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Identification of Inflammatory Markers in Migraine Patients

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2009 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 2, 2009
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Migraine is prevalent in 10-12% of the population. It involves the development of a cranial perivascular neurogenic inflammation. Recent information suggests that migraine might be a risk factor to stroke. The possible mechanisms that might relate migraine and stroke are: 1. Migraineous infarction 2. A primary endothelial disorder. 3. Genetic relation 4. An ongoing inflammatory process. C reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive marker for an inflammatory process.The data on the relation of migraine to inflammation is limited. The aim of the current study is to assess inflammatory factors as possible markers for migraine.

Condition or disease
Inflammation Migraine Headache

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 250 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Identification of Inflammatory Markers in Migraine Patients
Study Start Date : September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus Genetics related topics: Migraine
MedlinePlus related topics: Headache Migraine

50 subjects with migraine without aura
migraine 2
50 subjects with migraine with aura
50 subjects with tension headache
50 subjects with cluster headache
50 healthy subjects

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate if the levels of inflammatory markers in patients with migraine is higher compared to the levels of these markers in the control groups. [ Time Frame: 1.5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the levels of inflammatory markers in-between migraine and other forms of headaches. [ Time Frame: 1.5 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The patient group will consist of 200 subjects with various headache types treated at the headache clinic at the Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL, and 50 healthy controls.

Inclusion criteria:

  1. Men or women older than 18 years of age.
  2. Diagnosed with migraine, tension type headache or cluster headache according to International Headache Society criteria (24).
  3. Headache duration is at least 1 year prior to study entry.
  4. The frequency of migraine or tension type headache is 1-6 attacks in one month. Cluster headache duration is 2-4 weeks every year.
  5. No prior history of cerebral or cardiac vascular event.

Exclusion criteria:

  1. Pregnant or breast feeding women.
  2. Subjects with permanent treatment with steroids.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00969995

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Contact: Zipi Hybloom 972-3-6974874
Contact: Amnon Mosek, MD 972-3-6974874

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The headache clinic, Sourasky Medical Center Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
Contact: Zipi Hybloom    972-3-6974874   
Contact: Amnon Mosek, MD    972-3-6974874   
Sub-Investigator: Shlomo Berliner, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Marina Dano, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Amnon mosek The Headache and Facial pain Clinic, the departement of Neurology, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv
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Responsible Party: Dr. Amnon Mosek, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier: NCT00969995    
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-08-AM-197-CTIL
First Posted: September 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 2, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009
Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Migraine Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations