This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. The subproject and investigator (PI) may have received primary funding from another NIH source, and thus could be represented in other CRISP entries. The institution listed is for the Center, which is not necessarily the institution for the investigator. BNP levels have shown to be elevated in patients adult patients with head injury or subarachnoid hemorrhage, as shown in small pilot studies. This protocol will look at BNP levels at pediatric head trauma patients that come to CHLA for Trauma Team care. The BNP levels of all trauma patients will be drawn and the results statistically correlated with Head CT results and clinical course. The hypothesis is that BNP levels will rise significantly and proportionately to the severity of traumatic brain injury. It is unlikely that BNP levels will replace a head CT, but it may supplement head CTs or even replace serial head CTs with serial BNPs.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
General Clinical Research Centers Program (M01)
Project #
5M01RR000043-49
Application #
7982168
Study Section
National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group (RIRG)
Project Start
2008-12-01
Project End
2009-11-30
Budget Start
2008-12-01
Budget End
2009-11-30
Support Year
49
Fiscal Year
2009
Total Cost
$107,832
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Southern California
Department
Public Health & Prev Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
072933393
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90089
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