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Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

Written by on May 21, 2013 in International Consensus with 0 Comments

Source:
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSSM), and the
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM).

This document provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for athletes with concussion.

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Footy bumps a depression risk

Footy bumps a depression risk

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

BUMPS to the head on the football field can lead to lasting brain damage, according to a landmark international study that found just three concussions triples the risk of developing depression.

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N.F.L. Culture Makes Issue of Head Injuries Even Murkier

N.F.L. Culture Makes Issue of Head Injuries Even Murkier

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Diagnosing a concussion is difficult. But it may be harder to determine just who is at fault for the long-term effects of concussions among N.F.L. players.

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Saving the game – What’s being done to make rugby fields safer?

Saving the game – What’s being done to make rugby fields safer?

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

The 2006 domestic rugby season saw 18 players sustain head and neck injuries which resulted in paraplegia and/or death. This number included 11 schoolboys (between the ages of 16 and 18), six club and two professional players. Alarmingly, three of the 18 died as a result of their injuries.

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Players Dealing With Not-So-Glamorous Health Issues

Players Dealing With Not-So-Glamorous Health Issues

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Bob Brudzinski turned 52 on Jan. 1, and he considers himself lucky for a man who played 13 seasons as a linebacker with the Los Angeles Rams and the Miami Dolphins . Sometimes, his memory fails him. But he sees former teammates the same age in far worse shape.

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Parents should watch out for concussion after blows to the head, specialists advise

Parents should watch out for concussion after blows to the head, specialists advise

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

As children gear up for holiday fun — from cycling, soccer and dancing to horse-riding and water sports — parents should watch out for concussion after blows to the head, specialists advise.

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Examining Sport Concussion Assessment Tool ratings for male and female youth hockey players with and without a history of concussion.

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Assessment with 0 Comments

Authors: Kathryn J Schneider, Carolyn A Emery, Jian Kang, et al.

Source: Br J Sports Med 2010 44: 1112-1117

Concussion is one of the most commonly occurring injuries in sport today. The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) is a commonly used paper neurocognitive tool. To date, little is known about SCAT baseline normative values in youth athletes.

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Natural History of Concussion in Sport: Markers of Severity and Implications for Management.

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Assessment with 0 Comments

Authors: AMichael Makdissi, MBBS, PhD†*, David Darby, MBBS, PhD‡, Paul Maruff, PhD‡, Antony Ugoni, MSc†, Peter Brukner, MBBS† and Paul R. McCrory, MBBS, PhD†

Source: Am J Sports Med 2010 38: 464 originally published online January 9, 2010

The objective of this study was to describe the natural history of concussion in sport and identify clinical features associated with more severe concussive injury.

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Sports related concussion: Management in general practice

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Assessment with 0 Comments

Authors: Michael Makdissi

The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the key concepts from the Zurich consensus statement, including an understanding of concussion and an outline of potential risks and recommended management as applicable to the general practice setting.

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The sports concussion note: should SCAT become SCOAT?

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Assessment with 0 Comments

Authors: Jon Patricios,1 Robert Collins,1 Andrew Branfi eld,2 Craig Roberts,3 Ryan Kohler4

The most recent concussion consensus statement and guidelines (Zurich, 2008) provided clinicians with the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool version 2
(SCAT2) as a clinical template for the assessment of acute concussion.

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