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Study of Reserves After Traumatic Brain Injury

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2012 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: June 19, 2012
Last updated: June 25, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

It is hypothesized that the long-term results of rehabilitation and subsequent aging after Brain Trauma depend on brain's premorbid anatomical (structural) and functional (cognitive, emotional) reserves.

The purpose of this study are:

  1. to determine whether such reserves exist.
  2. to study their convergent and discriminant validity.
  3. to study their characteristics.

Condition Intervention
Traumatic Brain Injury Device: Brain MRI Device: MRI

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Study of Reserves After Traumatic Brain Injury:Influence of Brain, Cognitive, and Emotional Reserves on Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neuropsychological battery [ Time Frame: neuropsychological baterry for every participant will be performed during 3-4 meetings. An expected average for complete neuropsychological assessment is about 8 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: healthy persons Device: Brain MRI
Brain MRI
Device: MRI
Physical examination Neuropsychological testing Questionnaires
Experimental: patients after moderate-severe TBI Device: Brain MRI
Brain MRI
Device: MRI
Physical examination Neuropsychological testing Questionnaires


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury according to at least 1 the following:

    • Duration of loss of consciousness (LOC) - more then 1/2 hour
    • Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) - less then 13
    • Post Traumatic Amnesia (PTA) - more then 24 hours.
  • At least 1 year after the injury.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • the present state of Post Traumatic Amnesia
  • dementia
  • the age less than 18 years on the moment of injury
  • less than 1 year since the injury
  • incapacity of the patient to cooperate in the study (incapacity of any source including physical, mental, and language problems)
  • premorbid diagnosis of Mental Retardation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01628003

Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center
Ramat Gan, Israel, 52621
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01628003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-09-7297-AS-CTIL
Study First Received: June 19, 2012
Last Updated: June 25, 2012

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
Traumatic Brain Injury
long-term outcome
Brain Reserves
Cognitive Reserves
Emotional Reserves
Patients 1 year or more after Moderate or Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System processed this record on September 21, 2017