Journal article

Beyond the Brain: Peripheral Interactions after Traumatic Brain Injury

Stuart J McDonald, Jessica M Sharkey, Mujun Sun, Lola M Kaukas, Sandy R Shultz, Renee J Turner, Anna Leonard, Rhys D Brady, Frances Corrigan

Journal of Neurotrauma | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability, and there are currently no pharmacological treatments known to improve patient outcomes. Unquestionably, contributing toward a lack of effective treatments is the highly complex and heterogenous nature of TBI. In this review, we highlight the recent surge of research that has demonstrated various central interactions with the periphery as a potential major contributor toward this heterogeneity and, in particular, the breadth of research from Australia. We describe the growing evidence of how extracranial factors, such as polytrauma and infection, can significantly alter TBI neuropathology. In addition, we highlight how ..

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