The BART Foundation’s mission is to promote better outcomes for brain injury survivors by answering three questions – which alternative therapies are likely to work, where can they be found, and how can they be afforded? One of the ways we fulfill our mission is by carefully watching global research and clinical trial outcomes and sharing that information, in user-friendly language, to the TBI/ABI community.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a website devoted to listing clinical trials. By visiting this link, you will be taken to search results for trials that are currently recruiting for TBI patients. While not all of the trials involve the alternative therapies we advocate for, there’s a great deal of opportunity to consider.
In addition to seeing all available opportunities for TBI, it’s also possible to limit the eligibility criteria by age or to discover new research studies that have not yet begun to enroll participants.
As we well know, TBI/ABI can occur in many different ways and have many other co-existing conditions. For example, if ABI is the result of a stroke, a relevant clinical trial may be discovered through that specific search term. With this in mind, it may be beneficial to use the “See Studies by Topic” page and review their extensive listings.
Once you find a clinical trial that matches your condition and is within geographical reach, clicking on the specific trial will provide information about the focus of the study, particular requirements, and contact information for those administering the research. As always, we encourage active communication and involvement with your treating physician or medical team. While many specialists are aware of relevant clinical trials, it never hurts to help them out and be proactive!
If you have questions about the process of using ClinicalTrials.gov, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We always try our best to provide answers in understandable terms, making accurate, practical information about alternative therapies accessible to survivors, caregivers, and health professionals.