Genetic association studies in patients with traumatic brain injury.

  title={Genetic association studies in patients with traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Euthimios Dardiotis and Konstantinos Fountas and Maria Dardioti and Georgia Xiromerisiou and Eftychia Z. Kapsalaki and Anastasia Tasiou and Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={28 1},
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) constitutes a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide, especially among young individuals. It is estimated that despite all the recent advances in the management of TBI, approximately half of the patients suffering head injuries still have unfavorable outcomes, which represents a substantial health care, social, and economic burden to societies. Considerable variability exists in the clinical outcome after TBI, which is only partially explained by known… CONTINUE READING

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