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Frequency of orthostatic hypotension in a community based cohort of patients with Parkinson's disease

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Liesl Allcock, Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Professor David Burn


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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.

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Author(s): Allcock LM, Ullyart K, Kenny RA, Burn DJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

Year: 2004

Volume: 75

Issue: 10

Pages: 1470-1471

Print publication date: 01/10/2004

ISSN (print): 0022-3050

ISSN (electronic): 1468-330X

Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1136/jnnp.2003.029413

PubMed id: 15377699


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