The pharmacogenomics of severe traumatic brain injury
Pharmacotherapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) is focused on resuscitation, prevention of secondary injury, rehabilitation and recovery. Pharmacogenomics may play a role in TBI for predicting therapies for sedation, analgesia, seizure prevention, intracranial pressure-directed therapy and neurobehavioral/psychiatric symptoms. Research into genetic predictors of outcomes and susceptibility to complications may also help clinicians to tailor therapeutics for high-risk individuals. Additionally, the expanding use of genomics in the drug development pipeline has provided insight to novel investigational and repurposed medications that may be useful in the treatment of TBI and its complications. Genomics in the context of treatment and prognostication for patients with TBI is a promising area for clinical progress of pharmacogenomics.
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; Brain Injuries, Traumatic (drug therapy, genetics); Humans; Pharmacogenetics (methods); Risk
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Adams, Solomon M.; Conley, Yvette P.; Wagner, Amy K.; Jha, Ruchira M.; Clark, Robert Sb; Poloyac, Samuel M.; Kochanek, Patrick M.; and Empey, Philip E., "The pharmacogenomics of severe traumatic brain injury" (2017). Neurology. 1368.