Identifying neurocognitive deficits in adolescents following concussion.

@article{Thomas2011IdentifyingND,
  title={Identifying neurocognitive deficits in adolescents following concussion.},
  author={Danny George Thomas and M. William Collins and Richard A. Saladino and Virginia Frank and Jenny Raab and Noel S Zuckerbraun},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={246-54}
}
OBJECTIVES This study of concussed adolescents sought to determine if a computer-based neurocognitive assessment (Immediate Postconcussion Assessment and Cognitive Test [ImPACT]) performed on patients who present to the emergency department (ED) immediately following head injury would correlate with assessments performed 3 to 10 days postinjury and if ED neurocognitive testing would detect differences in concussion severity that clinical grading scales could not. METHODS A prospective cohort… CONTINUE READING

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