This month's JHTR features a topical issue on “Inflammation
and Traumatic Brain Injury” organized by one of our Editors, Lisa Brenner. How
the autonomic system deploys inflammation over time is one of the most
exciting emerging topics in TBI research. We have been aware of
the acute cascade of changes initiated by the inflammatory system but only recently
are we envisioning how chronic inflammatory processes could be responsible
for changes we see in the years following even mild TBI. As Drs. Brenner and
Morales state in the Preface, "Given the nascent state of research
regarding systemic inflammation and TBI, we sought
articles focused on both mechanistic (e.g., changes in blood markers that
reflect cell injury and/or neuroinflammation) and clinical (e.g., onset of
secondary health conditions) implications…..As with most TBI-related
research, papers presented highlight variability in findings associated
with both the heterogeneity among individuals sustaining injuries, as well as
injuries sustained." Enjoy!
John D. Corrigan, PhD,
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