The association between persistent white-matter abnormalities and repeat injury after sport-related concussion - Brett BL, Wu YC, Mustafi SM, Saykin AJ, Koch KM, Nencka AS, Giza CC, Goldman J, Guskiewicz KM, Mihalik JP, Duma SM, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, McCrea MA, Meier TB.
Objective: A recent systematic review determined that the physiological effects of concussion may persist beyond clinical recovery. Preclinical models suggest that ongoing physiological effects are accompanied by increased cerebral vulnerability tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Providing a medical definition of concussion: can a simple intervention improve self-reported concussion history in youth athletes? - Wicklund A, Roy A, Coatsworth JD.
OBJECTIVE: Providing a medical definition of concussion improves reliability of self-reported history of concussion in adult former athletes. We examine whether providing a medical definition of concussion to youth athletes increases the number of concussi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The youth concussion awareness network (You-CAN) - a school-based peer-led intervention to improve concussion reporting and social support: the protocol for a cluster randomized trial - Hickling A, Mallory KD, Wilson KE, Del Fernandes R, Fuselli P, Reed N.
BACKGROUND: Concussion prevalence is increasing in the pediatric population, and is a matter of public health concern. Concussion symptoms can be physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural, and last longer in high school aged youth than adults. Concuss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concussion-symptom rating correlation between pediatric patients and their parents - Patsimas T, Howell DR, Potter MN, Provance AJ, Kirkwood MW, Wilson JC.
CONTEXT: Understanding how parents and their children perceive concussion symptoms may provide insights into optimal concussion-management strategies. OBJECTIVE: To examine patient-parent correlations and agreement on concussion-symptom ratings, to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rugby concussion: Swansea University study into protecting women
Research has found women are at a greater risk than men and the effects are more severe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Examination of sports and recreation-related concussion among youth ages 12-17: results from the 2018
Background: This paper sought to examine the frequency of self-reported sports- and recreation-related (SRR) concussion, as well as care-seeking behaviors and potential activity restrictions after concussions, in a sample of youth.Methods: A ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acute cognitive postconcussive symptoms follow longer recovery trajectories than somatic postconcussive symptoms in young children - Teh Z, Takagi M, Hearps SJC, Babl FE, Anderson N, Clarke C, Davis GA, Dunne K, Rausa VC, Anderson V.
Objective: To investigate somatic and cognitive postconcussive symptoms (PCS) using the symptom evaluation subtest (cSCAT3-SE) of the Child Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 3 (Child SCAT) in tracking PCS up to 2 weeks postinjury.Methods: A t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Sports career-related concussion and mental health symptoms in former elite athletes - Gouttebarge V, Kerkhoffs GMMJ.
BACKGROUND: In elite sports, concussion is common and recurrent, especially in high-speed contact or collision sports such as American and Australian football, ice hockey and rugby. Mental health symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance) are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Baseline vs. cross-sectional MRI of concussion: distinct brain patterns in white matter and cerebral blood flow - Churchill NW, Hutchison MG, Graham SJ, Schweizer TA.
Neuroimaging has been used to describe the pathophysiology of sport-related concussion during early injury, with effects that may persist beyond  medical clearance to return-to-play (RTP). However, studies are typically cross-sectional, comparing groups of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Acute sports-related head injuries - Carek SM, Clugston JR.
Injuries from sports-related head trauma are commonly encountered by primary care providers. These injuries vary in clinical presentation, severity, and outcome, with sports-related concussion (SRC) being the most common and more severe sports-related head... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Quanterix Advances Blood-Based Sports-Related TBI Test with New Study
Quanterix has reached another step in its goal to advance a blood-based test to detect concussions in athletes. The Billerica, MA-based company said researchers have successfully applied the Single Molecule Array (Simoa) technology to generate data on the value of blood biomarkers as research tools to study pathophysiological mechanisms of concussion and as potential clinical tools and objective indicators for sports-related concussions (SRCs) and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs). Results have been published in JAMA Network Open, demonstrate the promise of blood biomarkers to serve as clinical tools for objectively id...
Source: MDDI - February 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Concussion risks for women may vary during menstrual cycle
Women who are concussed may have more severe and lingering symptoms during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, linked to progesterone levels.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Musculoskeletal injury risk after sport-related concussion: response - McPherson AL, Nagai T, Webster KE, Hewett TE.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Musculoskeletal injury risk after sport-related concussion: letter to the editor - Gammons M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Putting policy into practice: school-level compliance with and implementation of state concussion laws - Sullivan L, Harvey HH, Smith GA, Yang J.
