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Effect of Early Rest on Recovery From Pediatric Concussion

2014-08-27 03:14:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out if strict rest for 5 days helps children get better after concussion.

Description

The purpose of this study is to find out if strict rest for 5 days helps children get better after concussion. This research is being done because, currently, there is no effective treatment for concussion. Physical activity (for example; running, playing sports) and brain activity (for example; homework and tests) may make concussion symptoms worse. We are studying whether strict rest after concussion may help improve symptoms. About 110 children, ages 11-22 years old will take part in this study at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. This study is being funded by the Injury Research Center. The research grant pays for study procedures, follow-up testing, and patient reimbursement. Research staff is not being provided incentives to enroll subjects.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Intervention

Mandated Rest, Intervention

Location

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
United States
53045

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Medical College of Wisconsin

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:39-0400

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Prolonged unconsciousness from which the individual cannot be aroused, associated with traumatic injuries to the BRAIN. This may be defined as unconsciousness persisting for 6 hours or longer. Coma results from injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the RETICULAR FORMATION of the BRAIN STEM. Contributing mechanisms include DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY and BRAIN EDEMA. (From J Neurotrauma 1997 Oct;14(10):699-713)

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