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Reply to Letter to the Editor: Expert Panel Survey to Update the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Definition of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Noah D. Silverberg
    Affiliations
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Rehabilitation Research Program, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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  • Grant L. Iverson
    Affiliations
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Spaulding Research Institute, MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sports Concussion Program, Home Base, A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Boston, MA.
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      We thank Dr Mayer for his thoughtful analysis of our article recently published in Archives
      • Silverberg ND
      • Iverson GL
      • Arciniegas DB
      • et al.
      Expert panel survey to update the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine definition of mild traumatic brain injury.
      and the journal editors for this opportunity to reply. If we understand correctly, Dr Mayer is suggesting that it is mathematically impossible for concussion to be a subset of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) because all signs and symptoms of mTBI are also present in previously published definitions of concussion.
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        • Iverson GL
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        • et al.
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