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Influence of a Dietary Supplement as Treatment of Migraine in Children and Adolescents

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01010711
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2010 by Complen Health GmbH.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 10, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 2, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Migraine in children and adolescents can be associated with low serum levels of coenzyme q10, the key-enzyme of mitochondrial energy production.During migraine attacks inflammation is an important issue. Based on a double-blind placebo-controlled trial with coenzyme q10 in adults it is hypothesized that daily supplementation of coenzyme q10 as well as different antioxidative phytochemicals (from berries) and specific minerals and vitamins are able to reduce the "days with migraine" as primary parameter (open clinical trial).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Migraine Dietary Supplement: Migra 3

Detailed Description:
Children or adolescents with migraine and both parents are informed in detail about the study.Probands are advised to fill in a special childrens´ diary for migraine daily. After a 4 week-run-in period they start to take the dietary supplement (powder to be dissolved in water)plus a capsule with omega-3-fatty acids from fish oil for 12 weeks daily. Afterwards there is a follow-up without supplement treatment for another 12 weeks.76 participants will be included in the trial for statistical evaluation.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 76 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study for Documentation of the Influence of a Specific Dietary Supplement Treatment of Migraine in Children and Adolescents
Study Start Date : November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2011

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
migraine dietary supplement
the average days of migraine during a 4 week-run-in-period are compared with the average days of migraine during intervention with a "specific dietary supplement" from week 8 - 12
Dietary Supplement: Migra 3
powder containing coenzyme q10, blueberries, black current, vitamins, magnesium,trace elements


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of days with headache before and after 12 weeks of daily treatment with a migraine specific dietary supplement [ Time Frame: headaches before and after 12 weeks of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. frequency, duration and intensity of the migraine [ Time Frame: before and after 12 weeks of treatment ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least 3 days of migraine per month

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not able to communicate in german or english language
  • any disease that forbids the participation in the trial according to the investigators assessment
  • pregnancy
  • no willingness to participate in the trial
  • known allergy to fish or soya
Contacts and Locations

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Contacts
Contact: Charly Gaul, MD 0049-201-43696-0 Charly.Gaul@gmx.de

Locations
Germany
Universiätsklinikum Essen Neurologische Klinik, Westdeutsches Kopfschmerzzentrum, Hufelandstr.26, Recruiting
Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, D-45147
Contact: Charly Gaul, MD    0049-201-43696-0    Charly.Gaul@gmx.de   
Sub-Investigator: Dagny Holle, MD         
Migräne und Kopfschmerzklinik Königstein Recruiting
Königstein Im Taunus, Germany, 61462
Contact: Dr. Jan Brand, Dr.    0049-6174-29040    info@migraene-klinik.de   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Complen Health GmbH
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Charly Gaul, MD Universiätsklinikum Essen Neurologische Klinik, Westdeutsches Kopfschmerzzentrum, Hufelandstr.26, D-45147 Essen
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Margarete Doppler, COMPLEN HEALTH GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01010711     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TOM-DS-CH-1
First Posted: November 10, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010

Keywords provided by Complen Health GmbH:
migraine
children
dietary supplement
q10
prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases