Clinical inquiries. How should we follow athletes after a concussion?

Journal Name: 
J Fam Pract
Authors: 
Akhavan,A.
Flores,C.
Green,S.
Hackett,J.
Nguyen,M.
Kerns,J.W.
Knight,K.
Poddar,S.
Abstract: 
Athletes sustaining a concussion should be held from contact activities a minimum of 7 days; they must be asymptomatic and their coordination and neuropsychological tests should have returned to their pre-injury baseline (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on multiple prospective cohort studies). High-risk athletes (eg, those with a history of previous concussion, high-school age or younger, or female) may need to avoid contact even after all these criteria are met (SOR: C, expert opinion)
10
2005
Volume: 
54
Pages: 
902-904
Keywords: 
Athletic Injuries, Brain Concussion, clinical, Cohort Studies, complications, criteria, Diagnosis, etiology, Evidence-Based Medicine, Family, Family Practice, Female, history, Humans, Neuropsychological Tests, Recovery of Function, rehabilitation, review, Time Factors, Trauma Severity Indices, Universities, Virginia