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Frequency of orthostatic hypotension in a community based cohort of patients with Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  15377699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The frequency of orthostatic hypotension (OH) in cohorts of patients recruited through hospital Parkinson's disease (PD) clinics ranges from 16% to 58%. However, hospital based cohorts may be subject to ascertainment bias. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of OH in a community based population of PD patients and to determine the demographic features of patients with and without OH. Forty two (47%) of patients met the criteria for OH. Subjects with OH were older than those without OH, but there was no difference in PD disease duration or severity, MMSE or depression rating between the groups.
L M Allcock; K Ullyart; R A Kenny; D J Burn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-20     Completed Date:  2004-10-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1470-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Parkinson's Disease Research Unit, Department of Neurology, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle, Sunderland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Hypotension, Orthostatic / epidemiology*,  etiology*
Parkinson Disease / complications*
Residence Characteristics

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