Acute Inflammation in Traumatic Brain Injury and Polytrauma Patients Using Network Analysis.

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Summary of "Acute Inflammation in Traumatic Brain Injury and Polytrauma Patients Using Network Analysis."

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with secondary injury to the central nervous system (CNS) via inflammatory mechanisms. The combination of polytrauma and TBI further exacerbates the inflammatory response to injury; however, combined injury phenomena have not been thoroughly studied. In this study, we examined the inflammatory differences between patients with TBI versus patients with polytrauma, but no TBI (polytrauma). We hypothesize that patients with TBI have a heightened early inflammatory response compared with polytrauma.


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Name: Shock (Augusta, Ga.)
ISSN: 1540-0514


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Acute and chronic (see also BRAIN INJURIES, CHRONIC) injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, CEREBELLUM, and BRAIN STEM. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY or COMA, POST-TRAUMATIC. Localized injuries may be associated with NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HEMIPARESIS, or other focal neurologic deficits.

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