Thursday, May 27, 2021

Concussion with loss of consciousness may be linked to life with some disability


News Release 26-May-2021
American Academy of Neurology


People who have had a concussion where they lost consciousness may be more likely to have some disability or limitations later in life--such as difficulty walking or limitations in the amount or type of work they can do--than people who have never had a concussion, according to a study published in the May 26, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

"About 16% of all adults have experienced a concussion with loss of consciousness, and our study found that nearly half of those people are living with disability," said study author Andrea L.C. Schneider, MD, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.


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