Posts Tagged ‘pediatric’

Concussion hits all youth sports, not just rugby

Soccer and concussion

Children who play rugby do not suffer higher rates of concussion than other field sports such as soccer, Gaelic football and hurling, according to a leading consultant. Consultant paediatrician Dr Niamh Lynch said all the main field sports played by children had a fairly even spread of concussion cases. She said it was important that…

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Report to Congress on The Management of TBI in Children

Concussion Treatment for Children

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is a significant public health problem in the United States. A traumatic brain injury disrupts the normal function of the brain, and can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a related injury. Children have the highest rate of emergency department visits for traumatic…

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Concussion risk in middle school

Concussion risk in middle school

Concussions are not just a risk for professional, college and high school athletes, acknowledges a policy revision being considered by the Mount Desert Island Regional School System board. The policy on “Management of Concussions and Other Head Injuries” would stipulate that all students in grades five through 12 “participating in school sponsored extra-curricular athletic activities…

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A Single Concussion May Have Lasting Impact

Children Sports and Concussion

A single concussion experienced by a child or teenager may have lasting repercussions on mental health and intellectual and physical functioning throughout adulthood, and multiple head injuries increase the risks of later problems, according to one of the largest, most elaborate studies to date of the impacts of head trauma on the young. You cannot…

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Pediatric Concussion Called ‘Grossly’ Underdiagnosed in ED

Pediatric Concussion

WASHINGTON — Concussions were “grossly” underdiagnosed among children presenting to a Level 1 trauma center’s pediatric emergency department, according to a study presented here. The investigators, with the New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine in Newark, concluded that providers need to be better educated about recognizing traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Pediatric concussion rates 5% higher than reported by EDs

Concussion, signs and symptoms

Concussions are prevalent among teenagers in the United States, with 19.5% of adolescents diagnosed with at least one incident and 5.5% diagnosed with more than one incident, according to a research letter published in JAMA. According to the researchers, this rate is approximately 4% to 5% higher than what is reported by emergency departments in…

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Girl soccer players 400% more likely to return to play after concussion

Soccer and concussion

Although concussion guidelines recommend not returning to play the same day an injury is sustained, girl soccer players were 414% more likely to return to the field that same day than were boys, according to a research presented at the AAP 2017 National Conference & Exhibition. “The girl soccer players were 5 times more likely…

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Your child has a concussion. Now what?

Child and Concussion

Your child is in the thick of the game, running her heart out in a race with an opponent to chase down the ball. Suddenly, that opponent throws an elbow, striking your daughter in the temple. Your daughter crumples to the field, lying motionless for what seems like an eternity. The referee stops play and…

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Understanding Concussions in Youth Sports

Sports and concussion

Fall sports are back in full swing. Sports related concussion seems to be on the rise. Patrick Mularoni, M.D., is the medical director of the Pediatric Sports Medicine program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He is helping parents and coaches better understand concussions and how to treat the student athlete. A concussion is a…

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