In the Journals

Psychological disability more severe 6 to 12 months after blast-related traumatic brain injuries

March 4, 2015
United States military personnel with consecutive blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries resulted in significantly worse global outcomes and…

Researchers present eye-tracking technology for concussion detection

March 2, 2015
Neuroscientists and concussion experts from NYU Langone and other centers recently presented results from a study in which a novel eye-tracking…

ECA Medical receives FDA approval for disposable spine implant system

February 26, 2015
ECA Medical Instruments has developed the industry’s first fully disposable spine implant fixation instrument kit to gain FDA approval…

Study of former NFL players links concussive brain damage to memory deficits

February 25, 2015
Using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins specialists have gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that may be linked to…

Perspective

New return-to-activity guidelines developed for military personnel with minor TBI

January 27, 2015
Recommendations for a new a six-step process of progressive activity for military personnel who have suffered a minor traumatic brain injury prior to…

TBI characterization and classification need change for improved treatment

January 23, 2015
Researchers have announced a study to analyze 5,400 patients presenting within 24 hours of a clinical traumatic brain injury diagnosis in an attempt…

In the Journals

Majority of colleges likely need improved concussion plans

January 13, 2015
The majority of colleges with a concussion management plan do not meet the standards of the existing National Collegiate Athletic Association’s…

Traumatic brain injuries in children pose challenge for physicians

January 12, 2015
Trauma is the leading cause of death in individuals between the ages of 0 and 19 years, with the highest rate of mortality in children ages 0 to 4…

In the Journals

Strict rest after concussion did not improve outcomes

January 8, 2015
Strict rest immediately after a concussion did not improve outcomes and may have increased reported symptoms, according to study findings in…

New program at Northern Arizona University to evaluate long-term concussion effects

December 15, 2014
Two Northern Arizona University researchers have launched a concussion evaluation program for the university’s football players and…

Poll shows parents find certain concussion education more helpful than others

November 18, 2014
Parents who saw a video or presentation on concussions, concussion symptoms and how to notice a concussion in children were more confident about…

UPMC launches initiative to educate public on available concussion treatments

November 12, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program has launched a new initiative to raise awareness about scientifically…

In the Journals

Study: Football helmet brand had no effect on rate of sports-related concussion

November 5, 2014
Researchers found that the incidence of sports-related concussions in high school football athletes did not differ based on the football helmet brand…

Meeting News Coverage

Return to play after concussion differs for each athlete

October 21, 2014
BOSTON — There is no rigid return-to-play protocol for every concussion, and no athlete responds the same way to a concussion, according to…

Cedars-Sinai finalizes new affiliation with two orthopedic institutions

October 8, 2014
Cedars-Sinai Health System announced the finalization of an affiliation agreement between Cedars-Sinai, the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and Santa…

In the Journals

VOMS test shows promise for concussion evaluation

September 16, 2014
The Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening assessment test has shown success in identifying distinct vestibular and ocular motor symptoms after a…

Teens experience both physical and emotional post-concussion symptoms

September 5, 2014
Teens can experience emotional symptoms, as well as physical symptoms, after sustaining a concussion, according to researchers. Doctoral student Lisa…

In the Journals

Cervical stiffness, less angular displacement may reduce head impact after perturbation

September 5, 2014
Athletes with greater cervical stiffness and less angular displacement after perturbation had lower odds of sustaining higher-magnitude head impacts;…

Industry News

Riddell, TGen team with ASU football to refine football helmet safety

September 4, 2014
Riddell and the Translational Genomics Research Institute have announced the Arizona State University Sun Devil football program will again…

Recovery regression seen in athletes who return from concussions too quickly

September 3, 2014
High school athletes who returned to the field after being medically cleared within 60 days of a concussion experienced significant regression in…