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Cerebral venous system and anatomical predisposition to high-altitude headache.

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OBJECTIVE: As inspired oxygen availability falls with ascent to altitude, some individuals develop high-altitude headache (HAH). We postulated that HAH results when hypoxia-associated increases in cerebral blood flow occur in the context of restricted venous drainage, and is worsened when cerebral compliance is reduced. We explored this hypothesis in 3 studies. METHODS: In high-altitude studies, retinal venous distension (RVD) was ophthalmoscopically assessed in 24 subjects (6 female) and sea...

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10.1002/ana.23796

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Journal:
Annals of neurology
Volume:
73
Issue:
3
Pages:
381-389
Publication date:
2013-03-05
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EISSN:
1531-8249
ISSN:
0364-5134
URN:
uuid:796f7870-dc8a-42f6-95b3-d3000e5afbdc
Source identifiers:
399467
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pubs:399467

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