Special Issue "Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Efforts in Research and Clinical Care"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury; Neurosurgery; Neurotrauma; Biomarkers; Spinal Cord Injury; Spine Surgery; Epidemiology; Neuroimaging; Outcomes
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Clinical care and research have been hampered by the lack of data standardization and outdated paradigms for classification and diagnosis. In recent years, there have been consensus efforts on data standardization across clinical and demographic data, biomarkers, genetics, neuroimaging, and outcomes research across multicenter approaches to validate diagnostic and prognostic approaches with adequate statistical power for conclusive evidence. Furthermore, TBI treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and the classification, treatment, and prognosis of milder versus more severe injuries differ across this heterogeneous disease. In this Special Issue, we welcome submissions on the standardization of different forms of TBI data, creation of guidelines, and new paradigms of treatment, focusing on lesion type, location, volume, and other quantifiable markers of severity in the classification of different types and severities of TBI.
Special focus will also be granted to biomarker and neuroimaging studies that are sensitive and/or specific to TBI diagnosis or prognosis, and well as primary and secondary prevention of TBI across phenotypes and severities. With the studies of this Special Issue, we hope to create a compendium of work that will be informative for leaders of the field and continue to accelerate TBI research and clinical care from concussion to coma.
Dr. John K. Yue
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- data standardization
- traumatic brain injury