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MRA/fMRI Study of Spontaneous Migraine

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01471314
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2012 by Faisal Mohammad Amin, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 15, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2012
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November 10, 2011
November 15, 2011
August 29, 2012
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MRA/fMRI Study of Spontaneous Migraine
Functional MRI and MR Angiography Used in Spontaneous Migraine

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.

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Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Probability Sample
Migraine without aura
Headache Versus Non-headache Day
Behavioral: Headache day versus non-headache day
Spontaneous migraine
Intervention: Behavioral: Headache day versus non-headache day
Amin FM, Asghar MS, Hougaard A, Hansen AE, Larsen VA, de Koning PJ, Larsson HB, Olesen J, Ashina M. Magnetic resonance angiography of intracranial and extracranial arteries in patients with spontaneous migraine without aura: a cross-sectional study. Lancet Neurol. 2013 May;12(5):454-61. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70067-X. Epub 2013 Apr 9.

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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.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
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Faisal Mohammad Amin, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Leiden University Medical Center
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Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
August 2012