Sideline Testing for Sports-Related Concussion: What is the Evidence? (abstract)

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Identifier 20160303_nanos_concussion1_03
Title Sideline Testing for Sports-Related Concussion: What is the Evidence? (abstract)
Creator Laura J. Balcer, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, NYU Langone
Subject Concussion, Vision, Sideline Testing, Rapid Number Naming (King-Devick Test), Meta-analysis
Description Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain from an impulsive force transmitted to the head or from a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body that results in a new neurological sign or symptom.1 Increasing public awareness of the incidence of concussion, estimated at 4 million per year, and the possible long-term consequences on brain function are becoming a growing concern for participants in contact and collision sports.2 The development of a range of sideline screening tests has occurred in response to the concussion epidemic. The visual system is important in the diagnosis of concussion, particularly since ~50% of the brain's pathways are dedicated to vision.
Relation is Part of NANOS Annual Meeting 2016: Sports-Related Concussion
Contributor Primary Laura J. Balcer, MD, MSCE
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2016-03-03
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation applicaiton/pdf
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
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Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2016-08-03
Date Modified 2017-10-04
ID 185364
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