Short-term outcomes of sport- and recreation-related concussion in patients admitted to a pediatric trauma service

Harry Bramley, Carol McFarland, Mechelle Lewis, Michele L. Shaffer, Robert Cilley, Brett Engbrecht, Mary Catherine Santos, Susan Rzucidlo, Beverly Shirk, Lynn Simmons, Mark Dias

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Abstract

The outcomes of patients admitted to the hospital following a sport-related concussion are largely unknown. Medical records of patients admitted to the pediatric trauma service between 2008 and 2011 after sustaining a sport-related concussion were reviewed. In all, 59 participants were in the high-velocity activities group, and 21 in the field or court sport group. Abnormal CT scans were found in 14 patients in the high-velocity group and 2 in the field or court sport group. The majority of participants in the field or court sport group were football players, all of whom had normal CT scans. Headache was predictive of an abnormal CT scan. Among the patients, 56% clinically improved and were discharged the following day. Patients with field or court sport-related concussion admitted to a pediatric trauma service appear to be at low risk for clinically significant intracranial pathology and do well in the acute setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-790
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume53
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Wounds and Injuries
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Medical Records
Headache
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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Bramley, Harry ; McFarland, Carol ; Lewis, Mechelle ; Shaffer, Michele L. ; Cilley, Robert ; Engbrecht, Brett ; Santos, Mary Catherine ; Rzucidlo, Susan ; Shirk, Beverly ; Simmons, Lynn ; Dias, Mark. / Short-term outcomes of sport- and recreation-related concussion in patients admitted to a pediatric trauma service. In: Clinical Pediatrics. 2014 ; Vol. 53, No. 8. pp. 784-790.
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