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"We've moved away from the concussion grading systems we first established in 1997 and are now recommending concussion and return to play be assessed in each athlete individually. There is no set timeline for safe return to play."
"If in doubt, sit it out. Being seen by a trained professional is extremely important after a concussion. If headaches or other symptoms return with the start of exercise, stop the activity and consult a doctor. You only get one brain; treat it well."
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American Academy of Neurology
"Summary of evidence-based guideline update: Evaluation and management of concussion in sports"
Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology
Christopher 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
Published online before print March 18, 2013, doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31828d57dd
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