Penn Medicine-Led Study Reveals Potential for More Precise Diagnosis and Treatment of TBI
Patients who’ve suffered from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have changes in tiny blood vessels in their brains that researchers believe are linked to a range of cognitive symptoms, according to new findings. The findings may help doctors pinpoint specific types of TBIs and tailor personalized therapies.
The study was led by Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD, director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, and presented by Sarah Woodson, MD, a neurology resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
“The relationship between microvascular and structural injury in chronic TBI has been recognized for years, but underappreciated,” Diaz-Arrastia said. “This research adds another layer to our understanding of TBI and ways to better treat patients, who in some cases have had TBI symptoms for years.”
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