Multi-omic analysis in injured humans: Patterns align with outcomes and treatment responses

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Trauma is a leading cause of death and morbidity worldwide. Here, we present the analysis of a longitudinal multi-omic dataset comprising clinical, cytokine, endotheliopathy biomarker, lipidome, metabolome, and proteome data from severely injured humans. A “systemic storm” pattern with release of 1,061 markers, together with a pattern suggestive of the “massive consumption” of 892 constitutive circulating markers, is identified in the acute phase post-trauma. Data integration reveals two human injury response endotypes, which align with clinical trajectory. Prehospital thawed plasma rescues only endotype 2 patients with traumatic brain injury (30-day mortality: 30.3 versus 75.0%; p = 0.0015). Ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCHL1) was identified as the most predictive circulating biomarker to identify endotype 2-traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. These response patterns refine the paradigm for human injury, while the datasets provide a resource for the study of critical illness, trauma, and human stress responses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100478
JournalCell Reports Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - 21 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • PAMPer trial
  • endotype
  • host response
  • metabolomics
  • multi-omics
  • outcome
  • proteomics
  • systemic storm
  • thawed plasma
  • trauma


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