HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions

e future.

The study helps define concussion and recovery for safe return-to-play

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1.4 and 3.6 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur each year, with the majority happening at the high school level. An explosion of scientific research over the past decade has taught us more about mild traumatic brain injury or concussion than we have ever known, noted Dr. Lovell, including the knowledge that mismanagement of even seemingly mild concussions can lead to serious consequences in young athletes.

A concussion can occur when an athlete receives a traumatic force to the head or upper body that causes the brain to shake inside of the skull. Injury is defined as a concussion when it causes a change in mental status such as loss of consciousness, amnesia, disorientation, confusion or mental fogginess. The severity, effects and recovery of concussion are difficult to determine because no two concussions are alike, and symptoms are not always straightforward. In recent years, research has shown that until a concussed brain is completely healed, the brain may be vulnerable to further injury, which has led to published studies that have raised public awareness and significantly changed the way sports concussions are managed. Importantly, much of this research has included data that proves the usefulness of objective neuropsychological test data as part of the comprehensive clinical evaluation to determine clinical recovery following concussion. In fact, recent international concussion management guidelines have emphasized player symptoms and neuropsychological test results as cornerstones of the injury evaluation and management process.

While neuropsychological testing has become an increasingly useful tool, no published studies have examined the relationship between changes in computerized neuropsychological testing completed in a medical clinic
'"/>

Contact: Susan Manko
MankoSM@upmc.edu
412-647-3555
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
6-Aug-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Sports cheats beware -- new test detects previously undetectable drug
2. Sports medicine journal available to journalists
3. ACP publishes Expert Guide to Sports Medicine
4. Sports utility vehicles should carry health warnings, say experts
5. Sports doping explored during half-day symposium, Aug. 30
6. New treatment for post-concussion syndrome pioneered at UB
7. Doctors warn: Do not rely only on what young athletes say when managing concussions
8. NFL players show more rapid recovery from concussions than high school players
9. New study at UNC shows concussions promote dementias in retired professional football players
10. Young athletes post-concussion migraine may signal greater neurocognitive impairment
11. Prevalence of concussion effects linked to pot of gold lawsuits, researcher says

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... Have you ever wondered what “Karma” really means? Does ... the word “Karma.” , Vedic tradition, which gave birth to Hinduism, is one of ... the central concepts of this tradition. According to the wisdom of this heritage, Karma is ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Calvary Hospital today announced that it is embarking on a ... is to bring this Torah – dating from 1880 – back to kosher status, ... , Scroll No. 515, from the town of Taus-Domazlice, is on permanent loan ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... Brig and Lita Hart, icons of the network marketing industry and founders ... with the HOPE Movement of EvolvHealth. In what has been a long-term relationship between ... join their missions of purpose together to change the course of the network marketing ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... On Tuesday, July 28th, Symantec ... are thought to have been behind the attack on Anthem Inc. which resulted in ... day exploits, watering hole attacks and spear phishing campaigns. , For Joe ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... BeverlyD, owner and founder of BeverlyD Luxe Organic Hair ... first small business donation to kick off the campaign for healing and Well-Being. , ... includes a complete line of raw, organic hair care products, as well as her ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nithyananda Yoga Foundation to Conduct Global Webinar on Karma at No Charge on August 1st 2Health News:Calvary Hospital Announces Plans to Restore Historic Torah 2Health News:Calvary Hospital Announces Plans to Restore Historic Torah 3Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 2Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 3Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 2Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 3Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 4Health News:March4thforWellBeing Foundation Kickoff 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , July 30, 2015  Amgen ... Fred Hassan , partner and managing director of Warburg Pincus ... "We are pleased to welcome Fred Hassan and ... to the Amgen Board," said Robert A. Bradway , ... expertise and commitment to innovation will serve Amgen well." ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  Cleveland Clinic President ... keynote address last month that industry is compelled to ... to gain the efficiencies—and develop the transformational innovations -- ... Barsoum,s comments were preceded by Doug Kohrs , ... OMTEC moderator, who stressed that industry must add "episode ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Growth of the U.S. nonprescription market ... former prescription users to the OTC market. Due to ... robust Rx-to-OTC switch activity over the next five years ... many new brands entering the market into existing categories. ... five years (even those with low to moderate likelihood), ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amgen Announces Appointment Of Fred Hassan To Board Of Directors 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of Fred Hassan To Board Of Directors 3Orthopaedic Surgery Reimbursement Shifts to Episode of Care 2Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 2Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 3
Cached News: