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An update on the diagnosis and management of concussion.

Authors
  • Almasi, Stephen J
  • Wilson, John J
Type
Published Article
Journal
WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2012
Volume
111
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 22533212
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Concussion is a common medical problem with significant morbidity and sometimes devastating consequences. Awareness of this injury has increased dramatically in recent years, and our understanding of its pathophysiology and treatment is rapidly evolving. This article reviews the current concepts of concussion pathophysiology and epidemiology, and will provide an overview of proper diagnosis and management. Complications and risk reduction also will be reviewed. By understanding the essentials of concussion medicine, health care professionals will be equipped to manage this injury, including common complications.

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