Tag: Concussion

1. In this single-center, cross-sectional study, longer time from injury to sports medicine clinic assessment was linked with an increased time to recovery. 2. Visual motion sensitivity symptoms were also significantly associated with recovery time in the analysis of this cohort. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)  Study Rundown: Concussion is a common...
1. In this randomized control trial of pediatric sport-related concussion (SRC), a progressive sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise program was linked to a shorter time to recovery compared to a placebo stretching program. 2. The sub-symptom threshold exercise program also demonstrated a non-significant trend towards reduced risk of delayed recovery. Evidence Rating...
1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, history of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury was associated with a two-fold increased risk of suicide. 2. Although there was an association between the two, suicide remained a very rare cause of death for patients with concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. In this pre-planned secondary analysis of a large prospective study, symptom improvement after concussion occurred primarily in the first 2 weeks in children (age 5-7) and in the first 4 weeks in older patients (age 8-18). 2. Adolescent girls (Age 13-18) had a protracted recovery with less than half...
1. In this study of a cohort of high school students from Wisconsin enrolled in 1957, participation in high school football was not associated with increased risk of cognitive impairment when compared to non-participants. 2. The risk of depressive symptoms at 65 years was lower for high school football participants...
1. After analyzing multiple approaches to the Postconcussion Symptom Inventory (PCSI), researchers found that an increase in severity on 2 or more PCSI items by 1 point or more offered the highest sensitivity in identifying those at risk for prolonged symptomatology. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Traumatic brain injury...
1. Based on a prospective, multicenter cohort study conducted in Canada, children after a concussion who had persistent post-concussion symptoms scored lower on a health-related quality of life questionnaire. 2. Although the scores were better in children who had recovered from their concussion, there were still deficits in their quality...
1. Athletes who continued play after sustaining concussions experienced longer recovery times than those who were removed. 2. Athletes removed from play exhibited improved neurocognitive function and fewer symptoms in the days and weeks following their concussions. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Athletes, especially those participating in contact sports, are...
1. In a retrospective review of over 235 000 adults, the diagnosis of a concussion was associated with a significantly increased long-term risk of suicide compared to the general population. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)        Study Rundown: Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) affect over 1.74 million people in the...
1. In children presenting to an emergency department within 48 hours of an acute head injury, persistent postconcussion symptoms (PPCS) were present in 31% of patients. 2. A clinical risk score with 9 variables had modest discrimination to stratify PPCS risk at 28 days, with an area under the curve...