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A Test to Gauge the Severity of Concussions

Posted by Dana Sparks, Mar 19, 2013

Neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Arizona have taken what promises to be the first step in creating a diagnostic test to gauge the severity of concussions, beyond patient input. This research study shows physical results that a concussion has occurred using autonomic reflex testing.

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Sound bites with neurologists Brent Goodman, M.D., and David Dodick, M.D., are available in the downloads above.

Mayo Clinic neurology experts are presenting research findings on Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, sleep disorders, concussions, multiple sclerosis and more at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in San Diego, March 16–23. They also are available to offer expert comment on other research findings. For more information on AAN and to arrange interviews contact: Nick Hanson at

Tags: AAN, Arizona, autonomic reflex testing, concussions, Dr. Dodick, Dr. Goodman, Neurology


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