Researchers from Minneapolis-based Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical School, along with Abbott, are collaborating to launch a comprehensive study to better identify the range of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) among patients.

Their aim is to develop a standard approach to help classify brain injuries and to help guide treatment decisions. Evaluation tools used during the study will include eye tracking, blood-based biomarkers, and imaging and cognitive measures, according to a media release from Abbott.

Researchers plan to screen 9,000 TBI patients and enroll at least 1,000 of them in the study, and follow the participants for up to 1 year. Participants could range from children to elderly adults, from people who are conscious to those in a coma, per the release.

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[Source(s): Abbott, PR Newswire]