Research Articles

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 Traumatic Brain Injury

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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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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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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ole of advanced neuroimaging, fluid biomarkers and genetic testing in the assessment of sport-related concussion: a systematic review

Michael McCrea,1 Timothy Meier,1,2 Daniel Huber,1 Alain Ptito,3,4 Erin Bigler,5, Chantel T Debert,6 Geoff Manley,7 David Menon,8 Jen-Kai Chen,9 Rachel Wall,10, Kathryn J Schneider,11 Thomas McAllister10

To conduct a systematic review of published literature on advanced neuroimaging, fluid biomarkers and genetic testing in the assessment of sport-related concussion (SRC).

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A systematic review of potential long-term effects of sport-related concussion

Geoff T Manley,1 Andrew J Gardner,2 Kathryn J Schneider,3 Kevin M Guskiewicz,4, Julian Bailes,5 Robert C Cantu,6 Rudolph J Castellani,7 Michael Turner,8, Barry D Jordan,9 Christopher Randolph,10 Jiří Dvořák,11 K. Alix Hayden,12, Charles H Tator,13 Paul McCrory,14 Grant L Iverson15

Systematic review of possible long-term effects of sports-related concussion in retired athletes.

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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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