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Approach to investigation and treatment of persistent symptoms following sport-related concussion: a systematic review

Michael Makdissi,1,2,3 Kathryn J Schneider,4,5,6 Nina Feddermann-Demont,7,8, Kevin M Guskiewicz,9 Sidney Hinds,10 John J Leddy,11 Michael McCrea,12, Michael Turner,13,14 Karen M Johnston15

To conduct a systematic review of the literature regarding assessment and treatment modalities in patients with persistent symptoms following sportrelated concussion (SRC).

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What is the physiological time to recovery after concussion? Systematic review

Joshua Kamins,1,2 Erin Bigler,3 Tracey Covassin,4 Luke Henry,5 Simon Kemp,6, John J Leddy,7 Andrew Mayer,8 Michael McCrea,9 Mayumi, Prins,10, Kathryn J Schneider,11 Tamara C Valovich McLeod,12 Roger Zemek,13, Christopher C Giza1,2,14

The aim of this study is to consolidate studies of physiological measures following sport-related concussion (SRC) to determine if a time course of postinjury altered neurobiology can be outlined. This biological time course was considered with respect to clinically relevant outcomes such as vulnerability to repeat injury and safe timing of return to physical contact risk.

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What strategies can be used to effectively reduce the risk of concussion in sport?

Carolyn A Emery,1 Amanda M Black,1 Ash Kolstad,1 German Martinez,1, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre,1 Lars Engebretsen,2,3,4 Karen Johnston,5,6 James Kissick,7,8,9, David Maddocks,10 Charles Tator,11,12 Mark Aubry,13,14,15 Jiří Dvorák,16,17, Shinji Nagahiro,18 Kathryn Schneider1

To examine the effectiveness of concussion prevention strategies in reducing concussion risk in sport.

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What is the difference in concussion management in children as compared with adults? A systematic review

Gavin A Davis,1 Vicki Anderson,1 Franz E Babl,1 Gerard A Gioia,2 Christopher C Giza,3, William Meehan,4 Rosemarie Scolaro Moser,5 Laura Purcell,6 Philip Schatz,7, Kathryn J Schneider,8 Michael Takagi,1 Keith Owen Yeates,9 Roger Zemek10

To evaluate the evidence regarding the management of sport-related concussion (SRC) in children and adolescents. The eight subquestions included the effects of age on symptoms and outcome, normal and prolonged duration, the role of computerised neuropsychological tests (CNTs), the role of rest, and strategies for return to school and return to sport (RTSp).

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Don’t lose your head

Don’t lose your head

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Concussion Articles

Concussion is a very common, often under-diagnosed and previously misunderstood condition – and sport seems to be an important cause of it.

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The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool: a systematic review

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Assessment

Aaron M. Yengo-Kahn, BS ,1 Andrew T. Hale, BS ,1 Brian H. Zalneraitis, BS ,1 Scott L. Zuckerman, MD,1,2 Allen K. Sills, MD,1,2 and Gary S. Solomon, PhD1,2 1Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center, and 2Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee

Over the last 2 decades, sport-related concussion (SRC) has garnered significant attention. Even with increased awareness and athlete education, sideline recognition and real-time diagnosis remain crucial. The need for an objective and standardized assessment of concussion led to the eventual development of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) during the Second International Conference on Concussion in Sport in 2004, which is now in its third iteration (SCAT3). In an effort to update our understanding of the most well-known sideline concussion assessment, the authors conducted a systematic review of the SCAT and the evidence supporting its use to date.

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Do Neurocognitive SCAT3 Baseline Test Scores Differ Between Footballers (Soccer) Living With and Without Disability? A Cross-Sectional Study

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Assessment

Richard Weiler, MBChB, MSc, Willem van Mechelen, MD, PhD, Colin Fuller, PhD, Osman Hassan Ahmed, PhD, and Evert Verhagen, PhD

To determine if baseline Sport Concussion Assessment Tool, third Edition (SCAT3) scores differ between athletes with and without disability.

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Reliability and Validity of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-3 (SCAT3) in High School and Collegiate Athletes

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Assessment

Esther Y. Chin, Lindsay D. Nelson, William B. Barr, Paul McCrory and Michael A. McCrea

The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool–3 (SCAT3) facilitates sideline clinical assessments of concussed athletes. Yet, there is little published research on clinically relevant metrics for the SCAT3 as a whole.

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The Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool fifth edition (Child SCAT5).

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Assessment

Gavin A Davis,1,2 Laura Purcell,3 Kathryn J Schneider,4,5,6 Keith Yeates,7 Gerry Gioia,8,9 Vicki Anderson,1 Richard G Ellenbogen,10 Ruben J Echemendia,11 Michael Makdissi,2,12 Allen Sills,13 Grant L Iverson,14 Jiri Dvorak,15 Paul McCrory,2 Willem Meeuwisse,16, Jon Patricios17,18

This article presents the Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool fifth edition (Child SCAT5). The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool was introduced in 2004, following the Second International Conference on Concussion in Sport in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Identifying concussion: when guidelines collide with real-world implementation—is a formal medical diagnosis necessary in every case once a proper protocol is implemented?

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Assessment

Pierre Frémont

Several countries, such as Canada, are in the process of defining strategies to address the public health problem of sport-related concussions. One of the challenges is to develop strategies that can apply at the earlier levels where the timely availability of qualified healthcare resources is limited.

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