Research Articles

Which symptom assessments and approaches are uniquely appropriate for paediatric concussion?

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Authors: G A Gioia,1 J C Schneider,1 C G Vaughan,1 P K Isquith2

To (a) identify post-concussion symptom scales appropriate for children and adolescents in sports; (b) review evidence for reliability and validity; and (c) recommend future directions for scale development.

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Self-report scales/checklists for the measurement of concussion symptoms: a systematic review.

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Authors: S Alla,1 S J Sullivan,1 L Hale,1 P McCrory2

To identify self-reported sport concussion symptom scales and to describe the psychometric properties of these identified scales.

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Contributions of neuroimaging, balance testing, electrophysiology and blood markers to the assessment of sport-related concussion.

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Authors: G A Davis,1 G L Iverson,2,3 K M Guskiewicz,4 A Ptito,5 K M Johnston6

To review the diagnostic tests and investigations used in the management of sports concussion, in the adult and paediatric populations, to (a) monitor the severity of symptoms and deficits, (b) track recovery and (c) advance knowledge relating to the natural history and neurobiology of the injury.

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Subacute Symptoms of Sports-Related Concussion: Outpatient Management and Return to Play

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Authors: Pierre d’Hemecourt, MD

Participation in contact and collision sports is on the rise worldwide. Consequently, the incidence of sports- and recreation-related concussions has been estimated at 1.6 to 3.8 million cases per year in the United States.

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Sideline assessment of sports concussion: The lure of simplicity

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Authors: Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD & Christopher C. Giza, MD

Sports concussion continues to come under increasing public and scientific scrutiny. Since the summer of 2009, 10 states have passed sports concussion legislation.

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Spreading the word on sports concussion: citation analysis of summary and agreement, position and consensus statements on sports concussion

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Authors: Sridhar Alla, S John Sullivan, Paul McCrory, et al.

The growing concern over concussion in sports has led to the publication of five major summary and agreement, position and consensus statements since 2000.

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The Acute Symptoms of Sport-Related Concussion: Diagnosis and On-field Management

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Authors: Margot Putukian, MDa,b,*

Concussion is diagnosed when an athlete presents with typical symptoms, signs, behaviors, and difficulties with cognition and/or balance after direct or indirect trauma.

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Balance Assessment in the Management of Sport-Related Concussion

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Authors: Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC

Over the past decade, there is probably no sports injury more discussed in the lay media than concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). There has also been a flood of publications into the peer-reviewed medical literature on the topic in recent years, and the medical community has a better understanding of concussive injury today than it did just 10 years ago.

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