Sports-Related Concussion

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The phenomenon of minor head injury is increasingly being recognized as having both immediate and long-term implications for athletes. Physicians, trainers, and coaches play a vital role in the prevention of injury, on-field diagnosis and management, and treatment of sports related concussion. From early recognition of a concussive event to treatment options and possible long-term side effects, all aspects of the neurologic and neuropsychologic evaluation and management of head injury in the athlete are ...

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Overview

The phenomenon of minor head injury is increasingly being recognized as having both immediate and long-term implications for athletes. Physicians, trainers, and coaches play a vital role in the prevention of injury, on-field diagnosis and management, and treatment of sports related concussion. From early recognition of a concussive event to treatment options and possible long-term side effects, all aspects of the neurologic and neuropsychologic evaluation and management of head injury in the athlete are addressed. The book concludes with a lively and informative round-table discussion among professional athletes who have experienced sports-related concussion.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Updated versions of 18 papers from conferences in Pittsburgh in 1996 and Orlando, Florida in 1997 focus on treating the types of injuries that typically occur in sporting events. After reviewing the anatomy of concussion and the effects in both the short and long term, they examine diagnosis, management, prevention including proper helmet design, and neurological evaluation and the reliability of testing methods. Presents the view of athletes in a discussion with several former members of the Pittsburgh professional football team. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576260500
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 261

Table of Contents

Foundations
Classification and Management Guidelines for Cerebral Concussion; Joseph C. Maroon, MD
Neurobiology of Concussion; David A. Hovda, PhD, Mayumi Prins, PhD, Donald P. Becker, MD, Stefan Lee, PhD, Marvin Bergsneider, MD, and Neil A. Martin, MD
Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury; Barry D. Jordan, MD, MPH
Head Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease; Peter J. Snyder, PhD, and James Valeriano, MD

Incidence, Prevention, and Management
Injury Patterns in Selected High School Sports; John W. Powell, PhD, ATC
Organized and Recreational Sports; Julian E. Bailes, MD
Helmet Design; James A. Newman, PhD, PEng
Diagnosis and Management of Head Injury; Julian E. Bailes, MD
Diagnosis and Management of Cervical Spine Injury; Julian E. Bailes, MD

Neuropsychology: Evaluation and Testing
Ethical Issues; Ruben J. Echemendia, PhD, and Elizabeth S. Parker, PhD
Reliability and Validity of Serial Assessments; Michael D. Franzen, PhD
Computerized Testing; Sandra P. Koffler, PhD
Research at the High School Level; Edward I. Bartolic, PhD
Evaluation of the College Athlete; Jeffrey T. Barth, PhD
Evaluation of the Professional Athlete; Mark R. Lovell, PhD
Testing in Ice Hockey: The Expanding Role of the Neuropsychologist; Peter E. Anderson, PhD, and Mark R. Lovell, PhD
Future Directions; Jeffrey T. Barth, PhD

Expert’s Roundtable
Concussion from the Inside: The Athlete’s Perspective; Moderator: Lynn Swann; Panelists: Julian E. Bailes, MD, Harry Carson, Merril Hoge, Mark Kelso, Joseph C. Maroon, MD, Mike Tomczak, and Anthony Yates, MD

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