ANA Investigates TBI and Sports Medicine


Concussion, or mild acute traumatic brain injury, is incredibly common -- 1 in 5 of adolescents report having suffered a concussion at some point in their lifetime (JAMA. 2021;325(17):1789-1791)... and an estimated 1 in 5 players of contact sports suffer a concussion each season. Sports neurologists are rare enough that most people suffering concussions are never seen by one. And general neurologists aren’t always well-trained to treat this condition, especially as the science of concussion is advancing. Our guest today, Dr. Jose Posas is a sports neurologist and residency program director at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and he spoke to ANA producer Dr. Mandy Jagolino-Cole of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston about recent findings in concussion research and how we can apply that research at the bedside. Series 4, Episode 5.

Publication mentioned in the episode: McAllister TW, Broglio SP, Katz BP, Perkins SM, LaPradd M, Zhou W, McCrea MA; Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium. Characteristics and Outcomes of Athletes With Slow Recovery From Sport-Related Concussion: A CARE Consortium Study. Neurology. 2023 Jan 18:10.1212/WNL.0000000000206853. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000206853. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36653178.

Guest: Dr. Jose Posas, Ochsner Medical Center
Interviewer/Producer: Dr. Amanda Jagolino-Cole, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston