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Title Sports-related concussions in youth : improving the science, changing the culture / Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, Board on Children, Youth, and Families ; Robert Graham, Frederick P. Rivara, Morgan A. Ford, Carol Mason Spicer, editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xix, 336 pages)) : illustrations.
Note Title from PDF title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In the past decade, few issues at the intersection of medicine and sports have had as high a profile or have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions. In recent years there has been a growing awareness and understanding that all concussions involve some level of injury to the brain and that athletes suspected of having a concussion should be removed from play for further evaluation (CDC, 2013; Halstead et al., 2010). Despite the increased attention, however, confusion and controversy persist in many areas, from how to define a concussion and how multiple concussions affect the vulnerability of athletes to future injury, to when it is safe for a player to return to sports and the effectiveness of protective devices and other interventions in reducing the incidence and severity of concussive injuries (Wilde et al., 2012). Parents worry about choosing sports that are safe for their children to play, about finding the equipment that can best protect their children, and about when, if a child does receive a concussion, it will be safe for him or her to return to play or if it might be time to quit a much-loved sport entirely. It is within this context that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC), in October 2012, convened the Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth to review the science of sports-related concussions in youth from elementary school through young adulthood, including military personnel and their dependents, and to prepare a report on that topic based on that review. The committee was charged with reviewing the available literature on concussions within the context of developmental neurobiology, specifically relating to the causes of concussions, their relationship to impacts to the head or body during sports, the effectiveness of protective devices and equipment, screening for and diagnosis of concussions, their treatment and management, and their long-term consequences.
Funding This study was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (200-2011-38807); the CDC Foundation (Unnumbered Award) with support from the National Football League; the Department of Defense (HT0011-12-C-0023); the Department of Education (ED-OSE-12-P-0049); the Health Resources and Services Administration (HHSH250200976014I); the National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation (0512SETGRANT); and the National Institutes of Health (HHSN263201200074I). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.
Contents Summary -- Introduction -- Neuroscience, biomechanics, and risks of concussion in the developing brain -- Concussion recognition, diagnosis, and acute management -- Treatment and management of prolonged symptoms and post-concussion syndrome -- Consequences of repetitive head impacts and multiple concussions -- Protection and prevention strategies -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Public workshop agendas -- Biographical sketches of committee members -- Clinical evaluation tools.
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Subject Brain Concussion
Athletic Injuries
Post-Concussion Syndrome -- diagnosis
Head Protective Devices -- utilization
Brain -- Concussion.
Sports injuries.
Child athletes -- Wounds and injuries.
Teenage athletes -- Wounds and injuries.
Post-concussion syndrome.
Youth -- Wounds and injuries.
Genre/Form eBooks (www)
Added Author Graham, Robert, 1943- editor.
Rivara, Frederick P., editor.
Ford, Morgan A., editor.
Spicer, Carol Mason, editor.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, author.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.), sponsoring body.
National Academies Press (U.S.), issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth. Sports-related concussions in youth. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014] 9780309288002 (OCoLC)866936688
ISBN 9780309288002