Concussions

CARE Consortium: Prevalence of clinically significant MRI findings in athletes

Andrew Klein, an assistant professor of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, led a team of researchers that sought to characterize and compare the prevalence of acute, head-trauma-related MRI findings and nonspecific MRI findings in contact and noncontact athletes with and without sport-related concussion by using data from the NCAA-Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium study.

Final settlement approved for the Arrington concussion lawsuit

The NCAA’s settlement terms related to the consolidated Arrington lawsuit have been approved by Judge John Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

NCAA chief medical officer reflects on progress of concussion research

With concussion and its consequences — particularly among those who play football — emerging as one of the foremost concerns in college sports, two veteran neuroscientists recently joined forces to edit a comprehensive review of sport and the brain.

NCAA, NFL collaborate on football safety

Top medical and sport science experts from the NCAA and NFL gathered for a first-of-its kind meeting on football health and safety this week.

CARE Consortium: Return to play and risk of repeat concussion in football

Sport-related concussion has generated heightened interest among the public and researchers alike during the past two decades, but has clinical management of the injury changed accordingly? A new study suggests it has.

CARE Consortium: Baseline performance among U.S. service academy members

The NCAA-Department of Defense study evaluates college athletes and military cadets alike, and interrogating baseline concussion assessment data from both groups is essential.

CARE Consortium: Cerebral blood flow in acute concussion

While researchers have learned a great deal about concussion in recent decades, what occurs in the brain at the time of injury and through the course of recovery are not yet fully understood.

CARE Consortium: Influence of self-reported fatigue and gender on concussion baseline scores

A litany of factors — testing environment, testing group size and mental health history, plus others — can affect the results of baseline concussion tests. But what role does fatigue play, if any?

CARE Consortium: Estimated age at first exposure to football and neurocognitive performance

Previous studies have found that repetitive head impacts to athletes during adolescence can have potentially detrimental effects much later in life. But what short-term effects might that early-life exposure have?

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