CONTEXT: Each year, approximately 2 million US children 18 years or younger sustain a concussion, a type of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions can have detrimental effects on physical, cognitive, emotional, or sleep health. POLICY: Between 2009... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Person-specific methods for characterizing the course and temporal dynamics of concussion symptomatology: a pilot study - Rabinowitz AR, Fisher AJ.
Better characterization of acute concussion symptomatology is needed in order to advance clinical and scientific understanding of persistent concussion symptoms. This paper aims to illustrate a novel framework for conceptualizing, collecting, and analyzing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Improved concussion discharge instructions in a pediatric emergency department - Keenan RP, Lovanio K, Lapidus G, Chenard D, Smith S.
The objective of this study was to determine whether the use of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trajectories and predictors of clinician-determined recovery after child concussion - Anderson V, Davis G, Takagi M, Dunne K, Clarke C, Anderson N, Rausa VC, Doyle M, Parkin GM, Truss K, Thompson E, Bressan S, Hearps SJC, Babl F.
OBJECTIVES: By age 16, 20% of children will suffer a concussion. Many experience persisting post-concussive symptoms (PCS), the causes of which remain unclear. We mapped recovery trajectories to 3 months post-injury and explored predictors of outcome, incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Concussions linked with erectile dysfunction in football player study - Abbasi J.
The Super Bowl generates gut-busting menus, fierce rivalries, and possibly some unexpected health consequences for the game ’s players. A recent JAMA Neurology study found that the more concussion symptoms former National Football League (NFL) players... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MRI data show smoking, alcohol age the brain
It is no secret that excessive smoking and alcohol consumption harm one's health....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows air pollution effect on kids' brain development MRI links lead exposure, family income to brain development MRI finds communication breakdown after concussion DTI-MRI links obesity to areas of white-matter damage Smokers less likely to undergo medical, screening exams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Toward a portable concussion detector that relies on an infrared laser
(University of Michigan) With no way to reliably tell whether an athlete has a concussion, many may be playing with an undiagnosed injury. Likewise, 2 million people die every year because we don't have an early warning when brain cells are dying--and another 4 million experience cognitive disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wearing A Mouth Guard Could Protect Against Concussions
BOSTON (CBS) – Concussion is the most common injury in youth ice hockey but a new study finds wearing a simple device could reduce a child’s risk. Mouth guards are designed to protect a child’s teeth and jaw but when researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada looked at data on youth ice hockey players between 11 and 17 years of age, they found wearing mouth guards reduced the odds of concussion by 64 percent. Custom-fit models did not seem any more protective than less expensive off-the-shelf ones. It’s not clear why mouth guards help, but they think they may reduce the force from the jaw bo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Concussion Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Sex differences and reporting of SCAT-5 concussion symptoms in adolescent athletes - Bunt SC, Didehbani N, Tarkenton T, Rossetti H, Hicks C, Vargas B, Silver C, Nakonezny P, Bell K, Batjer H, Cullum CM.
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate specific symptoms that may differ between adolescent female and male athletes after a sports-related concussion (SRC) and identify symptoms that may require greater clinical attention by medical and athletic staff. DESIGN: P... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Return to duty" as an outcome metric in military concussion research: problems, pitfalls, and potential solutions - Cole WR, Cecchini AS, Remigio-Baker RA, Gregory E, Bailie JM, Ettenhofer ML, McCulloch KL.
Objective: "Return to duty" (RTD) is often used as an outcome metric in military concussion research, but is inconsistently defined across studies and presents several key problems to researchers. Using results from the Defense and Veterans Brain In... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Dual-task gait recovery after concussion among female and male collegiate athletes - Howell DR, Oldham J, Lanois C, Koerte I, Lin AP, Berkstresser B, Wang F, Meehan WP.
PURPOSE: Few studies have investigated recovery between sexes using objective outcome measures. Our purpose was to examine the independent association between biological sex and recovery of post-concussion gait among collegiate athletes. METHODS: W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Baseline profiles of auditory, vestibular, and visual functions in youth tackle football players - White-Schwoch T, Krizman J, McCracken K, Burgess JK, Thompson EC, Nicol T, Kraus N, Labella CR.
