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Headache in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: effects of chronic hypoxaemia.
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PMID:  16408153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The frequency and characteristics of headache in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are not clear and there are only a few studies that have assessed the relationship between chronic hypoxaemia and headache. We performed this study in order to evaluate the frequency and characteristics of headache in COPD patients. A total of 119 patients, with a mean age of 63.4 +/- 8.2 years, diagnosed with moderate or severe stable COPD were included in the study. Overall 31.9% of the patients complained of headache and 45.4% were reported to have sleep disorders. There were significant effects of family history of COPD, having other systemic disorders or sleep disorders (snoring, bruxism, restless leg syndrome, etc.) and laboratory data of chronic hypoxaemia and airway obstruction on headache co-morbidity. In conclusion, possibly being a specific subtype of elderly headache, headache in patients with moderate or severe COPD is a common problem and future studies are needed to obtain more knowledge about its pathophysiological and clinical basis.
Aynur Ozge; Cengiz Ozge; Hakan Kaleagasi; Osman Ozgür Yalin; Ozgür Unal; Eylem S Ozgür
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Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2006-01-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of headache and pain     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1129-2369     ISO Abbreviation:  J Headache Pain     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-03     Completed Date:  2006-05-09     Revised Date:  2012-11-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100940562     Medline TA:  J Headache Pain     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / complications*,  epidemiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Headache / epidemiology,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / complications*,  epidemiology
Statistics, Nonparametric

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): J Headache Pain
Journal ID (iso-abbrev): J Headache Pain
ISSN: 1129-2369
ISSN: 1129-2377
Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Milan
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2006
Received Day: 28 Month: 9 Year: 2005
Accepted Day: 11 Month: 12 Year: 2005
Electronic publication date: Day: 17 Month: 1 Year: 2006
Print publication date: Month: 2 Year: 2006
Volume: 7 Issue: 1
First Page: 37 Last Page: 43
PubMed Id: 16408153
ID: 3451571
Publisher Id: 264
DOI: 10.1007/s10194-006-0264-8

Headache in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: effects of chronic hypoxaemia
A. Özge13 Address: +90-324-359-8904 +90-324-359-4336
C. Özge2
H. Kaleagasi1
O. Ö. Yalin1
Ö. Ünal1
E. S. Özgür2
1Department of Neurology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
2Department of Chest Disease, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
3Fatih mah. Istanbul Evleri C Blok D:5, Mezitli 33170, Mersın, Turkey

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Keywords: Key words Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Headache, Chronic hypoxaemia, Sleep disorders, Pulmonary function tests.

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