No evidence of a difference in SWI lesion burden or functional network connectivity between children with typical and delayed recovery two weeks post-concussion - Shapiro JS, Takagi M, Silk TJ, Anderson N, Clarke C, Davis G, Hearps SJC, Ignjatovic V, Rausa VC, Seal M, Babl F, Anderson V.
Susceptibility weighted imaging and resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging have been highlighted as two novel neuroimaging modalities that have been underutilised when attempting to predict whether a child with concussion will recover normally... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Women More Prone to Concussion ’ s Long - Term Harms: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Women More Prone to Concussion's Long-Term Harms
After a concussion, women may be at heightened risk of lasting physical and mental symptoms, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One size fits none: neurobiologic-specific modifications for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of sport-related concussion (SRC) - Beebe KE, Reynolds E, Driver S.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: - To discuss how the underlying neuroanatomy and neurobiology of five sport-related concussion (SRC) clinical profiles impacts assessment and treatment. RESEARCH DESIGN: - Narrative review. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: - Based on the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Women More Prone to Concussion's Long-Term Harms: Study
THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- After a concussion, women may be at heightened risk of lasting physical and mental symptoms, a new study finds. The study of 2,000 concussion sufferers found that women were more likely than men to still have some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arabic translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5 (SCAT5) - Holtzhausen LJ, Souissi S, Sayrafi OA, May A, Farooq A, Grant CC, Korakakis V, Rabia S, Segers S, Chamari K.
The aim was to create a Modern Standard Arabic SCAT5 version for different Arabic dialects. This translation and cross-cultural adaptation was performed in eight stages: initial translations, reconciliation of translations and cultural adaptation, back tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Population-level epidemiology of concussion concurrent with domestic violence in Arizona, USA - Rowe RK, Murphy SM, Handmaker H, Lifshitz J.
Domestic violence (DV) is a chronic societal epidemic that often involves physical assault to the head, neck, and face, which increases the risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in DV victims; however, epidemiological data on the extent of TBI-DV at the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Does exercise increase vestibular and ocular motor symptom detection after sport-related concussion? - Popovich M, Almeida A, Lorincz M, Eckner JT, Freeman J, Streicher N, Alsalaheen B.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Postconcussive vestibular and ocular motor symptoms are common and contribute to longer recovery. The Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) is used to detect such symptoms, but a VOMS performed at rest may miss symptoms that are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Management of pediatric post-concussion headaches: national survey of abortive therapies used in the emergency department - Lambrinakos-Raymond K, Dubrovsky AS, Gagnon I, Zemek R, Burstein B.
Children frequently present to an Emergency Department (ED) following concussion and headache is the most commonly associated symptom. Recent guidelines emphasize the importance of analgesia for post-concussion headache (PCH), yet evidence to inform treatm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prospective exploration of cognitive-communication changes with Woodcock-Johnson IV before and after sport-related concussion - Hardin KY.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in cognitive-communication performance using Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests (WJIV) from pre-injury baseline to post sport-related concussion. It was hypothesized that individual subtest performances woul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The role of active rehabilitation in concussion management: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Carter KM, Pauhl AN, Christie AD.
PURPOSE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of active rehabilitation on concussion management. We also examined moderator variables that may contribute to differences across studies: symptom scale, physical activity type, time of injury to re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An examination of perceived pressure from stakeholders on concussion reporting intentions and behavior in ice hockey athletes - Weber Rawlins ML, Wilson A, Bay RC, McLeod TCV.
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess whether perceived pressure predicts concussion reporting intentions and behavior in youth, high school, and collegiate ice hockey athletes, and, secondarily, whether perceived pressure from stakeholders differed between sex or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Concussion-reporting behavior in rugby: a national survey of rugby union players in the United States - Miller JC, Stein KS, Moon TJ, Trofa DP, Kerr H, Bottiglieri T, Ahmad CS.
