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Concussion is “a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces.” Concussion results from acceleration and deceleration forces which may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an 'impulsive' force transmitted to the head.

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Systematic review: Aerobic exercise for sport-related concussion: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Langevin P, Frmont P, Fait P, Dub MO, Bertrand-Charrette M, Roy JS.

The objective of this systematic review is to assess the effects of symptom-limited aerobic exercise programs compared with control interventions on symptom intensity in individuals with sports-related concussion.

Systematic review: Effectiveness of return to activity and return to school protocols for children postconcussion: a systematic review

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DeMatteo C, Bednar ED, Randall S, Falla K.

Objective: To determine the effects of following return to activity (RTA) and return to school (RTS) protocols on clinical outcomes for children with concussion. The 12 subquestions of this review focus on the effectiveness of protocols, guidelines and recommendations, and the evidence supporting content of the protocols including rest, exercise and school accommodations.

Systematic review: Sleep disturbances after pediatric traumatic brain injury: a systematic review of prevalence, risk factors, and association with recovery

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Luther M, Poppert Cordts KM, Williams CN

Objectives: Sleep is vital for brain development and healing after injury, placing children with sleep-wake disturbances (SWD) after traumatic brain injury (TBI) at risk for worse outcomes. We conducted a systematic review to quantify SWD after pediatric TBI including prevalence, phenotypes, and risk factors. We also evaluated interventions for SWD and the association between SWD and other posttraumatic outcomes.

Systematic review: A systematic review of sleep-wake disturbances in childhood traumatic brain injury: relationship with fatigue, depression, and quality of life

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Botchway EN, Godfrey C, Anderson V, Catroppa C.

Objective: To systematically appraise the literature on the prevalence, types, and predictors of sleep-wake disturbances (SWD), and on the relationship between SWD, fatigue, depression, and quality of life in children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Systematic review: Pediatric traumatic brain injury and antisocial behavior: are they linked? A systematic review

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Bellesi G, Barker ED, Brown L, Valmaggia L.

This review aimed to explore systematically previous literature on the association between TBI before the age of 19 and severe behavioral problems such as violence, aggression and assault.

Systematic review: What factors must be considered in return to school following concussion and what strategies or accommodations should be followed? A systematic review

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Purcell LK, Davis GA, Gioia GA.

Objective: To evaluate the evidence regarding (1) factors affecting return to school (RTS) and (2) strategies/accommodations for RTS following a sport-related concussion (SRC) in children and adolescents.

Systematic review: A systematic review of criteria used to define recovery from sport-related concussion in youth athletes

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Haider MN, Leddy JJ, Pavlesen S, et al.

Objective: The Concussion in Sport Group guidelines recommend a multifaceted approach to help clinicians make return to sport decisions. The purpose of this study was to identify the most common multifaceted measures used to define clinical recovery from sport-related concussion in young athletes (high school and/or college level) and to summarise existing knowledge of criteria used to make return to sport decisions.

Systematic review: A systematic review of neuroimaging findings in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion

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Chamard E, Lichtenstein JD.

The aim of this review is to systematically explore the literature on magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and cortical thickness following SRC in children and adolescents.

Systematic review: Chronic post-traumatic headache in children and adolescents: systematic review of prevalence and headache features

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Shaw L, Morozova M, Abu-Arafeh I.

The aim of this systematic review is to determine the prevalence and clinical features of chronic post-traumatic headache (CPTH) in children and adolescents.

Systematic review: Diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury in children: a systematic review

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Lumba-Brown A, Yeates KO, Sarmiento K, et al.

Objective: To conduct a systematic review of the pediatric mTBI literature to serve as the foundation for an evidence-based guideline with clinical recommendations associated with the diagnosis and management of pediatric mTBI.

Systematic review: Imaging in pediatric concussion: a systematic review

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Schmidt J, Hayward KS, Brown KE, et al.

Objective: To investigate the differences in neuroimaging findings in children/youth with mTBI. Measures of behavior, symptoms, time since injury, and age at injury were also considered.

Systematic review: The age variable in childhood concussion management: a systematic review

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Moser RS, Davis GA, Schatz P.

This paper reviews the research literature in an effort to shed light on the question, "At what age should young children be managed differently than adults or older adolescents?"

Systematic Review: Predictors of clinical recovery from concussion: a systematic review

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Iverson GL, Gardner AJ, Terry DP, Ponsford JL, Sills AK, Broshek DK, Solomon GS

This is a systematic review of factors that might be associated with, or influence, clinical recovery from sport-related concussion

Systematic Review: Rest and treatment/rehabilitation following sport-related concussion: a systematic review

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Schneider KJ, Leddy JJ, Guskiewicz KM, Seifert T, McCrea M, Silverberg ND, Fe...

