Biomarkers in traumatic brain injury.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common cause of neurological morbidity globally, and neurologic sequelae may occur even in the setting of mild injury. At present, the tools that guide diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of patients who suffer from TBI remain limited, especially for prehospital evaluation. Biomarkers of brain injury hold promise in facilitating early management and triage decisions in the civilian and military settings. The identification of biomarkers of brain injury may also be helpful in guiding end-of-life decision making and may facilitate the design of neuroprotective trials.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sharma, R; Laskowitz, DT

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 560 - 569

PubMed ID

  • 22811071

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-6293

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11910-012-0301-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States