The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, is looking for individuals to participate in clinical studies. Participating in clinical trials allows you to play an active role in research on the nature and causes of many disorders of the brain and nervous system, and to possibly help physician-scientists develop future treatments. The information below is designed to help you quickly learn about actively recruiting research studies for which you or someone you know may be eligible.


Objective This screening and registry protocol is designed to facilitate subject recruitment for the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) sponsored clinical research studies on traumatic brain injury (TBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and participating CNRM sites. This protocol will serve as a first step for evaluating subjects for possible inclusion in CNRM sponsored natural history, observational, or interventional protocols. Other approved CNRM protocols may continue to recruit subjects directly into their respective studies, and may refer subjects to this study. The objective of this protocol is to develop a subject recruitment database that will house preliminary data on research subjects who are interested in and potentially eligible for current and future CNRM sponsored protocols. The effectiveness of the recruitment methods utilized in this protocol will be evaluated to determine the most successful outreach approaches and recruitment tools for the enrollment of TBI or post concussive study subjects. Study Population This protocol will enroll 2500 male and female adult subjects with signs/symptoms or diagnosis of TBI or post-concussive syndrome, from participating sites, other CNRM sponsored protocols and within the community using various methods of outreach and advertisement. Design This study involves an initial study visit conducted in one of two ways: at the NIH Clinical Center,or at the participating site. Subjects enrolled acutely and/or at a participating site may also be provided the option to complete an additional visit at the NIH CC after their initial visit. Based on the information obtained during the initial study visit, the subject will be referred to appropriate CNRM protocols for further protocol-specific screening prior to enrollment, or informed that s/he is not eligible for any other actively enrolling CNRM studies at this time. Study procedures may include: physical exam, medical history, nursing evaluation, questionnaires completed by interview, blood and urine sample collection, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Follow-up visits will be conducted by telephone at regular intervals for a year, and then ad hoc at potential referral eligibility to update contact information and collect outcome data. No treatment is offered under this protocol. Outcome Measures The outcome measures include accrual of subjects, retention of enrolled subjects and loss to follow-up, and referral number and rate of enrolled subjects to other CNRM studies. In addition, we will evaluate the frequency and certainty of injury classification (possible, probable, or definite TBI).

Eligibility Criteria:

- INCLUSION CRITERIA: To be included, participants must meet all of the following: - Age greater than or equal to 18 years of age - Report having symptoms or diagnosis of concussion, TBI, post concussional syndrome, or post concussional disorder. - Are able to provide informed consent or, have a legally authorized representative (LAR) provide consent. - Are willing to have their contact information and data shared and stored by the CNRM for referral to current and future CNRM studies EXCLUSION CRITERIA: -Are unwilling or unable to cooperate with the study procedures

Study Design:

Study Location:

Multiple U.S. Locations