Biomarkers in Brain Trauma (BIOBiT-III) - Diagnosis and follow-up of concussion after mild traumatic brain injury

Subject area of study: 
Brain Trauma
Title of study: 
Biomarkers in Brain Trauma (BIOBiT-III) - Diagnosis and follow-up of concussion after mild traumatic brain injury
Brief outline of the study: 

Concussion is common, in particular, during combat training and contact sports, leading to disturbance in brain function caused by direct or indirect force to the head. Concussion typically results in the rapid onset of short-lived impairment of neurologic function that resolves spontaneously in most cases. There are, however, no current tests that can reliably detect subtle changes from concussion or track brain recovery. Emerging evidence suggests that molecules detected in your blood may provide valuable information to identify patients with concussion and predict their symptom duration. Our study aims to identify potential biomarkers to reliably detect the severity of concussion.

We require healthy participants without bodily injury or concussion within the past 12 months to undergo cognitive and blood tests at enrolment day and 7 days, 28 days and 3 months afterwards. Each time point will take less than 60 minutes.

Department: 
Neuroscience
Recruitment start date: 
Tue, 15/05/2018
Recruitment end date: 
Sun, 01/01/2023
Contact person title: 
Dr
Contact person first name: 
Brendan
Contact person last name: 
Major
Contact email: 
brendan.major@monash.edu
Contact phone number: 
0418 229 656
Ethics Committee Project Number: 
105/18
Do you have advertising approval?: 
Yes
Approved by: 
Alfred