Kids, Sports, and Concussion: A Guide for Coaches and Parents, 2nd Edition

Author: William Paul Meehan III

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440858039

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

View: 5588

A comprehensive summary of sport-related concussion for parents, coaches, and athletes that considers the physics and biology behind the injury, identifies what can be done to reduce the risk of its occurrence, and describes how to properly respond to a suspected concussion. • Provides a detailed but easy-to-understand, jargon-free explanation of types of trauma and the forces that result in a concussion as well as what happens to brain cells when the brain suffers a concussion • Presents the facts about sport-related concussion and the potential for cumulative effects of sport-related concussions, including a discussion about chronic traumatic encephalopathy • Informs athletes, parents, and coaches about ways in which to prepare for a possible concussion, how to respond to a potential concussion, and steps to take to decrease the risk of a concussion injury


Author: Brian Hainline,Lindsey J. Gurin,Daniel M. Torres

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190937440

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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"Abstract: Concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury, is common, and occurs both in sport and as a result of falls or accidents. Concussion has become an increasingly recognized public health concern, largely driven by prominent media coverage of athletes who have sustained concussion. Although much has been written about this condition, we still do not understand its natural history, and we are only now beginning to recognize that concussion often manifests in different clinical domains. These may require targeted treatment in and of themselves; otherwise, persistent postconcussive symptoms may develop. Although most individuals who sustain a concussion recover, and although concussion is a treatable condition, it is important that concussion be managed early and comprehensively to avoid a more prolonged clinical trajectory. A relatively recent term often used in the setting of concussion is repetitive head impact exposure-a biomechanical force applied to the head that does not generate a clinical manifestation of concussion, but may result in structural brain changes. Although it is often assumed that repetitive head impact exposure leads to long-term neurological sequelae, the science to document this assumption is in its infancy. Repeated concussions may lead to depression or cognitive impairment later in life, and there is an emerging literature that repeated concussion and repetitive head impact exposure are associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy or other neurodegenerative diseases. Currently there is no known causal connection between concussion, repetitive head impact exposure, and neurodegeneration, although this research is also still in its infancy. What is clear is that (a) concussion prevention and safety should be paramount in sport and in society, (b) concussion management should begin immediately and should include clinical domains, and (c) research on concussion and repetitive head impact exposure must continue to move forward. Keywords: concussion; mild traumatic brain injury; clinical domains; repetitive head impact exposure; chronic traumatic encephalopathy; safety"--


Author: A. Niranjan,L.D. Lunsford

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318026492

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 2666

The increasing recognition of concussion and its associated consequences has focused international attention on mild traumatic brain injury. The need for early diagnosis, evaluation, and management has expanded dramatically. This volume includes the experience of leading experts who describe the recent advances in the pathophysiology, biomechanics, imaging definition, and management of concussion. Advanced imaging and electrophysiological techniques are being used to help delineate the underlying metabolic and ultrastructural effects of concussive injuries. Papers in this volume review the role of emerging techniques including fMRI, SPECT, PET, DTI, MRS, and MEG, as well as report on multimodality concussion management programs which offer guidelines for selecting relevant team members, assessing community needs, and implementing management strategies that align with current practice standards. This publication provides neurosurgeons, neurologists, trauma and sports medicine specialists, physiatrists, neuropsychologists, and neuroscientists with a comprehensive overview of the current understanding of the causes of mild traumatic brain injury or concussion, newer methods to evaluate it, and current and evolving multimodality management strategies.


Author: Jack Tsao,Jennifer R. Pryweller,Richard J. Servatius,Henrik Zetterberg

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889667006

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Topic editor Dr Zetterberger is a co-founder of Brain Biomarker Solutions in Gothenburg AB, a GU Ventures-based platform company at the University of Gothenburg. All other topic editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic subject.


