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Efficacy of rTMS in the Treatment of Patients With Migraine

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00316979
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2010 by Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 21, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2010
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by:
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Brief Summary:
Migraine is a condition thought to be related to cortical hyperexcitability. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can modulate the cortical excitability by means of long-term potentiation or long-term depression. This study will will test the safety and efficacy of rTMS in the treatment of patients with Migraine.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Migraine Device: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Therapeutic Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in the Treatment of Migraine Using Somatosensory Evoked High-Frequency Oscillations as a Parameter: A 3-year Study.
Study Start Date : April 2006

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus Genetics related topics: Migraine
MedlinePlus related topics: Migraine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in days of migraine attack per month

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The reduction in dosage of acute abortive medication
  2. The reduction of headache index

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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:

  • Age of 18-65 years
  • Diagnosed as migraine (with or without aura)
  • More than 4 attacks per month for at least 3 months prior to study
  • No preventive medication used
  • Must be able to sign permit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of seizure or family history of seizures
  • Women in pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • Patient with medication overuse
  • Patient with other medical, psychologic, or surgical illness
  • Patient under preventive medications
  • Prior rTMS examination one month within

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00316979

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Contact: Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD +886-2-28712121 ext 2425
Contact: Kuan-Lin Lai, MD +886-2-28712121 ext 3185

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Headache Center, Teipei Veterans General Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 112
Contact: Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD    +886-2-28712121 ext 2425   
Contact: Jong-Ling Fuh, MD    +886-2-28712121 ext 3256   
Principal Investigator: Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
National Science Council, Taiwan
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Principal Investigator: Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD Headache Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00316979    
Other Study ID Numbers: rTMS_Migraine_VGHTPE
First Posted: April 21, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2010
Last Verified: June 2010
Keywords provided by Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan:
transcranial magnetic stimulation
repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases