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The Neuromarker S-100B in Patients With Different Types of Intracranial Injury

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Harald Wolf, MD, Medical University of Vienna Identifier:
First received: May 30, 2012
Last updated: November 20, 2013
Last verified: November 2013


The most widely studied neuro-markers in traumatic brain injury (TBI) are S100B and neurone specific enolase (NSE). S-100B is localized in astroglia. This marker is used to predict neuronal damage caused by traumatic brain injury. The investigators conduct a study to derive and validate the measurement of S-100B in serum of patients with different types traumatic brain injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injury Trauma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Neuromarker S-100B in Patients With Subarachnoidal, Epidural, Subdural, and Intracerebral Hematoma, Edema Cerebri, and Concussion

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Further study details as provided by Harald Wolf, MD, Medical University of Vienna:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • S100B LEVEL [ Time Frame: 14 month ]
    S-100B level higher than 0.105 ug/L is held pathological

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
7ml of blood drawed from peripheral vein

Estimated Enrollment: 1800
Study Start Date: May 2012
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Epidural H.
patients with hematoma epidurale
Subdural H.
patients with hematoma subdurale
Subarachnoidal H.
patients with hematoma subarachnoidale
Intracerebral H.
patients with hematoma intracerebrale
E. cerebri
patients with edema cerebri
patients with concussion

Detailed Description:

The neuromarker S-100B is a well established tool for decision making in patients traumatic brain injury (TBI)in Europe. In many hospitals S-100B is used routinely as a part of a set of high- and medium risk factors aiding the decision to perform a cranial computed tomography (CCT) in patients with minor head injury (MHI). In patients with severe head injury Raabe et al. found a significant correlation between the S-100B levels and unfavourable outcome in patients with severe brain injury with serum levels higher than 0.50 μg/l measured 24h after injury. The average level of the neuromarker, compared with other studies. The study of Biberthaler et al. showed highest levels in patients with epidural hematomas, followed by subdural, subarachnoidal and intracerebral hematomas. On the contrary the average S-100B levels of patients with epidural hematomas featured in a study by Unden et al. published in 2005 displayed normal levels (<0.2 μg/L). They concluded that S-100B was unreliable as a marker for epidural hematomas.

Aim of the study Validation of S-100B in patients with intracerebral, epidural, subdural, and subarachnoidal hematoma, brain edema and concussion (Group 1-6), to find evidence which kind of injury leads to which level of elevation of the neuromarker measured in peripheral blood.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients from Level 1 trauma center

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients with traumatic brain injury

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients without traumatic brain injury
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01619293

Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria, A-1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Harald Wolf, M.D. Dept. Trauma Surgery; Medical Univ. of Vienna, Austria
  More Information

Responsible Party: Harald Wolf, MD, Principal Investigator, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT01619293     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Wolf-5
Study First Received: May 30, 2012
Last Updated: November 20, 2013

Keywords provided by Harald Wolf, MD, Medical University of Vienna:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System processed this record on September 21, 2017