Concussion and Brain Bleed App (CBB) for Injuries, Craniocerebral

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Rochester, MN
Injuries, Craniocerebral+1 More
Concussion and Brain Bleed App (CBB) - Other
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a smartphone app can reduce the rate of CT scans in head injured patients.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Injuries, Craniocerebral

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Concussion and Brain Bleed App (CBB) will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Injuries, Craniocerebral. Measurement will happen over the course of 6 months.

6 months
Rate of CT Scans

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Head Injury Subject
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 370 total participants across 1 different treatment group

This trial involves a single treatment. Concussion And Brain Bleed App (CBB) is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Head Injury Subject
Other
Subjects that present to the Emergency Department with a blunt head injury within the past 24 hours, determined to be low risk by the Canadian CT Head Rules (CCHR), and are being considered for a head CT by the treating provider will use the shared decision making tool Concussion and Brain Bleed app (CBC) with their clinician

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 6 months for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
N. P. R.
Neha P. Raukar, Principal Investigator
Mayo Clinic

Closest Location

Mayo Clinic in Rochester - Rochester, MN

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
18-65 years old
Present to the Emergency Department with a blunt head injury within the past 24 hours
Determined to be low risk by the Canadian CT Head Rules (CCHR), and are being considered for a head CT by the treating provider.

Patient Q&A Section

Can head injury, open be cured?

"Treatment of closed head injury in children, adolescents and young adults is a rare event, especially when associated with a high-grade intracranial hematoma, a low GCS and base deficit. In most cases, there is no good evidence that treatment can be curative." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is head injury, open?

"This is a case series, collecting a diverse population of patients in which head injuries were diagnosed and treated during a three-year period. The study suggests that in addition to the general and medical concerns that accompany head injury, some neurological complications are predictable and may be prevented or minimized with a standardized policy. The findings also suggest new research opportunities to study the neurological consequences of mild traumatic brain injury." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for head injury, open?

"The most common treatment for patients with head trauma is to provide early and appropriate evaluation and treatment and to avoid overtreatment in the later stage of head injury recovery. The most obvious change in treatment is to eliminate alcohol consumption as the primary reason for admission in this age group." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of head injury, open?

"Head injury, open can be life-threatening. Symptoms can include loss of consciousness or a'silent' state which may be associated with traumatic brain injury. The most dangerous symptom is a brief episode of 'confusion' in which a person is unaware of who they are. This is often related to brain damage and is an important indicator of the need for immediate medical attention. Symptoms are variable but may include headache, vision disturbances (such as blurry vision), nausea and/or vomiting, and loss of memory." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get head injury, open a year in the United States?

"About 20% of traumatic head injuries received in the U.S. occur in young children aged <5 years. In children <5 years of age, a head injury is accompanied by a head injury in a sibling almost two-fold as frequently as in children not affected by a head injury. Recent findings suggest that pediatricians must be made aware that a child's parents are particularly exposed to the adverse impact of head injuries and, therefore, that pediatricians consider the unique role of parents as a clientele when evaluating and treating head injury. (J Pediatr Surg 36:921-924, 2000)." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes head injury, open?

"The most frequently described causes of head injury in the literature are motor vehicle collisions and assaults. Although not reported in this study, sports injuries, domestic violence, and falls may contribute to head injury." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does concussion and brain bleed app (cbb) work?

"cbb is an effective, inexpensive and intuitive noninvasive cognitive diagnostic tool for concussion detection in youth, and is a practical alternative to formal neuropsychological testing. Further development and validation of CBB in other populations is warranted." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is concussion and brain bleed app (cbb)?

"It is an app that helps doctors diagnose a concussion and brain bleed. Doctors prescribe an app that helps diagnose a concussion when the patients are assessed. In the app, doctors assess the patient with different tests, and they can give an app score. This app helps doctors diagnose a concussion and brain bleed. If a concussion is made, the app gives a score 0, but if there is brain bleed, the app gives a score 1. After a test was ordered, if a patient score is 0 and there was no brain bleed, the doctor and the patient go to hospital. If there is a brain bleed, then the doctor treats the patient in the hospital, prescribes the app, and adds the brain bleeding score to be a 2." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is concussion and brain bleed app (cbb) typically used in combination with any other treatments?

"Data from a recent study provides preliminary data that cbb is used in conjunction with other treatments more often than patients on treatment alone. Because this information is provided in real time, it may provide useful evidence-based guidance for clinicians in the acute inpatient setting. Further studies are needed to demonstrate the effect of cbb and other neuroradiologic intervention for brain injury on long-term functional outcomes compared with current treatment paradigms." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How serious can head injury, open be?

"Head injury, open is associated with an increased risk of multiple-organ failure, death, and a high need for support services postinjury; in our study, these risks are still demonstrable over 18 years after injury, despite the introduction of major interventions as injury severity scores continue to improve." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating head injury, open?

"There has been no significant breakthroughs reported in the treatments for head trauma. Although there are different opinions on various treatments, medical doctors agree that we do not have a final answer on the treatment of head injury." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been other clinical trials involving concussion and brain bleed app (cbb)?

"There have been a large number of clinical trials that have studied the effects of multiple concussions and cbb in athletes. In these studies, several variables, including the frequency, severity, duration of symptoms and the presence of neurologic deficits were used. In addition, all of these variables are highly correlated to the severity of the concussion and the resultant neurological deficits. There are no specific rules used to evaluate concussion and neurological deficits after a concussion to decide the severity of a concussion. The existing literature shows that the presence of a traumatic brain injury or concussion is a risk factor for developing neurologic deficits, but this can be difficult because the nature of the injury and what type a child may tolerate is highly variable." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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