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Medical News and Perspectives
April 17, 2013

Guideline: Tailor Appraisal of Concussion During Sports

JAMA. 2013;309(15):1577. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3980

Use of traditional grading systems to evaluate the severity of a possible sport-related concussion should be eliminated in favor of more nuanced individualized assessment and follow-up care of injured athletes, according to an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology (Giza CC et al. Neurology. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31828d57dd [published online March 18, 2013]).

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