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Abstract #3893

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy biomarkers predict patient outcome in subacute spinal cord injury

Patrik O. Wyss1,2,3, Peter Zweers2, Anne K. Brust4, Corinne Funk4, Markus F. Berger2, and Anke Henning1,3,5

1Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2Department of Radiology, Swiss Paraplegic Centre, Nottwil, Switzerland, 3Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany, 4Clinical Trial Unit, Swiss Paraplegic Centre, Nottwil, Switzerland, 5Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a very heterogeneous disease that makes it difficult to identify a single biomarker during rehabilitation therapy in order to predict the future patient status. In this study, we applied Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to examine specific metabolic markers in the pons 10 weeks after injury and correlated them with changes of the clinical status obtained twice during early rehabilitation.

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