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Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children
May 9, 2017

Read the Perspective from Anthony P. Kontos, PhD

Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a concussion, according to research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Researchers noted that this form of testing can more correctly assess potential lingering effects more successfully than the standard Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT-3).

Meeting News

Young athletes with previous knee injury had higher risk of OA

May 2, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Young athletes who previously sustained an intra-articular knee injury had a higher risk of structural changes associated with future osteoarthritis…
In the Journals

Significantly higher instability, pain found with combined UCL, RCL vs. isolated UCL tears

March 10, 2017
Recently published results showed National Football League players with combined thumb ulnar collateral ligament and radial collateral ligament tears had significantly…
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VIDEO: Romeo discusses treatment options for SLAP, bicep tendon lesions in athletes

February 10, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, provided treatment options for superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) and…
Review Article

Apophyseal Avulsion Fractures of the Hip and Pelvis

Orthopedics, January/February 2009, Volume 32 Issue 1
Apophyseal avulsion fractures of the hip and pelvis are injuries that usually occur in the adolescent athlete. However…
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Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The past two decades have witnessed an amazing increase in the participation in competitive sports by children of all…
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Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Pitchers should focus on core, leg strengthening to avoid upper extremity injuries

March 23, 2016
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VIDEO: Recognize certain principles in repair of rotator cuff tears

January 10, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —John D. Kelly IV, MD, highlighted factors that influence massive rotator cuff tears. “If you choose patients carefully…

Meeting News

Speaker: Avoid scuffing the articular surface when treating lesions of the knee

January 9, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Decision-making can be difficult in cartilage restoration and in cartilage and bone restoration procedures, according to a…

Meeting News

Speaker: First shot is the best shot for meniscal tears

January 9, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Meniscal tears are a common knee problem that offer an opportunity to better define the indications for repair, according to…

In the Journals

'Return to learn' laws for children with concussions lacking, inconsistent nationwide

December 21, 2016
Data published in Pediatrics showed that “return to learn” guidelines have not been widely implemented nationwide to improve support…

In the Journals

Children with persistent postconcussion symptoms reported lower quality of life

November 17, 2016
Children with persistent symptoms for 12 weeks following a concussion demonstrated a lower health-related quality of life than children who

Meeting NewsPerspective

Same day 'return to play' after concussion common among youth athletes

October 26, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Although concussion guidelines recommend removal from play following injury, 38% of youth athletes return to play same day…

In the Journals

Sharp rise in youth soccer injuries calls for greater prevention efforts

September 20, 2016
The increase in youth soccer-related injuries — particularly closed head injuries and concussions that have risen by an annual rate of almost…

In the Journals

Increased chance of ACL rupture found among collegiate athletes with slower stabilization time

September 18, 2016
Results from this case-control study demonstrated an increased chance of ACL rupture among collegiate athletes with slower backward time to…

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Pediatricians take front line in management of concussions

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2016
In June, a joint study from the CDC and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia identified an alarming trend in how the United States evaluates…

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Study: Soccer players’ training, competition workload may help predict injuries

September 1, 2016
Findings from an analysis of youth soccer players that focused on possible links between training and injury have resulted in a set of initial…

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