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Clin J Sport Med. 2001 Jul;11(3):190-3.

New treatments for concussion: the next millennium beckons.

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Centre for Sports Medicine Research & Education, and Brain Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia.


As increased understanding of the pathophysiology of mild traumatic brain injury and concussion develops, so the scientific rationale for interventional pharmacological therapy becomes paramount. A number of agents have been postulated or have been the subject of anecdotal noncontrolled trials. This paper reviews the published evidence in this regard. To date no effective pharmacological therapy exists that satisfies Class I evidence-based medicine criteria.

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