Jonathan S. Olshaker
Boston Medical Center
Public healthPsychologyHuman factors and ergonomicsNames of the days of the weekOccupational safety and healthPediatricsInjury preventionEmergency medicineLegislationConcussionEmergency departmentAmbulance DiversionIntensive carePoison controlRisk managementMultivariate analysisFamily medicineSuicide preventionEmergency medical servicesMedical emergencyMedicineGerontology
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#1Jonathan Howland (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 33
#2Julia Campbell (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Jonathan S. Olshaker (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 11
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Although all states have legislation pertaining to youth sports concussion, most of these laws focus on return-to-play procedures; only a few address return-to-learn (RTL) accommodations for students who have experienced a concussion. To address this gap in the legislation, some states and nongovernmental organizations have developed RTL guidelines to advise school personnel, parents, and health care providers on best practices for accommodating students' postconcussion reintegration into academ...
Between 2009 and 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia passed legislation to improve the recognition and management of youth concussed in sports. These laws can include requirements for concussion training for school athletic personnel, concussion education for children and their parents, return-to-play (RTP) procedures, and medical clearance to for RTP. Concussion can impact academic learning and performance in children and adolescents. Postconcussion academic accommodations during r...
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#1Holly Hackman (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 8
#2Jonathan Howland (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 33
Last. Robert A. Stern (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 89
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Appropriate management by schools of all students with a concussion, regardless of the cause, has not received the same attention as sports-related concussions. Focus groups conducted with Massachu...
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#1Lauren M. Nentwich (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
#2Jonathan S. Olshaker (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 11
Purpose There is evidence of socioeconomic disparities with respect to the implementation of student-sports concussion laws nationally. The purpose of this study was to examine school sociodemographic characteristics associated with the provision of computerised baseline neurocognitive testing (BNT) in Massachusetts (MA) high schools, and to assess whether the scope of testing is associated with the economic status of student populations in MA. Methods A cross-sectional secondary analysis of sur...
#1Kathleen O’Hara (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 2
#2Julia Campbell (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Howland J
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: In 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) conducted focus groups with athletic directors (ADs) from Massachusetts middle and high schools to assess the implementation of legislated regulations relative to the management of concussion (mild traumatic brain injuries; mTBI) among students engaged in extracurricular sports. Two tape-recorded focus groups were conducted with a facilitator. Lists of themes were synthesized by investigators. Overall, participating ADs expressed th...
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#1Jonathan Howland (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 33
#2Julia Campbell (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
Last. Courtney Hess (University of Massachusetts Boston)H-Index: 4
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BACKGROUND: In 2011 the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued regulations pursuant to 2010 Massachusetts youth sports concussion legislation that provided policies and procedures for persons engaged in the prevention, training, management, and return-to-activity for students who sustain head injury during interscholastic athletics, including Athletic Directors (ADs). METHODS: A survey instrument was developed with participation from injury prevention experts at the Boston University S...
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#1Robert A. Stern (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 89
#1A SternRobert (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
Last. W HolsappleJamesH-Index: 1
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Abstract Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines can facilitate proper evaluation and management of concussions in the emergency department (ED), often the initial and primary point of contact for concussion care. There is no universally adopted set of guidelines for concussion management, and extant evidence suggests that there may be variability in concussion care practices and limited application of clinical practice guidelines in the ED. This study surveyed EDs throughout New England to ...
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#1Joseph H. Kahn (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 7
#2Brendan G. Magauran (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 7
Last. Kalpana Narayan Shankar (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
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The number of geriatric visits to United States emergency departments continues to rise. This article reviews demographics, statistics, and future projections in geriatric emergency medicine. Included are discussions of US health care spending, geriatric emergency departments, prehospital care, frailty of geriatric patients, delirium, geriatric trauma, geriatric screening and prediction tools, medication safety, long-term care, and palliative care.
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