Sport related concussion – Potential for biomarkers to improve acute management

Daniel M. Costello, Andrew H. Kaye, Terence J. O'Brien, Sandy R. Shultz

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Sport-related concussion is a common form of mild traumatic brain injury that is now recognised as a serious health issue. Growing evidence suggests concussion may result in long-term and severe neurological disabilities. Recent research into the diagnosis and management of concussion may provide new approaches to concussion management that limit the potential long-term adverse effects of concussion. This paper summarises the problem of sport-related concussion and reviews key factors (sex, age, genetics) that may modify concussion outcomes. Current sport-related concussion tools are described. Analysis of emerging methods of acute concussion diagnosis using objective fluid and neuroimaging biomarkers is provided. These new concussion biomarkers have the potential to change management of sport-related concussion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018


  • Biomarkers
  • Blood
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Management
  • Mild traumatic brain injury
  • MRI

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