The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence regarding rest and active treatment/rehabilitation following sport-related concussion (SRC).

Systematic review: Aerobic exercise for sport-related concussion: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Langevin P, Frmont P, Fait P, Dub MO, Bertrand-Charrette M, Roy JS.

The objective of this systematic review is to assess the effects of symptom-limited aerobic exercise programs compared with control interventions on symptom intensity in individuals with sports-related concussion.

Systematic review: Effectiveness of return to activity and return to school protocols for children postconcussion: a systematic review

Visit

DeMatteo C, Bednar ED, Randall S, Falla K.

Objective: To determine the effects of following return to activity (RTA) and return to school (RTS) protocols on clinical outcomes for children with concussion. The 12 subquestions of this review focus on the effectiveness of protocols, guidelines and recommendations, and the evidence supporting content of the protocols including rest, exercise and school accommodations.

Systematic review: Sleep disturbances after pediatric traumatic brain injury: a systematic review of prevalence, risk factors, and association with recovery

Visit

Luther M, Poppert Cordts KM, Williams CN

Objectives: Sleep is vital for brain development and healing after injury, placing children with sleep-wake disturbances (SWD) after traumatic brain injury (TBI) at risk for worse outcomes. We conducted a systematic review to quantify SWD after pediatric TBI including prevalence, phenotypes, and risk factors. We also evaluated interventions for SWD and the association between SWD and other posttraumatic outcomes.

Systematic review: A systematic review of sleep-wake disturbances in childhood traumatic brain injury: relationship with fatigue, depression, and quality of life

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Botchway EN, Godfrey C, Anderson V, Catroppa C.

Objective: To systematically appraise the literature on the prevalence, types, and predictors of sleep-wake disturbances (SWD), and on the relationship between SWD, fatigue, depression, and quality of life in children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Systematic review: Pediatric traumatic brain injury and antisocial behavior: are they linked? A systematic review

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Bellesi G, Barker ED, Brown L, Valmaggia L.

This review aimed to explore systematically previous literature on the association between TBI before the age of 19 and severe behavioral problems such as violence, aggression and assault.

Systematic review: What factors must be considered in return to school following concussion and what strategies or accommodations should be followed? A systematic review

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Purcell LK, Davis GA, Gioia GA.

Objective: To evaluate the evidence regarding (1) factors affecting return to school (RTS) and (2) strategies/accommodations for RTS following a sport-related concussion (SRC) in children and adolescents.

Systematic review: A systematic review of criteria used to define recovery from sport-related concussion in youth athletes

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Haider MN, Leddy JJ, Pavlesen S, et al.

Objective: The Concussion in Sport Group guidelines recommend a multifaceted approach to help clinicians make return to sport decisions. The purpose of this study was to identify the most common multifaceted measures used to define clinical recovery from sport-related concussion in young athletes (high school and/or college level) and to summarise existing knowledge of criteria used to make return to sport decisions.

Systematic review: A systematic review of neuroimaging findings in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion

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Chamard E, Lichtenstein JD.

The aim of this review is to systematically explore the literature on magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and cortical thickness following SRC in children and adolescents.

Systematic review: Chronic post-traumatic headache in children and adolescents: systematic review of prevalence and headache features

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Shaw L, Morozova M, Abu-Arafeh I.

The aim of this systematic review is to determine the prevalence and clinical features of chronic post-traumatic headache (CPTH) in children and adolescents.

Systematic review: Diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury in children: a systematic review

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Lumba-Brown A, Yeates KO, Sarmiento K, et al.

Objective: To conduct a systematic review of the pediatric mTBI literature to serve as the foundation for an evidence-based guideline with clinical recommendations associated with the diagnosis and management of pediatric mTBI.

Systematic review: Imaging in pediatric concussion: a systematic review

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Schmidt J, Hayward KS, Brown KE, et al.

Objective: To investigate the differences in neuroimaging findings in children/youth with mTBI. Measures of behavior, symptoms, time since injury, and age at injury were also considered.

Systematic review: The age variable in childhood concussion management: a systematic review

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Moser RS, Davis GA, Schatz P.

This paper reviews the research literature in an effort to shed light on the question, "At what age should young children be managed differently than adults or older adolescents?"

Systematic Review: Predictors of clinical recovery from concussion: a systematic review

Visit

Iverson GL, Gardner AJ, Terry DP, Ponsford JL, Sills AK, Broshek DK, Solomon GS

This is a systematic review of factors that might be associated with, or influence, clinical recovery from sport-related concussion

Systematic Review: Rest and treatment/rehabilitation following sport-related concussion: a systematic review

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Schneider KJ, Leddy JJ, Guskiewicz KM, Seifert T, McCrea M, Silverberg ND, Fe...

The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence regarding rest and active treatment/rehabilitation following sport-related concussion (SRC).

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