the forefront of the minds of parents, coaches and athletes across the country, as their risks and prevalence become more well-known. This increase in visibility has raised a lot of concern about both the immediate and potential long-term effects of concussions sustained by children and adolescents. Luckily, research efforts have also increased, leading to a better understanding of how concussions should be managed in young athletes. At the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Berlin, Germany, physicians and researchers around the world came together t...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Ask the Expert Kids' Safety Division of Sports Medicine Dr. William Meehan sports concussion Sports Concussion Clinic Source Type: news

Is there an optimal time to initiate an active rehabilitation protocol for concussion management in children? A case series - Dobney DM, Grilli L, Kocilowicz H, Beaulieu C, Straub M, Friedman D, Gagnon IJ.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the time frame during which initiating an active rehabilitation intervention (aerobic exercise, balance, and sport specific skills) after concussion contributed to improvement in symptoms at follow-up in children and adolescents who ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Optimizing recruitment and retention of adolescents in emergency department research: findings from concussion biomarker pilot - Mbachu SN, Pieribone VA, Bechtel KA, McCarthy ML, Melnick ER.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Self report balance status is not reliable post concussion - Waddington GS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sex differences in sport-related concussion long-term outcomes - Covassin T, Savage J, Bretzin A, Lafevor M.
Approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million recreational and sports-related concussions (SRC) occur each year in the Unites States. Research suggest that female athletes are at a greater risk for a SRC compared to male athletes competing in comparable sports (i.e., s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Time trends in concussion symptom presentation and assessment methods in high school athletes - Currie DW, Kraeutler MJ, Schrock JB, McCarty EC, Comstock RD.
BACKGROUND: Concussion rates have increased significantly over the past decade. This may reflect an increase in the knowledge and diagnosis of the symptoms of a concussion rather than a true increase in the incidence. Assessing trends in the way that concu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Depression and sports-related concussion: A systematic review - Yrondi A, Brauge D, LeMen J, Arbus C, Pariente J.
The objective of this review was to evaluate the incidence of depressive symptoms and dep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez Had CTE. How Much More Damage Can The NFL Take?
Is the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnosis for Aaron Hernandez, the convicted murderer and former New England Patriots tight end who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence, all that surprising? Not really, given what we know about this degenerative brain disease. Several ex-NFL players (Junior Seau, Dave Duerson, Andre Waters, Ray Easterling) who took their own lives were diagnosed with CTE postmortem. CTE victims have struggled with impulse control, turned violent against their spouses, abused drugs, raged and acted irrationally. In 2012 Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who had C...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Aaron Hernandez CTE Football New England Patriots NFL Source Type: news

