Tag: Concussion

1. The rate of concussions sustained in youth ice hockey was 1.58 injuries for every 1000 combined games and practices, which was similar to other youth contact sports. 2. A higher rate of concussions was seen during games than in practices, and among 12- 14 year olds when compared to...
1. Compared to students who had recovered post-concussion, actively symptomatic youth reported greater concern about the impact of their concussion on school performance and more school-related problems. 2. Regardless of time since injury, more severe post-concussion symptoms were associated with increased school-related and academic problems. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)      Study Rundown:...
1. Recommending 5-day rest (strict rest) to adolescents after concussion was not associated with improved neurocognitive or balance outcomes when compared to 1 to 2 days’ rest, the current usual care plan. 2. Adolescents receiving strict rest recommendations reported more daily postconcussive symptoms and slower resolution of symptoms. Evidence Rating Level:...

Patient Basics: Concussion

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? A concussion is a short-term disturbance in brain function caused by a head injury. A concussion causes: Confusion, headache or dizziness Loss of consciousness lasting less than 30 minutes or no loss of consciousness at all Loss of memory (amnesia) lasting less than 24 hours About half...
1. After a mild traumatic brain injury, patients may experience a myriad of symptoms including cognitive changes, anxiety, fatigue, and pain. 2. While anecdotally hyperbaric oxygen therapy has improved post-concussion symptoms, this study found that patients receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy did not have significant improvement in symptom scores. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Among high school football players who had concussions, the number and prevalence of reported symptoms, symptom resolution time, and time to return to play were not associated with impact location. 2. Significantly more athletes who sustained top-of-head collisions experienced loss of consciousness when compared to those who were injured...
1. In a prospective longitudinal study, severity of reported symptoms immediately following a concussion was not associated with delayed symptom resolution (DSR) in children. 2. Among children with DSR, cognitive symptoms such as difficulty remembering or difficulty concentrating were more prevalent. Evidence Rating Level: Good (2) Study Rundown: Concussions bring thousands of...
  Image: PD 1. Physical symptoms were most likely to be present immediately after a pediatric concussion, with emotional and cognitive symptoms appearing in the days to weeks following incident. 2. Thirty-two percent of pediatric patients continue to be symptomatic from concussions at 28 days after injury, with most common complaints of...
Image: PD 1. Male patients with mild traumatic brain injury demonstrated increased white matter abnormalities in the uncinate fasciculus compared to female-matched controls in brain MRI scans. 2. Uncinate fasciculus (UF) abnormalities detected by MRI was an independent risk factor for persistent post-concussion syndromes. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Fair) Study Rundown: The effect...
Image: PD 1. Complete recovery from all concussion-related symptoms was achieved over a significantly longer time course by patients who participated in the highest amount of cognitively demanding activities. 2. Recovery duration was not associated with age, gender, loss of consciousness after injury, amnesia, or previous concussions. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)     Study...