Published on Sat Jun 20 2020

Association between plasma GFAP concentrations and MRI abnormalities in patients with CT-negative traumatic brain injury in the TRACK-TBI cohort: a prospective multicentre study.

John K Yue, Esther L Yuh, Frederick K Korley, Ethan A Winkler, Xiaoying Sun, Ross C Puffer, Hansen Deng, Winward Choy, Ankush Chandra, Sabrina R Taylor, Adam R Ferguson, J Russell Huie, Miri Rabinowitz, Ava M Puccio, Pratik Mukherjee, Mary J Vassar, Kevin K W Wang, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, David O Okonkwo, Sonia Jain, Geoffrey T Manley

Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) correlates with intracranial injury visible on CT scan. Some patients with suspected TBI with normal CT findings show pathology on MRI. We assessed the discriminative ability of GFAP to identify MRI abnormalities.

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Abstract

After traumatic brain injury (TBI), plasma concentration of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) correlates with intracranial injury visible on CT scan. Some patients with suspected TBI with normal CT findings show pathology on MRI. We assessed the discriminative ability of GFAP to identify MRI abnormalities in patients with normal CT findings.