Doctors Alicia Sufrinko and Anthony Kontos
review topics on the consequences of continuing to play following a concussion
and the emerging finding on evidence behind patient-centered concussion care.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be
- Implement early treatment and management strategies for
patients who continue to play with concussion, which will result in improved
- Educate patients and youth sport stakeholders on the
consequences of continuing to play through a concussion, which will improve
recovery outcomes in youth sport athletes.
- Discuss the importance of removal from play as a
contributing risk factor for prolonged recovery with patients, which will
encourage patients not to continue to play with concussion and seek medical
treatment immediately following injury.
- Describe the role that preexisting sleep problems play in
outcomes following concussion
- Identify family history as a risk factor for migraine post
- Describe neurocognitive impairments and recovery outcomes in
patients with convergence insufficiency following concussion
- Describe the role of risk factors and profiles in
conceptualizing concussion clinical research.
- Analyze emerging evidence for risk factors and clinical
profiles in relation to patient care.
- Examine new evidence that rest may not be the best treatment
strategy for all patients.
- Asken, B. M., McCrea, M. A., Clugston, J.
R., Snyder, A. R., Houck, Z. M., & Bauer, R. M. (2016). "Playing
Through It": Delayed Reporting and Removal From Athletic Activity After
Concussion Predicts Prolonged Recovery. J
Athl Train, 51(4), 329-335. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-51.5.02
- Kontos, A. P., Elbin, R. J., Lau, B.,
Simensky, S., Freund, B., French, J., & Collins, M. W. (2013).
Posttraumatic migraine as a predictor of recovery and cognitive impairment
after sport-related concussion. American
Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(7), 1497-1504. doi: 10.1177/0363546513488751
- McCrory, P., Meeuwisse, W. H., Aubry, M.,
Cantu, B., Dvorak, J., Echemendia, R. J., . . . Turner, M. (2013). Consensus
statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on
Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(5), 250-258. doi:
- Sufrinko, Alicia, et al. "The effect of
preinjury sleep difficulties on neurocognitive impairment and symptoms after
sport-related concussion." The American journal of sports medicine
- Pearce, Kelly L., et al. "Near point of
convergence after a sport-related concussion measurement reliability and
relationship to neurocognitive impairment and symptoms." The American
journal of sports medicine 43.12 (2015): 3055-3061.
- Blume, Heidi K. "Headaches after concussion
in pediatrics: a review." Current pain and headache reports 19.9
- Mucha A, Collins MW, Elbin
RJ, Furman JM, Troutman-Enseki C, DeWolf RM, Marchetti G, Kontos AP. A brief vestibular and ocular motor screening (VOMS)
assessment to evaluate preliminary concussion: Preliminary findings. Am J
Sports Med; 2014; 42(1), 2479-86.
- Pearce KL,
Sufrinko AS, Lau BC, Henry LC, Collins MW, Kontos
AP. Relationship of near point of convergence to cognitive impairment and
symptoms following sport-related concussion. Am J Sports Med; 2015; 43(12),
- Root JM, Zuckerbraun N, Brent
D, Kontos AP, Hickey R. History of somatization is associated with prolonged recovery from concussion. Peds; 2016;
Epub ahead of print.
Dr. Sufrinko has reported no relevant relationships with
any entities producing health care goods or services.
Dr. Kontos has financial
interests with the following any entity or entities producing health
care goods or services as indicated below:
- Grant/Research Support: GE-NFL Research Contract to Pitt
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