Does loss of consciousness predict neuropsychological decrements after concussion?

  title={Does loss of consciousness predict neuropsychological decrements after concussion?},
  author={Michael R. Lovell and Grant L. Iverson and M. William Collins and D B Mckeag and Joseph Charles Maroon},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  volume={9 4},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the importance of loss of consciousness (LOC) in predicting neuropsychological test performance in a large sample of patients with head injury. DESIGN Retrospective comparison of neuropsychological test results for patients who suffered traumatic LOC, no LOC, or uncertain LOC. SETTING Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. PATIENTS The total number of patients included in this study was 383. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Neuropsychological test measures… CONTINUE READING
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