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Bion Occipital Nerve Stimulation (ONS) Compassionate Use Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boston Scientific Corporation Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2010
Last updated: November 6, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
The purpose of this compassionate use study is to provide clinical and technical support of the Bion® microstimulator system to the subjects who have decided to keep the system for relief of headache symptoms that have not responded to medical treatment. These study subjects were enrolled and implanted with the Bion® system during a previous clinical investigation of the Bion® for occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) in the United States.

Condition Intervention
Chronic, Medically Refractory Headache Device: bion

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Compassionate Use Study of the Bion for Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Chronic Headaches

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Further study details as provided by Boston Scientific Corporation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Provision of one year of clinical and technical support
    This is a compassionate use study. There are no primary outcome measures.

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects who were enrolled and implanted with the Bion® system during a prior feasibility clinical investigation of the device for occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) in the United States.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject participated in a prior clinical feasibility study of the Bion for occipital nerve stimulation in the treatment of chronic headaches (IDE G030225) and remained implanted with the Bion system.
  • Subject elects to enroll in this compassionate use study and provides written informed consent.
  • Subject understands the type and duration of clinical, technical or product support provided in the study.
  • Subject is willing to comply with protocol-required activities.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is currently participating or intends to participate in another investigational drug or device clinical trial for chronic headaches during the study period.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01050959

United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85054
United States, Michigan
Michigan Head Pain & Neurological Institute
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Scientific Corporation
Study Chair: Diana Bowers Boston Scientific Corporation
  More Information

Responsible Party: Boston Scientific Corporation Identifier: NCT01050959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A4005
G030225/S022 ( Other Identifier: FDA )
Study First Received: January 14, 2010
Last Updated: November 6, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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