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2014 Articles & Publications


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Multiple Sources 
(January 6, 2014) 

EFFECT OF COGNITIVE ACTIVITY LEVEL ON DURATION OF POST-CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS

Following a concussion, it is common for children and adolescents to experience difficulties in the school setting. Cognitive difficulties, such
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2013 Articles & Publications


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Multiple Sources 
(October 27, 2013) 

RETURNING TO LEARNING FOLLOWING A CONCUSSION

Following a concussion, it is common for children and adolescents to experience difficulties in the school setting. Cognitive difficulties, such
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Kathleen Ganster 
(October 1, 2013) 

CHILDWISE: CAN SPORTS BE SAFE?

You can’t turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper or magazine without reading something about the
dangers of concussions in sports. As the mother of a son who...


 

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Megan Harris 
(October 2013) 

YOUNG ATHLETES, STUDENTS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WITH CONCUSSIONS RECEIVE VARIED ACCOMMODATIONS

High school senior and former defensive end Hunter Horton doesn't mind when his mother reads school textbooks and homework assignments to him — he prefers it.

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Segun T Dawodu, MD, JD, MBA, LLM, FAAPMR, FAANEM
Cheif Editor: Denise I Campagnolo, MD, MS, et al.
 
(March 2013) 

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI) - DEFINITION, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly... 

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American Academy of Neurology 
(March 2013) 

SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSION IN KIDS MAY HAVE COMPLICATIONS

A new study has suggested that sports-related concussions in children may lead to some measurable emotional and behavioral functioning problems in the months that follow the injury. The study was presented...

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David Cifu, MD
Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD et al.

(March 2013) 

REPETITIVE HEAD INJURY SYNDROME

Primary head injury can be catastrophic, but the effects of repetitive head injuries must also be considered. Second-impact syndrome (SIS), a term coined in 1984, describes the situation in... 

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Caroline Cassels 
(March 2013) 

PET IMAGINING REVEALS DAMAGE FROM HEAD INJURY IN LIVING ATHLETES

For the first time, researchers have been able to see the brain damage caused by repetitive head injury in living athletes, a finding that may help facilitate early identification and intervention in those suffering from trauma-related...

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British Journal of Sports Medicine
(March 2013) 

CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON CONCUSSION IN SPORT

This paper is a revision and update of the recommendations developed following the 1st (Vienna 2001), 2nd (Prague 2004) and 3rd (Zurich 2008) International Consensus Conferences on Concussion in Sport and is based on the... 

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David T. Bernhardt, MD
Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD, et al.
 
(March 2013) 

CONCUSSION

Concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is common among contact and collision sports participants. One definition of concussion is a condition in which there is a traumatically induced alteration in mental status, with....


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Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP
Allen Sills, MD

(March 2013) 

CONCUSSION IN ATHLETES: MAKING SENSE OF THE GUIDELINES

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Laurie L. Barclay, MD
(March 2013) 

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION IN RETIRED NFL PLAYERS

In this cross-sectional study, Hart and colleagues aimed to compare cognitive impairment, depression, and their neuroimaging correlates in aging former professional football (National Football League [NFL]) players and in matched...


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Medscape Neurology
(March 2013) 

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY CONCUSSION GUIDELINES

At a press conference held at the American Academy of Neurology's (AAN's) 2013 Annual Meeting, the release of new AAN guidelines for the evaluation and management of sports-related concussion (SRC) were announced.

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UPMC/Univ. of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
(January 30, 2013) 

RETURN-TO-PLAY DECISIONS SHOULD COMMONLY FOLLOW POST-EXERTION NEUROCOGNITIVE TESTING

Too many athletes may be going back onto the field, court or rink too soon after a concussion, according to a new study that recommends athletes undergo...

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Bostonglobe.com
(January 14, 2013)

CONCUSSIONS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Karen Weintraub Globe Correspondent January 14, 2013 When is it safe to go back to sports? Every concussion is different, so there’s no standard timeline for resuming pre-concussion activities. Doctors generally say that physical...

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Sports Concussion New England
(January 2013) 

POST-EXERTION NEUROCOGNITIVE TEST FAILURE AMONG STUDENT-ATHLETES FOLLOWING CONCUSSION

The purpose of the present study was to examine post-exertion (PE) neurocognitive performance among student-athletes following concussion who were...
 

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2012 Articles & Publications


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Pinnacle Brain and Spine
(December 19, 2012)

UMS-WRIGHT CLAIMS VICTORY IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - IMPACT CONCUSSION TESTING A WIN FOR PLAYERS

UMS-Wright dominated on December 7th to claim a 42-14 victory over Oneonta in the Class 4A championship game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, earning the Bulldogs their sixth state...

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Multiple Sources
(November 6, 2012) 

TIMING OF CONCUSSION DIAGNOSIS IS RELATED TO HEAD IMPACT EXPOSURE PRIOR TO INJURY

Concussions are commonly undiagnosed in an athletic environment because the post-injury signs and symptoms may be mild, masked by the subject, or unrecognized. This study...

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Multiple Sources
(November 6, 2012) 

HEAD IMPACT EXPOSURE SUSTAINED BY FOOTBALL PLAYERS ON DAYS OF DIAGNOSED CONCUSSION

This study compares the frequency and severity of head impacts sustained by football players on days with and without diagnosed concussion and to identify the sensitivity and specificity of single impact severity measures...

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Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine
(October 2012) 

REVISED FACTOR STRUCTURE FOR THE POST-CONCUSSION SYMPTOM SCALE: BASELINE AND POSTCONCUSSION FACTORS

Symptom reports play a critical role in the assessment and management of concussions. Symptoms are often...

