Clinical Research

Clinical Research & Clinical Trials

Clinical research and clinical trials are conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications, medical devices or procedures by studying their effects on human beings. Clinical research trials can be conducted by government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, researchers affiliated with a hospital or university, independent researchers, or private industry such as pharmaceutical companies. 

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital actively seeks volunteers, also known as study subject to take part in clinical trials. Eligibility to participate in trials is based on pre-determined criteria. Subjects are usually divided into two or more groups, including a control group that does not receive the experimental treatment and receives a placebo instead or receives an already approved treatment for comparison purposes. Government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) either approve or deny approval of new treatments based on the results of clinical trials. Clinical trials are conduced at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York.

Advancing Neuro-Rehabilitation Research in Partnership with Burke Neurological Institute
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has enjoyed a long-standing synergy aiming to advance neuro-rehabilitation research with its partner Burke Neurological Institute, two separate entities sharing one campus. Learn more about novel clinical trials and outpatient clinics including breakthrough robotic-assisted rehabilitation offered at the Burke Neurological Institute here

Restorative Neurology Clinic at Burke Neurological Institute
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital refers patients to the Burke Neurological Institute, an on-campus research partner, to participate in breakthrough robotic-assisted rehabilitation. The Restorative Neurology Clinic at Burke Neurological Institute is a self-pay clinic offering state-of-the-art robotic neuro-rehabilitation therapies for individuals who are recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, other neurological conditions. Learn more about upper and lower limb robotic programs and clinical trials.

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Your search for 'Traumatic Brain Injury' matches these Clinical Studies:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Mar 31, 2016 (ongoing)

    Dietary Intervention in Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion with the Modified Atkins Diet

    Concussions are still one of the most common injuries that can come as a result of playing a high-impact sports or activity. And while symptoms such as headache, dizziness and loss of concentration usually resolve themselves over time, a percentage of patients may experience persistent concussion syndrome (PCS), where they continue to experience these symptoms. 

    The goal of this trial is to determine whether eating a low-carb/high protein, high fat diet can help in concussion recovery. 

    Individuals who are at least 15 years old and who have experienced a concussion where symptoms have persisted for longer than 7 days may be eligible. 

    Carrie Quill

    (914) 597-2191 

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Mar 11, 2016 (ongoing)

    Phase 2 Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Modified Stem Cells (SB623) in Patients with Chronic Motor Deficit from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    The purpose of the study is to determine the safety and efficacy of a cell suspension of SB623 cells (modified stem cells derived from adult bone marrow) administered by injection into the patient’s brain around the area of the TBI. This is a one-time administration during a single surgery. 

    More information about this study, "A Double-Blind, Controlled Phase 2 Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Modified Stem Cells (SB623) in Patients with Chronic Motor Deficit from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)" can be found here

    Qualifying patients between the ages of 18-75 that have been diagnosed with a persistent motor deficit (e.g. arm or leg weakness) from traumatic brain injury (TBI) to the head at least 12 months ago, but not more than 36 months ago.

    Sharon L.Singh

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Sponsoring Agency: NIH & James S. McDonnell Foundation | Sep 1, 2009 (ongoing)

    Neurophysiological studies of neurological disorders of consciousness

    Observational study of patients with severe brain injury from stroke or TBI who are not fully conscious to determine the underlying mechanisms of recovery of consciousness and if patients have residual levels of consciousness not detected on behavioral exam. Uses behavioral testing, EEG, MRI and PET brain imaging. All studies performed at NYP-Cornell Medical Center.

    Andrew Goldfine, M.D.
    Nicholas Schiff, M.D.

    Patients in vegetative and minimally conscious state after traumatic brain injury or stroke.

    Jennifer Hersh
    (646) 962-8032

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Sponsoring Agency: Burke Foundation | Mar 1, 2010 - Apr 30, 2011

    Quantification of Unilateral Neglect

    This study will lead to developing a superior diagnostic tool for visuospatial neglect.

    Dylan J Edwards, PT, PhD
    Glen Prusky, PhD

    In-patients at Burke with visuo-spatial neglect (stroke, TBI)

    Dylan Edwards, PT, PhD
    (914) 368-3080

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