Research

The migraine research of the past 30 years has contributed significantly to elucidate the emergence of migraine attacks. This includes the discovery of a first migraine gene in 1993 and the discovery of a second one in 2003. These research results could also refute the old theory that the neurological deficits of the migraine aura (esp. Visual and sense disturbances in the run-up to the attack) by a narrowing of cerebral arteries come about and the headache caused by the expansion of the brain and cranial arteries. Today we know that a migraine develops in the brain, more precisely in the brainstem, as a derailment of quite normal regulatory circuits that control functions such as alertness, hunger and thirst. Damage does not result.

We carry out drug studies and migraine researches in our international research centre to ensure our up to date knowledge and to offer improved treatment options. In addition, the Kopfwehzentrum Hirslanden AG regularly participates in national and international studies as an official study centre in cooperation with Neurologica GmbH. We furthermore participate in studies all over the world.

We carry out drug studies and migraine researches in our international research centre to ensure our up to date knowledge and to offer improved treatment options. In addition, the Kopfwehzentrum Hirslanden AG regularly participates in national and international studies as an official study centre in cooperation with Neurologica GmbH.

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Participation in studies

We’re always looking for suitable participants for our studies (migraines, cluster headaches, ect.).

Who can participate in a study?
In order to participate in a study at the Kopfwehzentrum Hirslanden AG, a previous visit to one of our doctors is necessary. It will determine if and on which study participation is possible. Each study has inclusion and exclusion criteria, all of them must be met for a person to be allowed to participate in this study. The criteria may include the gender, age or previous treatments and so on.

Information and registration
For further information and to register for participation in our studies, please contact our study coordinators, Miss Karin Doering and Miss Lea Aeschlimann, via e-mail studien@kopfwww.ch or phone call +41 (0) 43 499 13 30.

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