The risk and severity of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) increase with the number of years playing American football.
Among patients with mild-to-moderate acute traumatic brain injury (TBI), the risk for head injury-related death is reduced in those receiving tranexamic acid within three hours compared with placebo.
Complete concussion recovery may be more complex and take longer than previously thought.
Rates of concussion during football practice and recurrent concussion rates across all high school sports decreased from the 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 school years.
Young female athletes take longer than young male athletes to recover from sports-related concussion.
Investigators assessed whether glial fibrillary acidic protein and ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase may be effective biomarkers for detecting concussive, subconcussive, and nonconcussive injuries in pediatric and adult patients with normal mental status following trauma.
From 2002 to 2012, only 22 percent of bicyclists with head/neck injury in the United States wore helmets.
Plasma concentration of glial fibrillary acidic protein can aid in detecting traumatic brain injury by identifying patients with negative findings on computed tomography scan who might need magnetic resonance imaging and additional follow-up.
Electric motorized scooter (eScooter)-related injuries, including intracranial hemorrhage and fractures requiring operative intervention, have increased over time and are frequently associated with alcohol and illicit substance use.
A study of former US professional football players found that the risk of self-reported indicators of low testosterone and erectile dysfunction increased with each successive quartile of concussion symptom score.