Clinicians, Critical Care Nurses, Critical Care Physicians, Neurologists, Neuroscientists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants, Pathologists, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Physicians - Medicine, Rehabilitation Therapists, Researchers, Spinal Cord Lesions/Research, Sports Medicine Specialists
Concussion is a subset of traumatic brain injury that occurs after a blow or other injury to the head. It has been defined by the Concussion in Sport Group as “a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces”.
Exciting developments in the field of biomarker research are shedding new light on how to gauge the severity of concussion immediately after injury, as well as indicating future prognosis. The ongoing and future development of tools and point-of-care tests based on this research will help to ensure appropriate management from the moment of injury and into the long term.
The Journal highlights significant advances in basic, translational and clinical research, and places them in context for the future. Topics covered include: Studies and trials in concussion, Biomarkers for assessment and predicting adverse effects, Optimum biomarker selection, validation and application, Management, including return-to-play decisions in sports, Pathogenesis, Pathology, Prognosis.