UPMC concussion study suggests early clinical treatment could reduce recovery time
31 January 2020 — Leading researchers from the UPMC Concussion Program in Pittsburgh have found that earlier initiation of clinical care is associated with faster recovery after concussion.
Concussion recovery in adolescents can take approximately 30 days longer than adults. Factors influencing this recovery vary from preinjury factors and perceptions about recovery to comorbid conditions and sex. However, one factor that receives little attention from researchers but may play a role in recovery is the timeliness of clinical evaluation and care.
This fascinating UPMC study, published in JAMA Neurology, reports how delays in seeking treatment is a driving factor for increased recovery time. Read more.
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