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Exercise Prescription Patterns in Patients Treated with Vestibular Rehabilitation After Concussion

Written by on May 13, 2019 in Assessment, Research Articles

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. Methods. A retrospective chart review of vestibular rehabilitation home exercise programmes prescribed by physical therapists for 104 participants who were diagnosed with concussion was conducted. Each of the exercises was classified by exercise type, duration and frequency. Frequency counts of the most common exercise types were recorded.

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Clinical Risk Score for Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms Among Children With Acute Concussion in the ED

Written by on May 13, 2019 in Assessment, Research Articles

Roger Zemek, MD; Nick Barrowman, PhD; Stephen B. Freedman, MDCM, MSc; Jocelyn Gravel, MD; Isabelle Gagnon, PhD; Candice McGahern, BA; Mary Aglipay, MSc; Gurinder Sangha, MD; Kathy Boutis, MD; Darcy Beer, MD; William Craig, MDCM; Emma Burns, MD; Ken J. Farion, MD; Angelo Mikrogianakis, MD; Karen Barlow, MD; Alexander S. Dubrovsky, MDCM, MSc; Willem Meeuwisse,MD, PhD; Gerard Gioia, PhD; William P. Meehan III, MD; Miriam H. Beauchamp, PhD; Yael Kamil, BSc; Anne M. Grool, MD, PhD, MSc; Blaine Hoshizaki, PhD; Peter Anderson, PhD; Brian L. Brooks, PhD; Keith Owen Yeates, PhD; Michael Vassilyadi, MDCM, MSc; Terry Klassen, MD; Michelle Keightley, PhD; Lawrence Richer, MD; Carol DeMatteo, MSc; Martin H. Osmond, MDCM; for the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) Concussion Team

Approximately one-third of children experiencing acute concussion experience ongoing somatic, cognitive, and psychological or behavioral symptoms, referred to as persistent postconcussion symptoms (PPCS). However, validated and pragmatic tools enabling clinicians to identify patients at risk for PPCS do not exist.

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International study of video review of concussion in professional sports

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Gavin A Davis,1,2 Michael Makdissi,1,3 Paul Bloomfield,4 Patrick Clifton,5 Ruben J Echemendia,6 Éanna Cian Falvey,7 Gordon Ward Fuller,7 Gary Green,8 Peter Rex Harcourt,5 Thomas Hill,9 Nathan McGuirk,4 Willem Meeuwisse,6 John W Orchard,9 Martin Raftery,7 Allen K Sills,10 Gary S Solomon,10,11 Alex Valadka,8 Paul McCrory1

Video review has become an important tool in professional sporting codes to help sideline identification and management of players with a potential concussion.

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Shared decision-making in sports concussion: rise to the ‘OCAsion’ to take the heat out of on-field decisionmaking

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

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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. Following the Fourth International Consensus Conference, held in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2012, the SCAT third edition (Child SCAT3) was developed for children aged between 5and12 years.

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The Effects of a Single High School Football Season on the Brain: A Multimodal Neuroimaging Study

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British Journal of Sports Medicine

To assess brain function and structure in adolescent athletes after a single season of high school football.

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International study of video review of concussion in professional sports

Written by on May 13, 2019 in Assessment, Research Articles

Gavin A Davis,1,2 Michael Makdissi,1,3 Paul Bloomfield,4 Patrick Clifton,5 Ruben J Echemendia,6 Éanna Cian Falvey,7 Gordon Ward Fuller,7 Gary Green,8 Peter Rex Harcourt,5 Thomas Hill,9 Nathan McGuirk,4 Willem Meeuwisse,6 John W Orchard,9 Martin Raftery,7 Allen K Sills,10 Gary S Solomon,10,11 Alex Valadka,8
Paul McCrory1

Video review has become an important tool in professional sporting codes to help sideline identification and management of players with a potential concussion.

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The Use of Sideline Video Review to Facilitate Management Decisions Following Head Trauma in Super Rugby

Written by on May 13, 2019 in Assessment, Research Articles

Andrew J. Gardner1,2,11*, Ryan Kohler3, Warren McDonald4,5, Gordon W. Fuller6, Ross Tucker7,8 and Michael Makdissi9,10

Sideline video review has been increasingly used to evaluate risk of concussive injury during match play of a number of collision sports, with the view to reducing the incidence of match play concussion injuries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of sideline video review for identifying and evaluating head impact events in Rugby Union.

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International consensus definitions of video signs of concussion in professional sports

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Gavin A Davis, 1,2 Michael Makdissi,1,3 Paul Bloomfield,4 Patrick Clifton,5 Ruben J Echemendia, 6 Éanna Cian Falvey,7 Gordon Ward Fuller, 8 Gary Green,9 Peter Harcourt,5 Thomas Hill,10 Nathan McGuirk,11 Willem Meeuwisse,12 John Orchard,13 Martin Raftery,7 Allen K Sills,14 Gary S Solomon,14 Alex Valadka,9
Paul McCrory15

The use of video to assist professional sporting bodies with the diagnosis of sport-related concussion (SRC) has been well established; however, there has been little consistency across sporting codes with regards to which video signs should be used, and the definitions of each of these signs.

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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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