Assessment, Management and Knowledge of Sport-Related Concussion: Systematic Review

@article{King2014AssessmentMA,
  title={Assessment, Management and Knowledge of Sport-Related Concussion: Systematic Review},
  author={Doug A. King and Matt E Brughelli and Patria A. Hume and Conor Gissane},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={44},
  pages={449-471}
}
BackgroundSport-related concussions are a subset of mild traumatic brain injuries and are a concern for many sporting activities worldwide.ObjectiveTo review and update the literature in regard to the history, pathophysiology, recognition, assessment, management and knowledge of concussion.MethodsSearches of electronic literature databases were performed to identify studies published up until April 2013.Results292 publications focussing on concussion met the inclusion criteria, and so they were… 
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