Vestibular System in Migrainous Vertigo Patients

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Sorlandet Hospital HF
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First received: May 12, 2009
Last updated: May 14, 2009
Last verified: May 2009

Do migrainous vertigo patients have more pathology in their vestibular system than migraine patients without vertigo?

The aim of this study is to compare the vestibular system of migraine patients with and without vertigo in the symptom-free period by vestibular function tests, videonystagmography, vestibular evoked myogenic potentials, and subjective visual vertical.

Migraine Disorders
Migraine Variant
Episodic Recurrent Vertigo

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Do Migrainous Vertigo Patients Have More Hypersensitivity in Their Vestibular System Than Migraine Patients Without Vertigo?

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Differences in vestibular function [ Time Frame: Symptomfree interval ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Differences in hypersensitivity [ Time Frame: Symptomfree interval ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 65
Study Start Date: May 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
migrainous vertigo
migraine without vertigo


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 61 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Migraine patients: primary care clinic

Migrainous vertigo patients: Neurological outpatients clinic, Sorlandet Hospital HF, Kristiansand and Spesialistsenteret, Tollbodgata 4, Kristiansand.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • migraine according to IHS criteria
  • migrainous vertigo according to the Neuhauser-criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no history of other neurological, vestibular, opthalmologic and ENT disorders
  • no medications that could possibly influence test results
  • intact hearing measured by audiometry
  • pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00901953

Dept. of neurology, Sørlandet Hospital HF
Kristiansand, Norway, 4604
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Bergen
Sorlandet Hospital HF
Principal Investigator: Åse Mygland, PhD Institute of clinical medicine, university of Bergen, Norway
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marion Ingeborg Boldingh, Departement of Neurology, Sørlandet Hospital HF , Kristiansand, Norway Identifier: NCT00901953     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2.2006.3376 
Study First Received: May 12, 2009
Last Updated: May 14, 2009
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services
Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by University of Bergen:
migrainous vertigo
vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
vestibular function test
vestibular disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vestibular Diseases
Migraine Disorders
Vestibular Neuronitis
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Ear Diseases
Headache Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Labyrinth Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Retrocochlear Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Signs and Symptoms
Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2016