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Sports Related Concussions In Youth

Sports Related Concussions In Youth

In the past decade, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions - especially among youth. Despite growing awareness of sports-related concussions and campaigns to educate athletes, coaches, physicians, and parents of young athletes about concussion recognition and management, confusion and controversy persist in many areas. Currently, diagnosis is based primarily on the symptoms reported by the individual rather than on objective diagnostic markers, and there is little empirical evidence for the optimal degree and duration of physical rest needed to promote recovery or the best timing and approach for returning to full physical activity. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture reviews the science of sports-related concussions in youth from elementary school through young adulthood, as well as in military personnel and their dependents. This report recommends actions that can be taken by a range of audiences - including research funding agencies, legislatures, state and school superintendents and athletic directors, military organizations, and equipment manufacturers, as well as youth who participate in sports and their parents - to improve what is known about concussions and to reduce their occurrence. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth finds that while some studies provide useful information, much remains unknown about the extent of concussions in youth; how to diagnose, manage, and prevent concussions; and the short- and long-term consequences of concussions as well as repetitive head impacts that do not result in concussion symptoms. The culture of sports negatively influences athletes' self-reporting of concussion symptoms and their adherence to return-to-play guidance. Athletes, their teammates, and, in some cases, coaches and parents may not fully appreciate the health threats posed by concussions. Similarly, military recruits are immersed in a culture that includes devotion to duty and service before self, and the critical nature of concussions may often go unheeded. According to Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, if the youth sports community can adopt the belief that concussions are serious injuries and emphasize care for players with concussions until they are fully recovered, then the culture in which these athletes perform and compete will become much safer. Improving understanding of the extent, causes, effects, and prevention of sports-related concussions is vitally important for the health and well-being of youth athletes. The findings and recommendations in this report set a direction for research to reach this goal.

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Genre : Medical
Author : National Research Council
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2014-02-04
Total Pages : 356 Pages
ISBN : 9780309288033


Coping With Concussion And Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Coping With Concussion And Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A comprehensive guide for improving memory, focus, and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion. Often presenting itself after a head trauma, concussion— or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)— can cause chronic migraines, depression, memory, and sleep problems that can last for years, referred to as post concussion syndrome (PCS). Neuropsychologist and concussion survivor Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is the authority on all aspects of the recovery process. Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is a lifeline for patients, parents, and other caregivers.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Diane Roberts Stoler Ed.D.
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-11-05
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9781101631614


Brain Neurotrauma

Brain Neurotrauma

Every year, an estimated 1.7 million Americans sustain brain injury. Long-term disabilities impact nearly half of moderate brain injury survivors and nearly 50,000 of these cases result in death. Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account on the latest developments in the area of neurotrauma, including brain injury pathophysiology, biomarker research, experimental models of CNS injury, diagnostic methods, and neurotherapeutic interventions as well as neurorehabilitation strategies in the field of neurotraum research. The book includes several sections on neurotrauma mechanisms, biomarker discovery, neurocognitive/neurobehavioral deficits, and neurorehabilitation and treatment approaches. It also contains a section devoted to models of mild CNS injury, including blast and sport-related injuries. Over the last decade, the field of neurotrauma has witnessed significant advances, especially at the molecular, cellular, and behavioral levels. This progress is largely due to the introduction of novel techniques, as well as the development of new animal models of central nervous system (CNS) injury. This book, with its diverse coherent content, gives you insight into the diverse and heterogeneous aspects of CNS pathology and/or rehabilitation needs.

