A paper co-authored by Dr Shyam Kumar Sudhakar and Kaustav Mehta published in the Brain Organoid and Systems Neuroscience Journal

A paper titled Charting Paths to Recovery: Navigating Traumatic Brain Injury Comorbidities through Graph Theory–Exploring Benefits and Challenges, co-authored byDr Shyam Kumar Sudhakar, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, SIAS, Krea University and Kaustav Mehta, a Biological Sciences student, SIAS PG Batch of 2023-24 has been published in the Brain Organoid and Systems Neuroscience Journal

About the paper

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are characterized by widespread complications that exert a debilitating effect on the well-being of the affected individual. TBIs are associated with a multitude of psychiatric and medical comorbidities over the long term. Furthermore, no medications prevent secondary injuries associated with a primary insult. In this perspective article, the authors propose applying graph theory via the construction of disease comorbidity networks to identify high-risk patient groups, offer preventive care to affected populations, and reduce the disease burden. They describe the challenges associated with monitoring the development of comorbidities in TBI subjects and explain how disease comorbidity networks can reduce disease burden by preventing disease-related complications. They further discuss the various methods used to construct disease comorbidity networks and explain how features derived from a network can help identify subjects who might be at risk of developing post-traumatic comorbidities. Lastly, they address the potential challenges of using graph theory to successfully manage comorbidities following a TBI.

Read the article here.