Children and Concussion

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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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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