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News From the Food and Drug Administration
October 4, 2016

Evaluating Patients for Concussion

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JAMA. 2016;316(13):1350. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.13803

Two new computerized tests that can help clinicians evaluate a patient’s cognitive function after a suspected brain injury or concussion have received FDA approval.

The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and ImPact Pediatric tests are intended for use as part of a medical evaluation rather than to diagnose a concussion or determine appropriate treatment, according to the FDA (http://bit.ly/2bZq6CU).

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