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Press Release: Multiple Concussions Linked to Lasting Symptoms in High School Athletes

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 »

Written by NEUROSURGERY® Editorial Office

January 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Editor Choice: The Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Neurological Injuries in Rugby Union: A Systematic Review

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Michael D. Cusimano MD, PhD, Farshad Nassiri, HBSc, Youjin Chang, B Arts Sc,

BACKGROUND: Rugby is characterized by high-speed collisions among the players that predispose them to injuries, particularly to the head, neck, and spine.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of current neurological injury prevention strategies in rugby union.

METHODS: Systematic review in May 2010. We assessed the quality and content of studies that evaluated injury prevention strategies for rugby players and reported on neurological outcomes. We searched OVID Medline, OVID HealthStar, CINAHL, Sport Discus, PubMed, Scholar’s Portal Physical Education Index, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Controlled Clinical Trials Register (CENTRAL) and conducted a manual search of the cited literature lists of each included study.

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Written by NEUROSURGERY® Editorial Office

October 28, 2010 at 9:13 AM


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