Mitochondrial injury measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in severe head trauma patients

A. Marmarou, S. Signoretti, P. Fatouros, G. A. Aygok, Ross Bullock

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of mitochondrial injury by assessing N-Acetyl-Aspartate by MR spectroscopy in head injured patients and relating the extent of mitochondrial injury to outcome. The study population (n = 15) consisted of head injured patients (GCS < 8) in whom legal consent was obtained for MRS studies. Studies were performed on a 1.5 Tesla Vision/Siemens system. Size of Voxel equaled 8 cm3 with location determined from T1 images. Voxels were positioned adjacent to the lesion and in the contralateral hemisphere for focal and bilateral for diffuse. Mitochondrial impairment was considered as percent reduction in NAA/Cr ratio compared to matched controls. Mitochondrial impairment gradually increases soon after injury reaching a nadir at 10 days. Subsequently, mitochondria recover in patients with favorable outcome, but remains impaired in patients with poor outcome. The prognostic value of NAA/Cr to assist in management and also to serve as a surrogate endpoint for clinical trials appears promising.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActa Neurochirurgica, Supplementum
Pages149-151
Number of pages3
Edition95
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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NameActa Neurochirurgica, Supplementum
Number95
ISSN (Print)00651419

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Craniocerebral Trauma
Wounds and Injuries
Head
Mitochondria
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Biomarkers
Clinical Trials
Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Population

Keywords

  • brain injury
  • N-acetyl-aspartate in patients
  • NAA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Marmarou, A., Signoretti, S., Fatouros, P., Aygok, G. A., & Bullock, R. (2005). Mitochondrial injury measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in severe head trauma patients. In Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum (95 ed., pp. 149-151). (Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum; No. 95). https://doi.org/10.1007/3-211-32318-X-32

Mitochondrial injury measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in severe head trauma patients. / Marmarou, A.; Signoretti, S.; Fatouros, P.; Aygok, G. A.; Bullock, Ross.

Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum. 95. ed. 2005. p. 149-151 (Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum; No. 95).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Marmarou, A, Signoretti, S, Fatouros, P, Aygok, GA & Bullock, R 2005, Mitochondrial injury measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in severe head trauma patients. in Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum. 95 edn, Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum, no. 95, pp. 149-151. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-211-32318-X-32
Marmarou A, Signoretti S, Fatouros P, Aygok GA, Bullock R. Mitochondrial injury measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in severe head trauma patients. In Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum. 95 ed. 2005. p. 149-151. (Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum; 95). https://doi.org/10.1007/3-211-32318-X-32
Marmarou, A. ; Signoretti, S. ; Fatouros, P. ; Aygok, G. A. ; Bullock, Ross. / Mitochondrial injury measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in severe head trauma patients. Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum. 95. ed. 2005. pp. 149-151 (Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum; 95).
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