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Treadmill testing safe, valuable in pediatric concussion evaluation

September 28, 2016

Testing using graded aerobic treadmill activity is safe, tolerable and clinically valuable in the evaluation and management of sports-related concussion in patients aged younger than 20 years, according to data published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

“Clinical studies suggest that 21% to 73% of children and adolescents who sustain a concussion will experience persistent symptoms at 1 month after injury or develop post-concussion syndrome (PCS),” Dean Cordingley, MSc, of the Pan Am Concussion Program in Winnipeg, Canada, and colleagues wrote. “Although laboratory model studies suggest that acute concussion is characterized by a global metabolic energy crisis, there are few clinical diagnostic tools that provide a view into the pathophysiology of PCS and few evidence-based treatment options for patients with this condition.”

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