Children and Concussion

Hospitalisations for sport-related concussions in US children aged 5 to 18 years during 2000-2004

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

Authors: Jingzhen Yang, George Phillips, Huiyun Xiang, Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Erin Heiden and Corinne Peek-Asa

Source: Br. J. Sports Med. published online 23 Jan 2008

To describe patient and hospital characteristics associated with hospitalization for a diagnosis of non-fatal sport-related concussion, and to determine factors associated with these hospitalizations.

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Can we manage sport related concussion in children the same as in adults?

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

Authors: P McCrory, A Collie, V Anderson, G Davis

Source: www.bjsportmed.com

Consensus guidelines for managing sport related concussion in adults have been increasingly widely implemented. So far, there are no guidelines that enable clinicians to manage similar sporting concussive injuries in children. Furthermore, there are a number of important anatomical, physiological, and behavioural differences between adults and children that suggest that adult guidelines will need to be either modified or rewritten to manage injuries in this age group.

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