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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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Contemporary Management of Symptomatic Bipartite Patella

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Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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