Routine X-rays and blood tests should not be used to diagnose children's concussions, new US government guidelines say.
Gradually increasing academic pursuits requires careful planning among the medical, school, and family units to enable prompt return and avoidance of prolonging school absence.
The use of helmets may not protect alpine sports participants from traumatic brain injury.
Individuals with medical contact for traumatic brain injury have increased risk of suicide.
In this retrospective study, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was associated with a doubling in deaths by suicide, especially within the 6 months post-TBI.
Following the close of the 2018 World Cup, FIFA must consider how to better handle concussions moving forward.
The prevalence of concussion among US high school students related to playing a sport or being physically active is 15.1% per year.
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.
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.
Approximately 16% of patients who met the WHO's concussion criteria did not receive a concussion diagnosis.
Patients with TBI had a higher incidence of PD compared with patients without TBI.
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 traumatic brain injury is associated with increased risk of Parkinson disease among military veterans.
The researchers suggest a need for EVI recalibration to adjust for potential associations between examinee age and assessment context.
The FDA has approved the Brain Trauma Indicator to evaluate mild TBI in adults.
Chronic pain is common after traumatic brain injury.
The findings suggest that [F-18]FDDNP-PET imaging can be used to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy in at-risk patients.
For patients with comorbid depression and TBI, NILT is effective in bringing remission.
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 during adolescence increases multiple sclerosis diagnosis risk.
For adolescents, contact sports increase the risk of brain health complications.
Abnormal menstruation is more likely to be caused by a sports-associated concussion than a non-head injury.
Memantine is linked to reduced neuronal damage for patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.
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.
Consciousness may be detected in patients with severe traumatic brain injuries who appear unconscious, using fMRI and EEGs.
Abnormal menstrual patterns in young women tend to occur more frequently following concussion.
Children in the youngest age group consistently reported worse scores on all measures than those in the highest age group.
Above-average dementia risk was observed among all participants with traumatic brain injury.
While post-traumatic headache (PTH) often resolves within 3 months, a substantial number of patients experience chronic PTH.
There was a high level of agreement in examination findings between remote and face-to-face providers.
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