Northwestern researcher detects an easier approach to concussion diagnosis
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Northwestern researcher detects an easier approach to concussion diagnosis

A severe strike or bluster to the neck, head, or upper part of the body can trigger a concussion, which includes symptoms like annoyance, faintness, sickness or loss of consciousness. Over the year, recognizing and dealing with the consciousness has remained to be a great difficulty for the doctors. But a newly conducted study has discovered an easier way to diagnose the problem of concussions. The research conducted by the scientists at Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory has detected a first-of-its-kind treatment pattern which can improve the state of concussions in human.

The scientists have found a distinct biological marker in the auditory organism of the brain which can make the concussion diagnosis and recovery process easier and faster. During the research, the analysts found a brain wave in the hearing response of children who had concussions corresponding to those who uncovered to acoustic stimuli without any brain activity.

It means, examining the sound processing ability of person after having a head injury may divulge if a person has the concussion or not. Moreover, it also can diagnose concussion easily, the study published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports’ revealed.

The complete details and result of the test published on 22nd December 2016 disclosed that the children having the issue of concussion have 35 percent less intellect reactivity to pitch. As they improved from the state of concussion, their capability to process pitch came back to normal stage.

Splitting light on this matter, Nina Kraus, the director of Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory in Evanston, Ill and the lead author of the study said, presently, no such test are there which can consistently and impartially analyze a concussion. But, we, during the research found a biomarker that could receive the conclusion out of concussion identification and can also manage it well.

Taking the statement further, she said, the new discovery is expected to enable doctors, clinicians, parents and others to manage athlete health in a better way. As playing sports is one of the best things you can do for a person having a concussion, the waves in the brain can lead the person towards a better stage of diagnosis.

The study was drawn in 40 children suffering from the concussion and an analogous group of children without any head damage.