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A double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention trial of 3 and 10 mg sublingual melatonin for post-concussion syndrome in youths (PLAYGAME): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Trials, July 2014
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Title
A double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention trial of 3 and 10 mg sublingual melatonin for post-concussion syndrome in youths (PLAYGAME): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Published in
Trials, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-271
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Authors

Karen M Barlow, Brian L Brooks, Frank P MacMaster, Adam Kirton, Trevor Seeger, Michael Esser, Susan Crawford, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Roger Zemek, Mikrogianakis Angelo, Valerie Kirk, Carolyn A Emery, David Johnson, Michael D Hill, Jeff Buchhalter, Brenda Turley, Lawrence Richer, Robert Platt, Jamie Hutchison, Deborah Dewey

Abstract

By the age of sixteen, one in five children will sustain a mild traumatic brain injury also known as concussion. Our research found that one in seven school children with mild traumatic brain injury suffer post-concussion syndrome symptoms for three months or longer. Post-concussion syndrome is associated with significant disability in the child and his/her family and yet there are no evidence-based medical treatments available. Melatonin has several potential mechanisms of action that could be useful following mild traumatic brain injury, including neuroprotective effects. The aim of this study is to determine if treatment with melatonin improves post-concussion syndrome in youths following mild traumatic brain injury. Our hypothesis is that treatment of post-concussion syndrome following mild traumatic brain injury with 3 or 10 mg of sublingual melatonin for 28 days will result in a decrease in post-concussion syndrome symptoms compared with placebo.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Spain 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 154 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 16%
Researcher 26 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 13%
Student > Master 19 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 8%
Other 40 25%
Unknown 14 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 29%
Psychology 30 19%
Neuroscience 20 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 6%
Sports and Recreations 8 5%
Other 21 13%
Unknown 24 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 April 2019.
All research outputs
#2,144,114
of 14,674,316 outputs
Outputs from Trials
#875
of 3,867 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#43,631
of 300,734 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trials
#66
of 326 outputs
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