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Sports-Related Concussions & Subconcussive Injuries

King-Devick Test: An Important Part of Sideline Concussion Screening Battery

A new study says that including the King-Devick test, a measure of fast eye movement, along with neurocognitive and balance testing as part of a battery of rapid concussion screening tools could improve assessment of athletes for suspected concussion on the sports sideline.

Treating Sports Concussions with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy shows promise as as a low-risk treatment for concussion, and may be a good way for parents to be proactive about helping their child return to the classroom and the playing field.

Multiple Concussion History, Recent Concussion Increase Risk Of Longer Recovery

Children and adolescents with a previous history of concussion take significantly longer to recover, with those with histories of two or more previous concussions or whose injury occurred within the past year at even greater risk of prolonged symptoms, finds an important new study in the journal Pediatrics.

Youth Football Concussion Study Criticizing Limits On Contact Practices As 'Shortsighted' Generates Controversy

The suggestion in a new study that the high rate of concussions suffered by youth football players during games was because contact was being limited during practice has generated a firestorm of criticism from concussion researchers and youth football organizations.

Effects of Concussion on Higher Cognitive Function Persist In Teens, Study Says

Concussed adolescents have difficulty recovering the ability for high level thinking after injury and may require extended recuperation before full recovery of so-called 'executive function' is achieved, a new study finds, which adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that teenage athletes are particularly vulnerable to the lingering effects of concussion.

Maddocks Questions Test For Concussion On Sports Sideline

An important, and well-established, part of an assessment for concussion on the sports sideline under the most recent concussion guidelines is to test an athlete's orientation to time and place by asking the so-called "Maddocks questions."  Because they can be asked by anyone, they are valuable on sports sidelines where no health care professional trained in performing a full sideline screening for concussion is present.

Migraines As Risk Factor for Prolonged Concussion Recovery

A history of pre-existing migraine headaches may be a risk factor for a concussion and may be associated with a prolonged recovery.

Concussion Identification, Evaluation and Management: A Step-By-Step Process

Management of sport-related concussion involves a step-by-step process beginning before a sports season even starts, say the three newest concussion guidelines, and continuing through on-the-field evaluation, sideline assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and return to play.

TGen and Riddell To Partner In Biomarker Study of Concussive Injuries

In a move that could help revolutionize football player safety, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and Riddell have announced plans for a joint research study designed to advance athlete concussion detection and treatment, guide development of new football headgear and further refine updates to player monitoring technology.
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