Does Oral Micronized Progesterone Shorten Time of Symptoms From Concussion
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||Wake Forest School of Medicine|
|Collaborator||American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Foundation|
|Start date||June 2013|
|End date||July 2015|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01809639, WFU Procuss|
Concussions are a common injury among athletes in the United States. The annual incidence of sports and recreational related traumatic brain injuries in the United States is 1.6 to 3.8 million, and the likelihood of an athlete in a contact sport experiencing a concussion is as high as 20 percent per season. Even mild traumatic brain injury, including concussion, can cause long-term cognitive problems that affect a person's ability to perform daily activities and to return to school or work. Far more concerning is the mounting body of evidence that concussions are not just transient injuries - but have cumulative effects. It has been well established in animal models that progesterone has neuroprotective benefits. Animal studies using progesterone for acute post-injury treatment have demonstrated reduced cerebral edema, reduced neuro-inflammatory markers, decreased neuronal loss, and improved behavioral outcomes. To date, there have been no studies to assess whether or not progesterone will be effective for the treatment of concussions. This double-blind placebo controlled trial will assess the ability of 5 days of oral micronized progesterone (Prometrium®) to shorten the duration of symptoms of an athlete diagnosed with concussion. The investigators hypothesize that athletes treated with progesterone will have faster resolution of their concussive symptoms. The investigators believe this study may be the first clinical trial to show an effective treatment for concussion.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||double blind (subject, investigator, outcomes assessor)|
400mg of oral micronized progesterone (Prometrium®) on days one, two, and three then 200mg on days four and five
Time (in half days) that a patient reports symptoms from their concussion.
time frame: From date of injury until date asymptomatic, assessed up to 24 months
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 44 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosed with a concussion - A 18 years or older - Diagnosis < 24 hours from injury - Consent obtained prior to concussion Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant - Active breast or reproductive organ cancers - Allergy to peanuts - History of or current thrombophlebitis or venous thromboembolic disorder - Females taking birth control - Known hypersensitivity or prior adverse reaction to progesterone - Known liver disease
|Official title||Micronized Oral Progesterone and Effect on Time Symptomatic From Concussion: A Pilot Study|
|Principal investigator||Christopher M Miles, MD|
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