AIM: Neurosensory tests have emerged as components of sport-related concussion management. Limited normative data are available in healthy, nonconcussed youth athletes. PATIENTS& METHODS/RESULTS: In 2017 and 2018, we tested 108 youth tackle football playe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Challenges faced by collegiate athletic trainers, part II: treating concussed student-athletes - Bowman TG, Singe SM, Lacy AMP, Register-Mihalik JK.
CONTEXT: Conflict between athletic trainers (ATs) and other stakeholders can occur because of competing interests over medical decisions regarding concussion. However, we are unaware of any studies specifically exploring these situations across various col... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Author response: concussion assessment tools - a possible measure of sleepiness? - Raikes AC, Athey A, Alfonso-Miller P, Killgore WDS, Grandner MA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Effect of a concussion on anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in a general population - McPherson AL, Shirley MB, Schilaty ND, Larson DR, Hewett TE.
BACKGROUND: Recent studies indicate concussion increases risk of musculoskeletal injury in specific groups of patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the odds of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after concussion in a population-based co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Association of blood biomarkers with acute sport-related concussion in collegiate athletes: findings from the NCAA and Department of Defense CARE Consortium - McCrea M, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, Gill J, Giza CC, Huber DL, Harezlak J, Cameron KL, Houston MN, McGinty G, Jackson JC, Guskiewicz K, Mihalik J, Brooks MA, Duma S, Rowson S, Nelson LD, Pasquina P, Meier TB, Foroud T, Katz BP, Saykin AJ, Campbell DE, Svoboda SJ, Goldman J, DiFiori J.
IMPORTANCE: There is potential scientific and clinical value in validation of objective biomarkers for sport-related concussion (SRC). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of acute-phase blood biomarker levels with SRC in collegiate athletes. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Biomarkers may provide unique insights into neurological effects associated with sport-related concussions - Bazarian JJ, Korley F, Mannix R.
Despite the marked increase in scientific attention to concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the past decade, the diagnosis and assessment of a concussion remain largely based on subjective symptom reporting. The symptoms of concussion ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Characteristics of youth who leave the emergency department without being seen following sports-related concussion - Deichman JJ, Graves JM, Klein TA, Mackelprang JL.
AIM: Despite the rising incidence of emergency department (ED) visits for sports-related concussion, the frequency and characteristics of youth leaving before being seen are unknown. METHODOLOGY: National estimates of ED visits for sports-related h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Head impact exposure in college football following a reduction in preseason practices - Stemper BD, Shah AS, Mihalik JP, Harezlak J, Rowson S, Duma S, Riggen LD, Brooks A, Cameron KL, Giza CC, Goldman J, Houston MN, Jackson J, McGinty G, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, McCrea M.
INTRODUCTION: Regulatory efforts toward reducing concussion risk have begun to focus on decreasing the number of head impacts (i.e., head impact burden) sustained by athletes in contact sports. To that end, in 2018 the NCAA decreased the number of preseaso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Biomarkers Pave the Way for Concussion Blood Test Biomarkers Pave the Way for Concussion Blood Test
Researchers have identified at least two blood biomarkers that, in the future, could be included in a test to diagnose concussion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 25, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mapping stakeholder perspectives on engagement in concussion research to theory - Hunt C, de Saint-Rome M, Di Salle C, Michalak A, Wilcock R, Baker A.
BACKGROUND: Involving stakeholders has been acknowledged as a way to improve quality and relevance in health research. The mechanisms that support effective research engagement with stakeholders have not been studied in the area of concussion. Concussion i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Mild hyperthermia aggravates glucose metabolic consequences in repetitive concussion - Blaya M, Truettner J, Zhao W, Bramlett H, Dietrich WD.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of mortality and disability around the world. Mild TBI (mTBI) makes up approximately 80% of reported cases and often results in transient psychological abnormalities and cognitive disruption. At-ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medical assessment of head collision events in elite women's and men's soccer - Tarzi C, Tarzi G, Walker M, Saarela O, Cusimano MD.
