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2010-12-15 16:13:58

When computerized neuropsychological testing is used, high school athletes suffering from a sports-related concussion are less likely to be returned to play within one week of their injury, according to a study in The American Journal of Sports Medicine (published by SAGE). Unfortunately, concussed football players are less likely to have computerized neuropsychological testing than those participating in other sports. A total of 544 concussions were recorded by the High School Reporting...

2010-11-30 23:01:00

High school athletes assessed with computerized neuropsychological testing less likely to return to play within 1 week of being diagnosed with a concussion BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each academic year, an estimated 136,000 sports-related concussions occur among high school athletes in the United States. A new study conducted by researchers at the Sports Concussion Clinic at Children's Hospital Boston and the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research...

2010-11-16 00:00:54

Expert panel identifies key areas for improvement; citing the need for education of athletes, parents and coaches about the symptoms of concussions Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 Heightened media focus on concussive sports injuries has brought scrutiny to the policies employed by sports organizations and associations, including schools and universities, and has revealed the major knowledge gaps about the long term effects of sports related brain injuries. Most concerning, a lack of...

2010-11-05 10:50:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If it were left up to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), there'd be no more "Ëœtaking it for the team' or "Ëœshaking it off' for athletes taking the tough blows. According to the Centers for Disease Control, three million sports-related concussions occur in the United States every year.  Concussions are now second only to car crashes as a leading cause of traumatic brain injury for young people between the ages of 15 and 24. The AAN is...

2010-11-01 21:35:39

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is calling for any athlete who is suspected of having a concussion to be removed from play until the athlete is evaluated by a physician with training in the evaluation and management of sports concussion. The request is one of five recommendations from a new position statement approved by the AAN's Board of Directors that targets policymakers with authority over determining the policy procedures for when an athlete suffers from concussion while...

2010-10-12 17:27:59

NFL players with concussions now stay away from the game significantly longer than they did in the late 1990s and early 2000s, according to research in Sports Health (owned by American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and published by SAGE). The mean days lost with concussion increased from 1.92 days during 1996-2001 to 4.73 days during 2002-2007. In an effort to discover whether concussion injury occurrence and treatment had changed, researchers compared those two consecutive six-year...

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2010-08-30 14:17:00

According to a new report in Pediatrics, a doctor should clear kids who suffer concussions before they begin playing sports again. The American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness recommends the physical and mental recovery period that is necessary for young athletes after a head injury. A separate study estimates that about 100,000 kids between the ages 8 and 19 go to the emergency room with concussions.  Dr. Lisa Bakhos from Brown University's Warren Alpert...

2010-07-13 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. today announced the release of clinical research findings resulting from a 2008-2009 football concussion study of high school and college athletes it supported. The results, published in a special edition "Biomarkers in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury" of the peer-reviewed Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, support the potential utility of the BrainScope device in development as a marker of recovery after sport-related...

2010-05-20 06:00:00

EUGENE, Ore., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon Center for Applied Science (ORCAS) today launched ACTive®, an online training and certification program that gives sports coaches the tools and information to protect players from sports concussions. Available for free at http://activecoach.orcasinc.com, ACTive® is the only program of its kind to be funded by the National Institutes of Health, developed by leading researchers and validated in a clinical...

2010-03-01 14:00:00

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month SEATTLE, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of March as Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) is launching a state-wide education and advocacy campaign: "A Concussion is a Brain Injury. Get the Facts." According to Deborah Crawley, Executive Director of BIAWA, "As leaders nationally in concussion prevention, through the passage of the Zackery Lystedt law here in Washington State, we are...


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