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Neuro Kinetics: Research Suggests I-Portal(R) NOTC Data Shows Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries That Other Technologies Miss
Date:3/4/2009

Unique Case Study of Patient Before & After mTBI Accident

Presentation at American Balance Society, Case Study on Web Site, New Help for Returning Vets

PITTSBURGH, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With record numbers of American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries, a case study from Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com) suggests that tests utilizing its I-Portal(R) NOTC (Neuro-Otologic Test Center) system can generate results that may indicate mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) that are not detected by other evaluation technologies.

NKI manufactures noninvasive medical test equipment used worldwide in the evaluation of balance, vestibular and neurological disorders.

The details of the new case study are available on NKI's Web site (http://www.neuro-kinetics.com/docs/Mild-Traumatic-Brain-Injury.pdf). The findings are being presented today at an American Balance Society conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

The paper's authors are Brian J. McKinnon, MD, MBA, assistant professor, Otology/Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Medical College of Georgia; Alex Kiderman, PhD, NKI's chief technology officer; and Terri E. Ives, ScD, AuD, F-AAA, CCC-A, NKI's clinical director - audiology.

The case study features unique pre- and post-accident neuro-otologic test data gathered from one individual, a NKI employee who had undergone various I-Portal NOTC evaluations as part of routine product testing and then again after he suffered a bicycle accident last year.

"The situation with our colleague presented us with a rare opportunity to evaluate a patient after an accident and then to compare those results to baseline data previously co
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