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Heading in Soccer: Integral Skill or Grounds for Cognitive Dysfunction?

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Soccer with 0 Comments

Authors: Donald T. Kirkendall; William E. Garrett, Jr

Source: Journal of Athletic Training 2001;36(3):328–333

To critically review the literature concerning the effect of purposeful heading of a soccer ball and head injuries on reported cognitive dysfunction in soccer players.

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Effects of heading exposure and previous concussions on neuropsychological performance among Norwegian elite footballers

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Soccer with 0 Comments

Authors: T M Straume-Naesheim, T E Andersen, J Dvorak and R Bahr

Source: Br. J. Sports Med. 2005;39;70-77

Cross-sectional studies have indicated that neurocognitive performance may be impaired among football players. Heading the ball has been suggested as the cause, but recent reviews state that the reported deficits are more likely to be the result of head injuries.

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Contact Sport Concussion Incidence

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Soccer with 0 Comments

Authors: Beth A. Tommasone; Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

Source: Journal of Athletic Training 2006;41(4):470–472

This systematic review provides information on the incidence of concussion in athletes from various team and individual sports through a review of methodologically sound original research articles.

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Brain injury and heading in soccer: Head to ball contact is unlikely to cause injury but head to head contact might

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Soccer with 0 Comments

Source: BMJ VOLUME 327 16 AUGUST 2003 bmj.com

Whether repeated concussive or subconcussive blows cause permanent or cumulative brain injury is a complex and controversial question.

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Doctors’ knowledge of exposure to ionising radiation

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Soccer with 0 Comments

Source: BMJ VOLUME 327 15 NOVEMBER 2003 bmj.com

Shiralkar et al surveyed doctors’ knowledge of exposure to ionising radiation. That doctors are unaware of the actual doses from specific examinations is not surprising. However, rather than trying to remedy this deficiency, we should simply hammer home the message that all examinations involving irradiation should be properly justified clinically.

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