Effects of repetitive head trauma on symptoms of sports-related concussion

In an effort to understand the effects of multiple sport-related head injuries, researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City evaluated a large multicenter database of more than 25,000 Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) results obtained in young student-athletes from 2009 to 2019. In the study, patients with a history of multiple concussions reported greater cognitive, sleep, and neuropsychiatric symptoms, but not migraine symptoms. This important distinction may help guide decision-making regarding patient monitoring and return to play.

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