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Review of sports-related concussion: Potential for application in military settings

Henry L. Lew, MD, PhD, et al.

U.S. military service members are at risk for concussion not only from automobile accidents, falls, and explosive devices but also from participation in sports programs. The clinical features of concussion include dizziness, nausea, discoordination, visual disturbances, speech disturbances, headaches, and cognitive impairments such as confusion, slowed processing, and amnesia. Concussion grading scales, sideline evaluation tools, and cognitive testing help assess athletes with concussion. The recommendations in this review may be useful not only in military sports programs but also in other settings.


Volume 44 Number 7 2007
Pages 963 — 974


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