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Timely Treatment and Diagnosis of Adult Concussions: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: March 18, 2020
Project Number: RB1454-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of diagnosing and treating concussion in adults within the first two weeks of sustaining a concussion versus after two weeks of sustaining a concussion?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding early recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in adults who have a suspected or confirmed concussion?

Key Message

Five evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding early recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in adults who have a suspected or confirmed concussion. No relevant clinical evidence was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of diagnosing and treating concussion in adults within the first two weeks versus after two weeks of sustaining a concussion.