There & #039;s an App for Everything —Why Not Concussions?
Health has been a popular category ever since the arrival of the first smartphone apps. Handheld devices provide unprecedented computing to everyone, and everyone is concerned about their health. However, although concussions are a common medical condition, there are few apps designed to help patients recover. One reason is that the delivery device has an electronic screen, and physicians are well aware that screen time has the potential to delay concussion recovery.  Now, this conventional wisdom is cautiously starting to evolve. If concussion apps are carefully controlled and screen time is...
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lise Worthen-Chaudhari Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Multiple sclerosis: concussion during adolescence linked to increased risk of MS - Sidaway P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Relationships among common vision and vestibular tests in healthy recreational athletes - Heick JD, Bay C, Dompier TP, Valovich McLeod TC.
BACKGROUND: Disruption of the visual and vestibular systems is commonly observed following concussion. Researchers have explored the utility of screening tools to identify deficits in these systems in concussed patients, but it is unclear if these tests ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Domestic violence, concussion injuries, and the imaging professional's role in identifying traumatic brain injury - Foushee JP.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Neuroimaging of sports concussions - Odle TG.
Concussions resulting from sports activities have received attention in recent years, and failure to prevent head injury has undergone scrutiny. Although many factors contribute to sports concussion incidence, determining when an athlete can return to play... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Girl Soccer Players Take More Chances After Concussions
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Girls who play soccer try to tough it out after a concussion more often than their male peers do, researchers warn. In fact, they were five times more likely than boys to return to the field on the same day, putting them... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teenagers who experience a concussion have a greater risk of developing MS later in life, according to new study
(Natural News) You may want to be more careful the next time you play sports or do something physical. Throughout the years, there is an increase in the number of studies on brain injuries linked with sports and other physical activities. New research made by a team from the Örebro University in Sweden concluded that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with playing through a sport-related concussion - Kuhn AW, Zuckerman SL, Yengo-Kahn AM, Kerr ZY, Totten DJ, Rubel KE, Sills AK, Solomon GS.
[Abstract unavailable] Keywords: American football Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comparison of a head mounted impact measurement device to the Hybrid III anthropomorphic testing device in a controlled laboratory setting - Schussler E, Stark D, Bolte JH, Kang YS, Onate JA.
BACKGROUND: Reports estimate that 1.6 to 3.8 million cases of concussion occur in sports and recreation each year in the United States. Despite continued efforts to reduce the occurrence of concussion, the rate of diagnosis continues to increase. The mecha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Highly portable, sensor-based system for human fall monitoring - Mao A, Ma X, He Y, Luo J.
Falls are a very dangerous situation especially among elderly people, because they may lead to fractures, concussion, and other injuries. Without timely rescue, falls may even endanger their lives. The existing optical sensor-based fall monitoring systems ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Infographic: Consensus statement on concussion in sport - McCrory P, Meeuwisse W, Dvorak J, Aubry M, Bailes J, Broglio S, Cantu RC, Cassidy D, Echemendia RJ, Castellani RJ, Davis GA, Ellenbogen R, Emery C, Engebretsen L, Feddermann-Demont N, Giza CC, Guskiewicz KM, Herring S, Iverson GL, Johnston KM, Kissick J, Kutcher J, Leddy JJ, Maddocks D, Makdissi M, Manley G, McCrea M, Meehan WP, Nagahiro S, Patricios J, Putukian M, Schneider KJ, Sills A, Tator CH, Turner M, Vos PE.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Brain injury breakthrough: New app could SPOT symptoms of concussion after a fall
BRAIN injuries - including concussion - could soon be spotted with the help of a smartphone app that measures the changing size of eye's pupil. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intra-individual cognitive variability: an examination of ANAM4 TBI-MIL simple reaction time data from service members with and without mild traumatic brain injury - Cole WR, Gregory E, Arrieux JP, Haran FJ.
OBJECTIVES: The Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics 4 TBI-MIL (ANAM4) is a computerized cognitive test often used in post-concussion assessments with U.S. service members (SMs). Existing evidence, however, remains mixed regarding ANAM4's abilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A review of the effects of physical activity and sports concussion on brain function and anatomy - Tremblay S, Pascual-Leone A, Th éoret H.
Physical activity has been associated with widespread anatomical and functional brain changes that occur following acute exercise or, in the case of athletes, throughout life. High levels of physical activity through the practice of sports also lead to bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study finds girl soccer players 5 times more likely than boys to return to play same day
(American Academy of Pediatrics) A new study found girls were significantly more likely than boys to return to play the same day following a soccer-related concussion, placing them at risk for more significant injury. More than half of girls in the study resumed playing in a game or practice the same day as their injury, compared to just 17 percent of boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association between dual-task gait after concussion and prolonged symptom duration - Howell DR, Brilliant A, Berkstresser B, Wang F, Fraser J, Meehan W.
Quantitative gait measurements can identify persistent post-concussion impairments. However, their prognostic utility after injury to identify the likelihood of prolonged concussion symptoms remains unknown. Our objective was to examine if dual-task gait p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sport concussion and the female athlete - Resch JE, Rach A, Walton S, Broshek DK.
Sport concussion (SC) has emerged as a major health concern in the medical community and general public owing to increased research and media attention, which has primarily focused on male athletes. Female athletes have an equal, if not increased, suscepti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nano-composite foam sensor system in football helmets - Merrell AJ, Christensen WF, Seeley MK, Bowden AE, Fullwood DT.
American football has both the highest rate of concussion incidences as well as the highest number of concussions of all contact sports due to both the number of athletes and nature of the sport. Recent research has linked concussions with long term health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CDC's efforts to improve traumatic brain injury surveillance - Bell JM, Breiding MJ, Depadilla L.
INTRODUCTION: Youth sports concussion has become a prominent public health issue due to growing concern about the risk of long-term health effects. METHOD: A broad spectrum of stakeholders has convened to propose solutions, including a committee of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Football Fans Still Loyal Despite Concerns about Players' Brains
8 in 10 believe the sport causes long-term damage: survey Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Concussion, Sports Injuries (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussion drug could reverse brain damage
Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco found mice who have recently suffered a brain injury are able to navigate a maze as well as those who have not after receiving the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As athletes collide in arenas this fall, NJIT concussion experts look to assess and heal
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Tara Alvarez and collaborators at NJIT and pediatric facilities around the country are developing and testing instruments to detect and treat one of the primary symptoms of concussion, an eye motor disorder known as convergence insufficiency (CI), in which the muscles that control eye movements do not coordinate to focus on near objects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 8, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From BrainScope’s pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device to EOS Imaging releasing new surgery planning software, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. BrainScope to develop pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device BrainScope announced in a Sept. 7 press release that it will immediately start creating a pediatric capability for its BrainScope One medical neurotechnology. The technology is an FDA-cleared handheld medical device that is designed to assess the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury. The company sa...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Spinal AliveCor Bonesupport Bra Source Type: news

