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Flashcards in Concussions: Kanoff Deck (13):
1

What test is done on the sidelines at sporting events to test visual tracking (reading) after an injury?

King-Devick test

2

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.

3

What are the behavioral changes that occur in CTE? young vs. old.

Aggression, depression (young)
Dementia (old)

4

Where does Tau deposit in CTE?

Thalamus, Amygdala, and depths of sulk (Perivascular space)

5

What is a concussion?

any neurological symptom due to an impulse to the brain.

6

Do kids with ADD get concussions more than those without?

yup

7

What will a tensor MRI show?

Physical disruption to an axon

8

Does lower performance or brain atrophy occur first?

Brain atrophy precedes lower performance

9

What is post concussive syndrome?

Not a disease, persistent symptoms referable to concussion lasting beyond 1 month.

10

What is a post-traumatic headache?

Headache beyond 2 months post injury

11

What is the physiology of a concussion?

Disruption of cell function, ion channels leak, calcium influx, cell dysfunction and damage.

12

If you detect GFAP in a spinal tap, what does that suggest?

That the axons are not healed

13

Is hyperbaric oxygen helpful for post concussive syndrome?

No