Concussions can vary in symptoms and severity but researchers often don’t understand why. So, in an attempt to resolve a clear-cut relationship between physical trauma and concussion diagnosis, researchers at Stanford University choose to focus on one specific area of the brain — the corpus callosum, a thick bundle of nerves that joins the two halves […]Continue Reading ...
Concussion researchers have long suggested that damage to the corpus callosum, a thick bundle of nerves that connects the brain’s two halves, could result in some common side effects of concussion, like dizziness or vision problems. The assumption is straightforward – that damage to the corpus callosum could affect coordination between the two halves – […]Continue Reading ...
New guidelines that reduce the amount of rest required for children recovering from a concussion have been developed by CanChild, a McMaster University research institute. “For children, recovering from a concussion is like a snakes and ladders game, as there are times where they may have rapid improvement and climb through the steps more quickly, […]Continue Reading ...
Using MRI to study the brains of young female athletes has helped researchers develop an objective way to monitor a concussion injury. By using a technique that combines both structural and functional MRI information, Western University researchers were able to identify three unique signatures – one that shows acute brain changes after an athlete has […]Continue Reading ...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover. The report, revised for the first time in eight years, also advises against complete removal of electronic devices, such as television, computers and smartphones, following a concussion. […]Continue Reading ...
A gene associated with dyslexia, a learning disorder, may make some athletes less susceptible to concussions, reports a new study from Penn State University and Northwestern Medicine. This is believed to be the first time that this gene has been implicated in concussion or mild traumatic brain injury in athletes of a high-impact sport. “This […]Continue Reading ...
Several years ago, the Camarillo lab, led by Stanford bioengineer David Camarillo, PhD, set out to study whether neck muscles could help prevent concussion. In order to learn more about rotational acceleration of the head, which is considered a risk factor in concussion, the researchers ran experiments where they attached a light weight to a person’s […]Continue Reading ...
July 16, 2018 In 2016, funded by a $16 million grant from Scythian, the multidisciplinary Miller School team embarked on a five-year study to examine the effects of combining CBD (a cannabinoid derivative of hemp) with an NMDA antagonist (an anesthetic used in animals and humans) for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and concussion. […]Continue Reading ...
What are concussion tests? Concussion tests can help find out if you or your child has suffered a concussion. A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Young children are at a higher risk of concussions because they are more active and because their brains […]Continue Reading ...
John J. Leddy, MD, director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic, examines a patient who sustained a concussion. Recovery in the study was rigorously defined requiring agreement among three independent criteria, including a normal physical exam by doctors blinded as to which group each patient had been assigned. Credit: Douglas Levere/University at Buffalo Adolescent athletes who […]Continue Reading ...
New research from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and UW Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5-14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5%, sustaining a football-related concussion each season. Published in the Journal of Pediatrics, the study summarizes the research team’s […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 — Concussion-related serum biomarkers vary by sex and race, which may complicate their interpretation, according to three studies published online Nov. 7 in Neurology. Breton M. Asken, from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and colleagues conducted an observational cohort study and measured serum concentrations of biomarkers in 415 nonconcussed collegiate […]Continue Reading ...
Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Parents should be aware that […]Continue Reading ...
August 2018 Print this issue A study found that many people treated for a concussion may not receive follow-up care that could improve their health. A concussion is a mild brain injury. It results from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Most people recover quickly from a concussion, but some have symptoms for […]Continue Reading ...
July 12, 2018 Athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at greater risk for experiencing persistent anxiety and depression after a concussion than people who do not have ADHD, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis, July […]Continue Reading ...
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