Administration of Oxygen to Cluster Headache Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 2, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 12, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mads Barløse, Danish Headache Center

Brief Summary:
This study will investigate the possible difference in treatment effect between three different oxygen delivery systems in the acute treatment of cluster headaches.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cluster Headache Attacks Device: Open Hudson Mask Device: Cluster headache mask with 3 L reservoir Device: Mask 3 Device: Carnét oxygen demand valve Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 57 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Headache

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mask 1 Device: Open Hudson Mask
Mask type 1 oxygen

Experimental: Mask 2 Device: Cluster headache mask with 3 L reservoir
Mask type 2 with oxygen

Experimental: Mask 3 Device: Mask 3
Mask type 3 oxygen

Device: Carnét oxygen demand valve
mask type 3 oxygen

Placebo Comparator: Mask 3, placebo Device: Carnét oxygen demand valve
mask type 3 placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy [ Time Frame: 15 minutes ]
    Pain relief after 15 minutes of treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mask preference [ Time Frame: 2 days ]
    subject mask preference

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • episodic cluster headache
  • regular occurance of attacks and cluster for 2 years
  • 2-8 attacks / day
  • cluster periods of over 14 days
  • duration of current cluster period max 14 days
  • ability to differentiate between attacks of CH and other forms of headache

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Changes in prophylactic treatment a week before trial
  • pregnancy or breastfeeding women
  • serious somatic or psychiatric disease
  • COLD
  • chronic or primary or secondary headache > 14 days / month other than CH
  • alcohol abuse

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01589588

Danish Headache Center
Glostrup, Denmark, 2600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mads Barløse

Responsible Party: Mads Barløse, MD, principal investigator, Danish Headache Center Identifier: NCT01589588     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-2-2011-163
First Posted: May 2, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Keywords provided by Mads Barløse, Danish Headache Center:
acute treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cluster Headache
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases