Disease Information for Concussion

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Scalp tenderness/pain
Dizzy on Standing/Giddy Response
Orthostatic drop in blood pressure
Vomiting
Vomiting in Children
Absent focal neurologic signs/expected
Acute ataxia
Altered mental status Mental status change
Amnesia/event, retrograde/antegrade
Apathy/Indifference
Blackouts/Event amnesia/temporary
Changing neurologic signs, rapid
CNS symptoms/signs
Cognitive defect
Cognitive deficit/mild
Coma/infant or newborn
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Delirium
Delirium/Agitated delirium
Difficulty concentrating/Distraction/Forgetful
Dizziness/Dizzy
Drowsiness/somnolence
Ganser syndrome-like lying behavior/response
Headache
Impaired judgement/signs
Inattention
Intoxicated state/ataxia/slurred speech
Lethargy/torpor
Near recall/memory deficit/defect
Obtunded/poorly responsive status/signs
Reversed/perverse sleep pattern/rhythm
Slurred speech
Slurred Speech/Acute
Slurred speech/Chronic
Staggering Gait
Stupor/poor reponse to stimulus
Sudden unconsciousness
Vertigo
Apnea In Children
Apnea In Infants/Newborn
Flat affect
Ganser syndrome/non-truthful answers/approximates
Hallucination/visual
Neuropsychiatric symptoms
Psychiatric manifestations/problems/difficulties
Queer bizarre behavior/change
Scattered thought process
Collapse/Prostration
Intoxication/overdose syndrome
Listlessness/lassitude
Weakness
Weakness/wooziness/standing quickly
Visual symptoms
Typical Clinical Presentation
Coma with normal Head CT Scan
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Football Injury Unconsciousness on Field
AIDS with Altered Mental State
Presentation/Ataxia in a Child Acute
Presentation/Inebriated No alcohol on breath
Demographics & Risk Factors
Recent Event
Recent/Fall
Recent/MVA
Recent/Trauma
Established Disease Population
Patient/Trauma effect/occult injury
Patient/Head trauma
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Activity/Athlete games events/competition
Activity/Sports/athletic competition/contact event
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
ADH/Antidiuretic Hormone/Vasopressin/Oxytocin level (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Amnesia
Coma in Children
Coma/Unconscious
Concussion
Hallucinations
Organic brain syndrome
Second Concussion Brain Edema
Sprained neck/Whiplash
Syncope/Fainting
Transient global amnesia
Ataxia Disorder
Traumatic Brain Syndrome
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Brain/CNS disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Trauma (category)
PROCESS/Traumatic brain injury (ex)
Treatment
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
TX/Restrict Activities
Other Treatments
TX/Expectant/supportive treatment.
Definition

A nonspecific term used to describe transient alterations or loss of consciousness following closed head injuries; The duration of UNCONSCIOUSNESS generally lasts a few seconds, but may persist for several hours; Concussions may be classified as mild, intermediate, and severe; Prolonged periods of unconsciousness (often defined as greater than 6 hours in duration) may be referred to as post-traumatic coma (COMA, POST-HEAD INJURY)---(From Rowland, Merritt"s Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p418)-----------

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