Study of Reserves After Traumatic Brain Injury

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2012 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 26, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Traumatic Brain Injury Device: Brain MRI Device: MRI Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 240 participants
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
Study Start Date : August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): NCT01628003

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

Responsible Party: Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01628003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-09-7297-AS-CTIL
First Posted: June 26, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2012
Last Verified: June 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 Injuries, Traumatic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System