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Apolipoprotein E polymorphism and outcome after closed traumatic brain injury: influence of ethnic and regional differences.

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OBJECT: The presence of the apolipoprotein E-epsilon4 (APOE-epsilon4) allele is reported to be associated with poor outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study was performed to determine if the presence of the APOE-epsilon4 allele influenced outcome in a cohort of black patients with TBI who had homogeneous neuropathological findings. METHODS: Venous blood was collected at the time of admission to determine the APOE genotype in black Zulu-speaking patients who presented with traum...

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10.3171/jns.2003.98.2.0302

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van Dellen, JR More by this author
Connolly, C More by this author
Journal:
Journal of neurosurgery
Volume:
98
Issue:
2
Pages:
302-306
Publication date:
2003-02-05
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EISSN:
1933-0693
ISSN:
0022-3085
URN:
uuid:b0ba0e2e-e6d0-4366-8235-2e827c3e607c
Source identifiers:
122097
Local pid:
pubs:122097

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