Comparison of Brain Network Activation (BNA™) Analysis, Clinical Symptoms and Neuro-cognitive Performance in Concussed Children and Young Adults

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 14, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
ElMindA Ltd

Brief Summary:
The use of Event Related Potentials (ERP) and neurocognitive performance in patients following concussion has been examined previously in small cohorts and relatively long after concussion occurred. However, little is known about the immediate changes in brain activity in specific brain regions and connectivity across them associated with performance on specific neurocognitive tests following a concussion, and the subsequent changes over time. The proposed study will provide initial evidence for the feasibility of an ERP based biomarker for concussion reflecting temporal and spatial changes in brain activity as well as brain functional connectivity associated with concussion.

Condition or disease
Traumatic Brain Injury

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 146 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Brain Network Activation Analysis (BNA™) Using Evoked Response Potentials, Clinical Symptoms and Neuro-cognitive Performance and Symptoms in Concussed Children, Young Adults and Matched Controls
Study Start Date : February 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2014

Patients with recent concussion
Matched controls
Athletes with no recent concussion

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of Brain Network Activation(BNA™)Scores Over Post Concussion Recovery Period [ Time Frame: days 2-10, 7-19, 12-28, 17-37 following concussion ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Correlation Of The Change In BNA™ Scores To Neurocognitive Tests Scores and Clinical Diagnostic [ Time Frame: days 2-10, 7-19, 12-28, 17-37 following concussion ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 27 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Experimental subjects will include males and females with a recent sports-related concussion (less than 10 days post-concussion) recruited from approximately 50 high schools and colleges with UPMC-affiliated certified athletic trainers (ATC) on staff and from patients at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 14-27 years
  • Arm 1 only (Concussed): Over 2 days and below 10 days post-concussion (sports-related)
  • Currently symptomatic
  • Willingness to participate and able to give informed assent (child) and/or consent (parent for minors or adult 18+ years of age for self)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • TBI (i.e., Glasgow Coma Scale <13) or brain surgery
  • Any psychiatric disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Special education
  • Any Neurological disorder
  • Any medication affecting CNS
  • Significant sensory deficits such as deafness or blindness
  • Clinically significant abnormal laboratory values or ECG
  • A history of more than 3 concussions in the past
  • A concussion within the last year
  • Residual symptoms or deficits related to a previous concussion

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01532271

United States, Pennsylvania
UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15203
Sponsors and Collaborators
ElMindA Ltd
Principal Investigator: Anthony P. Kontos, Ph.D. UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
Principal Investigator: Michael W. Collins, Ph.D. UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

Responsible Party: ElMindA Ltd Identifier: NCT01532271     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ELM-01
First Posted: February 14, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2014
Last Verified: April 2014

Keywords provided by ElMindA Ltd:
mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries, Traumatic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries