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Galantamine in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Headache

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00219869
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by Rapoport, Alan, M.D..
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2005
Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, Inc.
Information provided by:
Rapoport, Alan, M.D.

Brief Summary:
Most patients with CPTH present with additional major cognitive, behavioral and somatic problems. Most drugs used currently have a negative influence on cognition. Therefore, treatment strategies addressing both the headache and cognitive disturbances in patients with CPTH are necessary. (CPTH; Chronic Post Traumatic Headache).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Post-Traumatic Headache Head Trauma,Closed Retention Disorders,Cognitive Drug: Galantamine Phase 4

Detailed Description:
Headache is the most common symptom after a closed head injury, persisting for more then 2 months in 60% of the patients. CPTH is an important cause of consultations in neurology offices and headache clinics, posing a severe burden and affecting the quality of life of sufferers.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Galantamine in the Preventive Treatment of Chronic Post-Traumatic Headache
Study Start Date : July 2005
Study Completion Date : August 2005

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Primary Headache Efficacy Measure; number of pain free days after 3 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Consumption of rescue medication
  2. Number of days with moderate or severe headache after 3 months.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Age range 18-75 CPTH according to ICHD-2 Fertile woman using adequate birth control Willing and able to give informed consent Willing and able to complete the entire course of the study to comply with study instructions Stable does of preventive medication


Exclusion Criteria:

Subject is pregnant or lactating Significant medical or psychiatric disease Previous failure to 4 or more adequate trials of preventive medication Patient on non-stable dose of medication used to prevent CPTH


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Contact: Lori L Flanagan, RN 203-322-2748 lc@nech.net
Contact: Kathy Diomede, RN 203-322-2748 kd@nech.net

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United States, Connecticut
The New England Center for Headache Recruiting
Stamford, Connecticut, United States, 06902
Contact: Lori Flanagan, RN    203-322-2748    lc@nech.net   
Contact: Kathy Diomede    203-322-2748    kd@nech.net   
Principal Investigator: Alan Rapoport, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Stewart Tepper, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Fred Sheftell, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Marcelo Bigal, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rapoport, Alan, M.D.
Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Alan Rapoport, MD The New England Center for Headache
Additional Information:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00219869    
Other Study ID Numbers: GAL-EMR-4006
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005
Keywords provided by Rapoport, Alan, M.D.:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Craniocerebral Trauma
Post-Traumatic Headache
Memory Disorders
Head Injuries, Closed
Neurologic Manifestations
Trauma, Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Headache Disorders, Secondary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Wounds, Nonpenetrating
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Nootropic Agents