Involvement of Autonomic Nervous System and its Relationship With Cranial and Cervical Spinal MRI Findings In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Ciftci O., KESER İ., Kurne A., Bosnak Guclu M., Karli Oguz K., Soylu R., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.29, no.2, pp.181-191, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-191
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Purpose: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be accompanied by autonomic dysfunction which has an important impact on the disability. The aim of this study was to compare the frequency of autonomic abnormalities in MS patients and controls using standard autonomic tests and heart rate variability. It was also aimed to seek any relationship between cranial and cervical spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings with autonomic tests and heart rate variability.