Bion Occipital Nerve Stimulation (ONS) Compassionate Use Study

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 18, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 7, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boston Scientific Corporation

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Chronic, Medically Refractory Headache Device: bion

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 11 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Compassionate Use Study of the Bion for Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Chronic Headaches
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Headache

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Boston Scientific Corporation Identifier: NCT01050959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A4005
G030225/S022 ( Other Identifier: FDA )
First Posted: January 18, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms