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New Test Identifies Kids at High Risk for Ongoing Concussion

When a child gets a concussion, it can be difficult for a doctor to assess whether he or she will have problems that persist over the longer term. But now, a new test could help marketplace semarang doctors do exactly that, a new study from Canada suggests.

In the study, this simple-to-do test, which a doctor can perform within 48 hours of a child’s concussion occurring, was better than the currently used method — which relies on a physician’s judgment to make this assessment — at predicting which kids were more likely to still have ongoing symptoms about one month after they suffered a concussion. The findings were published today (March 8) in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

With this new assessment method, doctors finally have a tool to better predict the duration of a child’s recovery following a concussion, said Dr. Roger Zemek, lead author of the study and director of the Clinical Research Unit at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa.

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