Summary of evidence-based guideline update: Evaluation and management of concussion in sports: Report of the Guidelines Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
Christopher C. Giza, MD, Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, Stephen Ashwal, MD, FAAN, Jeffrey Barth, PhD, Thomas S.D. Getchius, Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Gary S. Gronseth, MD, FAAN, Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, Steven Mandel, MD, FAAN, Geoffrey Manley, MD, PhD, Douglas B. McKeag, MD, MS, David J. Thurman, MD, FAAN and Ross Zafonte, DO. Neurology 2013; Published online before print.
The American Academy of Neurology has updated its 1997 practice guidelines regarding sports concussion. The guideline offers recommendations in 3 categories: “1) preparticipation counseling recommendations; 2) recommendations related to assessment, diagnosis, and management of suspected concussion; and 3) recommendations for management of diagnosed concussion (including acute management, RTP, and retirement).
The American Academy of Neurology also announced it launched a new app to help evaluate sports concussion at games.