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Who should conduct and interpret the neuropsychological assessment in sports-related concussion?

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Source: R J Echemendia,1 S Herring,2 J Bailes3

This paper seeks to (i) describe the education and training of clinical neuropsychologists, (ii) discuss the significant differences between test administration and clinical assessment, (iii) outline the complex factors involved in psychometric test theory and test interpretation, and (iv) provide a framework for the role of clinical neuropsychologists in the interpretation and administration of neuropsychological instruments within the sports context.

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Effect of Concussion on Clinically Measured Reaction Time in 9 NCAA Division I Collegiate Athletes: A Preliminary Study

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Source: James T. Eckner, MD, MS, Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, James K. Richardson, MD

To evaluate the effect of concussion on clinically measured reaction time (RTclin) and in comparison to a computerized reaction time measure (RTcomp).

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Dementia pugilistica

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Source: MedLink Corporation

Dementia pugilistica is a syndrome characterized by motor, psychiatric, and cognitive symptoms (Morrison 1986; Guterman and Smith 1987; Jordan 1987; Mendez 1995; Erlanger et al 1999; Jordan 2000; Blennow et al 2005; Toth et al 2005). Dementia pugilistica is the progressive, end-stage of the chronic traumatic encephalopathy of boxers.

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Temporal window of metabolic brain vulnerability to concussions: mitochondrial-related impairment—part 1

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Source: www.neurosurgery-online.com

In the present study, we investigate the existence of a temporal window of brain vulnerability in rats undergoing repeat mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) delivered at increasing time intervals.

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Sex differences in neuropsychological function and post-concussion symptoms of concussed collegiate athletes

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Source: www.neurosurgery-online.com

Our purpose was to determine whether sex differences exist with respect to post-concussion symptoms and neurocognitive function in concussed collegiate athletes.

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Letter to the Editor SAJSM June 2007: Ethically we can no longer sit on the fence?

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

We would like to comment on the review article by Shuttleworth – Edwards et al “Ethically we can no longer sit on the fence – a neuropsychological perspective on the cerebrally hazardous contact sports”, published in the July edition of your Journal.

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Functional brain abnormalities are related to clinical recovery and time to return-to-play in athletes

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Source: www.neurosurgery-online.com

The relationship between athlete reports of symptoms, neurophysiological activation, and neuropsychological functioning is investigated in a sample of high school athletes.

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Recovery of cognitive and dynamic motor function following concussion

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Authors: Tonya M Parker, Louis R Osternig, Paul van Donkelaar and Li-Shan Chou

Source: Br. J. Sports Med. 2007;41;868-873; originally published online 21 May 2007

Neuropsychological testing has been advocated as an important tool of proper post-concussion management. Although these measures provide information that can be used in the decision of when to return an individual to previous levels of physical activity, they provide little data on motor performance following injury.

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Computerised neuropsychological testing

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Authors: A Collie, P Maruff

Source: Br J Sports Med

Should it be performed by neuropsychologists or team doctors? The dual roles of neuropsychological testing in sports concussion are well established. Neuropsychological assessment may aid understanding of the brain structures and processes underlying concussion and the Post Concussion Syndrome..

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Does baseline neuropsychological test performance change from year to year in noninjured athletes?

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Authors: MICHAEL MAKDISSI, ALEX COLLIE, PAUL MARUFF, PAUL MCCRORY, PETER BRUKNER & KIM BENNELL.

Source:
1 Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia.
2 CogState Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.

Consensus guidelines developed at the 1st International Conference on Concussion in Sport (Vienna, 2001) recommend the use of neuropsychological tests to objectively monitor recovery of cognitive function following a concussive injury (Aubry et al., 2002).

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