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    Diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion: a 15-year-old athlete with a concussion.

    Authors

    Zafonte R 

    Source

    JAMA 2011 Jul 6; 306(1) :79-86.

    Abstract

    Concussion in youth athletes is a growing problem worldwide. During the past decade, significant progress has been made in standardization of the assessment of young athletes, and a growing appreciation of metabolic vulnerability, activity, and cognitive challenges has led to guidelines and suggestions for rest from the field as well as cognitive rest from school. Outcome data have begun to establish groups linked to symptom class, genetics, and sex who are at risk of worse outcomes from concussions. Decisions regarding return to activity are now based on at-rest symptoms, graded increases in activity, and neuropsychological testing. Using the case of Ms X, a 15-year-old otherwise healthy high school student who fell while skiing, evaluation, prognosis, and management of concussion are discussed.

    Mesh

    Accidental Falls
    Adolescent
    Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
    Athletic Injuries
    Brain Concussion
    Craniocerebral Trauma
    Female
    Headache
    Humans
    Ibuprofen
    Medical History Taking
    Neck Pain
    Physical Examination
    Prognosis
    Recovery of Function
    Recurrence
    Skiing
    Unconsciousness

    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports Clinical Conference Journal Article

    PubMed ID

    21632470

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