Paper Information

Journal:   QOM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL   WINTER 2011 , Volume 4 , Number 4; Page(s) 59 To 61.
 
Paper: 

THE STUDY OF FREQUENCY OF NASAL OBSTRUCTION IN MIGRAINE HEADACHES

 
 
Author(s):  BARATI B., OMRANI M.R., SHAIGANNEZHAD V., KHODAMI S.A.R., ABBASI HAMED
 
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Abstract: 

Background and Objectives: Nasal congestion is a problem in which many person with migraine headache are involved and can induce misdiagnosis in these patients. Many of these patients with nasal congestion believe that the cause of their headache is due to the sinusitis. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of nasal congestion in episodes of migraine headache. Methods: This was a cross-sectional and descriptive study on 131 patients which were diagnosed by neurologists based on standard criteria to have had migraine. Sampling was done through non-probability in hand method. The data were gathered with regard to age, sex, type of headache and presence of nasal congestion for each patient. They were then analyzed by chi-square and Fisher’s exact test.

 
Keyword(s): HEADACHE DISORDERS, MIGRAINE DISORDERS, NASAL OBSTRUCTION
 
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