Flashcards in Concussions: Kanoff Deck (13):
What test is done on the sidelines at sporting events to test visual tracking (reading) after an injury?
After you suffer a head injury, you are at increased risk of another one for the next 10 days because?
Reaction time, spatial awareness, and concentration all decrease.
What are the behavioral changes that occur in CTE? young vs. old.
Aggression, depression (young)
Where does Tau deposit in CTE?
Thalamus, Amygdala, and depths of sulk (Perivascular space)
What is a concussion?
any neurological symptom due to an impulse to the brain.
Do kids with ADD get concussions more than those without?
What will a tensor MRI show?
Physical disruption to an axon
Does lower performance or brain atrophy occur first?
Brain atrophy precedes lower performance
What is post concussive syndrome?
Not a disease, persistent symptoms referable to concussion lasting beyond 1 month.
What is a post-traumatic headache?
Headache beyond 2 months post injury
What is the physiology of a concussion?
Disruption of cell function, ion channels leak, calcium influx, cell dysfunction and damage.
If you detect GFAP in a spinal tap, what does that suggest?
That the axons are not healed