BACKGROUND: Rugby is the fastest growing team sport in the United States for male and female athletes. It is a contact/collision sport with an injury risk profile that includes concussions. PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence of concussions in male ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Personality traits and social supports in adolescents with persistent postconcussion symptoms - Atif H, Morgan B, Tuohy K, Zukowski M, Foster Z, Loeffert A, Yeates KO, Hicks SD.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether adolescents with persistent postconcussion symptoms (PPCS) differ from healthy peers in their personality traits and social supports. SETTING: Specialty Concussion Clinic and Primary Care Clinic affiliated with an academic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Certified athletic trainers' use of cervical clinical testing in the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion - Cheever K, Kay M.
CONTEXT: Despite evidence implicating cervicogenic symptoms in the development of persistent postconcussion symptoms, factors that influence utilization of cervical clinical tests to identify cervicogenic symptoms following concussion are poorly understood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors associated with quality of life in adults with persistent post-concussion symptoms - Popov N, Mercier LJ, King R, Fung T, Debert CT.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Long-term changes in the small-world organization of brain networks after concussion - Churchill NW, Hutchison MG, Graham SJ, Schweizer TA.
There is a growing body of literature using functional MRI to study the acute and long-term effects of concussion on functional brain networks. To date, studies have largely focused on changes in pairwise connectivity strength between brain regions. Less i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The influence of timing of reporting and clinic presentation on concussion recovery outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Barnhart M, Bay RC, Valovich McLeod TC.
BACKGROUND: Identifying risk factors for prolonged recovery following concussion can assist clinicians with appropriate management strategies. It is thought that athletes who continue to participate following a hit to the head or body may take longer to re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unique diagnostic signatures of concussion in the saliva of male athletes: the Study of Concussion in Rugby Union through MicroRNAs (SCRUM) - Di Pietro V, O'Halloran P, Watson CN, Begum G, Acharjee A, Yakoub KM, Bentley C, Davies DJ, Iliceto P, Candilera G, Menon DK, Cross MJ, Stokes KA, Kemp SP, Belli A.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of salivary small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs) in the diagnosis of sport-related concussion. METHODS: Saliva was obtained from male professional players in the top two tiers of England's elite rugby union competition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Plasma PrPC and ADAM-10 as novel biomarkers for traumatic brain injury and concussion: a pilot study - Persad A, Pham N, Moien-Afshari F, Gormley W, Yan S, Mannix R, Taghibiglou C.
BACKGROUND: Cellular prion protein (PrPC) is a lipid raft protein abundant within CNS. It is regulated by a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain containing protein 10 (ADAM10). PrPC has previously been implicated as a biomarker for TBI. ADAM10 has not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Incidence of head contacts, penalties, and player contact behaviors in youth ice hockey: evaluating the "zero tolerance for head contact" policy change - Williamson RA, Kolstad AT, Krolikowski M, Nadeau L, Goulet C, Hagel BE, Emery CA.
BACKGROUND: To reduce the risk of concussion in youth ice hockey, Hockey Canada implemented a national "zero tolerance for head contact" (HC) policy in 2011. A previous cohort study revealed higher concussion rates after this implementation in players aged... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Learning and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders as risk factors for prolonged concussion recovery in children and adolescents - Martin AK, Petersen AJ, Sesma HW, Koolmo MB, Ingram KM, Slifko KB, Nguyen VN, Doss RC, Linabery AM.
OBJECTIVE: Examine pre-existing learning disorders (LD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) as risk factors for prolonged recovery and increased symptomology following pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). METHODS: We condu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

BrainScope launches concussion assessment tool, aims to raise millions for commercial rollout
Health-tech company BrainScope Co. Inc. has launched a new tool to help doctors more easily assess and treat concussions — and is raising millions in new funding for the rollout. The Bethesda, Maryland medical device firm announced Tuesday the launch of what it calls the Concussion Index, an algorithm cleared by the Food and Drug Administration that builds on its existing medical device’s capabilities. That produ ct, a disposable headset and a handheld device that processes the wearer’s brain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Saliva Test a Game Changer for Sports-Related Concussion? Saliva Test a Game Changer for Sports-Related Concussion?
