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Concussion biomarkers - The new brain 'troponins'?

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, In : Clinical topics 

My thanks to Rik Hagen for the heads up on this article on a trial of brain injury biomarkers; specifically neuron-specific enolase (NSE), S100 calcium-binding protein (S100-B) nad total tau protein (T-tau).

Now, I can hear your eyelids closing already, but stick with me on this because it may be an indicator of future directions, both in terms of how we approach concussion in sport and perhaps for the level of expectation that is placed on the abilities of medics providing cover at sporting e...

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The 2013 AAN Guidelines on sports related concussion

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Sunday, January 19, 2014, In : Clinical topics 
Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Thursday, March 28, 2013

The American Academy of Neurology released their guidelines on concussion in sport this month. They serve as an update to the existing guidelines, orginally published in 1997. The evidence is mostly drawn from field sports; rugby, soccer, hockey, basketball. 7 of the 12 panel of experts were non-neurologists, drawing from other specialties that are involved in managing concussed athletes. The 2013 guidelines involved a review of all ava...
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Concussion and the 'Second Impact Syndrome'

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Clinical topics 
Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Friday, June 8, 2012

I've been working away on a project for concussion in motorsport and it seems that, much like the rest of medicine, the more we examine what we think we know, the less we find we really do.

Concussion is a problematic injury in sports in general. It's easy to miss and has the potential to do further harm. Watching a rugby player stumble around the field after a blow to his head makes it easy to see how he could fall over and dislocate a sho...
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