Brain injuries - a test was discovered for a fast detection of brain injuries

Brain injuries - a test was discovered for a fast detection of brain injuries

The long-awaited blood test is now approved for faster detection of brain injuries. Approvals came from the Food and Drug Administration. The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, will reduce the number of people exposed to CT scanning or computerized tomography in detecting brain cell damage or internal skull injuries. By the test, at least one-third of the number of people surveyed can be reduced.

Concussions of the brain are a particularly worrying problem for all ages - from children who are sporting - to elderly people.

The long-awaited blood test is now approved for faster detection of brain injuries.

Approvals came from the Food and Drug Administration. The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, will reduce the number of people exposed to CT scanning or computerized tomography in detecting brain cell damage or internal skull injuries. By the test, at least one-third of the number of people surveyed can be reduced.

Concussions of the brain are a particularly worrying problem for all ages - from children who are sporting - to elderly people.

Brain injuriesAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 2, 8 million people are visiting the emergency wards at least annually because of suspected brain damage and disease, with a fatal outcome of around 50,000 patients. Until now, the diagnosis was made by neurological examination and CT testing.

Diagnosis of brain trauma is not easy because the symptoms can occur at different times - from immediate occurrence to a few days, and they may be different: loss of balance, noise and light sensitivity, headaches.

Director of the Department of Medical Devices of the FDA, Jeffrey Schurren, says: "The Blood Test for Assistance in Constipation Assessment is an important tool for the American public and our members abroad who need rapid and accurate tests." This diagnostic device has been tested for less than six months, which is a very good pace.

Colonel Dallas Hack, retired director of the Military Warfare Research Program, said: "Initially, the concept was that we would have something that medical staff in this area could use to assess whether someone who suffered a head injury , needs a higher level of care ", and also:" This is something that has long been coming. "

The assay is performed by measuring the levels of proteins known as UCH-L1 and GFAP that are released from the brain in the blood and measured within 12 hours of head injury. The levels of these blood proteins can help to predict which patients may have intracranial lesions seen by CT scanning and which ones do not. In a statement declaring approval, the FDA reported that the brain trauma indicator was able to predict intracranial damage at CT 97.5% of time and those who did not have such lesions 99.6% of the time.

The Banyan test allows diagnosis of head injury on the spot - for example in the sports hall or the football field. Youth championships have noticed that insurance costs are rising due to the fa

ct that they have been sued by parents of children as a result of traumas that the organization has not done enough in cases of head trauma to their child - and basketball.

If the first concussion of the brain is not diagnosed, and the player continues the game, the second concussion causes the brain to swell, and this is a severe consequence.

The FDA approved the adult use test, but Henry Nordhoff, San Diego's Banyan Biomarkers CEO, said he believes he may also like doctors who appreciate the children for disturbances.

Mr Nordhoff intends to continue the study of children's tests, although this is not the original idea. Approximately 10 million people in the world are being treated with a concussion, so testing can be used in other countries as well.

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