Getting back on the horse: sport-specific return to play in rodeo athletes after concussion injury - Wicklund A, Foster SD, Roy AA.
CONTEXT:   Despite a high incidence of injury in their sport, rodeo athletes have been underrepresented in the concussion literature. No standard postconcussion protocols are available across rodeo organizations for evaluating fitness to return to compet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cortical spreading depression denotes concussion injury - Bouley J, Chung DY, Ayata CY, Brown RH, Henninger N.
Cortical spreading depression (CSD) has been described after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, it is uncertain whether CSD occurs after mild, concussive TBI and whether it relates to brain pathology and functional outcome. Male C57B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

'Concussion pill' shows promise in pre-clinical pilot study
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) The findings of a pre-clinical pilot study testing a of combining CBD (a cannabinoid derivative of hemp) with an NMDA antagonist (an anesthetic used in animals and humans) for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and concussion. were recently released, and show that the combination therapy improved the cognitive functions of animals, compared with those treated with a single vehicle. In addition, there were no adverse effects from either the combination therapy or the individual components. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NeuroTrauma Sciences and Henry Ford Health System to develop exosome technology
(Henry Ford Health System) NeuroTrauma Sciences, LLC (NTS), a biopharmaceutical company, and Henry Ford Health System, a non-profit organization, today announce that a newly-formed subsidiary of NTS has entered into multi-year Sponsored Research and License Agreements. The new company is named NeurExo Sciences, LLC (NXS) and its goal is to advance Henry Ford's pioneering technology involving exosomes as extracellular vesicles enriched with microRNA for the purpose of treating stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) including concussion, and neuropathies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Concussion Tied to Anxiety, Depression in College Athletes with ADHD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Anxiety and depression scores higher in players with ADHD up to 6 months later (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - July 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?
Young athletes who have ADHD may be more likely to have symptoms of depression and anxiety after a concussion, new research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Young athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be at higher risk of developing depression and anxiety symptoms after a concussion, a preliminary study suggests. The study, of nearly 1,000 college... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Association of acute depressive symptoms and functional connectivity of emotional processing regions following sport-related concussion - McCuddy WT, Espa ña LY, Nelson LD, Birn RM, Mayer AR, Meier TB.
Acute mood disturbance following sport-related concussion is common and is known to adversely affect post-concussion symptoms and recovery. The physiological underpinnings of depressive symptoms following concussion, however, are relatively understudied. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Building good policy from good science-the case for concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy - Giza CC, Stewart W, Prins ML.
“CTE [Chronic traumatic encephalopathy] is real: New study finds brain disease in almost all football players tested.” “Hits to the head may result in immediate brain damage.” “Most detailed British study into soccer’s dementia link conclude... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sisters Hospital repurposing Depew clinic
Sisters of Charity Hospital is repurposing a Depew clinic with specialty services for patients. The clinic on Transit Road will be used for primary care and endocrinology services, with its name changing from CHS Partners in Rehab to Sisters Health Center Depew. Catholic Health provides services from 62 locations in the region. The Depew clinic had provided such services as physical therapy , balance therapy, concussion testing and falls assessment and prevention.  The system is relocating the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sisters Hospital repurposing Depew clinic
Sisters of Charity Hospital is repurposing a Depew clinic with specialty services for patients. The clinic on Transit Road will be used for primary care and endocrinology services, with its name changing from CHS Partners in Rehab to Sisters Health Center Depew. Catholic Health provides services from 62 locations in the region. The Depew clinic had provided such services as physical therapy , balance therapy, concussion testing and falls assessment and prevention.  The system is relocating the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Using opinion leaders to address intervention gaps in concussion prevention in youth sports: key concepts and foundational theory - Kerr ZY, Register-Mihalik JK, Haarbauer-Krupa J, Kroshus E, Go V, Gildner P, Byrd KH, Marshall SW.
Behavioral interventions to increase disclosure and proper management of concussion in youth sports have unrealized potential when it comes to preventing concussion. Interventions have focused on changing individual athlete behavior and have fallen short o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sensitivity to sounds in sport-related concussed athletes: a new clinical presentation of hyperacusis - Assi H, Moore RD, Ellemberg D, H ébert S.
Sensitivity to sounds is one frequent symptom of a sport-related concussion, but its assessment rarely goes beyond a single question. Here we examined sensitivity to sounds using psychoacoustic and psychometric outcomes in athletes beyond the acute phase o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Motion analysis evaluation of adolescent athletes during dual-task walking following a concussion: a multicenter study - Solomito MJ, Kostyun RO, Wu YH, Mueske NM, Wren TAL, Chou LS, Ounpuu S.
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that dynamic balance in adolescents is compromised following concussion and may worsen if patients return to sport (RTS) too soon. Understanding if there are ongoing dynamic balance deficits in adolescents at the time of RTS c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Concussion - Master CL, Mayer AR, Quinn D, Grady MF.
Concussions are a common injury for which patients often present first to primary care physicians. They can affect the day-to-day function of patients in school and work, as well as in sports and recreational activities. Recognizing common physical signs a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Elevated markers of brain injury as a result of clinically asymptomatic high-acceleration head impacts in high-school football athletes - Joseph JR, Swallow JS, Willsey K, Lapointe AP, Khalatbari S, Korley FK, Oppenlander ME, Park P, Szerlip NJ, Broglio SP.
OBJECTIVE This prospective observational cohort study of high-school football athletes was performed to determine if high-acceleration head impacts (HHIs) that do not result in clinically diagnosed concussion still lead to increases in serum levels of biom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluation of a medically supervised concussion protocol for youth hockey in Canada - Ellis MJ, Leiter J, Cordingley DM, Reimer K, Koenig J, Russell KF.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and implementation of a standardized medically supervised concussion protocol established between a city-wide AAA hockey league and a multi-disciplinary concussion program. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preliminary evidence for differential trajectories of recovery for cognitive flexibility following sports-related concussion - McGowan AL, Bretzin AC, Savage JL, Petit KM, Parks AC, Covassin T, Pontifex MB.
OBJECTIVE: A critical barrier to the understanding of disruptions to cognitive flexibility following sports-related concussion is the use of assessments that conflate shifts of visuospatial attention and contextual rules. Because these dissociable forms of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Concussion: Are We Missing Patients in Follow-up? Concussion: Are We Missing Patients in Follow-up?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy discusses the alarming lack of follow-up after concussion, even in the presences of post-concussive symptoms.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Survey of chiropractic clinicians on self-reported knowledge and recognition of concussion injuries - Taylor DN, Wynd S.
BACKGROUND: There has been little study of the recognition of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) by the chiropractic practitioner, or of the inquiry by the clinician to assess those patients who may be suffering from the condition, but fail to report the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Healthcare professional involvement and RTP compliance in high school athletes with concussion - Haarbauer-Krupa JK, Comstock RD, Lionbarger M, Hirsch S, Kavee A, Lowe B.
OBJECTIVES: To describe concussion rates in high school athletes and involvement of healthcare professionals in concussion diagnosis, management and compliance with return to play (RTP) guidelines. METHODS: Data were analysed from injury reports in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cerebral concussion primes the lungs for subsequent neutrophil-mediated injury - Humphries DC, O'Neill S, Scholefield E, Dorward DA, Mackinnon AC, Rossi AG, Haslett C, Andrews PJD, Rhodes J, Dhaliwal K.
OBJECTIVES: Mild traumatic brain injury in the form of concussion is extremely common, and the potential effects on pulmonary priming have been underestimated. The aim of this study was to characterize the pulmonary response following mild traumatic brain ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Chronic differences in white matter integrity following sport-related concussion as measured by diffusion MRI: 6-Month follow-up - Lancaster MA, Meier TB, Olson DV, McCrea MA, Nelson LD, Muftuler LT.
Recent studies demonstrated evidence of physiological changes in the brain following sport-related concussion (SRC) that persisted beyond the point at which athletes achieved full symptom recovery. Diffusion MRI techniques have been used to study brain whi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Concussion rates differ by practice type and equipment worn in an autonomy five collegiate football conference - Wasserman EB, Coberley M, Anderson S, Grant M, Hardin JA.
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the rate of concussions across Big 12 Conference football programs based on (1) equipment worn, (2) contact level, (3) preseason practice versus in-season practice versus games, and (4) mechanism of injury for concussion. DESIGN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nonconcussed Footballers May Still Sustain Brain Injury (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High-acceleration impacts elevate TBI markers, but so does a season without concussion (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Concussion symptom profiles among child, adolescent, and young adult athletes - Howell DR, Kriz P, Mannix RC, Kirchberg T, Master CL, Meehan WP.
OBJECTIVES: (1) To examine how age influences initial symptom presentation following concussion; and (2) to determine whether specific symptom profiles are associated with duration of postconcussion symptoms, and whether they vary by age group. DES... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘ Walk & amp; Think ’ Test Could Be Key to Concussion Care
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

