Children and Concussion

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

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Children and Concussion

2016 American Medical Association

To derive and validate a clinical risk score for PPCS among children presenting to the emergency department.

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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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Returning to Learning Following a Concussion

Written by on January 13, 2015 in Children and Concussion

Following a concussion, it is common for children and adolescents to experience difficulties in the school setting. Cognitive difficulties, such as learning new tasks or remembering previously learned material, may pose challenges in the classroom.

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Pediatric Concussion, Cognitive Rest and Position Statements, Practice Parameters, and Clinical Practice Guidelines

Written by on January 13, 2015 in Children and Concussion

Authors: Gary N. McAbee, DO, JD1

There are several organizations that have published statements related to concussion management especially as it relates to cognitive rest. A review of these statements reveals that this issue is more complicated than proposed.

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Effect of Cognitive Activity Level on Duration of Post-Concussion Symptoms

Written by on January 13, 2015 in Children and Concussion

Authors: Naomi J. Brown, MD,a Rebekah C. Mannix, MD, MPH,b,c Michael J. O’Brien, MD,c,d,e David Gostine, BS,e Michael W. Collins, PhD,f and William P. Meehan III, MDb,c,d,e

To determine the effect of cognitive activity level on duration of post-concussion symptoms.

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Subacute Concussion-Related Symptoms in Youth

Written by on January 13, 2015 in Children and Concussion

Authors: Heidi K. Blume, MD, MPH*, Sylvia Lucas, MD, PhD, Kathleen R. Bell, MD

Most athletes who experience a single sports-related concussion recover from the acute effects within a few weeks. However, a minority of children and adolescents with concussion experience symptoms for many weeks, or even months, after the injury…

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The Pediatric Athlete: Younger Athletes with Sport-Related Concussion

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Children and Concussion with 0 Comments

Authors: William P. Meehan III, MDa,b,*, Alex M. Taylor, PsyDa,c, Mark Proctor, MD

Most athletes involved in organized sports participation are pediatric athletes.1 Approximately 25% of pediatric concussions presenting to emergency departments occur during athletic activity.2 Fortunately, much of the published medical investigations were conducted in high-school and college athletes, therefore offering physicians some insight into the mechanisms, signs, symptoms, assessment, and management of a pediatric athlete who sustains a sport-related concussion (SRC).

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

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Children and Concussion with 0 Comments

Authors: 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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