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2010-02-16 08:37:15

A simple test of reaction time may help determine whether athletes have sustained a concussion (also known as mild traumatic brain injury) and when they are ready to play again, according to a study released Feb. 15 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto April 10 to April 17, 2010. "Research has shown that reaction time is slower after a concussion"”even as long as several days after other symptoms are gone," said study author James...

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2009-10-31 08:20:00

Some studies suggest that head injuries can set up professional football players for later mental problems. Now congressmen and experts want to know more about injuries to high school players. NFL concussions were the focus of a hearing in Washington this week. Some experts estimate as many as 1 in 10 high school football players get a concussion every year, but little is known about the long-term medical risks. According to an Associated Press report, Jarek Dombrowski was sent home from...

2009-10-05 16:37:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recent research that shows young athletes with repeated brain injuries are more at risk for future neurological problems, the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) are offering a wallet-sized card with tips for detecting and monitoring concussions. The card is available to assist parents, coaches and others who work with young athletes in identifying signs of a...

2009-09-01 16:13:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to a rising number of concussions and recent research which shows young athletes with repeated brain injuries are at great risk for future neurological problems, the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) are offering a wallet-sized card with tips for detecting and monitoring concussions. The complimentary card is an educational tool for parents, coaches and others who work...

2009-06-10 01:01:40

The International Conference on Concussion in Sports says children and teens require different treatment for concussions than adults, a U.S. researcher says. The guidelines, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, say children and teens must be strictly monitored and activities restricted -- no return to the field of play, no return to school and no cognitive activity -- until fully healed. These consensus recommendations mark the first time that international experts have...

2009-05-28 11:07:52

Serious misconceptions exist among young hockey players, athletes, coaches and parents about concussion symptoms, a Canadian researcher said. Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, analyzed the concussion knowledge of 142 adults -- coaches, trainers and parents -- and 267 players from GTA Atom (10-year-olds), Bantam (14-year-olds), AA (highly competitive) and house league divisions. While many can identify how a concussion may occur, most cannot identify...

2009-05-28 10:40:24

 When Chicago Blackhawk's leading scorer Martin Havlat returned to the ice for game four of the Western Conference Final after sustaining a concussion only two days earlier, questions were raised surrounding his swift return. According to a new study by St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Cusimano, similar questions were raised by 25% of minor league hockey players who did not know if an athlete with symptoms of a concussion should continue to play hockey. Nearly a majority...

2009-05-05 12:10:43

Children hospitalized with concussions should wait until they are seen by a clinician in a follow-up exam before returning to regular sports or playtime activities, according to researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.Rather than only consulting a doctor when there are obvious trouble signs after the initial treatment, the Children's Hospital researchers recommend that a qualified healthcare provider perform a formal assessment after hospital discharge but before child resumes...

2009-05-04 09:44:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children hospitalized with concussions should wait until they are seen by a clinician in a follow-up exam before returning to regular sports or playtime activities, according to researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Rather than only consulting a doctor when there are obvious trouble signs after the initial treatment, the Children's Hospital researchers recommend that a qualified healthcare provider perform a formal...

2009-03-18 20:03:00

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month WHEATON, Ill., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sports and recreation related concussions impact an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million individuals in the U.S. each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blow or jolt to the head and can range from mild to severe. It is important to note that even if you do not lose consciousness after a fall, it is...


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