Combining Biochemical and Imaging Markers to Improve Diagnosis and Characterization of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Acute Setting: Results from a Pilot Study

@inproceedings{Kou2013CombiningBA,
  title={Combining Biochemical and Imaging Markers to Improve Diagnosis and Characterization of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Acute Setting: Results from a Pilot Study},
  author={Zhifeng Kou and Ramtilak Gattu and F. H. Kobeissy and Robert D. Welch and Brian J. O’Neil and John L. Woodard and Syed Imran Ayaz and Andrew Kulek and Robert Kas-Shamoun and Valerie H. Mika and Conor Zuk and Francesco Tomasello and Stefania Mondello},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a significant healthcare burden and its diagnosis remains a challenge in the emergency department. Serum biomarkers and advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques have already demonstrated their potential to improve the detection of brain injury even in patients with negative computed tomography (CT) findings. The objective of this study was to determine the clinical value of a combinational use of both blood biomarkers and MRI in mTBI… CONTINUE READING