Navigation Links
MRIs reveal signs of brain injuries not seen in CT scans, UCSF/SFGH researchers report
Date:12/18/2012

Hospital MRIs may be better at predicting long-term outcomes for people with mild traumatic brain injuries than CT scans, the standard technique for evaluating such injuries in the emergency room, according to a clinical trial led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH).

Published this month in the journal Annals of Neurology, the study was led by UCSF neuroradiologist Esther Yuh, MD, PhD and followed 135 people treated for mild traumatic brain injuries over the past two years at one of three urban hospitals with level-one trauma centers: SFGH, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, Texas as part of a study called NIH-funded TRACK-TBI (Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury).

All 135 patients with mild traumatic brain injuries received CT scans when they were first admitted, and all were given MRIs about a week later. Most of them (99) had no detectable signs of injury on a CT scan, but more than a quarter (27/99) who had a "normal" CT scans also had detectable spots on their MRI scans called "focal lesions," which are signs of microscopic bleeding in the brain.

Spotting these focal lesions helped the doctors predict whether the patients were likely to suffer persistent neurological problems. About 15 percent of people who have mild traumatic brain injuries do suffer long-term neurological consequences, but doctors currently have no definitive way of predicting whether any one patient will or not.

"This work raises questions of how we're currently managing patients via CT scan," said senior author on the study Geoff Manley, MD, PhD, the chief of neurosurgery at SFGH and vice-chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF. "Having a normal CT scan doesn't
'/>"/>

