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Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children
May 9, 2017

Read the Perspective from Anthony P. Kontos, PhD

Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a concussion, according to research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Researchers noted that this form of testing can more correctly assess potential lingering effects more successfully than the standard Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT-3).

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Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

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Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a

In the Journals

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Researchers and a biotechnology company are working toward making a test more readily available for clinicians to detect the protein tau in patients

In the Journals

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Among children and adolescents who experienced an acute concussion, physical activity within 7 days of the injury was associated with reduced risk…

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