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Concussion diagnosis in 15 minutes? | November 12, 2022

Can a video game detect a concussion?

Not exactly. But a computerized test, similar to a video game can do just that!

Skip the CT scans which often miss concussions — an oversight that can lead to lifelong consequences if left unchecked. This new blood test can actually pick up on brain abnormalities that the scans can’t see. 

Although millions of Americans have experienced traumatic brain injuries, many are misdiagnosed. Especially if not detected.

And get this: 5 out of 10 concussions go undetected!

Needless to say, patients suspected of having a concussion or internal bleeding are in grave danger. Long-term neurological complications like migraine headaches, memory and concentration problems, dizziness, mood swings, poor coordination, headaches and other symptoms that can reduce the quality of life.

But with a simple spin of a small blood sample in a centrifuge, the plasma is separated from other blood components.

And the results are in.

All in 15 minutes!

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Resources:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-01/concussion-test-gives-results-in-15-minutes-with-blood-sample?leadSource=uverify%20wall

https://healthtechinsider.com/2021/02/03/new-15-minute-blood-test-detects-concussion/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26546583/

https://www.iflscience.com/fda-approves-rapid-handheld-blood-test-that-can-tell-if-you-have-concussion-in-15-minutes–58330

https://www.medtechdive.com/news/abbott-touts-potential-of-15-minute-concussion-detection/561707/

https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/products-and-innovation/finally-a-blood-test-for-traumatic-brain-injury.html


3 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on Disablities & Mental Health Issues.

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    Comment by Kenneth — November 12, 2022 @ 12:29 PM

  2. Please tell me more I was knocked out cold 4 hours in my apartment shower. The shower head flew off knocking me out for 4 hours and I pulled on the emergency help cord learned that it didn’t work at all. I got dressed went to the hospital emergency room and told the nurse 3 times I was knocked out she kept saying sign in and have a seat I started passing out I yelled is there anyone who understands English? Doctor said please come in I told him I was knocked out by my shower head flying off the wall he did a cat scan said I need to be admitted for a concussion. I need a new place to live soon my father insists that it is safe? There stealing from me every month my neighbors tell me don’t leave my money out on my dresser it will be stolen I found out before I was worn about my landlord and maintenance. I need to try and contact the owner and report what is going on at my apartment.

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    Comment by Rusty Hanawalt — November 12, 2022 @ 10:14 PM


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