Researchers have identified a group of microRNA biomarkers in saliva that successfully diagnosed concussion in professional male rugby players.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Concussion in sport: Saliva test is 94% accurate in rugby union trial
Using pitchside saliva tests to diagnose concussion is a step closer after a "game-changing" trial in rugby union. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is PostConcussion Syndrome a Disability
Is Post-Concussion Syndrome Considered a Disability? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acquired stuttering after pediatric concussion - Rose SC, Weldy DL, Zhukivska S, Pommering TL.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child- compared with parent-report ratings on psychosocial measures following a mild traumatic brain injury among youth with persistent post-concussion symptoms - Johnson AM, McCarty CA, Marcynyszyn LA, Zatzick DF, Chrisman SP, Rivara FP.
Primary Objective: To compare child- and parent-report ratings on the Health Behavior Inventory, Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale-Short Version (anxiety subscale), Patient Health Questionnaire-9, and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory(TM) among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concussion in the athletic  training room: a team physician narrative - Lockrem J, Ciocca M.
Concussion evaluation and management has changed significantly. Understanding proper recognition, evaluation, and management allows for improved provision of care to patients. This paper will approach this topic from a sideline to training room management ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiology and risk stratification of minor head injuries in school-going children - Tong WY, Tan SW, Chong SL.
INTRODUCTION: Head injuries occur commonly in children and can lead to concussion injuries. We aim to describe the epidemiology of head injuries among school-going children and identify predictors of brain concussions in Singapore. METHODS: This is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Frequency of oculomotor disorders in adolescents 11 to 17  years of age with concussion, 4 to 12 weeks post injury - Scheiman M, Grady MF, Jenewein E, Shoge R, Podolak OE, Howell DH, Master CL.
The purpose of the study was to determine the frequency of vision diagnoses after concussion in adolescents and evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of physician-administered screening for detecting convergence and accommodative disorders post-concussi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Longitudinal vestibular and oculomotor impairments among amateur athletes 1 year following sport-related concussion: a prospective follow-up - B üttner F, Howell DR, Doherty C, Blake C, Ryan J, Delahunt E.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate (i) the presence of vestibular and oculomotor impairments and (ii) the self-perceived effects of concussion-associated dizziness on health-related quality of life among amateur athletes 6 months and 1 year following sport-related... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Musculoskeletal injuries and their association with previous concussion history: a prospective study of high school volleyball and soccer players - Biese KM, Kliethermes SA, Watson AM, McGuine TA, Lang PJ, Bell DR, Alison Brooks M.
BACKGROUND: Sports-related concussions may have a neurobiological recovery period that exceeds the period of clinical recovery, and one consequence of an extended neurobiological recovery may be the risk of subsequent musculoskeletal injuries. Most literat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Data-driven risk classification of concussion rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Van Pelt KL, Puetz T, Swallow J, Lapointe AP, Broglio SP.
BACKGROUND: Concussion is a growing public health concern and generating concussion prevention programs depends on identifying high-risk sports and characteristics. Identifying the roles of sport, sex, and participation level (e.g., high school versus coll... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Using the PHQ-9 to identify and manage depressive symptoms in patients with sport-related concussion - Carson JD, Healey KE, Fr émont P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Concussion history and balance performance in adolescent rugby union players - Matthews M, Johnston W, Bleakley CM, Davies RJ, Rankin AT, Webb M, Caulfield BC, Archbold HAP.
BACKGROUND: Sports-related concussion is a worldwide problem. There is a concern that an initial concussion can cause prolonged subclinical disturbances to sensorimotor function that increase the risk of subsequent injury. The primary aim of this study was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of social support in concussion disclosure in United States Air Force Academy cadets: a mixed methods approach - Weber Rawlins ML, Johnson BR, Jones ER, Register-Mihalik JK, Foster C, De Angelis K, Schmidt JD, D'Lauro CJ.
