Investigator Initiated Protocol for the: Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Clinical Utility of Brain Network Activation (BNA™) Technology in the Management of Sport Related Concussion and the Establishment of Normative Data in Youth and Adolescents Athletes
This study's objectives are:
- To prospectively examine changes in brain network activation (BNA™) from baseline to recovery (i.e., return to activity) in youth and adolescent athletes with concussion.
- To assess the clinical utility of changes in BNA to assist in clinical decision-making.
- To generate normative BNA data.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Investigator Initiated Protocol for the: Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Clinical Utility of Brain Network Activation (BNA™) Technology in the Management of Sport Related Concussion and the Establishment of Normative Data in Youth and Adolescents Athletes.|
- quantitative and qualitative analysis of brain network activation (BNA) in participants that have sustained concussion compared to their baseline test. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]quantitative and qualitative analysis of brain network activation (BNA) in participants that have sustained concussion compared to their baseline test.
|Study Start Date:||April 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
male and female athletes, ages 8-14.
male and female athletes, ages 8-18.
Currently, there is no direct, reliable, bed-side, and non-invasive method for assessing changes in brain activity associated with concussion. Event Related Potentials (ERPs), which are temporal reflections of the neural mass electrical activity of cells in specific regions of the brain that occur in response to stimuli, may offer such a method, as they provide both a noninvasive and portable measure of brain function. The ERPs provide excellent temporal information, but spatial resolution for ERPs has traditionally been limited. However, by using high-density electroencephalograph (EEG) recording spatial resolution for ERPs is improved significantly. The paradigm for the current study will combine neurophysiological knowledge with mathematical signal processing and pattern recognition methods (BNA™) to temporally and spatially map brain function, connectivity and synchronization.
The proposed study will provide additional evidence for the utility and contribution of the BNA™ test (reflecting temporal and spatial changes in brain activity as well as brain functional connectivity associated with concussion) in concussion management.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02105935
|Contact: Kim Foss, MSemail@example.com|
|United States, Ohio|
|Cincinnati children's hospital Sport center||Recruiting|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3039|
|Contact: Kim Foss, MS 513-636-5971 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Gregory Myer, PHD|
|Principal Investigator:||Gregory Myer, PhD||Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati|