MRA/fMRI Study of Spontaneous Migraine

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2012 by Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Leiden University Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Faisal Mohammad Amin, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen Identifier:
First received: November 10, 2011
Last updated: August 28, 2012
Last verified: August 2012

The purpose of this study is to examine migraineurs during spontaneous migraine attacks without aura, using high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to study following:

  • Changes in resting state blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-signal (BOLD-signal) using functional MRI (fMRI).
  • Changes in circumferences of intra- and extracranial arteries using MR-angiography (MRA).
  • Changes in regional and global cerebral blood flow (CBF) using the arterial spin labeling (ASL) method.

Moreover to perform diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) scans during spontaneous migraine attacks.

The migraine specific drug sumatriptan will be given to relieve pain and the effect will be registered using MRA and fMRI if possible.

Condition Intervention
Headache Versus Non-headache Day
Behavioral: Headache day versus non-headache day

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Functional MRI and MR Angiography Used in Spontaneous Migraine

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Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Spontaneous migraine Behavioral: Headache day versus non-headache day


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Migraine without aura

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Migraine without aura according to IHS criteria.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other primary headaches.
  • Tension-type headache more than 5 days/month.
  • Use of anti-pain medication before the scanning on the examination day.
  • Pregnant or nursing women.
  • Contraindication for MR scan.
  • Anamnestic or clinical signs of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, unregulated psychiatric disease or drug misuse.
  • Other clinical conditions assessed by the examining doctor.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01471314

Contact: Faisal Amin, MD, PhD student +4538633066

Glostrup Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen Recruiting
Glostrup, Denmark, DK-2600
Contact: Faisal Amin, MD, PhD student    +4538633066   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Leiden University Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Faisal Mohammad Amin, MD, PhD student, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen Identifier: NCT01471314     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-C-2008-089
Study First Received: November 10, 2011
Last Updated: August 28, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics processed this record on November 27, 2015