Tag: "concussions" at medical news
OHSU Researcher studies possible negative impacts of long-term soccer play
...bconcussive blows, many players have also suffered concussions
on the playingfield." To learn the possible effe...earchers found arelationship between the number of concussions
incurred by soccer players andlower test scores. The study is released as soccer enjoys growing po...
First link demonstrated between multiple concussions, neuropsychological deficits in college athletes
College football players who sustain multiple concussions
are at riskfor a decline in long-term neuropsychol...had a learning disability. "Players with multiple concussions
and an LD performed significantly more poorlyon problem solving and information processing tests tha...
Study finds concussions affect brain behavior in hockey players
Initial findings of a study on concussions
and junior league hockey players showthe injury ap...nses lookedsignificantly different in players with concussions
after re-testing," saysGaetz. "The more complex the tasks, the more the chances of showing the effec...
Hit on the head? Hit the bench!-- New concussion guidelines urge caution for athletes, coaches, doctors
...mined. More than 300,000 American athletes sustain concussions
or other mild tomoderate brain injuries each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control,but a 1991 survey found that a third did not see a doctor. Most sports-relatedconcussions occur in people ages 15 to 24. No reliable statistics exist for...
Penns Head Injury Center receives $110,000 NFL charities grant to study long-term effects of concussions
...ries (TBIs) each year. People rarely associate concussions
with what they really are traumatic brain injuries, said Tracy K. McIntosh, PhD, the Robert A. Groff Professor and Director of the HIC. Brain injury is a silent epidemic in this country, affecting more lives than most people realize. In fact, the st...
New UNC center plans intensive studies of retired athletes suffering disabilities
... of retired professional football players suffered concussions
during their playing days, a national survey of pl...Athletes grew out of Guskiewicz's previous work on concussions
and through talks with Bailes, the center's medical director. "Besides being interested in the long-...
Research: Concussion in rugby appears to be hidden epidemic
...all but played almost worldwide, leads to far more concussions
than players, coaches and medical personnel have p...lly for three years and were surprised at how many concussions
there were, said Dr. Stephen W. Marshall, research assistant professor of epidemiology at the UNC Sc...
Study: mouthguards work in protecting athletes from expensive injuries to teeth
...ently had no significant protective effect against concussions
or lip or tongue lacerations in those athletes. A...Fifty agreed to report data on dental injuries and concussions
using an Internet Web site every week during the 20-week 1999-2000 basketball season. The response r...
University of Pittsburgh reports effects of multiple concussions in high school athletes
...igh school athlete with a history of three or more concussions
who sustains a new concussion may be up to nine ti...he commonly assumed cumulative effects of multiple concussions
in high school athletes," according to lead author Michael W. (Micky) Collins, Ph.D., a neuropsychol...
Using their heads
...s who head the ball and are more likely to receive concussions
indeed appear to show cognitive deficits when compared to swimmers and runners with similar training regimens." The group's next study involved testing a new product on the market, "soccer head protection" headbands, to determine whether or not they...
Amnesia, confusion may signal concussion
...-play decision." More than 300,000 sports-related concussions
occur annually in the United States with at least ...gh school and college athletes with sports-related concussions
to analyze the role of loss of consciousness in predicting neurocognitive recovery. Of the athletes ...
Clinicians need to put heads together on sports concussions
...amined the association between history of previous concussions
and the likelihood of experiencing recurrent concussions. "Concussion management has been a particularly vexing issue, dominated more by opinion than by evidence," Dr. McKeag notes, adding, "While these two studies might not surprise sports clinician...
'Ding' concussions require removal from the game
...play guidelines for high school athletes with mild concussions
may be too liberal, because they allow athletes to...urrent guideline allows athletes with grade 1 mild concussions
to return to play immediately, if on-the-field symptoms disappear within 15 minutes. However, the UP...
Concussion causes emotional disturbances, say researchers
... as depression and confusion resulting from sports concussions
for the first time. The study, which appears in th... been little research into the emotional impact of concussions
and subsequent recovery. Three groups were used in the study - concussed athletes, uninjured teammat...