North Texas Sports Concussion Registry
In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there is growing recognition of the importance of brain injury in youth, collegiate, and amateur adult sports. Many health professionals care for individuals with sports-related concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) but there is currently no coordination or standardization of care management and no study to evaluate the treatment or outcomes of this population.
The CON-TEX study is designed to capture comprehensive, longitudinal data on sports-related concussion and mild TBI subjects. The data will give a “snapshot” of the current state of concussion assessment and treatment in youth athletes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The information gathered will be the foundation on which the design of rigorous clinical research and valuation of treatments will be built. Individuals enrolled in the registry will have the opportunity to participate in future clinical trials testing innovative therapies and diagnostic approaches.
CON-TEX is a collaborative effort among UT Southwestern, Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, UT Dallas, and Texas Health Resources Ben Hogan Sports Clinics.
Munro Cullum, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, is the principal investigator of the study and has assembled a team of leaders in concussion, TBI, sports medicine, pediatric neurology, sports neuropsychology, and neurosurgery to participate and represent each institution. This multidisciplinary approach will allow for the comprehensive examination of concussion in young athletes and current management strategies. Knowledge from these studies will guide best practices to improve the long-term health of student and adult athletes in Texas and beyond. CON-TEX is supported by TIBIR (Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair) and a generous donation by the David M. Crowley Foundation.
If you or your child is 5 years or older and interested in participating in the registry, please contact:
Christopher Paliotta, B.A.
Lead Clinical Research Coordinator for the CON-TEX study