The Biology of Deployment Trauma: Blood-Based Biomarkers and the Diagnosis of a Complex Poly-morbid Condition
Meghan Pierce, PhD
Seminar date: 7/26/2022
Description: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is among the most common injuries sustained by post-9/11 veterans; however, these injuries often occur within the context of psychological trauma. Research is moving towards identifying diagnostic and prognostic blood-based biomarkers for TBI; however, few studies include other prevalent clinical and medical comorbidities related to deployment. Here, we present the relationships between a comprehensive panel of plasma biomarkers related to TBI, clinical, and medical comorbidities in a longitudinal cohort of post-9/11 veteran men and women.