In the September 2012 issue of Annals of Pediatric Medicine, CHOP concussion experts edited a review of the state of the science of the pathophysiology of concussion, the rationale for early cognitive rest immediately after a concussion and described a practical medical home model for managing concussion. By reading this special issue on concussion — one guest editorial, three articles for CME credit and two feature articles — professionals will gain a comprehensive and contemporary perspective on pediatric and adolescent concussion.
In the guest editorial, Matt Grady, MD, and Christina Master, MD, introduced a paradigm shift in how we provide care for the student athlete. Previous approaches have been based on international guidelines for return-to-play for adult athletes. Grady and Master suggested a focus on the return-to-learn before pivoting to return-to-play.
Read the abstracts of the following CME articles or choose to subscribe or purchase as individual articles:
Office-Based Management of Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion
Christina L. Master, MD; Matthew F. Grady, MD. Read the abstract»
Importance of ‘Return-to-Learn’ in Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion
Christina L. Master, MD; Gerard A. Gioia, PhD; John J. Leddy, MD; Matthew F. Grady, MD. Read the abstract»
Rehabilitation Strategies for Prolonged Recovery in Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion
Paul G. Vidal, PT, MHSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Arlene M. Goodman, MD; Amy Colin, MA, CCC-SLP; John J. Leddy, MD; Matthew F. Grady, MD. Read the abstract»
Computerized Neurocognitive Testing in the Medical Evaluation of Sports Concussion
David G. Darby, MBBS, PhD, FRACP; Christina L. Master, MD; Matthew F. Grady, MD. Read the article»
Concussion Pathophysiology: Rationale for Physical and Cognitive Rest
Matthew F. Grady, MD; Christina L. Master, MD; Gerard A. Gioia, PhD. Read the article»
Zonfrillo MR, Master CL, Grady MF, Winston FK, Callahan JM, Arbogast KB. Pediatric providers' self-reported knowledge, practices, and attitudes about concussion. Pediatrics. 012 Dec;130(6):1120-5Epub 2012 Nov 12. Read the abstract»
On October 30, 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report, Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture, which reviews the state of the science on sports-related concussion in children and youth ages 5 to 21. CHOP’s Kristy Arbogast, PhD, an expert in pediatric biomechanics and part of the Minds Matter team, was a member of the 17-person expert committee that reviewed the science and created the evidence-based recommendations to improve concussion prevention, diagnosis and management.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also provides information for specific professions that provide support to youth affected by concussion:
Contact your child’s primary care doctor for evaluation.
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