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Concussion

Concussion
A Book

by Jeanne Marie Laskas

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-11-24
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0812998081
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered something he could not ignore. The NFL tried to silence him. His courage would change everything. “A gripping medical mystery and a dazzling portrait of the young scientist no one wanted to listen to . . . a fabulous, essential read.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the young forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, while reporting a story for GQ that would go on to inspire the movie Concussion. Omalu told her about a day in September 2002, when, in a dingy morgue in downtown Pittsburgh, he picked up a scalpel and made a discovery that would rattle America in ways he’d never intended. Omalu was new to America, chasing the dream, a deeply spiritual man escaping the wounds of civil war in Nigeria. The body on the slab in front of him belonged to a fifty-year-old named Mike Webster, aka “Iron Mike,” a Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the greatest ever to play the game. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. Toward the end of his life, he was living out of his van, tasering himself to relieve his chronic pain, and fixing his rotting teeth with Super Glue. How did this happen?, Omalu asked himself. How did a young man like Mike Webster end up like this? The search for answers would change Omalu’s life forever and put him in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful corporations in America: the National Football League. What Omalu discovered in Webster’s brain—proof that Iron Mike’s mental deterioration was no accident but a disease caused by blows to the head that could affect everyone playing the game—was the one truth the NFL wanted to ignore. Taut, gripping, and gorgeously told, Concussion is the stirring story of one unlikely man’s decision to stand up to a multibillion-dollar colossus, and to tell the world the truth.

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

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

by William Paul Meehan III

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2018-02-08
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 1440858039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Concussion

Concussion
A Book

by Brian Hainline,Lindsey J. Gurin,Daniel M. Torres

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0190937440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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"--

Concussion

Concussion
A Book

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

  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 2021-04-21
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 2889667006
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Concussion

Concussion
A Book

by A. Niranjan,L.D. Lunsford

  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release : 2014-06-17
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 3318026492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Concussion

Concussion
Traumatic Brain Injury from Head to Tail

by Kester J Nedd DO

  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release : 2020-05-27
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN : 1480886963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Concussion E-Book
Assessment, Management and Rehabilitation

by Blessen Eapen,David X. Cifu

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2019-08-09
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0323674836
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Concussion Competencies
A Framework for School-Based Concussion Management

by Arthur Maerlender,Jennifer Parent-Nichols,Jonathan Lichtenstein

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-11
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 1527543218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Concussion-ology

Concussion-ology
Redefining Sports Concussion Management For All Levels

by Harry Kerasidis, M.D.

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2015-09-10
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1504925165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Post-Concussion Syndrome
A Book

by William D. Boyd

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2014-08-15
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1499060866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Sports-Related Concussion

Sports-Related Concussion
Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition

by Brian Sindelar,Julian E. Bailes

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2017-11-22
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 1498764584
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new edition reflects the explosion of knowledge in basic science and clinical care for athletes with mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. Interest in management and methodology for making diagnoses and improving the clinical outcomes have changed dramatically. All U.S. states have laws dictating how sports concussion patients are cared for and require return to play decisions be coordinated with best practice methods. Epidemiology, classification, and biology of sports concussion, as well as, brain imaging, assessment tests, neuropsychological measures, and management strategies are covered. Illustrative clinical cases, correlative examples, and historical insights are featured.

Concussion in Professional Team Sports: Time for a Harmonised Approach?

Concussion in Professional Team Sports: Time for a Harmonised Approach?
A Book

by Alexandra Veuthey

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-03-20
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 981151979X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The risk of athletes sustaining concussion while participating in professional team sports raises two serious concerns both nationally and internationally. First, concussion in sport carries a public health risk, given that injured athletes may have to deal with significant long-term medical complications, with some of the worst cases resulting in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Secondly, sports governing bodies are now exposed to the risk of financial and reputational damage as a consequence of legal proceedings being filed against them. A good example of this, among many other recent examples, is the case of the United States of America’s National Football League (NFL), the governing body for American football, which, in 2015, committed to pay US$ 1 billion to settle the class action filed by its former professional players. This book examines how to most efficiently reduce these public health and legal risks, and proposes a harmonised solution across sports and legal systems.

Concussion Management for Primary Care

Concussion Management for Primary Care
Evidence Based Answers to Cases and Questions

by Deepak S. Patel

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-03-20
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 3030395820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Concussions are increasing in incidence each year, and each state has a law on management of concussions in children. These factors strengthen the need for primary care providers to be well-versed in the evaluation and management of them. This text provides primary care physicians and clinicians with an evidence-based yet practical approach to diagnosing and treating concussions in children and adults. The book begins with a general overview of concussions. It then goes on to identify risks, signs and symptoms of concussions. Next, physicians and providers learn when and how to perform appropriate physical exams for suspected concussions. The following chapters focus on finding the correct type of testing to perform in suspected concussions. The testing options addressed include diagnostic, neurocognitive and imaging. Return-to-learn and return-to-play recommendations are then discussed to ensure that providers are able to properly educate patients on them. The book concludes by explaining post-concussion syndrome and identifying methods to prevent concussions and complications in the future. Each chapter presents a specific case along with 3-5 followup questions as well as a summary of key concepts. Written from the unique perspective of a primary care physician who also specializes in sports medicine and concussions, Concussion Management for Primary Care is a first-of-its-kind book that serves as a valuable resource for primary care physicians, sports medicine physicians and any other clinician treating patients suffering from a possible concussion.

