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Iowa Coordinated Data for Study Selected as “Best Advances of 2017”

An article comparing the effectiveness of preventive medicines for pediatric migraines was selected by the Neurology Today Editorial Advisory Board as one of the “Best Advances of 2017.”

The study published The New England Journal of Medicine shows no significant differences among amitriptyline, topiramate, and placebo in reducing headache days or related disability.

The Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC) at the University of Iowa served as the Data Coordinating Center for the study. It had primary responsibility for data management, implementing the electronic data capture system, and all statistical aspects of the study.

Researchers conducted the Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention (CHAMP) study at 31 sites in the United States. Cincinnati Children’s served as the Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) for the study, and was responsible for all clinical oversight activities.

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