Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury

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Due to injuries sustained in sports and in combat, interest in traumatic brain injury (TBI) has never been greater. Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury fulfils a gap in our understanding of what is occurring in the brain following injury that can subsequently be detected in biological fluids and imaging. This knowledge is useful for all researchers and clinicians interested in the biochemical and structural sequelae underpinning clinical manifestations of TBI and help guide appropriate patient management. ...

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Overview

Due to injuries sustained in sports and in combat, interest in traumatic brain injury (TBI) has never been greater. Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury fulfils a gap in our understanding of what is occurring in the brain following injury that can subsequently be detected in biological fluids and imaging. This knowledge is useful for all researchers and clinicians interested in the biochemical and structural sequelae underpinning clinical manifestations of TBI and help guide appropriate patient management. Current and prospective biomarkers for the assessment of TBI, particularly mild TBI, are examined using a multidisciplinary approach involving biochemistry, molecular biology, and clinical chemistry. The book incorporates presentations from outstanding researchers and clinicians in the area and describes advanced proteomic and degradomic technologies in the development of novel biomarker assays. For practical purposes, the focus of this volume is on detection of blood-based biomarkers to improve diagnostic certainty of mild TBI in conjunction with radiological and clinical findings. It represents contributions from internationally-recognized researchers at the forefront of TBI many of whom are recipients of grants and contracts from the United States Department of Defense for research specifically on developing diagnostic tests for TBI. Key chapters include: the medical need for biomarkers of TBI; the role of advanced MRI findings as biomarkers of TBI; advances in the measurement of mild TBI; neurodegradomics and biomarkers for concussions; ionotropic glutamate receptors; the clinical application of early biomarkers for mild TBI; astroglial proteins as biomarkers of intracerebral haemorrhage; novel biomarkers of combat TBI and utilities of TBI biomarkers in various clinical settings. The book will be essential reading for scientists, pharmacologists, chemists, medical and graduate students.

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Editorial Reviews

The journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation - Amy Aloysi
"Edited by Neuroscientists directing brain biomarker laboratories at their respective academic medical canters, Kennesaw State and the University of Florida, along with an industry leader (the founder of Banyan Biomarkers) this book provides a summary of the latest cutting-edge research findings in the field."

"...is an essential reference for investigators, graduate and medical students in the mechanisms mediating and detection of trauma related neuronal injury. It is an inspiration for clinicians to see how the groundwork is being laid toward the development of biomarkers, which could revolutionize the world of TBI."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849733892
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The
  • Publication date: 5/24/2012
  • Series: RSC Drug Discovery Series , #24
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 1,164,406
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Svetlana A Dambinova DSc, PhD is a Distinguished Professor at the WellStar College of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University, USA. She has more than 35 years of experience in the fields of molecular neurobiology, neurochemistry, and laboratory medicine. She spent most of her academic life at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, the Institute of Human Brain and Pavlov's Medical University in St Petersburg, Russia, during her career from a predoctoral student to a Professor. Ronald L Hayes PhD is Founder & President and a Distinguished Principal Investigator at the Center of Innovative Research, Banyan Biomarkers, Inc, USA. His research involves studying the pathobiology of traumatic brain injury and he employs contemporary biochemical approaches to examine proteolytic mechanisms of cell injury and death. Kevin KW Wang PhD is Founder, Chief Operations & Scientific Officer and Executive Director at the Center of Innovative Research, Banyan Biomarkers, Inc, USA.

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Medical Need of Biomarkers for TBI; The Role of Advanced MRI Findings as Biomarkers of TBI; Advances in the Measurement of Mild TBI; Neurodegradomics and Biomarkers for Concussions; Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors: Preclinical Research; Clinical Application of Early Biomarkers for Mild TBI; Astroglial Proteins as Biomarkers of Intracerebral Hemorrhage; Novel Biomarkers of Combat TBI; Utilities of TBI Biomarkers in Various Clinical Settings; Economic Impact of Biomarkers on TBI Management; TBI Biomarker Assay Development: Future Trends; Subject Index

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