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Dept. of Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Science, East Tennessee State University
(August 2012) 

ONE-YEAR TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY OF THE ONLINE VERSION OF ImPACT IN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

The ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) neurocognitive testing battery is a popular assessment tool used for...

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Michigan State University, Dept. of Kinesiology
(June 2012) 

THE ROLE OF AGE AND SEX IN SYMPTOMS, NEUROCOGNITIVE PERFORMANCE, AND POSTURAL STABILITY IN ATHLETES AFTER CONCUSSION

Researchers have begun to focus on age and sex differences in concussion outcomes. Results suggest that younger athletes and female athletes may take longer...

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Dept. of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania
(June 2012) 

IDENTIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF PROGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR PERSISTENCE OF MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY-RELATED IMPAIRMENT IN THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT

This study aimed to develop and validate prognostic criteria to identify children at risk for...

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Multiple Sources
(May 22, 2012) 

THE RELATIONSHIP OF SYMPTOMS AND NEUROCOGNITIVE PERFORMANCE TO PERCEIVED RECOVERY FROM SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSION AMONG ADOLESCENT ATHLETES

Sports medicine practitioners often consider athletes' self-reports of recovery for the management of concussion, and it is not clear which factors...

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Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
(May 22, 2012) 

DO BRAIN ACTIVATION CHANGES PERSIST IN ATHLETES WITH A HISTORY OF MULTIPLE CONCUSSIONS WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC?

To evaluate brain activation patterns of asymptomatic athletes with a history of two or more concussions.

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Multiple Sources
(May 18, 2012) 

EFFICACY OF AMANTADINE TREATMENT ON SYMPTOMS AND NEUROCOGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AMONG ADOLESCENTS FOLLOWING SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSION

To evaluate the efficacy of amantadine in the treatment of symptoms and neurocognitive performance in adolescents following sports-related concussion...

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Michigan State University, Dept. of Kinesiology
(May 2012) 

EDUCATING COACHES ABOUT CONCUSSION IN SPORTS; EVALUATION OF THE CDC'S "HEADS UP: CONCUSSION IN YOUTH SPORTS" INTIATIVE

Concussions remain a serious public health concern. It is important that persons involved in youth sports, particularly coaches, be made aware and educated on...

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UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
(April 10, 2012) 

DEPRESSION AND NEUROCOGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AFTER CONCUSSION AMONG MALE AND FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGIATE ATHLETES

To prospectively examine the relationship of sport-related concussion with depression and...

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Bob Donaldson/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(March 29, 2012) 

"HEADS IN THE GAME" SERIES:
TO PREVENT HEAD INJURIES, ATHLETIC TRAINERS ARE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

Roughly one-fourth of Clairton High's male students take the field on any given football game day, which is saying something at a...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(March 29, 2012) 

"HEADS IN THE GAME" SERIES:
UPDATE ON CONCUSSION VICTIMS

Here are updates on youngsters and teenagers with concussions whom the Post-Gazette has been following this football season.



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Bob Donaldson/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(March 29, 2012) 

"HEADS IN THE GAME" SERIES: CONCUSSION EFFECTS ARE BECOMING MUCH BETTER UNDERSTOOD

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, for the five hours total for which a school district gets reimbursed by the state, a Southmoreland High...

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2011 Articles & Publications


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Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
(March 2011) 

IDENTIFYING NEUROCOGNITIVE DEFICITS IN ADOLESCENTS FOLLOWING CONCUSSION

This study of concussed adolescents sought to determine if a computer-based neurocognitive assessment (Immediate Postconcussion Assessment and...

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UPMC Center for Sports Medicine
(2011) 

SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY OF SUBACUTE COMPUTERIZED NEUROCOGNITIVE TESTING AND SYMPTOM EVALUATION IN PREDICTING OUTCOMES AFTER SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSION

Concussions affect an estimated 136 000 high school athletes...

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2010 Articles & Publications


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Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
(October 2010) 

POSTCONCUSSIVE SYMPTOMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH COMPENSATORY CORTICAL RECRUITMENT DURING A WORKING MEMOMORY TASK

This study of concussed adolescents sought to determine...

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
(April 2010) 

CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS IN THE ADOLESCENT POPULATION

Over the past decade, significant advances have been made in understanding concussions. Information regarding proper identification, pathophysiology,...

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Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
(October 2010) 

POSTCONCUSSIVE SYMPTOMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH COMPENSATORY CORTICAL RECRUITMENT DURING A WORKING MEMOMORY TASK

This study of concussed adolescents sought to determine...

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
(April 2010) 

CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS IN THE ADOLESCENT POPULATION

Over the past decade, significant advances have been made in understanding concussions. Information regarding proper identification, pathophysiology,...

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2009 Articles & Publications


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Dept. of Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
(May 2009) 

NEUROCOGNITIVE EVALUATION OF MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN THE HOSPITALIZED PEDIATRIC POPULATION

MTBI is common in the pediatric population. A standardized approach to identify...

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
(May 2009) 

NEUROCOGNITIVE AND SYMPTOM PREDICTORS OF RECOVERY IN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

The purpose of this study was to identify specific symptom and neuropsychological test patterns that might serve as prognostic...

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2001 Articles & Publications


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Christopher C. Giza,
David A. Hovda
(July-September 2001) 

THE NEUROMETABOLIC CASCADE OF CONCUSSION

To review the underlying pathophysiologic processes of concussive brain injury and relate these neurometabolic changes to clinical sports-related issues...

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