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Exercise Prescription Patterns in Patients Treated with Vestibular Rehabilitation After Concussion

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Treatment

Authors: Bara A. Alsalaheen1, Susan L. Whitney1,2,3, Anne Mucha2, Laura O. Morris2, Joseph M. Furman3 & Patrick J. Sparto1,2,3*

Individuals with concussion often complain of persistent dizziness and imbalance, and these problems have been treated with vestibular rehabilitation exercises. The purpose of this study is to describe the vestibular rehabilitation exercise prescriptions provided to individuals after concussion

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Cervicovestibular rehabilitation in sport-related concussion: a randomised controlled trial

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Treatment

Authors: Kathryn J Schneider,1,2 Willem H Meeuwisse,1,3 Alberto Nettel-Aguirre,2,3,4, Karen Barlow,2 Lara Boyd,5 Jian Kang,1 Carolyn A Emery1,2,3

Concussion is a common injury in sport. Most individuals recover in 7–10 days but some have persistent symptoms. The objective of this study was to determine if a combination of vestibular rehabilitation and cervical spine physiotherapy decreased the time until medical clearance in individuals with prolonged postconcussion symptoms.

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On-field Management and Return-to-Play in Concussed Children are Lacking

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Treatment

Authors: Haran HP., Bressan S., Oakley E., Davis GA., Anderson V., Babl FE.

Take Home Message: Only 58% of concussed children were managed according to recommended guidelines and 13% returned to play while symptomatic. Additionally, 93% of parents and 96% of players were unaware of their organization’s return-to-play guidelines following a concussion.

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Systematic Review of Prognosis and Return to Play After Sport Concussion: Results of the International Collaboration on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Prognosis

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Treatment

To synthesize the best available evidence on prognosis after sport concussion.

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A retrospective view of concussion in American football, 1900–1959: What was suggested then we now know

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Soccer

Authors: Gary Solomon and Allen Kent Sills

While published work and media attention about football-related concussion in the USA have increased exponentially in the past few years, these injuries have in fact been written about for over a century. In this work, we undertook a selective review of the PubMed database of the published reports on concussion in football prior to 1960, with attention to the definitions used, physician attitudes, epidemiology, return to play criteria and recommendations and concerns related to long-term outcomes.

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Baseline Neurocognitive Testing in Sports-Related Concussions: The Importance of a Prior Night’s Sleep

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Neuropsychological Testing

Authors: D. Jake McClure, Scott L. Zuckerman, Scott J. Kutscher, Andrew J. Gregory and Gary S. Solomon

The management of sports-related concussions (SRCs) utilizes serial neurocognitive assessments and selfreported symptom inventories to assess recovery and safety for return to play (RTP). Because postconcussive RTP goals include symptom resolution and a return to neurocognitive baseline levels, clinical decisions rest in part on understanding modifiers of this baseline. Several studies have reported age and sex to influence baseline neurocognitive performance, but few have assessed the potential effect of sleep. We chose to investigate the effect of reported sleep duration on baseline Immediate Post- Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) performance and the number of patient-reported symptoms.

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What are the most appropriate return-to-play guidelines for concussed child athletes?

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Children and Concussion

Author: L Purcell

To examine concussion literature for specific guidelines regarding return to play (RTP) following sportrelated concussion in child athletes. To make recommendations regarding the most appropriate RTP guidelines for child athletes following sport-related concussion.

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Factors associated with delayed recovery in athletes with concussion treated at a pediatric neurology concussion clinic

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Children and Concussion

Authors: Suzanne Bock1 & Rod Grim1 & Todd F. Barron2,9 & Andrew Wagenheim3 & Yaowen Eliot Hu4,5,6 & Matthew Hendell2 & John Deitch7 & Ellen Deibert 2,8

With the increase in knowledge and management of sport-related concussion over the last 15 years, there has been a shift from a grading scale approach to an individualized management approach. As a result, there is an increased need to better understand the factors involved in delayed recovery of concussion. The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine factors that may be associated with recovery from sport-related concussion in student athletes aged 11 to 18 years old.

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Cognitive and physical symptoms of concussive injury in children: a detailed longitudinal recovery study

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Children and Concussion

Authors: Louise Crowe,1 Alex Collie,2 Stephen Hearps,3 Julian Dooley,1 Helen Clausen,4 David Maddocks,5 Paul McCrory,6 Gavin Davis,7 Vicki Anderson1

Recovery from concussion sustained in childhood and adolescence is poorly understood. We explored patterns of recovery for neurocognition and postconcussive symptoms following concussion in children and adolescents.

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Post-exertion neurocognitive test failure among student-athletes following concussion

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Assessment

Authors: NEAL MCGRATH1, WAYNE M. DINN1,2, MICHAEL W. COLLINS3, MARK R. LOVELL3, R. J. ELBIN3, & ANTHONY P. KONTOS3

The purpose of the present study was to examine post-exertion (PE) neurocognitive performance among student athletes following concussion who were asymptomatic and returned to baseline normal neurocognitive test levels at rest. This study examined the neurocognitive performance of a sub-set of student-athletes who ‘failed’ to perform at baseline levels of neurocognitive function, i.e. exhibited downward reliable change index (RCI) alterations following a moderate exertional protocol during recovery from concussion.

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