In advance of the Super Bowl this past week, there was a new press release about a new blood test for concussion praising the advances and that it would be revolutionary for the sideline diagnosis of concussion. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, is this new FDA approved test really all it is being touted to be? We’ll cover this today on the podcast…
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Links from this Episode:
— Abbott Press Release https://abbott.mediaroom.com/2021-01-11-Abbott-Receives-FDA-510-k-Clearance-for-the-First-Rapid-Handheld-Blood-Test-for-Concussions#:~:text=TBIs%2C%20including%20concussions%2C%20are%20an,tool%20used%20to%20diagnose%20concussion.
— Twitter Post February 14, 2018 Dr. Halstead https://twitter.com/stlsportsmed/status/963973244230553606
— Blood Test FDA Press Release Banyan https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-authorizes-marketing-first-blood-test-aid-evaluation-concussion-adults
— Research Study as basis for FDA Approval https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30054151/
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Dr. Mark Halstead received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He stayed at the University of Wisconsin for his pediatric residency, followed by a year as the chief resident. Following residency, he completed a pediatric and adult sports medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He has been an elected member to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). He has served as a team physician or medical consultant to numerous high schools, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Washington University, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Athletica, and St. Louis Rams. He serves and has served on many local, regional and national committees as an advisor for sports medicine and concussions. Dr. Halstead is a national recognized expert in sport-related concussions and pediatric sports medicine.
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