Tag: "concussion" at medical news
Study shows protective equipment not very effective for rugby players
...in preventing injuries. "We found that the risk of concussion
was not reduced by the use of padded headgear or mouthguards," said lead researcher Dr. Stephen Marshall, assistant professor of epidemiology and assistant professor of orthopaedics at the UNC schools of public health and medicine. Hard-shell helmets...
Tip sheet for the October 26, 2004 Neurology
...symptoms from recent concussions. It was the first concussion
for 27 of the athletes, and the other 30 had a pre...tory reported fewer symptoms immediately after the concussion
than reported by those experiencing their first. Yet one week after the injury, those with a previou...
Concussion causes emotional disturbances, say researchers
...ological assessment. Those athletes who suffered a concussion
during the season were then repeatedly reassessed ... and total mood disturbance that resulted from the concussion
disappeared within three weeks. There were also different rates of decrease for each emotion depres...
'Ding' concussions require removal from the game
...ll-ringer." However, in the high school athlete, a concussion
is not a trivial event, according to a study publi...m at risk for further injury, says the UPMC sports concussion
research team. Current concussion
grading systems and return-to-play guidelines should be changed to...
Clinicians need to put heads together on sports concussions
...an Medical Association. "First, any athlete with a concussion
must be removed from competition," says Dr. McKeag... injuries should be the rule. Any patient with a concussion
whose symptoms evolve downward requires immediate neurologic evaluation and possible hospital admiss...
Jury still out over risks of heading a soccer ball
...inimum values for the development of sport-related concussion
are 40-60g, writes Dr Paul McCrory. In contrast, head to head contact can generate enough of the forces required to cause brain injury as in any conventional head injury. This has led for calls for the use of protective headgear for soccer players, b...
Amnesia, confusion may signal concussion
...s Medicine (AOSSM). "Athletes may sustain a severe concussion
without losing consciousness," says lead author Ma...ly 34 percent of college football players have one concussion
and 20 percent have multiple concussions. Contact sports have a 19 percent annualized risk of concus...
Lowering the shoulder on bodychecking
...rs' injuries." The authors state that the risks of concussion
and other serious injury make it clear that bodychecking is not necessary for play at the Canadian youth and adolescent levels. The authors add that because bodychecking is such an integral part of professional hockey, it is unlikely to be eliminated...
University of Pittsburgh reports effects of multiple concussions in high school athletes
...ry of three or more concussions who sustains a new concussion
may be up to nine times more likely to experience ...ions may indeed lower the threshold for subsequent concussion
injury and increase symptom severity in even seemingly mild subsequent concussions," he said. "Our f...
Research: Concussion in rugby appears to be hidden epidemic
...he UNC study showed a 100-fold higher incidence of concussion
than an earlier investigation at an Australian hig...probably seriously underestimated the incidence of concussion
overall and seems to have frequently missed between 50 and 90 percent of those injuries, he said. Ou...
New UNC center plans intensive studies of retired athletes suffering disabilities
...kiewicz said. Six of those had histories of either concussion
or loss of consciousness. Four were reported to have had the incurable, progressive condition before they reached age 60. "Twenty-eight percent of the men reported neck or cervical spine arthritis, 49 percent had numbness or tingling, 36 percent end...
90 high schools will participate in UNC-CH head injury study
...begins and thenagain immediately after suffering a concussion
during any practice or game. Tests will be given againthree, 24, 48 and 72 hours after injury and again on days five, seven and 90 post-injury. "Our recent work suggests that people are returning injured athletes to play way too soon, anaverage of f...
Hit on the head? Hit the bench!-- New concussion guidelines urge caution for athletes, coaches, doctors
...ofall the conference participants. Experts define concussion
as an alteration of cerebral function. Common symp...4. No reliable statistics exist for the number of concussion
victims who had asecond brain injury soon after their first concussion, but research stronglysuggest...
Study finds concussions affect brain behavior in hockey players
...sks, the more the chances of showing the effectsof concussion
increased." Gaetz asked tested players to call him immediately after beingdiagnosed with concussions during the season. Using a portable testing unit,Gaetz travelled around the province, often on a moment's notice, to repeat thetests ...
First link demonstrated between multiple concussions, neuropsychological deficits in college athletes
...he chance that a college football player has had a concussion
playingfootball, either before or during college i...sh baseline readings. When an athlete sustained a concussion
during the football season, he was againgiven the neuropsychological tests. Post-concussion analysis...
Return to play not determined by the numbers
...ision, headache and dizziness caused by acerebral concussion
disappear, team physicians must evaluate an athlet...If athletes return to play before the effects of a concussion
are gone,they run the risk of incurring a more serious injury should they be hurt again,"says Dr. Ru...