For young concussion patients, managing visual symptoms crucial
Jul. 19, 2022—A policy statement from Vanderbilt and other institutions says it’s essential that pediatricians and other clinicians know how to screen, identify and initiate clinical management of visual symptoms after this common childhood injury.
Care access pathways similar for young Black and white athletes in concussion network
Apr. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt research found that both Black and white young athletes who suffered concussions while within a sport-related concussion (SRC) clinic referral did not experience health disparities related to their care.
Study explores concussion recovery by race
Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring the outcomes and experiences of Black and White athletes following a sports-related concussion.
New registry seeks answers to sports concussion mysteries
Nov. 1, 2018—News of sport-related concussions may rule airtime on ESPN, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the situational factors surrounding concussions and the severity of symptoms were studied from a medical perspective.
CDC releases new mild traumatic brain injury guideline
Sep. 20, 2018—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new clinical recommendations for health care providers treating children with mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as concussion.
Study finds concussion severity worsens later in football season
Mar. 8, 2018—New research by the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center indicates the severity of concussions among high school football players is worse later in the season.
Concussion baseline testing now available for younger children
Mar. 16, 2017—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering neurocognitive testing that helps physicians better manage treatment of concussions in younger children.
Guidelines to help concussed students return to school
Oct. 13, 2016—Tennessee is about to join a handful of states with “Return to Learn” guidelines that recommend how to help students who have suffered concussions ease back into the classroom.
Study finds family history may play role in young athletes’ recovery from concussion
May. 26, 2016—Young athletes who experience a sports-related concussion are more likely to suffer a prolonged period of symptoms if they also have a family history of mood disorders, psychiatric illnesses or migraines, according to a study from the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
Guillamondegui: One standard needed to track concussions
Oct. 22, 2015—Data in sports concussion studies will continue to be disputed as long as the injuries are diagnosed by differing standards instead of universal guidelines, a Vanderbilt investigator concludes in a recent review.
Sound waves studied to help diagnose concussion
Sep. 24, 2015—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) are using novel sound wave technology as part of an attempt to more rapidly and accurately diagnose sports concussions on the sidelines during games.
Diamond advocates nationally for youth sports health, safety
Mar. 19, 2015—Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH, director of the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) and assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, continues to be a national advocate for youth sports safety. Representing the American Academy of Pediatrics, he was part of an 11-person workgroup charged with developing...