Congratulations to Roger Zemek and team for their publication on the derivation and validation of a clinical risk score for persistent postconcussion symptoms. This important study received the attention of the Federal Health Minister (Jane Philpott), and we are told that ‘PERC’ was mentioned as a main contributor to the study’s success!
Great work everyone on this ground breaking study on concussion. Citation and media links below.
Zemek R, Barrowman N, Freedman SB, Gravel J, Gagnon I, McGahern C, Aglipay M, Sangha G, Boutis K, Beer D, Craig W, Burns E, Farion K, Mikrogianakis A, Barlow K, Dubrovsky AS, Meeuwisse W, Gioia G, Meehan WP, Beauchamp M, Kamil Y, Grool AM, Hoshizaki B, Anderson P, Brooks BL, Yeates KO, Vassilyadi M, Klassen T, Keightley M, Richer L, DeMatteo C, Osmond MH, for the PERC Concussion Team. Clinical risk score for persistent postconcussion symptoms among children with acute concussion in the ED. JAMA 2016;315(10):1014-1025. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2499274&resultClick=3
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