Migraine and subsequent chronic kidney disease risk: a nationwide population-based cohort study.

Weng, Shuo-Chun Wu, Chia-Lin Kor, Chew-Teng Chiu, Ping-Fang Wu, Ming-Ju Chang, Chia-Chu Tarng, Der-Cherng

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10 April 2018


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TITLE

Migraine and subsequent chronic kidney disease risk: a nationwide population-based cohort study.

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE
We compared the incidence and risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) between subjects with new-onset migraine and matched controls without migraine in this large-scale retrospective cohort study.

DESIGN
Population-based cohort study.

SETTING
8880 subjects with migraine and 503 070 subjects without migraine were enrolled between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2013, all diagnosed to be without kidney disease. All the participants were registered in the National Health Insurance Research Database.

PARTICIPANTS
Finally, data from 7156 subjects with migraine and 7156 propensity-score-matched control subjects were analysed.

PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURE
We used Cox proportional hazards regression to estimate adjusted HRs for incident CKD; subgroup analyses were performed to assess the interactive effects of migraine with demographics, comorbidities and long-term medications.

RESULTS
The incidence of CKD was higher in the migraine group than in the control group. The risk of developing CKD was significantly higher in subjects with migraine than without migraine (P=0.031). Subjects with migraine aged <65 years (age 40-64 (adjusted HR (aHR) 1.35; 95% CI 1.05 to 1.73); age <40 (aHR 1.55; 95% CI 1.02 to 2.36)), with ≥1 comorbid diseases (1-2 diseases (aHR 1.30; 95% CI 1.01 to 1.68); ≥3 diseases (aHR 1.45; 95% CI 1.01 to 2.07)), and not receiving anti-migraine agents (aHR 1.26; 95% CI 1.04 to 1.54) were at a higher risk of developing CKD compared with the control subjects. The interaction between migraine and comorbidities was not significant; age, male gender and long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were independent risk factors for CKD in subjects with migraine.

CONCLUSION
Migraine may be an independent risk factor for CKD. Young subjects with migraine, and those with comorbid conditions or without medical control, are likely to be at higher risk for CKD. Ageing, male sex and NSAIDs tend to have an association with CKD in subjects with migraine.


AUTHOR(S)

Weng, Shuo-Chun Wu, Chia-Lin Kor, Chew-Teng Chiu, Ping-Fang Wu, Ming-Ju Chang, Chia-Chu Tarng, Der-Cherng

JOURNAL

BMJ Open

PLACE

England