Accession Number : ADA625632


Title :   Mission Connect Mild TBI Translational Research Consortium, Post Traumatic Hypopituitarism


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 9 Aug 2009-10 Aug 2010


Corporate Author : TRANSITIONAL LEARNING CENTER AT GALVESTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Masel, Brent E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a625632.pdf


Report Date : 01 Aug 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The purpose of this project is to identify the incidence of post traumatic hypopituitarism (PTH) in mild TBI and develop criteria for assessing which patients with a mild TBI are at risk for developing PTH. This study will also correlate the characteristics of the individuals with PTH by neuropsychological, neurophysiological and imaging testing as they relate to functional outcome. At 6 months post injury, patients will be screened for anterior pituitary function. IRB approvals have been obtained and an Integrated Clinical Protocol has been developed. Operational procedures have been developed. Initial recruitment has been slow. Eleven subjects have been recruited as of June 21, 2010; however, none have reached the six month milestone for blood testing


Descriptors :   *MEDICAL RESEARCH , *PITUITARY GLAND , NEUROLOGY , NEUROPHYSIOLOGY , PSYCHIATRY , RISK , TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE