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Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Acute Minor Neurological Symptoms

Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Acute Minor Neurological Symptoms Letters 6. Grashow RG, Roberts AL, Zafonte R, et al. Defining exposures in professional ing male sexual dysfunction and because connections be- football: professional American-style football players as an occupational cohort. tween concussion and sexual function are currently not gen- Orthop J Sports Med. 2019;7(2):2325967119829212. doi:10.1177/2325967119829212 erally recognized. We agree that symptom scales, such as the one used ret- rospectively in our study to assess mild TBI or concussion Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Acute Minor symptoms in former National Football League players, should Neurological Symptoms: Good for Ruling Stroke in, not be used to screen for serious intracranial injury nor used Not Out in clinical practice. Nevertheless, we developed this concus- To the Editor An observational study of magnetic resonance sion symptom scale to overcome the limitations of extant ret- imaging (MRI) in acute minor neurological symptoms re- rospective measures of concussion, such as the number vealed imaging evidence for acute infarction in 13.5% and re- of diagnosed concussions. At least 30% of sports-related con- vision of clinical diagnosis in 30%. This “implies a consider- cussions may be undiagnosed, athletes may hide or incor- able percentage of patients’ negative MRI findings resulted in rectly recall concussions, and concussion management http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Neurology American Medical Association

Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Acute Minor Neurological Symptoms

JAMA Neurology , Volume 77 (6) – Jun 20, 2020

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6149
eISSN
2168-6157
DOI
10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.0661
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Abstract

Letters 6. Grashow RG, Roberts AL, Zafonte R, et al. Defining exposures in professional ing male sexual dysfunction and because connections be- football: professional American-style football players as an occupational cohort. tween concussion and sexual function are currently not gen- Orthop J Sports Med. 2019;7(2):2325967119829212. doi:10.1177/2325967119829212 erally recognized. We agree that symptom scales, such as the one used ret- rospectively in our study to assess mild TBI or concussion Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Acute Minor symptoms in former National Football League players, should Neurological Symptoms: Good for Ruling Stroke in, not be used to screen for serious intracranial injury nor used Not Out in clinical practice. Nevertheless, we developed this concus- To the Editor An observational study of magnetic resonance sion symptom scale to overcome the limitations of extant ret- imaging (MRI) in acute minor neurological symptoms re- rospective measures of concussion, such as the number vealed imaging evidence for acute infarction in 13.5% and re- of diagnosed concussions. At least 30% of sports-related con- vision of clinical diagnosis in 30%. This “implies a consider- cussions may be undiagnosed, athletes may hide or incor- able percentage of patients’ negative MRI findings resulted in rectly recall concussions, and concussion management

Journal

JAMA NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 20, 2020

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