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Non-Invasive Neurostimulation For the Relief of Symptoms Associated With Migraine

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
ElectroCore LLC Identifier:
First received: February 10, 2012
Last updated: August 4, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
The purpose of this pilot study is to assess feasibility and clarify the design of future study(ies) to support marketing approval of the GammaCore™ device for the treatment and/or prevention of migraine symptoms.

Condition Intervention
Migraine Device: GammaCore device

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Non-Invasive Neurostimulation of the Vagus Nerve With the GammaCore Device For the Relief of Symptoms Associated With Migraine

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Further study details as provided by ElectroCore LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: End of Study ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Is between the ages of 18 and 55 years.
  • Has been previously diagnosed as suffering from migraine, in accordance with the ICHD-2 Classification criteria (2nd), with or without aura.
  • Experiences at least 2 migraines per month, but less than 15 headache days per month (over the last 3 months).
  • Has age of onset of migraine less than 50 years old.
  • Is able to give written Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has a history of aneurysm, intracranial hemorrhage, brain tumors or significant head trauma.
  • Has a lesion (including lymphadenopathy) at the GammaCore™ treatment site.
  • Has known or suspected severe atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, severe carotid artery disease (e.g. bruits or history of TIA or CVA), congestive heart failure (CHF), coronary artery disease or recent myocardial infarction.
  • Has a history or baseline ECG that identifies the presence of a clinically significant unstable cardiac arrhythmia, second degree heart block type II, history of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, or known cardiac syndromes that may be associated with increased risk of sudden death in otherwise healthy people.
  • Has had a previous bilateral or right cervical vagotomy.
  • Has a clinically significant irregular heart rate or rhythm.
  • Has uncontrolled high blood pressure.
  • Is currently implanted with an electrical and/or neurostimulator device, including but not limited to cardiac pacemaker, vagal neurostimulator, deep brain stimulator, spinal stimulator, bone growth stimulator, or cochlear implant.
  • Has a history of carotid endarterectomy or vascular neck surgery on the right side.
  • Has been implanted with metal cervical spine hardware or has a metallic implant near the GammaCore™ stimulation site.
  • Has a recent or repeated history of syncope.
  • Has a recent or repeated history of seizure.
  • Has a history or suspicion of narcotic abuse.
  • Takes medication for acute headaches more than 10 days per month.
  • Is pregnant, nursing, thinking of becoming pregnant in the next 3 months, or of childbearing years and is unwilling to use an accepted form of birth control.
  • Is participating in any other therapeutic clinical investigation or has participated in a clinical trial in the preceding 30 days.
  • Belongs to a vulnerable population or has any condition such that his or her ability to provide informed consent, comply with follow-up requirements, or provide self-assessments is compromised (e.g., homeless, developmentally disabled, prisoner).
  • Is a relative of or an employee of the investigator or the clinical study site.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01532830

United States, California
UCSF Headache Center
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
United States, New York
Montefiore Headache Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
New York Headache Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
ElectroCore LLC
  More Information

Responsible Party: ElectroCore LLC Identifier: NCT01532830     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M-US-01
Study First Received: February 10, 2012
Last Updated: August 4, 2014

Keywords provided by ElectroCore LLC:
vagus nerve stimulation
vagal nerve stimulation
non invasive

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017