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Recent Advances in Pediatric Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Andrea Ana Almeida, Matthew Thomas Lorincz, Andrew Nobuhide Hashikawa
Pediatric Clinics of North America 2018, 65 (6): 1151-1166
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Concussions after a head injury among children continues to be a substantial public health concern. An increasing number of concussions are being managed initially by primary care physicians. The diagnosis of concussion remains a clinical diagnosis despite the availability of ancillary tests such as computerized neuropsychological testing, advanced imaging, and blood biomarkers. Clinically, overlooking other injuries and comorbidities may lead to prolonged recovery for the patient. Addressing concussions in a multidisciplinary approach may help in reducing recovery time for patients. Retirement from sport in the pediatric population remains a controversial issue lacking evidenced-based studies.

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