' Walk & Think' Test Could Be Key to Concussion Care
THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 -- Can you spell words backwards while you're walking? Successfully performing that simple test of cognition could help decide whether a concussed athlete is safe to return to play, new research shows. If the athlete can't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teens with concussion may benefit from earlier physical therapy
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For adolescents with symptoms following a concussion, starting physical therapy (PT) earlier -- within less than three weeks after the injury -- provides outcomes similar to those of later PT, suggests a study in the July issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Post-concussion symptom factors and neuropsychological outcomes in collegiate athletes - Guty E, Arnett P.
OBJECTIVES: Research indicates that symptoms following a concussion are related to cognitive dysfunction; however, less is known about how different types of symptoms may be related to cognitive outcomes or how specific domains of cognition are affected. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sports-related concussion occurrence at various time points during high school athletic events: Part 2 - Covassin T, Petit KM, Savage JL, Bretzin AC, Fox ME, Walker LF, Gould D.
BACKGROUND: Sports-related concussion (SRC) injury rates, and identifying those athletes at the highest risk, have been a primary research focus. However, no studies have evaluated at which time point during an athletic event athletes are most susceptible ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A history of concussion does not lead to an increase in ocular near point of convergence - van Donkelaar P, Dierijck J, Wright A, Smirl J.
Ocular near point of convergence (NPC) has been shown to be sensitive to the effects of concussion and subconcussive impacts. To determine if NPC is also sensitive to a previous history of concussion, male contact-sport athletes either with (n=26) or witho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why FIFA Needs New Thinking About Concussions At World Cup
Morocco winger Nordin Amrabat sustained a concussion but was back on the field five days later. Why things ended up so mismanaged owes a good deal to short-term interests winning out over long-term concerns. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lee Igel, Contributor Source Type: news

