About the Authors

Svetlana A. Dambinova

sdambino@kennesaw.edu

Affiliation WellStar College of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, United States of America

Kerstin Bettermann

Affiliation Department of Neurology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Theodore Glynn

Affiliation Department of Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University Emergency Medicine, Residency, Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Matthew Tews

Affiliation Department of Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University Emergency Medicine, Residency, Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

David Olson

Affiliation DeKalb Medical, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America

Joseph D. Weissman

Affiliation DeKalb Medical, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America

Richard L. Sowell

Affiliation WellStar College of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAD TG JDW. Analyzed the data: SAD KB JDW RLS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SAD RLS. Wrote the paper: SAD KB JDW RLS. Independent MRI/CT reading: DO. Patients enrollment: TG MT DO JDW. Controls enrollment: SAD KB RLS. Brain biomarker assay: SAD.