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Accession Number ADA567351
Title Mission Connect Mild TBI Translational Research Consortium.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 13p
Personal Author C. Robertson D. DeWitt
Abstract The goals of this section are to characterize the physiological, histological, cerebral vascular and behavioral effects of blastinduced neurotrauma (BINT) and to determine the effects of hemorrhagic hypotension (HH) after mTBI on physiological and pathophysiological outcome. These studies indicated that BINT resulted in reduced CBF and increased CVR, observations consistent with the presence of cerebral vasospasm. Our results that BINT impaired vasodilatory responses to reduced intravascular pressure in middle cerebral arterial segments, suggest that blast injury may increase vulnerability of the brain to the effects of hemorrhagic hypotension. These results are consistent with our observations that rats subjected to mild fluid percussion TBI prior to severe HH exhibit higher numbers of injured hippocampal neurons than rats subjected to HH without mTBI.
Keywords Arteries
Cardiovascular system
Nerve cells
Traumatic brain injuries
Wounds and injuries

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept. 1 Aug 2011-31 Jul 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number W81XWH-08-2-0132

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