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Paediatric Concussion

Written by on August 28, 2019 in Children and Concussion

Concussion Rates in School Sports

Dr Janesh P Ganda, Sports and Exercise Physician

It was recently estimated that 3.8 million recreation and sport related concussions occur annually in the United States (2).
A lack of a proper Injury tracker in youth sports (2), makes this number in accurate for concussions in the paediatrics population, however, highlights the need for school injury surveillance to be able to quantify concussions in this population group. Represents approximately 8.9% of all high school injuries in the USA. (3)

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Estimated Age of First Exposure to American Football and Neurocognitive Performance Amongst NCAA Male Student‑Athletes: A Cohort Study

Written by on April 1, 2019 in Chronic TBI

Jaclyn B. Caccese1, Ryan M. DeWolf2, Thomas W. Kaminski1,3, Steven P. Broglio4, Thomas W. McAllister5, Michael McCrea6, Thomas A. Buckley1,3, CARE Consortium Investigators

Repetitive head impacts in young athletes are potentially detrimental to later life (e.g., age 50 + years) neurological function; however, it is unknown what the short-term effects (e.g., age 20 years) are in collegiate student-athletes.

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the estimated age of first exposure to American tackle football participation on neurocognitive performance and symptom severity scores in collegiate student-athletes.

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Brain Injury Awareness Month — March 2019

Written by on April 1, 2019 in Children and Concussion

Brain Injury Awareness Month, observed each March, was established 3 decades ago to educate the public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of persons with brain injuries and their families (1). Caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to short- or long-term changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotion.

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How head injuries finished the rugby career of Cillian Willis

How head injuries finished the rugby career of Cillian Willis

Written by on April 1, 2019 in Concussion Articles

he professional rugby career of Cillian Willis ended on March 10th, 2013. Not from the third head blow he suffered playing for Sale Sharks against Saracens. No, Willis was allowed continue until the fourth and final knockout.

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Implementation of the 2017 Berlin Concussion in Sport Group Consensus Statement in contact and collision sports: a joint position statement from 11 national and international sports organisations

Written by on March 19, 2018 in International Consensus

The 2017 Berlin Concussion in Sport Group Consensus Statement provides a global summary of best practice in concussion prevention, diagnosis and management, underpinned by systematic reviews and expert consensus.

BJSM Online First, published on March 2, 2018 as 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099079.

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CTE: Is The Media Scaring Young Athletes To Death?

CTE: Is The Media Scaring Young Athletes To Death?

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Concussion Articles

As someone who has been educating sports parents about head trauma in sports for the past seventeen years, and about the very real risk posed by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for the last decade, it is not surprising that I receive emails from parents all the time expressing deep concern about stories in the media that have led them – wrongly – to fear that playing contact or collision sports, or suffering a sports-related concussion, especially one slow to heal, makes it inevitable that their child will develop CTE and is at greatly increased risk of committing suicide.

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Rest and treatment/rehabilitation following sportrelated concussion: a systematic review

Kathryn J Schneider,1 John J Leddy,2 Kevin M Guskiewicz,3 Tad Seifert,4, Michael McCrea,5 Noah D Silverberg,6 Nina Feddermann-Demont,7,8 Grant L Iverson,9, Alix Hayden,10 Michael Makdissi11,12

The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence regarding rest and active treatment/rehabilitation following sport-related concussion (SRC).

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What are the critical elements of sideline screening that can be used to establish the diagnosis of concussion? A systematic review

Jon Patricios,1,2 Gordon Ward Fuller,3 Richard Ellenbogen,4 Stanley Herring,4,5,6, Jeffrey S Kutcher,7 Mike Loosemore,8 Michael Makdissi,9,10 Michael McCrea,11, Margot Putukian,12 Kathryn J Schneider13

Sideline detection is the first and most significant step in recognising a potential concussion and removing an athlete from harm. This systematic review aims to evaluate the critical elements aiding sideline recognition of potential concussions including screening tools, technologies and integrated assessment protocols.

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The Berlin 2016 process: a summary of methodology for the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport

Willem H Meeuwisse,1 Kathryn J Schneider,1,2,3 Jiri Dvorak,4 Onutobor (Tobi) Omu,1, Caroline F Finch,5 K. Alix Hayden,6 Paul McCrory7

The purpose of this paper is to summarise the methodology for the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport. The 18 months of preparation included engagement of a scientific committee, an expert panel of 33 individuals in the field of concussion and a modified Delphi technique to determine the primary questions to be answered.

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Consensus statement on concussion in sport—the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016

The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements1–4 and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) using an expert consensus-based approach. This document is developed for physicians and healthcare providers who are involved in athlete care, whether at a recreational, elite or professional level.

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