Mechanisms and Pathophysiology of Concussion

A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018) | Viewed by 234

Special Issue Editor

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Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Alliance (ABIRA), School of Health Sciences, The Queen’s Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Interests: biomechanics; electrophysiology of muscle and brain activity; gait and posture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) that is a current ‘hot topic’ in research and in the media. Concussions affects millions of people every year and is common among professional and amateur athletes across a range of contact and non-contact sports. Most concussions resolve quickly, but some concussions lead to longer lasting post-concussion symptoms that can take weeks to months to resolve, whilst others can be life-changing. The pathophysiology of concussion is complex and it evolves over time. As a result, the diagnosis and return to play decisions can be difficult to make. A considerable effort is now being made to better understand this pathophysiology such that better physiologic tests may be developed to aid diagnosis and/or return to play decisions and to develop better rehabilitation therapies.

This Special Issue focusses on the mechanisms and pathophysiology of concussion/mTBI aimed at providing the reader with emerging research on this topic. We are primarily interested in receiving submissions that describe empirical studies, but we will also consider reviews (e.g., meta-analyses, systematic reviews), as well as relevant commentaries. Contributions from stakeholders and multidisciplinary scholars are encouraged. The Guest Editors welcome early discussion of proposals and/or abstracts by email ([email protected] or [email protected]).

Dr. Michael James Grey
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Concussion
  • Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)
  • Mechanisms
  • Protective equipment
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Second impact Syndrome
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Amateur and professional Athletes

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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