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Genre : Science
Author : Firas H. Kobeissy
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-02-25
Total Pages : 725 Pages
ISBN : 9781466565999


Post Acute Outcomes Of Sport Related Concussion

Post Acute Outcomes Of Sport Related Concussion

Most research on concussion outcome has focused primarily on understanding acute effects, either at the time of the incident (compared to baseline) or up until medical clearance to play (commonly within 2 weeks, but up to 2 months, of injury). Recent research has also examined long-term outcomes of concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI), typically more than 12 months postinjury. Both areas of research have found changes in fatigue, sleep, mood, and cognition following head injury, as well as physiological alterations. Severity of outcome can vary significantly, but has been related to an individual’s age, gender and number of previous concussions. Fatigue and sleep have also been indicated to influence mood and cognition in individuals experiencing head injury. Research addressing the time period between 2 and 12 months post injury has examined individuals with Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS), a condition characterized by lingering concussion-related symptoms. However, the vast majority of individuals experiencing a concussion do not suffer from PCS, and thus a gap in concussion research exists for this non-PCS population between 2 and 12 months. The purpose of the present study was to address this need by examining fatigue, sleep, mood and cognition in 19 non-PCS individuals experiencing a concussion 2 to 12 months prior. Participants who had been diagnosed and cleared by a designated Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCoM) physician were recruited for this study. All participants completed self-report forms/questionnaires at home and returned them. In addition, a subgroup of this sample underwent in-person cognitive evaluation. Measures used to assess main outcomes included: the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) and Causes of Fatigue (COF) questionnaire for fatigue; the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) for sleep; the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) for depression; the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Y (STAI-Y) for anxiety; the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult (BRIEF-A), Trail Making Test and Symbol Digits Modality Test (SDMT) for executive functioning; and the WAIS-IV Digit Span test for attention and working memory/information processing. Compared to normative data and recommended clinical cutoffs, participants endorsed overall deficits in sleep and mood. Females reported significantly more daytime sleepiness than males, and anxiety was positively correlated with age and sleep difficulty. However, significant fatigue and cognitive deficits were not present. Furthermore, outcomes were not significantly correlated with previous concussions or time since last concussion. Results suggest that sleep and mood deficits may be present in non-PCS individuals who experienced a sport-related concussion 2-12 months prior. Indicating a potential need for follow-up appointments and more thorough assessments, this pilot study warrants further research into post-acute sleep and mood for non-PCS individuals.

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Genre : Clinical psychology
Author : Frederic Taylor Agate
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 134 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:960955388


Knock Out Concussions

Knock Out Concussions

Dear Frustrated Concussion Sufferer: Many elite athletes never get over their concussions. They can't think straight. They can't remember. They can't function. They can't work! Don't be one of those people. You're in the right place if: 1. You're still having terrible headaches long after your concussion. 2. You're holding off the things you want to do because of the aftermath of your concussion. 3. You've been forced to quit your job. 4. You're depressed. 5. You're having ANY thoughts of suicide at all! A concussion is not a LIFE sentence. The best advice that the best neurologists have for treating a concussion? REST! But recent studies have found that complete rest for days on end, doing nothing can actually prolong or make your symptoms worse. For SO many frustrated sufferers, that doesn't cut it, especially for those who end up with Post Concussion Syndrome, for years and even decades afterwards. But there's something you CAN do - things that your MD will never know! I've written an entire book about what you CAN do about your concussion. The ancient Chinese secrets revealed in this book will get you on the right track right away. You will finally give up the hopelessness, the fear and frustration of your concussion. This is the fastest and surest way to healing: a unique done-for-you, step-by-step blueprint to a healthy brain, discovered in the trenches of a Chinese medicine practice. What is the ONE key that MDs DON'T know anything about to put your concussion in the past where it belongs? P. 119 What food is dangerous to your health if you DON'T do this to it, first? P. 140. What's the first thing you must understand before you can heal from your concussion? P. 75 What modern medicine will NEVER understand about you? P. 109 What's the most important trait that a professional male athlete MUST have to succeed? P. 112 What is one thing that you do several times a day every day that keeps you from healing? P. 129 What is the #1 secret to STOP repeat concussions. P. 160 Become strong again to overcome the trials of your concussion and post concussion syndrome. There is a unique approach in the book that you won't get anywhere else but has been proven clinically. Don't give up. It's NOT too late. You can heal if you know what to do. What are you waiting for? Buy the book NOW!