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jason.bardi@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
2. New Method to Reveal Alzheimers Marker Shows Promise
3. Study reveals major funding shortfall and high death rates for emergency laparotomy
4. Biomarkers can reveal IBS
5. A closer look at PARP-1 reveals potential new drug targets
6. Novel biomarkers reveal evidence of radiation exposure
7. Fruit flies reveal mechanism behind ALS-like disease
8. The Tennessee Car Accident Lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates Alert Public of CDC Survey Revealing Majority of High School Seniors Admitting to Texting Behind Wheel
9. Researchers reveal crucial immune fighter role of the STING protein
10. Weirdest hCG Questions Revealed
11. DotComSecrets’ Russell Brunson Is Revealing Online Money Making Secrets in Free Webinars for Students
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Experience Mayan heritage and enjoy the ... at the luxury all-inclusive AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas ... on-site ecological family tour where guests learn about local ... Encounter Tour at the Mayan archeological site of Coba. ... in the Yucatan and the only pyramid people are ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Fadhits.com, the distinguished wedding dress ... of lace holiday dresses . To top it ... offered at discounted prices, up to 65% off. Clients ... this special offer. , Fadhits.com is devoted to ... dresses for the global clients. All its items come ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Emily Johnson, owner of the ... Her fitness boot camp has held two charity workout ... on Saturday, July 26th, from 7:15 - 8:30 at Col Summers ... first charity boot camp session raised $510 for Medical Teams International. ... non-profit I Have a Dream. On July 26th, Johnson and ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Timex, the leader ... launch of the Timex Performance Network, the brand’s new ... plans, athlete testimonials, seasonal news and special product offers ... capitalize on the legacy of the Timex IRONMAN watch ... runners and endurance athletes nationwide. The hub will reflect ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Maureen Salamon HealthDay ... -- For the millions of women who can,t cough, ... testing a treatment that uses stem cells to regenerate ... European researchers found that injecting stem cells isolated from ... in all participants within a year. Stress ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Explore the Aura and Mystery of the Yucatan’s Mayan Culture with New Hotel Package at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya 2Health News:Explore the Aura and Mystery of the Yucatan’s Mayan Culture with New Hotel Package at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya 3Health News:Elegant Lace Holiday Dresses Released by Fadhits.com 2Health News:Portland Fit Body Boot Camp Invites Public to Fitness Boot Camp Session Benefiting Children’s Cancer Association 2Health News:Portland Fit Body Boot Camp Invites Public to Fitness Boot Camp Session Benefiting Children’s Cancer Association 3Health News:Timex Announces Launch of Timex Performance Network 2Health News:Stem Cells May Ease Urinary Incontinence, Study Says 2Health News:Stem Cells May Ease Urinary Incontinence, Study Says 3
... , , , , ... (B. Braun) announced today that it has been named Surgery Center Market ... the award at the McKesson 2009 National Sales Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. ... N YW008LOGO ) , , "The ...
... WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, Nationally-known experts Claire Lavin, PhD, and ... those with intellectual disabilities face illness and grief during Hospice ... Tuesday, September 15, 2009, from 1pm -- 2pm EDT. , ... support to cope with normal grief reactions, and caregivers need ...
... , Says Damage Caused by WSJ Op-Ed Shows ... WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 The CtW Investment Group called on ... John Mackey as Chairman and to begin the process of naming a ... John Elstrott, yesterday afternoon. Citing the risk to Whole Foods, brand ...
... , , YOKNEAM, Israel and ... reality show hit the ,Real Housewives of Orange County, will report ... in Nice, France, Sept. 10-12. Bringing physicians, consumers and media ... http://gr e tchenproject.com will feature ...
... FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 25 OmniComm ... integrated electronic data capture (EDC) solutions for clinical trials, ... selected by Pleiad, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts based Contract ... to provide eClinical services to its customers. Pleiad,s investment ...
... , , CINCINNATI, Aug. 25 HealthWarehouse.com, ... pharmacy, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ... of $858,443, driven by heavy growth in prescription sales and ... net loss for the quarter was $396,271. , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:B. Braun Named 'Supplier of the Year' by McKesson 2Health News:Hospice Foundation of America Presents New Educational Webinar on 'Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities through Illness, Grief and Loss' 2Health News:Hospice Foundation of America Presents New Educational Webinar on 'Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities through Illness, Grief and Loss' 3Health News:CtW Investment Group Calls for Whole Foods Board to Remove Chair and CEO John Mackey 2Health News:CtW Investment Group Calls for Whole Foods Board to Remove Chair and CEO John Mackey 3Health News:CtW Investment Group Calls for Whole Foods Board to Remove Chair and CEO John Mackey 4Health News:Real Housewives of Orange County Star Gretchen Rossi Reveals Next and Best in Beauty Live from the World's Most Exclusive Aesthetics Conference 2Health News:Real Housewives of Orange County Star Gretchen Rossi Reveals Next and Best in Beauty Live from the World's Most Exclusive Aesthetics Conference 3Health News:Pleiad Devices Selects OmniComm Systems as their eClinical Solutions Provider 2Health News:Pleiad Devices Selects OmniComm Systems as their eClinical Solutions Provider 3Health News:HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Financial Results; Revenues Increase Significantly Over Second Quarter 2008 2Health News:HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Financial Results; Revenues Increase Significantly Over Second Quarter 2008 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... RAPIDS, Mich. , Jan. 15, 2014 As health ... the flu virus, select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan ... strep throat to eligible patients, enabling Meijer pharmacists to administer ... strict protocol set by a physician participating in the study. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , Jan. 15, 2014 ... and Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced ... to jointly discover and validate new therapeutic targets ... (IBD), a chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of innovative ... protect their most important business assets, intellectual property ... Because of the highly-competitive nature of ... of the most litigious industry sectors of cases ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 2Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2
... Therapeutics, one of the nation,s leading pharmacy benefit managers ... complete spectrum of options from rich benefits to deep ... a net drug spend guarantee of $47 per prescription. ... plan sponsors," said Michael Showalter, Prime Chief Marketing Officer. ...
... ChromaDex Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC), an innovative natural ... ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, ... for the second quarter of 2011. On a ... Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP), ChromaDex announced ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Prime Therapeutics Announces Pharmacy Offering with Guaranteed Net Spend Per Prescription 2ChromaDex Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2011 2ChromaDex Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2011 3ChromaDex Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2011 4
... Surgical Microscope Accessories includes digital camera ... optic cables, and fiberoptic retrofits. The ... the surgeon to document procedures with ... or 35mm photography. Many different types ...
... HD Femoral Compression System consists of ... with FemoStop Femoral Compression System.,Both devices ... The Hemostatic Dressing achieves topical hemostasis ... incision, while FemoStop Femoral Compression System ...
... The WaveScan WaveFront System is an ... error and wavefront aberrations of the human ... measurements can be used to determine regular ... cause decreased or blurry vision in the ...
... The LADARWave® device gives ... detect, measure and display ... the individual eye. This ... gain a better understanding ...
Medicine Products: