Friday, November 01, 2013

Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture is now available for free download or purchase (paperback) from the National Academies Press. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) convened the Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth to research concussions in youth of elementary-school age through young adulthood, including military personnel. The committee "was charged with reviewing the available literature on concussions, within the context of developmental neurobiology, regarding the causes of concussions, their relationships to impacts to the head or body during sports, the effectiveness of protective devices and equipment in preventing or ameliorating concussions, screening for and diagnosis of concussions, their treatment and management, and their long-term consequences."