Concussion

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.

Blood Metabolites May Indicate Concussion

Blood Metabolites May Indicate Concussion

The authors have filed a patent application for their test.

Many States Lack Plans to Return Children to School After Concussion

Many States Lack Plans to Return Children to School After Concussion

Most laws focus specifically on athletes, however all athletes are students as well.

Brain Lesion Load Impacts Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric TBI

Brain Lesion Load Impacts Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric TBI

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While many lesions remained at 1 year, reductions in lesion volume correlated with improved neurologic outcomes.

Biomarkers of Neuronal Damage in Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Biomarkers of Neuronal Damage in Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Levels of neurofilament light protein and amyloid β reflect CNS injury after repeated mild traumatic brain injury events.

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Long-Term Adverse Effects

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Long-Term Adverse Effects

TBI in childhood and adolescence was associated with low education attainment and premature death.

FDA Gives Marketing Green Light to Cognitive Tests for Concussion

FDA Gives Marketing Green Light to Cognitive Tests for Concussion

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The devices are the first of their kind to be granted marketing approval by the FDA.

Preventing Symptom Spikes in Pediatric Concussion

Preventing Symptom Spikes in Pediatric Concussion

Risk of symptom spikes appeared to be linked to an abrupt increase in mental activity.

Changes in Brain Volume, Blood Flow After Concussion

Changes in Brain Volume, Blood Flow After Concussion

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The findings indicate that long-term damage from concussions should be a concern for all athletes.

Player-Player Contact Increases Magnitude of Head Impact

Player-Player Contact Increases Magnitude of Head Impact

Certain football-specific stances were also associated with greater head impact.

White Matter Damage Lingers Months After Concussion

White Matter Damage Lingers Months After Concussion

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The changes in white matter negatively correlated with acute concussion symptoms.

Concussion Rates Rising Sharply Among US Youth

Concussion Rates Rising Sharply Among US Youth

The rise may account for improved diagnosis.

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Parkinson's, Lewy Body Pathology

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Parkinson's, Lewy Body Pathology

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Notably, there was no association found between TBI with LOC and dementia.

Concussions Are More Prevalent in Water Polo Than Thought

Concussions Are More Prevalent in Water Polo Than Thought

The average number of concussions was just over 2 per person.

Ocular-Motor System Slow to Recover After Sub-Concussive Hits

Ocular-Motor System Slow to Recover After Sub-Concussive Hits

Repetitive, sub-concussive hits to the head are associated with near point of convergence.

Poor Sleep May Have Ill Effect on Baseline Concussion Assessment

Poor Sleep May Have Ill Effect on Baseline Concussion Assessment

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Girls reported more symptoms of concussion after a poor night's sleep.

Youth Athletes Likely to Return to Play Less Than 24 Hours Post-Concussion

Youth Athletes Likely to Return to Play Less Than 24 Hours Post-Concussion

High school athletes are more likely than college athletes to demonstrate post-concussion symptoms.

Sleep Problems Persist in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

Sleep Problems Persist in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

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Most patients underestimate their degree of sleep disturbance.

Hormone Deficiency Common in Veterans With Concussion

Hormone Deficiency Common in Veterans With Concussion

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Insufficiencies in adrenal, thyroid, and growth hormone were noted.

Pre-Injury Psychosomatic Symtpoms Slow Concussion Recovery

Pre-Injury Psychosomatic Symtpoms Slow Concussion Recovery

Athletes with mental distress took twice as long to recover from concussion.

Biomarker May Detect Concussion Up to a Week After Injury

Biomarker May Detect Concussion Up to a Week After Injury

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The biomarker can help identify TBI in patients whose symptoms have late onset.

Is It Possible to Make Football Safer?

Is It Possible to Make Football Safer?

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Changing the stigma around and frequency of injury in football requires a collaborative, educational effort involving all stakeholders.

Risk Score May Better Predict Postconcussive Symptoms in Children

Risk Score May Better Predict Postconcussive Symptoms in Children

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The readily available assessment could help identify patients in need of closer assessment.

Concussion Catch 22: Are New Rules Promoting Joint Damage?

Concussion Catch 22: Are New Rules Promoting Joint Damage?

Since the new rules were implemented, knee, ankle, and leg injuries increased significantly.

Ill-Fitting Football Helmets May Promote Worse Concussion

Ill-Fitting Football Helmets May Promote Worse Concussion

Those with loose-fitting helmets had higher rates of drowsiness, hyperexcitability, and noise sensitivity.

Predicting Long Term Cognitive Outcomes After Concussion

Predicting Long Term Cognitive Outcomes After Concussion

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Researchers utilized cognitive reserve to predict long-term cognitive outcomes.

Exosomal Tau Blood Test May Detect CTE in the Living

Exosomal Tau Blood Test May Detect CTE in the Living

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The noninvasive blood test is a promising first-step in diagnosing CTE in the living.

Suicide Risk High After Concussion

Suicide Risk High After Concussion

The risk is especially high for concussions that occur on weekends.

Sufficient Rest is Critical in Concussion Recovery

Sufficient Rest is Critical in Concussion Recovery

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Rest for longer than a day is critical for allowing the brain to recover from short-term injuries and reset neural networks after a concussion..

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