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Concussion Care for Kids: Minds Matter

Concussion Knowledge for Healthcare Providers

Concussion management scientific review

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, doctor and patientthe 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.

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CME article abstracts

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»

Full articles

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»

Other related CHOP articles

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»

Institute of Medicine report on sports-related youth concussion

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.

CDC resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also provides information for specific professions that provide support to youth affected by concussion:

 

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