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Early blood tests predict death, severe disability for traumatic brain injury – Michigan Medicine

Wednesday, 7 September, 2022

Early blood tests predict death, severe disability for traumatic brain injury – Michigan Medicine

Jacob Dwyer, Justine Ross, Michigan Medicine

 
A study finds that blood tests taken the day of a traumatic brain injury can predict which patients are likely to die or survive with severe disability, allowing clinicians to make decisions earlier on possible treatment of TBI.

Researchers from Michigan Medicine, the University of California San Francisco and the University of Pennsylvania analyzed day-of-injury blood tests of nearly 1,700 patients with TBI. Results published in The Lancet Neurology reveal that higher values of two protein biomarkers, GFAP and UCH-L1, are associated with death and severe injury.

Read more at: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-notes/early-blood-tests-predict-death-severe-disability-for-traumatic-brain-injury

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