Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Part 2

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Part 2

Post by MSI » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:05 am

July 27, 2010: This is a continuation of the forum topic Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as relates to football injuries:

July 27, 2010: New York Times: NFL Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury
The NFL, in response to mounting criticism of their lax policy with regards to traumatic head injuries, is producing a poster that bluntly alerts its players to the long-term effects of concussions, using words like “depression” and “early onset of dementia” that those close to the issue described as both staggering and overdue.
The poster, soon to be hung in locker rooms leaguewide, becomes by far the N.F.L.’s most definitive statement on the cognitive risks of football, which it had discredited for most of the past several years as academic studies and reports of deceased players’ brain damage mounted.
See the full article Traumatic Brain Injury
and The NFL Poster
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Re: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Part 2

Post by brian » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:39 am

August 30, 2010: AP ER visits for concussions soar among kid athletes
Is it a sign that youth sports are more agressive? Or that parents are more aware of their children's injuries?
  • Emergency room visits for school-age athletes with concussions has skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids' sports has increased along with awareness of head injuries. The findings in a study of national data don't necessarily mean that concussions are on the rise. However, many children aren't taken for medical treatment, so the numbers are likely only a snapshot of a much bigger problem, doctors say.
    The study examined concussions in organized youth sports involving ages 8 to 19. ER visits for 14- to 19-year-olds more than tripled, from about 7,000 in 1997 to nearly 22,000 in 2007. Among ages 8 to 13, visits doubled, from 3,800 to almost 8,000.
FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Clinical Report—Sport-Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents
Mark E. Halstead, MD, Kevin D. Walter, MD, THE COUNCIL ON SPORTS MEDICINE AND FITNESS

Also see the CBS News report Child Concussions on the Rise, Studies Show
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Re: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Part 2

Post by brian » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:37 am

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has a Traumatic Brain Injury information resource:
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. Recent data shows that, on average, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually.
    A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe,” i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. The majority of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild TBI.
    CDC’s research and programs work to prevent TBI and help people better recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs.
See Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury
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Re: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Part 2

Post by MSI » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:23 am

Sept 13, 2010: Suicide Reveals Signs of a Disease Seen in N.F.L.
A brain autopsy of a University of Pennsylvania football player who killed himself in April has revealed the same trauma-induced disease found in more than 20 deceased National Football League players, raising questions of how young football players may be at risk for the disease.
See the full article: Suicide Reveals Signs of a Disease Seen in N.F.L.
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Re: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Part 2

Post by brian » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:42 am

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Re: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Part 2

Post by brian » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:05 pm

Nov 2, 2010: Um...Not sure i like the use of 'brain doctor' since a doctor who specializes in conditions of the brain is called a neurologist..but you get the point...
Brain doctors issue warning on concussions
  • The risk of concussions from football and some other sports is so serious that a qualified athletic trainer should always be on the field - at adult and children's games, and even at practice, a major doctors group said Monday. Following that advice from the American Academy of Neurology would be a dramatic change for youth sports programs, most of which don't have certified trainers. The doctors group recognizes it isn't necessarily feasible
    Signs of a concussion include unconsciousness, unsteadiness, problems with memory or concentration, dizziness or headache. The neurology academy is the most authoritative medical group when it comes to concussio
    Major U.S. sports leagues have already taken steps to reduce head injuries and improve treatment for concussions.
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Re: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Part 2

Post by brian » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:32 pm

Jan 2011: wired magazine NFL launches concusion information website
Its about time! See the article for information on the new website.
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Re: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Part 2

Post by brian » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:09 am

Feb 2011: New Yorker Magazine article The Sporting Scene: Does Football Have a Future?
All about The N.F.L. and the concussion crisis.
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