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By On February 24th, 2016

Sideline Tests For Concussion May Be Less Accurate For Non-Native English Speakers

New research presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, suggests current sideline concussion assessments may not properly take primary language into consideration, which may be leading to disparities in concussion diagnosis rates. Many athletic teams from pee-wee football to the pros are turning to sideline tests to provide…

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By On November 20th, 2015

Maryland Teen Creates Software To Diagnose Concussions

A Maryland high school senior is working to develop software that could help detect brain injuries, four years after experiencing a severe concussion himself. In eighth grade, Urbana High senior Eric Solender suffered a severe concussion while attempting to rebound a shot during a basketball practice. While at first the symptoms, such as headaches and…

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By On November 9th, 2015

New Blood Test Could Improve Concussion Diagnosis Accuracy

Currently, diagnosing children with a concussion is usually based entirely on subjective symptoms such as vomiting, balance, issues, headaches, or vision issues. However, this diagnosis method leaves much to be desired. It can be highly inaccurate and frequently give no indication of the true severity of the injury. However, researchers say they have found a…

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By On March 12th, 2015

Can an Eye-Test Really Diagnose a Concussion in 2 Minutes?

Diagnosing a concussion can be a tricky process. While there are tools hitting the market proclaiming to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries, the majority of the process still relies on subjective answers to questions from professionals. However, a new report from researchers from the NYU Langone Concussion Center claims a simple vision test could cut…

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By On January 8th, 2015

FDA Approves New Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis Test

A new traumatic brain injury diagnosis tool may be available for widespread use in the near future as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment. Better known as DANA, the diagnosis tool is a mobile-phone based app created to assist medical providers in identifying traumatic brain injuries in approximately…

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By On November 14th, 2014

Can a Set of High-Tech Goggles Identify Brain Injury?

One of the biggest hurdles in properly diagnosing athletes with brain injuries is the desire to outsmart tests or avoid detection in order to stay in the game. However, a physician from the University of Miami believes he has found a reliable method of diagnosing concussions and traumatic brain injuries whether the athletes want it…

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