Brain Injury Can Be Spotted by Bedside Blood Test

Is it feasible to diagnose any kind of brain injury in the absence of MRI or CT scan? Yes, modern scientists have somehow made it possible. Patients will inevitably be benefitted from this style of treatment.

This particular concept of bedside blood test is developed by the eminent doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. The treatment will soon be available to most of the government hospitals and the patients will get services round the clock.

“In cases of traumatic brain injury, the mortality rate is 35% in the first 48 hours. Of those who survive, 50% slip into a vegetative state and the rest sustain some neurological deficit. These numbers are despite best possible care. So prevention is the best way when it comes to brain injury. But in case there is an injury, it needs to be detected fast,” said Dr. Sanjeev Bhoi, a professor of emergency medicine, AIIMS trauma center.

We have come across the fact that almost 1.5 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury every year in India. Keeping this problem in mind, the doctors along with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad have tried to come up with bedside test using gold nanoparticles. This will help in detecting the serum level in any patient’s blood and the severity of the brain injury.

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