Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Migraine Attack

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Seoul National University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Acute Migraine

Treatments

Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01358279
2009-4615-A

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study is conducted to investigate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the primary motor cortex of patients with acute migraine attack.

Enrollment

32 patients

Sex

All

Ages

17 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Aged 17-70 years

Migraine

  • With or without aura
  • The first attack of migraine was earlier than 50 years of age
  • One to 8 moderate to severe migraine attacks per month in the 2 months preceding the screening
  • Willing and able to give written informed consent
  • Able to read, comprehend and complete the diary form

Exclusion criteria

  • Not able to distinguish between migraine and non-migraine headache
  • Combined headache, including the tension type headache and medication overuse headache
  • Pregnant, actively trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding women
  • Uncontrolled and significant medical illness
  • Vertebrobasilar or hemiplegic migraine according to the International Headache Society diagnostic criteria
  • Having intracranial metal implants or a cardiac pacemaker
  • A history of epilepsy or other organic brain disorders
  • A history of psychological diseases
  • Having changed medications for migraine within 1 month before giving us informed consent
  • Drug abuser or alcoholics

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

32 participants in 1 patient group

migraine
Experimental group
Treatment:
Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation

Trial contacts and locations

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