Sideline concussion test gets a new thumbs-up

February 26, 2014 11:56 PM

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Sideline concussion test gets a new thumbs-up

A screening test for concussion that can be performed quickly on the sidelines was able to detect mild traumatic brain injury in about 4 in 5 college athletes who had sustained a concussion, a forthcoming study has found.

The King-Devick test capitalizes on a subtle but important symptom of brain injury: a disruption in the eyes' ability to travel smoothly across a page, and to shift direction upon the brain's command.

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