Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS)

GNOS – Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study LogoInvitation to participate in the Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS), run under the auspices of the WFNS and NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for a significant amount of death and disability worldwide and the majority of this burden affects individuals in low-and-middle income countries. 

The GNOS study is the first global neurosurgical study that aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the management and outcomes of patients undergoing emergency surgery for TBI worldwide.

GNOS is a multi-centre international, prospective cohort study and any unit performing emergency surgery for TBI worldwide will be eligible to participate. Neurosurgeons from each participating unit will form a study team responsible for gaining local approval, identifying patients and conducting data collection. The participation of residents and medical students is encouraged. Data will be collected via a secure online platform in anonymised form. All team members will be indexed on PubMed as collaborators on all publications resulting from the study.

The full protocol and other important information can be found here

The study runs under the auspices of the WFNS and NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma. It has already been endorsed by the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Federación Latinoamericana de Sociedades en Neurocirugía, and Young African Neurosurgeons Forum.

The more units participate, the more meaningful the results will be. So, please sign up here now .

August 2022