Is your loved one in a coma following a traumatic brain injury?

You may be able to enroll them in a research study for an experimental treatment option.

Is your loved one in a coma following a traumatic brain injury? You may be able to enroll them in a research study for an experimental treatment option.

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rTMS: An Experimental Treatment to Restore Function after Severe TBI
NCT02366754 | Interventional

Is your loved one in a coma following a traumatic brain injury?

You may be able to enroll them in a research study for an experimental treatment option.

Is your loved one in a coma following a traumatic brain injury? You may be able to enroll them in a research study for an experimental treatment option.

Recruiting

Male & Female

18 Years +

This study is looking to recruit 58 Participants

The purpose of this study is to examine the safety and efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) an experimental treatment for coma recovery in individuals in a vegetative or minimally conscious state. The objective is to improve functional recovery for persons remaining in vegetative (VS) and minimally conscious (MCS) states 3 to 24 months after severe TBI.

Results of this study may improve our understanding of brain functioning and recovery after severe brain injury, as well as how different areas of the brain contribute to awareness and recovery.

Who can participate?

• Adults 18 years or older
• Diagnosed with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in a Vegetative State, or a Minimally Conscious State
• Injury having occurred less than two years ago

Assistance with round-trip ground transport and air ambulance may be available in some circumstances.

Available locations
Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Recruiting Chicago, IL, USA 60141

Northwestern University Chicago IL

Northwestern University Chicago IL

Recruiting 251 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL, USA 60611

Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital

Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital

Recruiting 5000 5th Avenue, Hines, IL, USA 60141

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