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Injury Research Saves Lives

Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

The Road to Recovery:
GDF11 Predicts Patient Outcomes After a Fall

To demonstrate that younger patients or those with higher levels of GDF11 show better functional outcomes after injury froma fall than older patients or patients with lower levels of GDF11.

PI: Steve Allen, MD
Joy Steele, BSN 267-971-0021
Recruiting at UPENN

Key Inclusion Criteria
  • >18 yoa injured from a fall from standing, willing to have blood samples anaylysed for GDF11

Key Exclusion Criteria
  • Mmultiple sclerosis, pre-existing malignancies, congenital musculoskeletal disorders (spina bifida, scoliosis)

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