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.
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).