CDC Guideline on diagnosis, management of mild traumatic brain injury in children

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Bottom Line: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) in children is detailed in a special communication article. The guideline includes 19 sets of recommendations on the diagnosis, prognosis, management and treatment of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury, including return to school and symptom management.

Authors: Matthew J. Breiding, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, and coauthors

Related Material: The review article, "Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: A Systematic Review," by Matthew J. Breiding, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, and coauthors, and the editorial, "State of the Science on Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Progress Toward Clinical Translation," by Michael McCrea, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Geoff Manley, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, also are available on the For The Media website.

To Learn More: The full study is available on the For The Media website.

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.2853)

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