Concussion in Sports, An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, E-Book

Concussion in Sports, An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, E-Book
A Book

by Scott R. Laker

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2016-07-27
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 0323445225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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CDC estimates reveal that 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur each year. This issue will include topics such as pathophysiology, imagine, rturn to learn programs and long-term consequences of concussions.

The Concussion Crisis

The Concussion Crisis
Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic

by Linda Carroll,David Rosner

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-02-21
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1451627459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A cautionary assessment of the rising frequency of brain injuries among young athletes counsels parents on the risks associated with head trauma while identifying factors that contribute to missed diagnoses and brain damage, in a reference that is complemented by illustrative true stories.

Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion

Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion
Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes

by Jennifer Niskala Apps,Kevin D. Walter

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2011-12-14
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0387895442
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Between the growing numbers of children and adolescents playing sports and the increased attention to head injuries by the larger sports community and the general public, pediatric concussions are emerging as a major concern. And as practitioners are seeing more young clients with head injuries, questions arise about age-appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and return to activity. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes offers evidence-based guidelines where few previously existed. This comprehensive volume clearly explains the effects of traumatic injury on the developing brain in sports- and non-sports-related contexts, and establishes a framework for immediate and long-term management, especially the crucial first 24 hours. Chapters provide a basic grounding in its subject with a history of concussion as a medical entity and a review of definitional and classification issues, take the reader through the steps of a neuropsychological evaluation, pinpoint post-injury issues, and offer strategies for the prevention of further or future injury. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes serves as both educational resource and practical framework for a wide array of professionals, including neuropsychologists, sports medicine physicians, child psychologists and psychiatrists, pediatric and family physicians, athletic trainers, social workers, and educators.

Concussion Competencies from a British Perspective

Concussion Competencies from a British Perspective
A Framework for Concussion Management

by Arthur Maerlender,Jennifer Parent-Nichols,Sandra Stalker

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2020-06-15
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 1527554910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents information needed for people working with concussion recovery, as well as anyone currently experiencing a concussion, especially those which are sports-related. There is currently no defined body of knowledge that practitioners in this field need to know, and this book serves to fill that gap. While medical attention is often needed at the beginning of the injury, the most important parts of ongoing treatment are behavioural, namely managing and monitoring the patient and engaging them in appropriate “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. The core focus here is on schools, where the consequences of sports-related concussion are significant. However, the knowledge competencies are broad enough to provide a solid education in concussions and what to do about them across various environments.

Protecting School Age Athletes from Sports-related Concussion Injury

Protecting School Age Athletes from Sports-related Concussion Injury
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, September 8, 2010

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Concussion Care Manual

Concussion Care Manual
A Practical Guide

by David L. Brody

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2014-09-04
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0199383863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a practical manual for clinicians who take care of patients with concussions. The long-term effects of concussions are an increasingly recognized problem in the medical community and by the general public. Most people recover well from concussions, but a substantial minority does not. However, most clinicians do not have specific training in how to evaluate and treat concussion patients who do not make a rapid and complete recovery. This manual, based on the experience of the director of the concussion clinic at Washington University in St Louis, provides specific step-by-step guidance for managing a variety of problems related to complex concussions: making an accurate diagnosis, general treatment strategies, headaches, sleep disruption, attention deficit, mood instability, anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress, personality change, balance problems, dizziness, fatigue etc. Furthermore, there are specific sections on return to work, return to driving, return to school and return to contact sports. Finally, the manual includes information on special topics, such as concussion in adolescents, children, contact sport athletes, military personnel, and patients involved in medico-legal matters. The manual is written for clinicians with a broad range of backgrounds: primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, athletic trainers, emergency medicine doctors, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and rehabilitation medicine physicians should all be able to use the manual effectively. There is information on how to set up a specialty concussion clinic, and an extensive list of internet-based resources related to concussion. A list of other publications is provided to point to additional detailed information beyond what a pocket-sized 'on-the-fly' manual can provide.

Concussion Care Manual

Concussion Care Manual
A Book

by David L. Brody MD

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-05-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0190054816
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is hard to find a medical condition that has as much media attention as concussion. With growing interest in concussion care by the NFL, NHL, NBA, and many other sports organizations, the military, and by regular patients, the number of concussion care providers has rapidly increased. Concussion Care Manual, Second Edition is the perfect step-by-step concussion management guide for clinicians, coaches, and even parents of athletic children. This pocket-sized volume discusses how to manage a variety of complexities associated with concussions including proper diagnosis, management strategies, headaches, anxiety and depression, PTSD, dizziness, fatigue, and changes to mood, balance, personality, and sleep. This book also covers the essential elements on how to set up and run a concussion clinic, focusing on the administrative need-to-know. A much-needed list of references, scales, and resources are provided at the end of the book for further investigation. New to the Second EditionEL -Fully revised based on the most up-to-date research in the field across disciplines - Evidence-based, this new edition summarizes what works and what doesn't from recent clinical trials and real world concussion care experience -Provides step by step guidance on how to provide appropriate active management when treating concussion