Technical knockout: when is traumatic brain injury “just” a concussion?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620624
Title:
Technical knockout: when is traumatic brain injury “just” a concussion?
Authors:
O’Halloran, P J; Johnson, A
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620624
Additional Links:
http://imj.ie/imj-may2016-volume-109-number-5/
Abstract:
While cricket is an unlikely source of concussion, the fierce contagion of media coverage surrounding Rugby and Gaelic Football has led to difficulties in deciphering real from perceived risk. The surge in public interest has forced this young science to mature quickly. The principles of managing head injury have not changed, but there is now a greater awareness that concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussion is a poorly understood, historical term, used to describe a low velocity injury causing brain “shaking.” This results in a nebulous cluster of non-specific symptoms. The most recent attempt to redefine the term was in 2012 (Zurich). The key features of concussion involve the transmission of an impulsive force to the head, the rapid onset of transient, spontaneously resolving neurological impairment, and clinical symptoms that may or may not involve loss of consciousness1
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INJURY; SPORTS INJURY; RISK
Local subject classification:
CONCUSSION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Halloran, P Jen
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-22T15:34:10Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-22T15:34:10Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620624-
dc.description.abstractWhile cricket is an unlikely source of concussion, the fierce contagion of media coverage surrounding Rugby and Gaelic Football has led to difficulties in deciphering real from perceived risk. The surge in public interest has forced this young science to mature quickly. The principles of managing head injury have not changed, but there is now a greater awareness that concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussion is a poorly understood, historical term, used to describe a low velocity injury causing brain “shaking.” This results in a nebulous cluster of non-specific symptoms. The most recent attempt to redefine the term was in 2012 (Zurich). The key features of concussion involve the transmission of an impulsive force to the head, the rapid onset of transient, spontaneously resolving neurological impairment, and clinical symptoms that may or may not involve loss of consciousness1en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://imj.ie/imj-may2016-volume-109-number-5/en
dc.subjectINJURYen
dc.subjectSPORTS INJURYen
dc.subjectRISKen
dc.subject.otherCONCUSSIONen
dc.titleTechnical knockout: when is traumatic brain injury “just” a concussion?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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