AT SUMMIT IN NEUROLOGY & PSYCHIATRY

WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Regardless of the number of tests and tools for helping to diagnose pediatric sports concussions, Dr. Christopher Giza, professor of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, says it’s important for clinicians to remember that “concussion is a clinical diagnosis.”

In this video interview recorded at Summit in Neurology & Psychiatry, Dr. Giza offers pearls and insights into the latest in sports concussion management. He describes the four “Rs” of treating sports concussions and urges primary care personnel to offer anticipatory guidance to patients and their families. Such guidance can lead to a 20% decrease in chronic postconcussion syndrome in children and adolescents, he said at the meeting held by Global Academy for Medical Education. Global Academy and this news organization are owned by the same company.

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