Alzheimer's Affects Most Pathways; FDA's ALS Plan; Can Sensors Predict Concussion?
(MedPage Today) -- Alzheimer's disease is related to most biological pathways in the brain, an extensive literature search showed. (Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience) After Medicare's coverage decision about aducanumab (Aduhelm), Biogen terminated... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 29, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Is Diagnosed in a Major League Soccer Player for the First Time
BOSTON — Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that former Sporting Kansas City defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an accidental drug overdose in December 2020 at the age of 44, had CTE. Although it is not possible to connect any individual case to a cause, the disease has been linked to repeated blows to the head. CTE has been found in more than 100 former NFL players as well as semi-pro and high school soccer players. Vermillion i...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jimmy Golen/AP Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Knowledge and management of sport-related concussion in primary care in New Zealand - Stuart C, Reid D, Theadom A, Fulcher M, Hardaker N.
AIM: To assess the current state of knowledge around sport-related concussion (SRC) guidelines and management among primary care doctors in New Zealand. METHODS: An online, self-administered, 21-item multi-choice questionnaire targeted at general p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Effects of white-matter tract length in sport-related concussion: a tractography study from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium - Mustafi SM, Yang HC, Harezlak J, Meier T, Brett BL, Giza CC, Goldman J, Guskiewicz KK, Mihalik J, LaConte SM, Duma SM, Broglio SP, McCrea M, McAllister T, Wu YC.
Sport-related concussion (SRC) is an important public health issue. White-matter alterations after SRC are widely studied by neuroimaging approaches, such as diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Although the exact anatomic location of the alteration... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Examining the biopsychosocial factors related to lifetime history of concussion in children and youth - Stewart SL, Withers A, Graham AA, Poss JW, Donnelly N.
This study investigated the prevalence of lifetime concussions, related psychosocial problems, and post-concussion recovery rates in a clinical sample of children and youth. Participants were 24,186 children and youth (M  = 11.9 years, SD = 3.5) wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Improving subacute management of post concussion symptoms: a pilot study of the Melbourne Paediatric Concussion Scale parent report - Davis GA, Rausa VC, Babl FE, Davies K, Takagi M, Crichton A, McKinlay A, Anderson N, Hearps SJ, Clarke C, Pugh R, Dunne K, Barnett P, Anderson V.
AIM: To pilot a modification of the Post Concussion Symptom Inventory, the Melbourne Paediatric Concussion Scale (MPCS) and examine its clinical utility. MATERIALS& METHODS: A total of 40  families of concussed children, aged 8-18 years, were recruited fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Wearable neck sensor may help predict risk of concussion in high-impact sports
A sensor patch worn on the back of the neck may help measure whiplash and predict the risk of concussion in high-impact sports such as football, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolonged eye-hand decoupling deficits in young adults with a history of concussion from adolescence - Phillips B, Adkins JC, Jones BD, Dalecki M.
Previous studies reported that adolescents with a sport-related concussion history showed prolonged visuomotor deficits during an eye-hand decoupling task until around 1.5-2 years post-event. The present study expands this work, examining whether such defi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Spring football concussion rates mimic the preseason: findings from the CARE Consortium - Broglio SP, Perkins SM, Riggen L, Stemper BD, Shah A, McAllister TW, McCrea M.
Increasing attention is directed on identifying aspects of football participation for targeted policy change that reduces concussion risk. Prior work evaluated concussion risk during the pre- and regular-seasons, leaving the spring season largely unexplore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concussion and sport: progress is evident - O'Halloran PJ, Kontos AP, Collins MW.
Mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions are a substantial health concern, particularly in collision and contact sports such as rugby and football. Consequently, there is growing concern regarding the acute and chronic effects of repeated brain trau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concussion assessment and management practices among Irish and Canadian athletic therapists: an international perspective - Lempke LB, Bergeron G, O'Connor S, Lynall RC, Resch JE, Walton SR.
CONTEXT: Certified athletic therapists in Ireland and Canada serve essential concussion assessment and management roles, but their healthcare practices and concussion knowledge are unestablished. OBJECTIVE: To examine Irish and Canadian athletic th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bodychecking experience and rates of injury among ice hockey players aged 15-17 years - Eliason PH, Hagel BE, Palacios-Derflingher L, Warriyar V, Bonfield S, Black AM, Mrazik M, Lebrun C, Emery CA.
BACKGROUND: Although high rates of injury occur in youth ice hockey, disagreements exist about the risks and benefits of permitting bodychecking. We sought to evaluate associations between experience with bodychecking and rates of injury and concussion amo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A pilot randomized controlled trial of docosahexaenoic acid for the treatment of sport-related concussion in adolescents - Miller SM, Zynda AJ, Sabatino MJ, Jo C, Ellis HB, Dimeff RJ.
The objective was to examine the use of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for the treatment of sport-related concussion (SRC) in adolescent athletes. We hypothesize that participants who intake 2 g of DHA daily will not experience differences in recovery compared... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stakeholder-engaged development of a theory-driven, feasible, and acceptable approach to concussion education - Kroshus E, Chrisman SPD, Hunt T, Hays R, Garrett K, Peterson A, Rivara FP, Chiampas G, Ramshaw Ba D, Glang A.
Concussion education is widely mandated and largely ineffective. Recent consensus guidance on concussion education asserts the importance of (1) theory-driven programming that targets the team as a system and (2) working with end users throughout the devel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Blink duration is increased in concussed youth athletes: a validity study using eye tracking in male youth and adult athletes of selected contact sports - Snegireva N, Derman W, Patricios J, Welman KE.
This study investigated whether selected eye tracking variables would be a valid tool to diagnose and monitor SRC in adult and youth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news