Imaging Biomarkers of Delayed Sequelae in Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
Aims:
This study is being done to learn if a new brain imaging technology called DaTscan can detect subtle changes in the brain (“biomarkers”) that are similar to those seen in early Parkinson’s disease (PD). The results of this study may provide more information about a potential link between mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and PD. We will compare findings from persons who experienced mTBI to persons without history of brain injury (mTBA-negative or “control” group). This study may provide preliminary data that might be used to help design future long-term studies
Principal Investigator: Demetrius M. Maraganore, MD
IRB Approval Number:
EH11-345
Funding Source:
GE Healthcare
Contact:
Please call 847.503.4322 with questions regarding the study
Open to Enrollment:
Yes (by invitation)

Intrinsic Re-Modeling of the Fovea in Parkinson Disease
Aim: Compare changes in the back of the eye (retina) of Parkinson’s disease patients to healthy control subjects
Principal Investigator: Aikaterini Markopoulou, MD, PhD
IRB Approval Number:
EH13-077
Funding Source:
Michael J. Fox Foundation
Contact:
Please call 847.503.4322 with questions regarding the study
Open to Enrollment:
Yes

 

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