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Subtle Effects May Be ‘Precursors’ to Future Concussion-Related Problems
Philadelphia, Pa. (January 25, 2011) – In the wake of recent reports of long-term health effects of repeated concussions in professional athletes, a new study finds increased rates of concussion-related symptoms in high-school athletes with a history of two or more previous concussions. The study will appear in an upcoming issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.
Led by Philip Schatz, Ph.D., of Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, the International Brain Research Foundation, Edison NJ, and the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, the study suggests that some teen athletes with multiple concussions may already have early signs of post-concussion syndrome. “It appears that youth athletes who sustain multiple concussions experience a variety of subtle effects, which may be possible precursors to the future onset of concussion-related difficulties,” the researchers write. Read the rest of this entry »