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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:29

Study Finds Lesions in Some MRI's After Mild Concussions - May Provide Better Targeting of Treatment

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More research obviously needs to be done but hopefully this can lead to better early recognition and treatment of concussion's. Of course, this is can only be helpful if parents, coaches and players properly recognize and report the injury early. Remember that symptoms can take hours, days or week to show...:

According to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego in March 2013, brain imaging soon after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or mild concussion can detect tiny lesions that may eventually provide a target for treating people with mTBI.

The study conducted by the emergency department's at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda and Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia of 256 patients admitted with head injuries. 104 of the patients had imaging evidence of hemorrhage in the brain. 67% reported loss of consciousness and 65 percent reported amnesia or temporary forgetfulness.

Advanced imaging showed that of those 104 people with imaging evidence of hemorrhage 20% percent had micro-bleed lesions and 33 percent had tube-shaped linear lesions. Micro-bleeds were distributed throughout the brain whereas linear lesions, which were found mainly in one area, were more likely to be associated with injury to adjacent brain tissue.

Read More on the Study Here: http://www.aan.com/press/index.cfm?fuseaction=release.view&release=1156

Remember When In Doubt, Sit It Out & Get It Checked Out! It's Better to Miss One Game Than the Whole Season or the Rest of Your Life!

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