Major brain injury study to be launched in the Twin Cities

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Researchers in the Twin Cities are hoping to find better ways to diagnose brain injuries.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 2.2 million people a year visit emergency rooms after suffering a traumatic brain injury, but it's often difficult to determine the severity of each injury — and the severity of the injury affects treatment decisions.

The University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Medical Center and Abbott Diagnostics are collaborating on a study. They hope to enroll a thousand concussion or brain injury patients.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with one of the researchers, Dr. Uzma Samadani, a neurosurgeon at HCMC.

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