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Sports-Related Concussion Trial Currently Seeking Participants

Published April 7, 2016

Concussions are still one of the most common injuries that can come as a result of playing a high-impact sport 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 post concussion syndrome (PCS), where they continue to experience these symptoms.

If you or a family member has recently had a concussion and symptoms aren’t improving, you may qualify for a study being conducted here at Burke.

Burke is currently recruiting participants the trial, which aims to evaluate whether a modified Atkins diet—a low-carb/high protein, high fat diet—can help speed the recovery from a sports-related concussion.

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. Study participants will receive:

  • Training on the diet by a registered nutritionist
  • Neurological exams
  • Neuropsychological assessments
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel

Study participation will be for a maximum of three weeks. There are no costs associated with participation in this study. In some cases, testing not covered by the study may be required.

For more information, click here or contact Carrie Quill at (914) 597-2191/cquill@burke.org

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