The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and its concussion program have released what they think is a new model to predict how long each individual may take to recover. Lead researcher on this topic is Dr. Micky Collins who stated in a press release that this information is a “game changer”.
The study involves the ImPACT neurocognitive testing platform (developed by UPMC) and its results two days after injury. Although the actual score has not been released publicly; it will appear in the next issue of Neurosurgery. The benefits of such a specific diagnostic indicator would be tremendous for a lot of interested parties.
At the end of the press release/story Dr. Collins indicated something that is similar to what we posted yesterday; “Eighty percent of concussed people recover inside of three weeks.”
This information is all well and good but I would like to speak to some initial “wait a second” thoughts I have regarding this study; Continue reading