Concussion Study for Teenagers
Protocol: STUDY00005734
Full Title
Epigenetic and Cytokine Biomarkers During Recovery from Sports-Related Concussion
Description
This study is enrolling teenagers between the ages of 13 – 18 to investigate protein and genetic material found in saliva after concussion. Both healthy teenagers and those who have experienced a sports-related concussion are invited to apply.

Participants will be in this research study for a total of 2 weeks. They will complete questionnaires, a physical exam, provide saliva samples, complete a physical and oral exam, and complete an exercise test in the lab. Lab visits will take 2 hours or less. They will also be asked to complete an exercise intervention for two weeks and will be randomly assigned into a high or low exercise volume group. This group assignment will determine how many minutes and days per week they are asked to exercise. Both groups will exercise at a mild intensity that follows the current concussion standard of care. During the two-week exercise program, participants will meet with a personal trainer over Zoom.
Compensation: Yes
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Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Eligibility
1.) Within the ages of 13-18

2.) Athletic (has participated in an organized sport for 3 days a week for at least 3 months)
Age Group: Children
Principal Investigator: PRAVEEN ARANY
Contact(s)
Haley Chizuk
haleychi@buffalo.edu
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