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Calcitonin Gene-related Peptide in Familial Hemiplegic Migraine (FHM) and Migraine With Aura (MA) (CGRP-2008)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Danish Headache Center Identifier:
First received: May 28, 2008
Last updated: July 31, 2009
Last verified: July 2009
The aim of the present study is to explore the importance of migraine phenotype on the headache/migraine responses after CGRP in FHM-patients, MA-patients and healthy volunteers.

Condition Intervention
Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
Migraine With Aura
Drug: CGRP

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: CGRP-induced Headache in Patients With Familial Hemiplegic Migraine, Migraine With Aura and Healthy Controls

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Further study details as provided by Danish Headache Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Migraine and associated symptoms [ Time Frame: 0-14 h ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Migraine aura [ Time Frame: 0 - 14 h ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: CGRP
CGRP (0.5 ug/min) infused intravenously over 20 min
Experimental: 2
Drug: CGRP
CGRP (0.5 ug/min) infused intravenously over 20 min
Active Comparator: 3
Healthy controls
Drug: CGRP
CGRP (0.5 ug/min) infused intravenously over 20 min

Detailed Description:

Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) induces migraine attacks indistinguishable from spontaneous attacks in a large proportion of migraine sufferers. Treatment of spontaneous migraine attacks with an inhibitor of CGRP is effective in many patients. These data show that CGRP is involved in migraine pathophysiology.

The importance of migraine genetics is disputed. Evidence from FHM patients with known mutations indicates that migraine pathways in FHM may be different from normal migraine. The aim of the present study is to examine whether this difference also exists in FHM patients without known mutations. The project will improve our understanding of the neurobiology of migraine and stimulate development of new treatment targets.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of familial hemiplegic migraine (IHS-classification criteria)
  • Diagnosis of migraine with aura(IHS-classification criteria)
  • Healthy controls

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients and controls:

  • A history of cerebrovascular disease and other CNS- disease
  • A history of serious somatic and mental disease
  • A history suggesting ischaemic heart disease
  • A history of hypo- or hypertension
  • Daily intake of medication apart from oral contraceptives
  • Abuse of alcohol or medicine (opioid analgesics).
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • On the study day:

    • No intake of a simple analgesic in the previous 48 hours
    • No headache in the previous 48 hours
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00687947

Danish Headache Center, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Neurology, Glostrup Hospital
Glostrup, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Danish Headache Center
Principal Investigator: Jakob Møller Hansen, MD Danish Headache Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Jakob Møller Hansen, MD, Danish Headache Center, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Neurology, Glostrup Hospital Identifier: NCT00687947     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FHM-CGRP-MA-2008
Study First Received: May 28, 2008
Last Updated: July 31, 2009

Keywords provided by Danish Headache Center:
healthy controls

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Migraine with Aura
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
Vasodilator Agents
Bone Density Conservation Agents
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