Concussion makes you 22% more likely to suffer from MS
But for those injury-prone adolescents who have had concussion twice, perhaps from falling off their bikes, the risk is more than doubled, according to a new study by Swedish researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correspondence regarding: Post-traumatic headache: the use of the sport concussion assessment tool (SCAT-3) as a predictor of post-concussion recovery - Khazaei S, Hanis SM, Mansori K, de Dhaem OB, Barr WB, Balcer LJ, Galetta SL, Minen MT.
This article consists of a Letter to the Editor regarding Post-traumatic headache: the use of the sport concussion assessment tool (SCAT-3) as a predictor of post-concussion recovery, recently published in The Journal of Headache and Pain, along with a res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

School nurses' perceptions and experiences with an interprofessional concussion management team in the secondary school setting - Welch Bacon CE, Erickson CD, Kay MC, Weber ML, Valovich McLeod TC.
Following a concussion, both cognitive and physical rest are imperative aspects of injury management. The inclusion of academic adjustments and the formation of an interprofessional concussion management team (ICMT) provide a mechanism to manage academic i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Video and clinical screening of national rugby league players suspected of sustaining concussion - Gardner AJ, Wojtowicz M, Terry DP, Levi CR, Zafonte DO R, Iverson GL.
This study reviewed the available sideline Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-Third Edition (SCAT3) performance of players who were removed from play using the 'concussion interchange rule' (CIR), the available video footage of these incid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Recovery progression and symptom resolution in sport-related mild traumatic brain injury - Abbassi E, Sirmon-Taylor B.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the recovery progression of a group of athletes who participated in a concussion management program based on (1) group analysis and (2) individual analysis. SETTING: Concussion management clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty athletes (22... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Quality of return to work in patients with mild traumatic brain injury: a prospective investigation of associations among post-concussion symptoms, neuropsychological functions, working status and stability - Chu SY, Tsai YH, Xiao SH, Huang SJ, Yang CC.
This study thus aims to evaluate the 'work quality' (WQ) which ori... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Response to: "On the nature of clinical evaluations with low sensitivity for concussion-related balance deficits" - Merritt ED, Schmidt JD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

PupilScreen Aims to Allow Parents, Coaches, Medics to Detect Concussion, TBIs with a Phone
University of Washington researchers are developing the first smartphone app that is capable of objectively detecting concussion and other traumatic brain injuries in the field: on the sidelines of a sports game, on a battlefield or in the home of an elderly person prone to falls. PupilScreen can detect changes in a pupil's response to light using a smartphone's video camera and deep learning tools (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

PupilScreen aims to allow parents, coaches, medics to detect concussion, TBIs with a phone
(University of Washington) University of Washington researchers are developing a smartphone app that is capable of objectively detecting concussion and other traumatic brain injuries in the field, which could provide a new level of screening for athletes and accident victims. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Concussion' doctor says kids shouldn't play these sports until they're 18
Doctor warns that children who play football, hockey and lacrosse could face a lifetime of health consequences. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can an abnormal menstrual cycle be caused by a concussion?
According to a study, published inJAMA Pediatrics, women who suffer a concussion during adolescence may experience dysfunction in their hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, leading to an abnormal menstrual cycle.Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The online Concussion Awareness Training Tool (Safety-2016 abstract #262) - Babul S, Pike I, Turcotte K.
BACKGROUND The online Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT-www.cattonline.com) includes three toolkits providing training in the recognition and treatment of concussion: Medical Professionals-MP; Parents, Players and Coaches-PPC; School Professionals-S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Parent and player concussion knowledge and facilitators of appropriate management in youth ice hockey (Safety-2016 abstract #264) - Black AM, Babul S, Nettel-Aguire A, Emery C.
BACKGROUND Concussions are a significant burden in youth ice hockey that can have serious health consequences if not identified and managed appropriately. Parents' role in facilitating identification and appropriate concussion management as well as child e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Heads up for youth sport concussion: moving from awareness to evaluation of behavioural intention (Safety-2016 abstract #263) - Sarmiento K, Lee R, Dellinger A, Baldwin G.
BACKGROUND Children and adolescents account for an estimated 65% of emergency department visits for sports and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions. Immediate identification and appropriate response to a concussion can help re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The automated assessment of postural stability: balance detection algorithm - Napoli A, Glass SM, Tucker C, Obeid I.
Impaired balance is a common indicator of mild traumatic brain injury, concussion and musculoskeletal injury. Given the clinical relevance of such injuries, especially in military settings, it is paramount to develop more accurate and reliable on-field eva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Characteristics of the King-Devick test in the assessment of concussed patients in the subacute and later stages after injury - Subotic A, Ting WK, Cusimano MD.
Although the King-Devick (K-D) test has been used frequently in assessing sports related concussion early after injury, its characteristics over time after injury and in patients with prolonged persistent symptoms are unknown. The purpose of this paper was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news