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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: Rugby’s call for clarity, data and leadership in the concussion debate

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Assessment

Authors: Dr Jon Patricios,1,2,3 Simon Kemp 4

After US District Judge Judy Brody recently ruled that the consolidated multidistrict concussion litigation cases against the National Football League (NFL) in the USA were to be transferred to a labour arbitrator, the NFL agreed to a $765 million settlement.

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BokSmart – South African Rugby’s National Rugby Safety and Injury Prevention Program

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Assessment

Authors: Dr Jon Patricios, MBBCh MMedSci FACSM FFSEM (UK) FFIMS

“Bok” refers to an antelope, the “Springbok”, that is South Africa’s national animal and emblem of the South African Rugby Team. “Smart” implies using a smarter and safer approach to playing rugby. BokSmart evolved from similar national safety programs in particular New Zealand’s RugbySmart (3) and is an initiative of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) in conjunction with the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson Players’ Fund.

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Risk factors for sports concussion: an evidence-based systematic review

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Assessment

Authors: Dr Jon Patricios,2,3, Shameemah Abrahams,1 Sarah Mc Fie,1 Michael Posthumus,1 Alison V September1

Concussion is a common sports injury with approximately 1.6–3.8 million sport-related concussions reported in the USA annually. Identifying risk factors may help in preventing these injuries. This systematic review aims to identify such risk factors.

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A Brief Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) Assessment to Evaluate Concussions: Preliminary Findings

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Assessment

Authors: Anne Mucha,* DPT, Michael W. Collins,y PhD, R.J. Elbin,z PhD, Joseph M. Furman,§ MD, PhD, Cara Troutman-Enseki,* DPT, Ryan M. DeWolf,y MS, ATC, Greg Marchetti,|| PhD, and Anthony P. Kontos,y{ PhD

To describe and provide initial data for the internal consistency and validity of a brief clinical screening tool for vestibular and ocular motor impairments and symptoms after sport-related concussions.

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Blood Biomarkers for Brain Injury in Concussed Professional Ice Hockey Players

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Assessment

Authors: Pashtun Shahim, MD; Yelverton Tegner,MD, PhD; David H. Wilson, PhD; Jeffrey Randall, PhD; Tobias Skillbäck, MD; David Pazooki, MD, PhD; Birgitta Kallberg, BSc; Kaj Blennow, MD, PhD; Henrik Zetterberg, MD, PhD

To determine whether sports-related concussion is associated with elevated levels of blood biochemical markers of injury to the central nervous system and to assess whether plasma levels of these biomarkers predict return to play in professional ice hockey players with sports-related concussion.

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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

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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?

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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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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,1 Carolyn A Emery,1–3 Jian Kang,1 Geoff M Schneider,4 Willem H Meeuwisse1,2

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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