Diagnosing pediatric mild traumatic brain injury: current techniques in a vulnerable demographic
The CDC considers mild traumatic brain injury, commonly known as concussion, a genuine public health issue. New research is revealing serious long-term sequelae from repeated concussive blows, yet no single test can definitively diagnose a mild traumatic brain injury. Pediatric brains are more sensitive to injury, lending a heightened need for accurate and reliable tools. Diagnostics research in the pediatric population presents unique challenges, and is ultimately lacking.