“My Child Doesn't Have a Brain Injury, He Only Has a Concussion”

@article{DeMatteo2010MyCD,
  title={“My Child Doesn't Have a Brain Injury, He Only Has a Concussion”},
  author={Carol A DeMatteo and Steven E. Hanna and William J. Mahoney and Robert D. Hollenberg and Louise Scott and Mary C. Law and Anne B. Newman and Chia-Yu A. Lin and Liqin Xu},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={125},
  pages={327 - 334}
}
OBJECTIVE: The term “concussion” is frequently used in clinical records to describe a traumatic head injury; however, there are no standard definitions of this term, particularly in how it is used with children. The goals of this study were to examine the clinical correlates of the concussion diagnosis and to identify the factors that lead to the use of this term in a regional pediatric center. METHODS: Medical data were prospectively collected from 434 children with traumatic brain injury who… 

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