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Author : Dr Joanny Liu
Publisher : Harmoni Health Incorporated
Release : 2013-08-15
Total Pages : 184 Pages
ISBN : 0994015038


Concussion And Traumatic Encephalopathy

Concussion And Traumatic Encephalopathy

Readers will discover how very recent scientific advances have overthrown a century of dogma about concussive brain injury.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Jeff Victoroff
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-02-28
Total Pages : 890 Pages
ISBN : 9781107073951


Translational Research In Traumatic Brain Injury

Translational Research In Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant source of death and permanent disability, contributing to nearly one-third of all injury related deaths in the United States and exacting a profound personal and economic toll. Despite the increased resources that have recently been brought to bear to improve our understanding of TBI, the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches has been disappointingly slow. Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury attempts to integrate expertise from across specialties to address knowledge gaps in the field of TBI. Its chapters cover a wide scope of TBI research in five broad areas: Epidemiology Pathophysiology Diagnosis Current treatment strategies and sequelae Future therapies Specific topics discussed include the societal impact of TBI in both the civilian and military populations, neurobiology and molecular mechanisms of axonal and neuronal injury, biomarkers of traumatic brain injury and their relationship to pathology, neuroplasticity after TBI, neuroprotective and neurorestorative therapy, advanced neuroimaging of mild TBI, neurocognitive and psychiatric symptoms following mild TBI, sports-related TBI, epilepsy and PTSD following TBI, and more. The book integrates the perspectives of experts across disciplines to assist in the translation of new ideas to clinical practice and ultimately to improve the care of the brain injured patient.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Daniel Laskowitz
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-12-01
Total Pages : 412 Pages
ISBN : 9781498766579


Concussion

Concussion

This book presents a comprehensive, team-based model for assessment and treatment of concussion.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Anthony P. Kontos
Publisher : American Psychological Association (APA)
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 1433828235


Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

Two soccer players collide on the field. A soldier in Afghanistan is thrown to the ground during a bomb explosion. A teen has an accident while riding her bike?and she isn't wearing her helmet. Each of these incidents can produce a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of the 1.7 million Americans officially diagnosed with TBI each year, 52,000 die from their injuries. And that doesn't count all the unreported TBIs, which experts estimate range from about two to four million more incidents. TBIs range from concussions to penetrating head injuries to life-threatening brain swelling and coma. And they have countless causes: war, sports, car and motorcycle accidents, falls, and physical violence. The aftereffects can be devastating, including compromised memory and concentration, loss of hearing, physical disabilities, depression, brain disorders, and, in the worst-case scenario, death. Find out about the different types of TBIs, what causes them, and how they are diagnosed and treated. Along the way, you'll learn about National Hockey League player Derek Boogaard and U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords, both of whom sustained TBIs, with dramatically different outcomes. You'll also meet teens and young adults living with TBIs and the doctors who treat them. And you'll learn about amazing medical technologies that help victims recover and promise hope for the future.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Connie Goldsmith
Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
Release : 2014-02-01
Total Pages : 88 Pages
ISBN : 9781467713481


The Concussion Crisis In Sport

The Concussion Crisis In Sport

Concussion has become one of the most significant issues in contemporary sport. The life-changing impact of head injury and the possible threat that chronic traumatic encephalopathy poses to children and young athletes in particular is calling into question the long-term future of some of our most well-established sports. But what are the real issues behind the headlines and the public outcry, and what can and should be done to save sport from itself? This concise, provocative introduction draws on perspectives from sociology, medicine, ethics, psychology, and public health to answer these questions and more. The book explores the context in which the current cultural crisis has emerged. It assesses the current state of biomedical knowledge; the ethics of regulating for brain injury; the contribution of the social sciences to understanding the behaviour of sports participants; and the impact of public health interventions and campaigns. Drawing on the latest research evidence, the book explores the social roots of sport’s concussion crisis and assesses potential future solutions that might resolve this crisis. This is essential reading for anybody with an interest in sport, from students and researchers to athletes, coaches, teachers, parents, policy-makers, and clinicians.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Dominic Malcolm
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-07-23
Total Pages : 126 Pages
ISBN : 9781000103885