What are the most effective means of managing concussion, from acute medical treatment to rehabilitation of persistent problems?
The ICRP aspires to become the preeminent center in the world for the development of effective treatments for concussion. No single treatment is likely to be effective for all concussions, because symptom profiles vary between patients. An individualized approach is needed that targets interventions to specific symptoms. For example, Drs. Brooks, Barlow, and Yeates are collaborating with Dr. Lianne Tomfohr from Psychology, who holds an ACHF Professorship, to test the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia in children experiencing sleep problems following concussion.
Melatonin as a Treatment after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Pre-Clinical and Clinical Literature.
Barlow KM, Esser MJ, Veidt M, Boyd R.
J Neurotrauma. 2019 Feb 15;36(4):523-537. doi: 10.1089/neu.2018.5752. Epub 2018 Sep 4.
Multicentre, randomised clinical trial of paediatric concussion assessment of rest and exertion (PedCARE): a study to determine when to resume physical activities following concussion in children.
Ledoux AA, Barrowman NJ, Boutis K, Davis A, Reid S, Sangha G, Farion KJ, Belanger K, Tremblay MS, Yeates KO,DeMatteo C, Reed N, Zemek R; Pediatric Emergency Research Canada PedCARE team.
Br J Sports Med. 2019 Feb;53(3):195. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097981. Epub 2017 Jul 12.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as a treatment for chronic dizziness following mild traumatic brain injury.
Paxman E, Stilling J, Mercier L,Debert CT.
BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Nov 5;2018. pii: bcr-2018-226698. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-226698.
Concussion part II: Rehabilitation - The need for a multifaceted approach.
Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2019 Jan 25. pii: S2468-7812(19)30017-7. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.01.006. [Epub ahead of print]
Cervicovestibular rehabilitation following sport-related concussion.
Schneider KJ,Meeuwisse WH, Barlow KM, Emery CA.
Br J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;52(2):100-101. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098667. Epub 2017 Nov 10. No abstract available.