U.S. High School Students Report Sport-Linked Concussion
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- The prevalence of concussion among U.S. high school students related to playing a sport or being physically active is 15.1 percent per year, according to research published in the June 22 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Distribution of concussion related symptoms after whiplash injury in risk strata - Kasch H, Jensen TS.
In this study we examine the distribution and development of the burden of concussion related symptoms in whiplash patients. METHODS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment
Head injuries range from mild to severe. Some are treatable at home with ice and rest, while others are life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. In this article, learn about the types of head injuries, common symptoms, how to recognize a concussion, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

2.5 Million U.S. High School Students Had a Concussion in Past Year
Title: 2.5 Million U.S. High School Students Had a Concussion in Past YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 22, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

2.5 Million U.S. High School Students Had a Concussion in Past Year
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students. In a representative survey of nearly 15,000 kids in grades 9 through 12, just over 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AAMC Health Equity Systems Year 2 Progress Reports - Session 1
July 12, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET. Join AAMC to review and provide feedback on what 10 academic health centers from across the country have accomplished after 2 years of efforts to " Build a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity " . Topics include food insecurity, contact-sport concussion prevention, health-harming legal needs, unplanned pregnancy and opiate overdose reduction. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

After Concussion, Are Legs at Risk, Too?
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Young athletes with a history of concussions may be at increased risk for leg injuries, preliminary research suggests. The study included boys and girls who played soccer at 52 U.S. high schools. Those who'd suffered a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mild problem-solving task improves brain function after a concussion, new study suggests
(Southern Methodist University) A mild problem-solving task improves brain functioning after a concussion, according to a new study conducted at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Currently there are many questions about rehabilitation and treatment options, with absolute rest often the go-to treatment. But the new study suggests that a simple cognitive task as early as four days after a brain injury activates the region that improves memory function, and may guard against developing depression or anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acute sport-related concussion screening for collegiate athletes using an instrumented balance assessment - Baracks J, Casa DJ, Covassin T, Sacko R, Scarneo SE, Schnyer D, Yeargin SW, Neville C.
CONTEXT:   Without a true criterion standard assessment, the sport-related concussion (SRC) diagnosis remains subjective. Inertial balance sensors have been proposed to improve acute SRC assessment, but few researchers have studied their clinical utility... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Determining sensitivity and specificity of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3 (SCAT3) components in university athletes - Downey RI, Hutchison MG, Comper P.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical utility of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-3 (SCAT3) in university athletes with concussion in the absence and presence of baseline data over time. METHODS: Athletes with concussion (n  = 23) and uninjured c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Premier League " Concussion Bins " Proposal Makes Good Sense
The proposal by English Premier League club doctors to tweak the substitution system in the interest of player health is spot on. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lee Igel, Contributor Source Type: news

Premier League'Concussion Bins' Proposal Makes Good Sense
The proposal by English Premier League club doctors to tweak the substitution system in the interest of player health is spot on. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lee Igel, Contributor Source Type: news

Physical education teachers' awareness and understanding of concussions, and concussion policies and protocols - Hildenbrand K, Richards KAR, Wright PM.
PURPOSE: Our primary aim was to determine physical educators' current level of understanding of concussion symptoms and response guidelines. METHOD: Participants included 404 in-service physical educators (137 male, 266 female, 1 other) recruited t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concussion knowledge, attitudes and reporting intention among adult competitive Muay Thai kickboxing athletes: a cross-sectional study - Lystad RP, Strotmeyer SJ.
This study aims to describe and quantify concussion knowledge, attitudes, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Study: Protective headgear for girls' lacrosse players increases concussion risk because players become more aggressive
(Natural News) In 2015, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) mandated all educational institutions under its wings to provide protective headgear for their girls’ lacrosse team. It was meant to reduce the number of injuries players get during games; however, a study has shown that the preventive measure led to an even higher injury rate.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflection points in longitudinal models: tracking recovery and return to play following concussion - Parrington L, Fino NF, Fino PC, Murchison CF, Chesnutt J, King LA.
The return to play (RTP) process may occur during longitudinal studies tracking recovery after concussion. This factor, which is often omitted within statistical designs, could affect the fit and overall interpretation of the statistical model. This paper ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news