Author: Kester J Nedd DO

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480886963

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 638

View: 681

Clinicians and patients can no longer wait for answers to fundamental questions regarding how to properly evaluate and treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Doctors, those suffering, and their loved ones have questions that need to be answered, including: • When will someone emerge from a coma? • Can the fear of going out in public be overcome? • Will problems pertaining to memory and anger management go away? • Will the individual be able to work again? Dr. Kester J Nedd, a board-certified neurologist, draws on his years of experience treating patients suffering from head injuries to answer these questions and many more. Filled with real stories of patients, this first volume explores how this modern epidemic is often misdiagnosed or left untreated. Unsound definitions, rules of engagement, and limited scientific evidence has caused us to lose generations of people who suffered the fate of this condition. The author shares a new and transformative evaluation method, known as Brain Hierarchical Evaluation and Treatment- the BHET method. The book outlines the hierarchical organization of the brain “from head to tail” and highlights what happens to the brain after an injury and how it responds.

Concussion E-Book

Author: Blessen Eapen,David X. Cifu

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323674836

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 2749

This practical reference, edited by Drs. Blessen C. Eapen and David X. Cifu, covers the full spectrum of assessment, management, and rehabilitation after concussion. It includes best practices and considerations for numerous patient populations and their unique needs in an easy-to-read, concise format. Geared toward physiatrists, neurologists, primary care physicians, and rehabilitation professionals, this book provides the key information you need to guide your treatment plans and help patients recover after concussion. Consolidates the most current information and guidance in this challenging and diverse area into one convenient resource. Covers acute management of concussions, diagnostic criteria, neuroimaging, biomarkers, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and return-to-play, school and duty protocols. Discusses special populations, including pediatrics, sports, military and veteran patients. Covers post-concussive syndrome and its management of sequelae after concussion.

Concussion Competencies

Author: Jonathan Lichtenstein,Arthur Maerlender,Jennifer Parent-Nichols

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527543218

Category: Medical

Page: 213

View: 435

This book presents necessary information and data for people working with concussion recovery or experiencing a concussion, especially of a sports-related nature. There is currently no defined body of knowledge presented to practitioners, a lacuna this book serves to fill. While medical attention is often needed at the initial stage of treatment, the most important parts of ongoing treatment are behavioural, specifically managing and monitoring the patient and engaging them in “active rehabilitation” strategies. The competencies described here address multiple constituencies, from medical personnel to patients. The book is designed to direct the reader to appropriate sections in a straightforward manner supported by evidence and research. Its core focus is on schools in the US, where the majority of sports-related concussion occur and are managed. However, the knowledge competencies detailed here are broad enough to provide a solid education in concussions, and what to do about them, across various environments.


Author: Harry Kerasidis, M.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504925165

Category: Medical

Page: 222

View: 2145

A new field of medicine is emerging, Concussionology, and it has massive consequences on the health and welfare of athletes’ livelihood. This guidebook provides basic training for athletes, parents and coaches as well as more in-depth training of concussions for athletic trainers, and other medical professionals. In Concussionology, Dr. Harry Kerasidis: • Outlines his own clinical-caliber concussion protocol • Reveals who is more vulnerable to concussions • Gives requirements for concussion baseline tests • Provides neurological basics about the brain, injury and behavior • Offers practical steps to handling concussions, and more What they’re saying “...a full, all inclusive approach to the management of sports related concussions.” —Dr. Alan Ashare, USA Hockey, Board of Director “Dr. Kerasidis is ... forward-thinking ... intellectually brilliant. This book is a reflection of that genius: straightforward, smart and leading-edge.” —Erin Sharoni, National TV Sports Personality “Dr. Kerasidis explains the brain in user-friendly terms, including how it functions normally and how it responds in concussion. This book is a clear call to action for players, parents, coaches, and loved ones.” —Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD Child, Adolescent, and General Psychiatry “Dr. Kerasidis expertise in concussions and concussion management has taught me what I need to know and helped me become a better athletic trainer...and implement a first class concussion management program.” — Stephanie Guzzo, Assistant Athletic Trainer, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Author: William D. Boyd

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499060866

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 7709

This book surveys the research on this disorder. Most people recover completely following concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury, but some continue to have post-concussion syndrome symptoms for months or even years after the injury. This book explores the definition, genesis, assessment, diagnosis, recovery, and treatment of post-concussion syndrome.