Characteristics of Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion Clinic Patients With Postconcussion Amnesia

  title={Characteristics of Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion Clinic Patients With Postconcussion Amnesia},
  author={Johna Register-Mihalik and Valerie J. De Maio and Holly Tibbo-Valeriote and John D. Wooten},
  journal={Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine},
Objective:The current study examines the demographics, injury characteristics, and outcomes associated with the presence of postconcussion amnesia in young concussion clinic patients. Design:Cross-sectional, retrospective clinical cohort. Setting:Concussion services clinic. Patients:Pediatric and adolescent concussion services program patients, presenting within 10 days postinjury, aged 10-18 years, with the goal of returning to sport (n = 245). Assessment of Risk Factors:Age, gender, race… Expand
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