A Biomarker for Brain Injury
Two proteins detectable by a simple blood test can help determine whether or not patients require CT scans following traumatic brain injuries
How do we diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Most people immediately think of patient-reported symptoms, functional neurological testing, or perhaps imaging to spot damage to our most delicate organ. It’s unlikely that your first thought was of a blood test – and yet that is precisely the approach approved earlier this year by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and published recently in The Lancet Neurology.
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