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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES IN NCAA SPORTS

  • February
    15 2017

    TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES IN NCAA SPORTS

    Overshadowed by the NFL’s $1 billion settlement, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is also facing legal intervention relating to concussions.  The NCAA allegedly failed to inform student-athletes of the risks and implement policies to protect its players from the long-term effects of concussions.  In 2010, the NCAA approved legislation requiring schools to create guidelines […]

  • February
    10 2017

    LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

    A majority of TBIs are mild and often confused with concussions, but TBIs can range from mild to severe.  Each TBI comes with unique circumstances which can create long-term effects unique to each individual. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a chronic health condition that is attributed to thirty percent of all injury deaths.[1]  These […]

  • January
    09 2017

    Suffering a TBI without a Head Injury

    Traditionally, traumatic brain injury was defined as a trauma to the head that results in a decreased level of consciousness, amnesia, other neurologic or neuropsychologic abnormalities, skull fractures, intracranial lesions, or death.[1]  Originally, a trauma or blow to the head was viewed as the only cause of a traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).  However, the modern […]

  • October
    14 2016

    Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    Occurs when the injury results in loss of consciousness of greater than 24 hours, an initial Glasgow Coma Scale of 3-8, and post-traumatic amnesia period of greater than seven days. The impact of a severe brain injury can include cognitive, language, sensory, perceptual, physical and social–emotional deficits, such as: Cognitive: Attention, concentration, distractibility, memory, speed […]

  • October
    14 2016

    Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

    Occurs when the injury results in a loss of consciousness of 30 minutes to 24 hours, an initial Glasgow Coma Scale of 9-12. Post-traumatic amnesia can last 24 hours to seven days. Characteristics: There are usually abnormal CT or MRI findings. Confusion may last a few days to weeks. Physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral impairments could […]