Concussion

Traumatic Brain Injury Without Loss of Consciousness Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Traumatic Brain Injury Without Loss of Consciousness Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

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There was a shorter mean time from the index date to the dementia diagnosis among those with traumatic brain injury vs those without traumatic brain injury.

Unmet Therapy Needs Common in Children With Traumatic Brain Injury

Unmet Therapy Needs Common in Children With Traumatic Brain Injury

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Children hospitalized for traumatic brain injury tend to have unmet needs for educational and rehabilitation services approximately 2 years after a traumatic brain injury event.

Concussion Misdiagnosis Associated With Emergency Department Stay, Injury Type

Concussion Misdiagnosis Associated With Emergency Department Stay, Injury Type

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Approximately 16% of patients who met the WHO's concussion criteria did not receive a concussion diagnosis.

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Parkinson Disease Risk in Veterans

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Parkinson Disease Risk in Veterans

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Patients with TBI had a higher incidence of PD compared with patients without TBI.

Sports-Related Concussion Outcomes Predicted With Serum Neurofilament Light

Sports-Related Concussion Outcomes Predicted With Serum Neurofilament Light

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The investigators sought to compare NfL and tau as blood biomarkers for acute SRC and to establish whether their concentrations at various time points following the injury are linked to prolonged time to return to play.

Mild TBI May Increase Risk of Parkinson Disease

Mild TBI May Increase Risk of Parkinson Disease

Mild traumatic brain injury is associated with increased risk of Parkinson disease among military veterans.

Baseline Neurocognitive Testing May Be Misleading in Concussion Evaluation

Baseline Neurocognitive Testing May Be Misleading in Concussion Evaluation

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The researchers suggest a need for EVI recalibration to adjust for potential associations between examinee age and assessment context.

FDA Approves Blood Test to Assess Concussion

FDA Approves Blood Test to Assess Concussion

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The FDA has approved the Brain Trauma Indicator to evaluate mild TBI in adults.

Managing Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury

Managing Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury

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Chronic pain is common after traumatic brain injury.

CTE Confirmed With Antemortem PET Imaging, Autopsy in Professional Football Player

CTE Confirmed With Antemortem PET Imaging, Autopsy in Professional Football Player

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The findings suggest that [F-18]FDDNP-PET imaging can be used to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy in at-risk patients.

Near-Infrared Light Therapy Effective for Comorbid Depression, TBI

Near-Infrared Light Therapy Effective for Comorbid Depression, TBI

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For patients with comorbid depression and TBI, NILT is effective in bringing remission.

Mental Health and Head Injuries: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Mental Health and Head Injuries: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

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Presport evaluations are a great opportunity to check in with players about their mental health, and to guide those who are suffering to the relevant specialist.

Concussion Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Concussion Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Concussion during adolescence increases multiple sclerosis diagnosis risk.

Brain Health in Contact Sports: Putting It All on the Line

Brain Health in Contact Sports: Putting It All on the Line

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For adolescents, contact sports increase the risk of brain health complications.

Concussion May Disrupt Menstruation Cycle

Concussion May Disrupt Menstruation Cycle

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Abnormal menstruation is more likely to be caused by a sports-associated concussion than a non-head injury.

In TBI, Memantine May Reduce Neuronal Damage

In TBI, Memantine May Reduce Neuronal Damage

Memantine is linked to reduced neuronal damage for patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.

Many Football Players Have Mild, Severe Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Many Football Players Have Mild, Severe Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

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The findings add to a growing body of evidence that shows a strong connection between pathological findings of CTE and athletes who suffer repeated head trauma.

Detecting Consciousness in TBI: Utility of fMRI, EEG

Detecting Consciousness in TBI: Utility of fMRI, EEG

Consciousness may be detected in patients with severe traumatic brain injuries who appear unconscious, using fMRI and EEGs.

Concussion May Disrupt Menstrual Cycle

Concussion May Disrupt Menstrual Cycle

Abnormal menstrual patterns in young women tend to occur more frequently following concussion.

Age a Factor in Concussion Symptom Severity

Age a Factor in Concussion Symptom Severity

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Children in the youngest age group consistently reported worse scores on all measures than those in the highest age group.

Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Later Risk of Dementia

Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Later Risk of Dementia

Above-average dementia risk was observed among all participants with traumatic brain injury.

Treating Post-Traumatic Headache After Concussion

Treating Post-Traumatic Headache After Concussion

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While post-traumatic headache (PTH) often resolves within 3 months, a substantial number of patients experience chronic PTH.

Teleconcussion Assessments Feasible for Football Players

Teleconcussion Assessments Feasible for Football Players

There was a high level of agreement in examination findings between remote and face-to-face providers.

In Traumatic Brain Injury, White Matter Diffusivity May Predict Long Term Outcomes

In Traumatic Brain Injury, White Matter Diffusivity May Predict Long Term Outcomes

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The longitudinal trajectories in the TBI-slow group diverged from the normal group with widespread increases in mean, radial, and axial diffusivity.

Head Impacts in Soccer Lead to Moderate to Severe CNS Symptoms

Head Impacts in Soccer Lead to Moderate to Severe CNS Symptoms

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In future research, it will be important to examine whether more subtle, transient CNS changes occur in the absence of severe CNS symptoms.

Lingering Concussion Symptoms May Affect Driving Ability

Lingering Concussion Symptoms May Affect Driving Ability

Despite feeling recovered from their concussion, participants were likely to drive erratically.

Addressing Gender Differences in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Addressing Gender Differences in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

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Female athletes face a greater incidence of and longer recovery time from concussion compared with males.

Concussions May Accelerate Alzheimer's in At-Risk Populations

Concussions May Accelerate Alzheimer's in At-Risk Populations

In people who are genetically at-risk for Alzheimer's, concussions appear to accelerate brain changes associated with the disease.

Can Exercise Prevent Post-Concussive Symptoms?

Can Exercise Prevent Post-Concussive Symptoms?

Participants who performed light, moderate, or full-contact activity had a lower risk for postconcussive symptoms.

Advanced Neuroimaging Can Guide Interventions in Traumatic Brain Injury

Advanced Neuroimaging Can Guide Interventions in Traumatic Brain Injury

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SPECT imaging can be more accurate in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder than CT or MRI.

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