The International Conference on Concussion in Sport protocols, which state that all athletes with suspected concussion must receive medical assessment, have been supported by elite soccer organizations.1 However, a majority of male soccer players do no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

2020 Annual HSS Sports Medicine Symposium
Don’t miss the premiere sports medicine conference of the year, from HSS, the hospital that serves more than 30 pro sports teams -- highlights include advances in managing articular cartilage,  concussion management, the athlete’s hip, the adolescent athlete, team physician roundtable, interactive workshops and more! Early bird pricing through March 13! (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Concussion assessment tools - a possible measure of sleepiness? - Stevens D, Holtzhausen L, Appleton S, Adams R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Study provides the first data on concussion risk in youth football
(Virginia Tech) 'These are the first biomechanical data characterizing concussion risk in kids,' said Steve Rowson, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics and the director of the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab. 'Children aren't just scaled-down adults: Differences in anatomy and physiology, like head-neck proportions and brain development, contribute to differences in tolerance to head impact. These results can lead to data-driven interventions to reduce risk in youth sports.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mouthguard use in youth ice hockey and the risk of concussion: nested case-control study of 315 cases - Chisholm DA, Black AM, Palacios-Derflingher L, Eliason PH, Schneider KJ, Emery CA, Hagel BE.
BACKGROUND: Concussion is the most common injury in youth ice hockey. Whether mouthguard use lowers the odds of concussion remains an unanswered question. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between concussion and mouthguard use in youth ice ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Symptom burden and profiles in concussed children with and without prolonged recovery - Schilling S, Mansour A, Sullivan L, Ding K, Pommering T, Yang J.
This study examined differences in symptom burden and symptom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Multiple object tracking scores predict post-concussion status years after mild traumatic brain injury - Lysenko-Martin M, Hutton C, Sparks T, Snowden T, Christie BR.
The diagnosis of concussion remains challenging, particularly in cases where several months have passed between a head injury and clinical assessment. Tracking multiple moving objects in three-dimensional (3D) space engages many of the same cognitive proce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Concussion clinical profiles screening (CP screen) tool: preliminary evidence to inform a multidisciplinary approach - Kontos AP, Elbin RJ, Trbovich A, Womble M, Said A, Sumrok VF, French J, Kegel N, Puskar A, Sherry N, Holland C, Collins M.
BACKGROUND: Current concussion symptom inventories emphasize total number or symptoms and severity and overlap with other conditions, such as mental health disorders, which may limit their specificity and clinical utility. OBJECTIVE: To develop and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Capturing concussion related changes in dynamic balance using the Quantified Y Balance Test - a case series of six elite rugby union players - Johnston W, O'Reilly M, Liston M, McLoughlin R, Coughlan GF, Caulfield B.
Concussion is one of the most common injuries reported across a myriad of sports. Recent evidence suggests that individuals may possess sensorimotor deficits beyond clinical recovery, predisposing them to further injury. This preliminary prospective case s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Laboratory and on-field data collected by a head impact monitoring mouthguard - Bartsch AJ, McCrea MM, Hedin DS, Gibson PL, Miele VJ, Benzel EC, Alberts JL, Samorezov S, Shah A, Stemper BS.
Although concussion continues to be a major source of acute and chronic injury in automotive, athletic and military arenas, concussion injury mechanisms and risk functions are ill-defined. This lack of definition has hindered efforts to develop standardize... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Female adolescents demonstrate greater oculomotor and vestibular dysfunction than male adolescents following concussion - Gray M, Wilson JC, Potter M, Provance AJ, Howell DR.
OBJECTIVE: To examine differences between male and female adolescents on measures of balance, vestibular and oculomotor function within 3 weeks of concussion among a group of pediatric patients presenting to a sports medicine clinic. DESIGN: Medica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence reporting via online high school concussion surveillance by certified athletic trainers and school nurses, 2015-2018 - Gonzalez L, Jones LE, Fakeh M, Shah N, Panchella JA, Shendell DG.
This study analyzed data over three school years on reported concussion incidence rates by season, high school grade levels and gen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Can heading a football lead to dementia? The evidence is growing
Concussion can have lifelong consequences and children are particularly at riskThe death in 2002 of the former England and West Bromwich Albion striker Jeff Astle from degenerative brain disease placed the spotlight firmly on the possibility of a link between heading footballs and the risk of dementia. The coroner at the inquest ruled that Astle, 59, died from an “industrial disease” brought on by the repeated trauma of headers, and a later examination of Astle’s brain appeared to bear out this conclusion.At that time there was sparse scientific data on the issue, but since then the balance of evidence ha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Concussion in sport Health Scotland Medical research Football Science Society UK news Source Type: news

History of sport-related concussion and long-term clinical cognitive health outcomes in retired athletes: a systematic review - Cunningham J, Broglio SP, O'Grady M, Wilson F.
BACKGROUND: Sport-related concussions (SRCs) are known to have short-term effects on cognitive processes, which can result in diverse clinical presentations. The long-term effects of SRC and repeated exposure to head impacts that do not result in SRC on sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news