Phased
recruitment
has started!

Started 19th of December 2014
154 patients included so far
phased start in 154 sites

Diffusion Tensor
Imaging

Healthy brain
vs
Injured brain after 1 year

Nerve fibre pathways in the brain

dti-nerves

Traumatic brain Injury

Silent Epidemic
Deadly Killer
That can strike us all
Changes lives forever

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Facts & Figures
In Europe

2.5 million people suffer a TBI each year
1 million are admitted to hospital
75.000 will die

Welcome to the CENTER-TBI website!

CENTER-TBI is a large European project that aims to improve the care for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

It forms part of the larger global initiative InTBIR: International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury Research with projects currently ongoing in Europe, the US and Canada.

CENTER-TBI brings the newest technologies and many of the world's leading TBI experts together in a much needed effort to tackle the silent epidemic of TBI. International and multidisciplinary collaboration are key elements to the project in which past dogmas will be left behind and innovative approaches undertaken. As Coordinators of CENTER-TBI we are proud to lead this generationally unique project.

We anticipate that CENTER-TBI will revolutionize our view of leading TBI to more effective and efficient therapy, improved health care at both individual and population based levels, and better outcomes at lower costs.

We are grateful to our patients for allowing us the opportunity to advance the care for future patients, and wish all Participants and Investigators success in their efforts.

Andrew Maas Project Coordinator
David Menon Co-chairman

A few facts about TBI

  • In Europe:
    • 2.5 million people suffer a TBI each year
    • 1 million are admitted to hospital
    • 75.000 will die
  • TBI is the leading cause of death and disability in young adults.
  • The incidence in elderly patients is increasing.
  • TBI can strike us all, but males are about twice as likely as females to experience a TBI.
  • In younger patients Road Traffic Accidents are the most frequent cause of injury; in older patients falls.
  • Moderate and severe head injury (respectively) are associated with a 2.3 and 4.5 times increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The CENTER-TBI website provides general information and further aims to be a communication platform for Patients, Scientific Participants and Investigators. As such, you will also find secure sections on the website with more specific information – these require a login and password.