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Title: How should we follow athletes after a concussion?
Author: Akhavan, Alex; Flores, Cynthia; Green, Shannan; Hackett, Jason; Nguyen, Minh; Kerns, J. William; Knight, Karen
Keywords: pre-injury baseline
full-contact activity
neuropsychological tests
Date: 2005-10
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 54(10) 2005: 902-904.
Abstract: Athletes sustaining a concussion should be held from contact activities a minimum of 7 days; they must be asymptomatic and their coordination and neuropsychological tests should have returned to their pre-injury baseline (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on multiple prospective cohort studies). High-risk athletes (eg, those with a history of previous concussion, high- school age or younger, or female) may need to avoid contact even after all these criteria are met (SOR: C, expert opinion).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3296

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