New Publication: Thalamic atrophy correltes with 6-months outcome in traumatic patients

Evan Lutkenhoff (MontiLab post-doc) just published a paper in NeuroImage Clinical:

Thalamic atrophy in antero-medial and dorsal nuclei correlates with six-month outcome after severe brain injury

Evan demonstrated that the degree of atrophy in specific antero-dorsal areas of thalamus is related to whether patients are doing better or not 6 months post-injury. This finding is very important because it shows that the secondary non-mechanic damage inflicted by TBI is present early on post trauma, giving us a window (and a target) for potential interventions

Red/yellow regions depict areas of maximal atrophy for patients who do worse after 6-months, as compared to patients who do better.