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Efficacy of rTMS in the Treatment of Patients With Migraine

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2010 by Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
National Science Council, Taiwan
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Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan Identifier:
First received: April 20, 2006
Last updated: June 6, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
Migraine is a condition thought to be related to cortical hyperexcitability. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can modulate the cortical excitability by means of long-term potentiation or long-term depression. This study will will test the safety and efficacy of rTMS in the treatment of patients with Migraine.

Condition Intervention
Migraine Device: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Therapeutic Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in the Treatment of Migraine Using Somatosensory Evoked High-Frequency Oscillations as a Parameter: A 3-year Study.

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Further study details as provided by Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in days of migraine attack per month

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The reduction in dosage of acute abortive medication
  • The reduction of headache index

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: April 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age of 18-65 years
  • Diagnosed as migraine (with or without aura)
  • More than 4 attacks per month for at least 3 months prior to study
  • No preventive medication used
  • Must be able to sign permit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of seizure or family history of seizures
  • Women in pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • Patient with medication overuse
  • Patient with other medical, psychologic, or surgical illness
  • Patient under preventive medications
  • Prior rTMS examination one month within
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00316979

Contact: Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD +886-2-28712121 ext 2425
Contact: Kuan-Lin Lai, MD +886-2-28712121 ext 3185

Headache Center, Teipei Veterans General Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 112
Contact: Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD    +886-2-28712121 ext 2425   
Contact: Jong-Ling Fuh, MD    +886-2-28712121 ext 3256   
Principal Investigator: Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
National Science Council, Taiwan
Principal Investigator: Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD Headache Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00316979     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: rTMS_Migraine_VGHTPE
Study First Received: April 20, 2006
Last Updated: June 6, 2010

Keywords provided by Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan:
transcranial magnetic stimulation
repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on June 23, 2017