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Papers: 19 Aug 2023 - 25 Aug 2023


Human Studies, Medical Devices, Neurobiology, Neuromodulation

Migraine/Headache, Psychological/Comorbidities

2023 Aug 24

Pain Manag


Temporal analysis of remote electric neuromodulation for the prevention of migraine.


Blumenfeld AM, Rabany L, Ironi A, Stark-Inbar A, Harris D, Halker Singh RB, Harriott AM


To evaluate the onset, magnitude and persistence of efficacy of remote electrical neuromodulation (REN) compared with placebo for the preventive treatment of migraine. Analysis was conducted on data from a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, which assessed the efficacy of REN for the prevention of migraine. The number of monthly migraine days (MMD) per group was calculated in 2-week intervals and compared between the groups. Differences between the active (N = 95) and placebo (N = 84) groups reached significance at 2 weeks: therapeutic gain 0.84 MMD, p = 0.036. Four weeks gain 1.59 MMD; p = 0.025, 6 weeks gain 2.27 MMD; p < 0.001, 8 weeks gain 2.68 MMD; p < 0.001. REN provides rapid and consistent efficacy in preventive treatment of migraine.