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New test detects concussion impairments that may be overlooked

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Jack Kelly / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a simple new test that can detect symptoms of a concussion current tests often miss.

The new test concerns the vestibular ocular system, which is responsible for integrating vision, balance and movement. It’s what allows us to keep our eyes focused and stable when we move our head around. It’s located in the vestibulum of the inner ear.

New Treatment for Superior Semicircular Cancel Dehiscence

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Join UCLA neurosurgeon, Isaac Yang, MD, Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:30 AM PDT, as he discusses the common causes and leading treatments for superior semicircular cancel dehiscence, a condition triggering vertigo, hearing loss, disequilibrium and other balance and auditory symptoms. In addition, he will discuss new data from UCLA showing promising outcomes and recovery times for patients with surgery for this disorder.

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