Tomographic Task-Related Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Acute Sport-Related Concussion: An Observational Case Study.

Forcione, Mario, Chiarelli, Antonio Maria, Perpetuini, David, Davies, David James, O'Halloran, Patrick, Hacker, David, Merla, Arcangelo and Belli, Antonio (2020) Tomographic Task-Related Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Acute Sport-Related Concussion: An Observational Case Study. International journal of molecular sciences, 21 (17). ISSN 1422-0067.

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Abstract

Making decisions regarding return-to-play after sport-related concussion (SRC) based on resolution of symptoms alone can expose contact-sport athletes to further injury before their recovery is complete. Task-related functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) could be used to scan for abnormalities in the brain activation patterns of SRC athletes and help clinicians to manage their return-to-play. This study aims to show a proof of concept of mapping brain activation, using tomographic task-related fNIRS, as part of the clinical assessment of acute SRC patients. A high-density frequency-domain optical device was used to scan 2 SRC patients, within 72 h from injury, during the execution of 3 neurocognitive tests used in clinical practice. The optical data were resolved into a tomographic reconstruction of the brain functional activation pattern, using diffuse optical tomography. Moreover, brain activity was inferred using single-subject statistical analyses. The advantages and limitations of the introduction of this optical technique into the clinical assessment of acute SRC patients are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD500 Sports medicine
WL Nervous system. Neurology
WN Medical imaging. Radiology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Neurology
Planned IP Care > Trauma and Orthopaedics
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2020 16:50
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2020 16:50
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3506

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