Monday, March 17, 2014

Eickhoff’s Extras: New in the News

Swedish researches are looking into a blood test to confirm concussions, and also predict if the symptoms will
be persistent.  The research shows that the protein total tau in the blood becomes elevated and can be seen on blood work even after one hour of experiencing a concussion.

While this research is still a long way before it is incorporated into clinical practice, it is interesting to see and may be the future for concussion care

Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, MSN, ATC, LAT

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