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Cluster Headache, Addictions and Vascular Function (CHAD)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2015 by University Hospital, Bordeaux.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 28, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Bordeaux

Brief Summary:
Cluster headache (CH) is one of the most painful primitive headaches. Developments in neuroimaging have demonstrated activation of the ipsilateral hypothalamic and orexinergic system, which is similar in patients with addictions. CH has strong links to the vascular system but there is no study measuring endothelial function in CH sufferers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cluster Headache Other: Neurological clinical examination Other: Psychological clinical examination Other: Questionnaires Other: Blood sample Other: Endothelial function measurement

Detailed Description:

Several studies have shown an association between Cluster headache (CH) and smoking. However, no data exists on the link between CH and other addictions, and impact of these addictions on clinical characteristics of the disease. In addition, despite the strong biological link between CH and the vascular system, systematic investigations about vascular functions in CH patients are lacking.

This will be a prospective cohort study of 150 patients with CH, conducted in the Headache Center in Bordeaux, France.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 12 Months
Official Title: Cluster Headache (CH), Addictions and Vascular Function
Study Start Date : June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Headache

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patient with Cluster headache
Prospective follow-up of patient with Cluster headache
Other: Neurological clinical examination
Diagnostic and description of cluster headache

Other: Psychological clinical examination
Scale and questionnaires

Other: Questionnaires
Psychopathological and cognitive questionnaires

Other: Blood sample
Blood sample for DNA collection

Other: Endothelial function measurement
Endothelial function will be measured with a noninvasive Peripheral Arterial Tone (PAT) signal technology using the EndoPAT device

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Duration of active periods of cluster headache [ Time Frame: Day 0 (Inclusion visit) ]
  2. Number of active periods [ Time Frame: Day 0 (Inclusion visit) ]
  3. Duration of cluster headache [ Time Frame: Day 0 (Inclusion visit) ]
  4. Severity of attacks [ Time Frame: Day 0 (Inclusion visit) ]
  5. Duration of active periods of cluster headache [ Time Frame: one year after inclusion ]
  6. Number of active periods [ Time Frame: one year after inclusion ]
  7. Duration of cluster headache [ Time Frame: one year after inclusion ]
  8. Severity of attacks [ Time Frame: one year after inclusion ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Existence of an addiction [ Time Frame: Day 0 (Inclusion visit) ]
  2. Existence of an addiction [ Time Frame: One year after inclusion ]
  3. Severity of Addiction [ Time Frame: Day 0 (Inclusion visit) ]
  4. Severity of Addiction [ Time Frame: One year after inclusion ]
  5. Reactive Hyperemic Index (RHI) [ Time Frame: Day 0 (Inclusion visit) ]
    Endothelial function measurement

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patient with cluster headache

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presenting a chronic or episodic cluster headache diagnosed according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICH-D III) criteria, in active or inactive phase.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other primary headaches
  • Subjects without social insurance

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02640105

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Contact: Virginie DOUSSET 0556798711

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CHU de Bordeaux Recruiting
Bordeaux, France, 33076
Contact: Virginie DOUSSET    0556798711   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Bordeaux
Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Bordeaux Identifier: NCT02640105    
Other Study ID Numbers: CHUBX 2013/14
First Posted: December 28, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cluster Headache
Neurologic Manifestations
Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases