S100B protein potential new diagnostic tool for intracranial hemorrage in mild head injury

Written by Alice Weatherston

A new study carried out at the Trauma Hospital Meidling and the Donauspital (both Vienna, Austria) has highlighted blood serum levels of S100B as a potential indicator of the likelihood of intracranial hemorrhage in patients who have experienced mild head injury (MHI). The findings, which were published recently in the Journal of Neurosurgery, may provide an alternative diagnostic tool to cranial computed tomography (CCT) which is both costly and exposes patients to potentially damaging radiation. The research consisted of a prospective observational study of patients who had exhibited MHI at either of the two study hospitals and were either 65...

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