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World J Emerg Surg. 2009 Feb 2;4:7. doi: 10.1186/1749-7922-4-7.

Molecular mechanisms of traumatic brain injury: the missing link in management.

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Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK. rowan.burnstein@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

Abstract

Head injury is common, sometimes requires intensive care unit admission, and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. A gap still remains in the understanding of the molecular mechanism of this condition. This review is aimed at providing a general overview of the molecular mechanisms involved in traumatic brain injury to a busy clinician. It will encompass the pathophysiology in traumatic brain injury including apoptosis, the role of molecules and genes, and a brief mention of possible pharmacological therapies.

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