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The Impact of Riboflavin on Sports-related Concussion

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2017 by Jeremy Kent, MD, University of Virginia.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 11, 2017
James Madison University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeremy Kent, MD, University of Virginia

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of riboflavin to decrease the duration of time for a student-athlete to return to participation in sports after a sports related concussion.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sports-related Concussion Biological: Riboflavin Biological: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Impact of Riboflavin on Sports-related Concussion: A Randomized Control Trial
Study Start Date : August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Drug Information available for: Riboflavin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Treatment group
Riboflavin 400mg daily
Biological: Riboflavin
Riboflavin 400mg daily
Other Name: Vitamin B2

Placebo Comparator: Placebo group
Biological: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to return to participation in sports after a sports-related concussion [ Time Frame: 14 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All UVa and JMU student-athletes over the age of 18 years old who are diagnosed with a sports related concussion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 18 years old
  • Greater than 24 hours have elapsed since the concussion occurred.
  • The student-athlete has already participated in the study during which he/she took Riboflavin
  • Non-sports related concussion not incurred while participating in the sport or training for the sport. As an example, a student-athlete who sustains a concussion as a result of a motor vehicle accident will be excluded from the study for that concussion.
  • A previous concussion within the last 12 months.
  • Any concussion that is complicated by a cranial bleed, skull fracture, additional severe injury (e.g. torn knee ligament) that might affect the return to normal activities above and beyond the sport-related concussion.
  • If the student athlete is cognitively impaired to a level that prevents verbal communication, the consent will be deemed 'opted out' and the student-athlete will not be enrolled in the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02772237

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Contact: Jeremy Kent, MD 434-924-1165
Contact: Kent Diduch, MD

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United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22904
Contact: Jeremy B Kent         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Virginia
James Madison University

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Responsible Party: Jeremy Kent, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia Identifier: NCT02772237    
Other Study ID Numbers: 18882
First Posted: May 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 11, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Jeremy Kent, MD, University of Virginia:
sports-related concussion
Vitamin B2
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Vitamin B Complex
Photosensitizing Agents
Dermatologic Agents