Diagnosis (Identification)

What are the best methods to identify and diagnose concussion?

The ICRP will focus on developing new diagnostic tools and refining best practices for diagnosis by using novel technologies, including neuroimaging, robotics, and blood-borne biomarkers. 


New Recommendations on Sport-Related Concussions: Stronger Methodology, Practical Messages, and Remaining Challenges.

Frémont P, Schneider K.

Clin J Sport Med. 2018 Jan 11. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000556. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Reduced Functional Connectivity in Adults with Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms: A Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study.

Hocke LM, Duszynski CC, Debert CT, Dleikan D,Dunn JF.

J Neurotrauma. 2018 Jun 1;35(11):1224-1232. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5365. Epub 2018 Mar 23.


Incorporating a Computerized Cognitive Battery Into the Emergency Department Care of Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries-Is It Feasible?

Khetani AM, Brooks BL, Mikrogianakis A, Barlow KM.

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jul;34(7):501-506. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000959.


Using Robotics to Quantify Impairments in Sensorimotor Ability, Visuospatial Attention, Working Memory, and Executive Function After Traumatic Brain Injury.

Logan LM, Semrau JA, Debert CT, Kenzie JM, Scott SH, Dukelow SP.

J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2018 Jul/Aug;33(4):E61-E73. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000349.


Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: A Systematic Review.

Lumba-Brown A, Yeates KO, Sarmiento K, Breiding MJ, Haegerich TM, Gioia GA, Turner M, Benzel EC, Suskauer SJ, Giza CC, Joseph M, Broomand C, Weissman B, Gordon W, Wright DW, Moser RS, McAvoy K, Ewing-Cobbs L, Duhaime AC, Putukian M, Holshouser B, Paulk D, Wade SL, Herring SA, Halstead M, Keenan HT, Choe M, Christian CW, Guskiewicz K, Raksin PB, Gregory A, Mucha A, Taylor HG, Callahan JM, DeWitt J, Collins MW, Kirkwood MW, Ragheb J, Ellenbogen RG, Spinks TJ, Ganiats TG, Sabelhaus LJ, Altenhofen K, Hoffman R, Getchius T, Gronseth G, Donnell Z, O'Connor RE, Timmons SD.

JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Nov 1;172(11):e182847. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.2847. Epub 2018 Nov 5.


Robotic Assessment of Motor, Sensory, and Cognitive Function in Acute Sport-Related Concussion and Recovery.

Mang CS, Whitten TA, Cosh MS, Scott SH, Wiley JP, Debert CT, Dukelow SP, Benson BW.

J Neurotrauma. 2019 Jan 15;36(2):308-321. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5587. Epub 2018 Sep 27.


Strengthening the Evidence Base: Recommendations for Future Research Identified Through the Development of CDC's Pediatric Mild TBI Guideline.

Suskauer SJ, Yeates KO,Sarmiento K, Benzel EC, Breiding MJ, Broomand C, Haarbauer-Krupa J, Turner M, Weissman B, Lumba-Brown A.

J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2019 Jan 2. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000455. [Epub ahead of print]


Changes in Measures of Cervical Spine Function, Vestibulo-ocular Reflex, Dynamic Balance, and Divided Attention Following Sport-Related Concussion in Elite Youth Ice Hockey Players.

Schneider KJ, Meeuwisse WH, Palacios-Derflingher L, Emery CA.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Dec;48(12):974-981. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.8258. Epub 2018 Jul 27.