INTRODUCTION: United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) cadets are at risk for sustaining concussions; however, several factors inhibit disclosure. We aimed to better understand the role of social support in concussion disclosure. METHODS AND MATERIA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Which Kids' Sports Have Higher Odds for Head Injury?
FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 -- Researchers outfitted high school athletes with head impact sensors to see which of four popular sports put them at the greatest risk of concussion. No. 1 for both boys and girls: Soccer, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Examining criteria for defining persistent post-concussion symptoms in children and adolescents - Iverson GL, Karr JE, Maxwell B, Zafonte R, Berkner PD, Cook NE.
Researchers operationalize persistent post-concussion symptoms in children and adolescents using varied definitions. Many pre-existing conditions, personal characteristics, and current health issues can affect symptom endorsement rates in the absence of, o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Do PostConcussion Headaches Feel Like
What Do Post-Concussion Headaches Feel Like? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best Treatment for PostConcussion Syndrome
What Is the Best Treatment for Post-Concussion Syndrome? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do male and female adolescents report symptoms differently after concussion? - Alsalaheen B, Almeida A, Eckner J, Freeman J, Ichesco I, Popovich M, Streicher N, Lorincz M.
We investigated sex-based differences in the presence and severity of aggregated symptom indicators as well as individual concussion symptoms.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional examination of sex differences in symptoms reported by adolescent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Could birth control pills ease concussion symptoms in female athletes?
(Northwestern University) A new pilot study has shown when a female athlete has a concussion injury during the phase of her menstrual cycle when progesterone is highest, she feels less stress. Feeling stressed is one symptom of a concussion. Feeling less stressed is a marker of recovery. The study also revealed for the first time the physiological reason for the neural protection is increased blood flow to the brain as a result of higher levels of progesterone. Birth control pills may help. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Is the PostConcussion Symptom Scale
What Is the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Evaluation of posttraumatic headache phenotype and recovery time after youth concussion - Kamins J, Richards R, Barney BJ, Locandro C, Pacchia CF, Charles AC, Cook LJ, Gioia G, Giza CC, Blume HK.
This study is the first analysis of posttraumatic headache (PTH) phenotype and prognosis in this cohort of concussed youth. OBJECTIV... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sex differences in the outcomes of mild traumatic brain injury in children presenting to the emergency department - Yeates TM, Taylor HG, Bigler EDPD, Minich N, Tang K, Cohen DM, Bacevice A, Mihalov LK, Bangert BA, Zumberge N, Yeates KO.
This study sought to evaluate sex differences in outcomes among all children and adolescents pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of post-concussion-like symptoms in the general injury population and the association with health-related quality of life, health care use, and return to work - van der Vlegel M, Polinder S, Toet H, Panneman MJM, Haagsma JA.
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of post-concussion-like symptoms in a general injury population ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Association of self-paced physical and cognitive activities across the first week postconcussion with symptom resolution in youth - Yang J, Yeates KO, Shi J, Sullivan L, Xun P, Taylor HG, Tiso M, Pommering T, MacDonald J, Cohen DM, Hautmann A, Asa N, Singichetti B, Bailey M, Lu ZL.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of objectively measured, self-paced physical and cognitive activities across the first week postconcussion with symptom resolution in youth. SETTING: Emergency department or concussion clinics. PARTICIPANTS: Youth aged... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Even 1 Concussion May Raise Your Odds for Dementia Later
Title: Even 1 Concussion May Raise Your Odds for Dementia LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 11, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Rehabilitation of concussion and persistent postconcussive symptoms - Wilber CG, Leddy JJ, Bezherano I, Bromley L, Edwards AE, Willer BS, Haider MN.
This article pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news