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Volume 84, Number 8

Concussion: Evaluation and management

 

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Release Date: August 1, 2017
Expiration Date: July 31, 2018

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour

Description

Initial therapy involves several days of cognitive and physical rest, then a gradual return to activities.

Learning Objective

Readers will evaluate and treat concussion in the context of current guidelines and refer patients to specialty clinics as appropriate.

Target Audience

Directed at primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, and neurologists

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Authors

Activity Director

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Education Institute
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Editor in Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Co-Activity Directors

Pelin Batur, MD
Department of Community Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Education Director, Primary Care Women’s Health Program,
Cleveland Clinic Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Kristi Thomsen
Executive Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Authors

Alexandra Stillman, MD
Director of Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation,
Division of Cognitive Neurology, Department of Neurology,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Instructor of Neurology,
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA

Michael Alexander, MD
Concussion Clinic, Division of Cognitive Neurology,
Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA

Rebekah Mannix, MD
The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, Waltham, MA;
Sports Concussion Clinic, Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital;
Brain Injury Center, Boston Children’s Hospital; Division of Emergency Medicine,
Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine,
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA

Nancy Madigan, PhD
Concussion Clinic, Division of Cognitive Neurology,
Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;
Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA

Alvaro Pascual-Leone MD, PhD
Chief of Cognitive Neurology, Division of Cognitive Neurology,
Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA

William P. Meehan III, MD
Director, Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, Waltham, MA;
Director of Research, Brain Injury Center, Boston Children’s Hospital;
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopaedics,
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they have a relationship which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD (Activity Director)
  Consulting Horizon Pharma
  Consulting Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
William P. Meehan III, MD
  Intellectual property rights ABC-Clio Publishing Company, Springer International Publishing, and Wolters-Kluwer
  Grant funding Harvard Football Players Health Study funded by the NFL Players Association
  Philanthropic support National Hockey League Alumni Association through the Corey C. Griffin Pro-Am Tournament

All other authors, co-activity directors, reviewers and CCJM staff report no relevant financial relationships which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.


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