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Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion

Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion

Repetitive head impact exposure appears to be a predisposing factor for the onset of concussion.

Concussion-Related Biomarkers Vary Based on Sex, Race

Concussion-Related Biomarkers Vary Based on Sex, Race

Concussion-related serum biomarkers vary by sex and race, which may complicate their interpretation.

Sub-Concussive Hits May Not Be Tied to Neurocognitive Changes

Sub-Concussive Hits May Not Be Tied to Neurocognitive Changes

Sub-concussive head impacts suffered over the course of a single season of youth tackle football may not be associated with neurocognitive functional outcomes.

Ivy League Rule Change Linked to Fewer Concussions During NCAA Football Games

Ivy League Rule Change Linked to Fewer Concussions During NCAA Football Games

A 2016 experimental rule change in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Ivy League play has been linked to a reduction in concussions among players.

Compression Collar May Protect Brain of Female Soccer Players

Compression Collar May Protect Brain of Female Soccer Players

A jugular vein compression collar can prevent white matter alterations associated with head impact exposure among female high school soccer players.

Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children

Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children

Age, sex, and family factors play a role in the persistence of post-concussion symptoms one year after injury.

Percentile-Based Systolic Blood Pressure Targets Better Identify Hypotension in Severe Pediatric TBI

Percentile-Based Systolic Blood Pressure Targets Better Identify Hypotension in Severe Pediatric TBI

The investigators observed an increased risk for in-hospital mortality among patients with systolic blood pressure in the <75th percentile across all ages.

Prevalence of TBI 2.5% Among US Children

Prevalence of TBI 2.5% Among US Children

The prevalence of traumatic brain injury is 2.5% among US children, and TBI is associated with several health conditions.

Heading a Soccer Ball Found to Be Riskier for Female Players

Heading a Soccer Ball Found to Be Riskier for Female Players

Female soccer players exhibit more widespread evidence of microstructural white matter alteration than males, despite having similar exposure to heading.

Head CT Decision Aid Ups Parent Knowledge in Child Head Trauma

Head CT Decision Aid Ups Parent Knowledge in Child Head Trauma

Use of a decision aid can improve parent knowledge for children with minor head injury at intermediate risk of clinically important traumatic brain injury.

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