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Pink Concussions is staging a Summit on Female Concussion and TBI February 27-28 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the summit “is to discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of concussion in females based on current science and research of how females differ from males. From the consensus of faculty and select participants, work sessions will develop a paper with recommendations on what gender-specific clinical practices and safety protocols should be researched and/or implemented to best treat females with concussions.”
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A new study, conducted by scientists at Taipei Medical University Shuang-Ho Hospital in New Taipei City, has revealed that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory than men after a concussion.
The study relied upon functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to study the brains of 30 men and 30 women.
Neuropsychologist Dave Ellemberg, an associate professor who studies brain injuries at the University of Montreal, told the media that “you cannot treat women like you treat men. But in the field of the management of brain injuries, everyone is managed the same. The data mainly comes from men, and the management programs are all based on evidence that comes from them.”
The study appears online April 28 issue in the journal Radiology.
The venerable Globe and Mail of Toronto, quoting from Women’s Sports Foundation research, has reported that girls hockey players suffer concussions at a greater rate than their male counterparts on the football field.
“Across all sports in the study, the highest rate of concussion was reported not by male football players, but by female hockey players,” according to the Foundation.
The article went on to cite a Washington Post Commentary by Marjorie A. Snyder, senior director of research for the Foundation, who said that “studies show that female softball players experience concussions at double the rate of male baseball players and that the injuries were also higher for basketball and soccer.”
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