October marked three important meetings for advancing the science of pediatric concussion. Dr. Master provides an inside look at these convenings.
concussion diagnosis and management
Read more about a recent study exploring the rates and patterns of injury from strollers and infant carriers.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician, Dan Corwin discusses how concussion management may differ in the summertime compared to when kids are in school.
New research from CIRP@CHOP and CDC highlights a substantial gap in how the U.S. currently estimates incidence of concussion in children and youth.
Minds Matter researchers at CIRP@CHOP describe the prevalence of vision disorders that are not picked up in routine vision screens after adolescent concussions.
The release of the movie "Concussion" inspired thoughtful discussion on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, concussion, and youth sports. Read more for how parents can be counseled to minimize risk while reaping the benefits of youth sports.
Probably along with many of you, our household cheered when the United States won the Women’s World Cup championship last month. Amidst the excitement for the win, however, one moment in the tournament stands out for me- a controversial decision in the USA vs. Germany game to allow two players back into the match following a head to head collision. Regardless of whether that was the correct call, I think it’s important to recognize that when it comes to concussion risk, coaches and clinicians should take a more conservative approach for youth athletes.
New CIRP@CHOP brief report describes increase in rates of concussion diagnosis in ERs that correspond to increase in rates of CT scans, which is counter to best practice for neuroimaging.
Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Julia Vanni, a Health Science student at Northeastern University in Boston, who is wrapping-up her research training experience at CIRP@CHOP at the end of June.
As part of a CHOP series demonstrating various Pediatric Exams, Christina Master, MD, Minds Matter co-director and sports medicine physician, walks healthcare professionals through a typical diagnostic concussion evaluation.