March 2016

Brain Injuries to undergo unprecedented study

A Minneapolis hospital announced it will team up with the University of Minnesota for what it called “the nation’s largest study of concussions and traumatic brain injuries.”
Researchers at Hennepin County Medical Center will select hundreds of patients suffering from mild to severe brain injuries to participate in the study.

Forbes: Largest Single-center concussion study launched in Minnesota

There are over 2.2 million annual visits to emergency departments (ED) for traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the most recent data from the CDC. While some patients will end up being diagnosed with concussions after their initial ED visit, the reality is that there currently is not a comprehensive or even standardized approach in the ED for patients who suffer a TBI.

CBS Minnesota: Researchers seek to Understand, Treat Brain Injuries

Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota are launching what’s billed as the nation’s largest study of concussions and traumatic brain injuries, combining discoveries in brain imaging, blood analysis and eye tests to find a more accurate way to detect the injuries’ severity and long-term ramifications.

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