Department of Neurosurgery

Evaluation of the Effects of Anemia and Oxygen Content on Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes

Secondary ischemic injury is a major form of morbidity and mortality in Traumatic Brain Injury, and presents a significant challenge in the management of these patients.  While anemia is frequent in this patient population, its correlation with outcome is controversial.  Furthermore, transfusing to correct anemia based on hemoglobin thresholds alone has been definitively associated with worse outcomes in TBI patients.  Our study aims to further explore the relationship between hemoglobin, oxygen content, and outcomes in traumatic brain injury.

The evaluation is being conducted under the guidance of Dr. Ali Seifi, MD, FACP by:

Kar-Wei Leung Alex Ottesen Michelle Rodriguez
Kar-Wei Leung Alex Ottesen Michelle Rodriguez

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