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Treatment for Migraines With an Implantable Device

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Boston Scientific Corporation Identifier:
First received: February 1, 2006
Last updated: March 2, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

February 1, 2006
March 2, 2012
February 2006
April 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Migraine Frequency at 12 weeks [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change from baseline in migraine days/month at 12 weeks
  • Frequency of Adverse Event. [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Cummulative frequency of aderse events an events per subject from randomization to 26 weeks
  • Migraine Frequency at 12 weeks
  • Frequency of Adverse Event throughout the study.
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00286078 on Archive Site
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  • Migraine Frequency at 26, 40, and 52 weeks
  • Medication use at 12, 26, 40, and 52 weeks
  • Headache Frequency at 12, 26, 40, and 52 weeks
  • Cost-effectiveness, Quality of Life, Disability, and Productivity at 12, 26, 40, and 52 weeks.
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Treatment for Migraines With an Implantable Device
Precision Implantable Stimulator for Migraine (PRISM) Study- Occipital Nerve Stimulation (ONS) for Migraine

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an implantable device for difficult to treat migraine. There are a significant number of patients who have drug refractory migraine and alternative therapies are needed.

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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Device: Precision
Implantable neurostimulator
  • Experimental: 1
    Stimulation on
    Intervention: Device: Precision
  • Sham Comparator: 2
    Sham Stimulation up to 12 weeks post-activation. Actual Stimulation from 12 weeks post-activation on.
    Intervention: Device: Precision
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Active, not recruiting
January 2015
April 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Be diagnosed with multiple migraines per month of moderate to severe intensity;
  • Be refractory to medication;
  • Be an appropriate candidate for the surgical procedures required for this study;
  • Be willing and able to comply with all study related procedures;
  • Be capable of reading and understanding patient information materials and giving written informed consent.


  • Have onset of migraine after age 50;
  • Have a significant psychiatric disorder;
  • Have previously been treated with occipital nerve stimulation;
  • Have had an injection of botulinum toxin in the head or neck within 6 months prior to enrollment;
  • Have previously undergone destructive ganglionectomy affecting C2/C3 occipital and/or trigeminal distribution or have an occipital blockade or radio frequency procedure currently in effect;
  • Have a condition currently requiring or likely to require the use of MRI or diathermy;
  • Have an active implantable device;
  • Have participated in any drug or device trial in the last 4 weeks or plan to participate in any other study.
18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
Boston Scientific Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation
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Principal Investigator: Richard Lipton, MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Boston Scientific Corporation
March 2012

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