The study is being conducted at the Concussion Clinic for Children and Adolescents.
Department of Paediatric Neurology, Developmental Neurology, Social Paediatrics
LMU Center for Children with Medical Complexity – iSPZ Hauner
Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital
LMU Hospital, Lindwurmstr. 4, 80337 Munich, Germany
Why Is This Research Project Important?
A mild traumatic brain injury can lead to physical complaints such as impaired vision, headaches, dizziness and nausea. Most children and adolescents recover within days to one to two weeks. However, some patients suffer from longer lasting symptoms, for example headaches, impaired cognitive function or decreased speed of reaction. Our aim is to better understand changes of the brain that may occur after concussion. We suspect that specific hormones influence the trajectory of recovery of the brain after mild traumatic brain injury. Furthermore, we also suspect differences in the trajectory of recovery between girls and boys. In order to figure out these aspects, we examine children and adolescents after mild traumatic brain injury and compare their data to data of peers that have not suffered a concussion.
Aims and Impact of this Study:
The results of this study will help understanding the impact of mild traumatic brain injury in childhood and adolescents. For the future, we hope this knowledge will inform the management after mild traumatic brain injury in childhood and adolescence to promote a complete recovery.