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The Science of Concussion 2013

Multiple physicians join together to discuss the science of concussion.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the symptom presentation and diagnosis of sports concussion
  • List and describe therapies used in the rehabilitation of concussion in athletes
  • Identify considerations for return-to-play

Reading Resources:

  1. Kontos AP, Elbin RJ, Schatz P, Covassin T, Henry L, Pardini J, Collins MW. A revised factor structure for the Post Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS): Baseline and post-concussion factors. Am J Sports Med; 2012; 40(10), 2375-84.
  2. Beckwith JG, Greenwald RM, Chu JJ, Crisco JJ, Rowson S, Duma SM, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, Guskiewicz KM, Mihalik JP, Anderson S, Schnebel B, Brolinson PG, Collins MW.Timing of Concussion Diagnosis is Related to Head Impact Exposure prior to Injury. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Nov 6.
  3. Meehan WP 3rd, d'Hemecourt P, Collins CL, Comstock RD. Assessment and management of sport-related concussions in United States high schools. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Nov;39(11):2304-10
  4. Kontos AP, Elbin RJ, Schatz P, Covassin T, Henry L, Pardini J, Collins MW A revised factor structure for the post-concussion symptom scale: baseline and postconcussion factors. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Oct;40(10):2375-84.
  5. Reddy CC, Collins M, Lovell M, Kontos AP.Efficacy of Amantadine Treatment on Symptoms and Neurocognitive Performance Among Adolescents Following Sports-Related Concussion. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2012 May 18.

Disclosures:

Michael Collins, PhD, is a stockholder with ImPACT Applications, Inc., and has participated in speaking engagements for the company.

All other contributors to this issue have reported no relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 3/8/2013 | Last Modified On: 3/8/2013 | Expires: 3/10/2014

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Presenters

Michael Collins, PhD

Michael Collins, PhD University of Pittsburgh Physicians
UPMC Sports Medicine
Office Address(es):
Sports Concussion Program, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine
3200 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: (412) 432-3681
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Kelley Anderson, DO

Kelley Anderson, DO Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Office Address(es):
Center for Sports Medicine
3200 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: (412) 432-3600
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Sheri Fedor, DPT

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Nathan Kegel, PhD

Nathan Kegel, PhD University of Pittsburgh Physicians
UPMC Sports Medicine
Office Address(es):
Sports Concussion Program, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine
3200 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: (412) 432-3681
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Anthony Kontos, PhD

Anthony Kontos, PhD Anthony Kontos, PhD, joined the Concussion Program as assistant director of research in 2010, and the program’s already lengthy list of publications and research began to grow even further.
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Anne Mucha, DPT

Anne Mucha, DPT Anne is Assistant Director of Neurological Services for the Centers for Rehab Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Cara Troutman-Enseki, DPT

 Cara Troutman-Enseki, DPT Cara Troutman-Enseki is a Senior Physical Therapist at Centers for Rehab Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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