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Evaluation of vertebral artery involvement by Doppler sonography in patients with behcet disease.
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PMID:  24764336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objectives- Neurologic lesions in Behçet disease are most frequently observed in areas supplied by the vertebrobasilar system. We aimed to evaluate possible vertebral artery involvement by Doppler sonography in patients with Behçet disease. Methods- Forty-five patients with Behçet disease and 29 healthy volunteers had Doppler sonography of the vertebral arteries. Patients were grouped according to neurologic examination and magnetic resonance imaging findings as follows: group 1, Behçet disease without neurologic involvement; group 2, neuro-Behçet disease; and group 3, control. Results were assessed with a 95% confidence interval. Results- The main findings of our study were as follows: (1) total vertebral artery volume flow was significantly lower in the patient groups than the control group (P< .05); (2) total volume flow was lower in group 2 than group 1, although the difference was not statistically significant; (3) peak systolic and end-diastolic velocity values were significantly lower in the patient groups than the control group; (4) right and left mean volume values were lower in group 2; and (5) resistive and pulsatility index values for the left vertebral artery were significantly higher in group 2, but no statistically significant differences were found in the resistive and pulsatility index values for the right vertebral artery. Conclusions- Doppler sonography of the vertebral arteries in Behçet disease shows alterations that may aid in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
Sevgi Taşolar; Metin Doğan; Hakan Taşolar; Ayşegul Kahraman; Suat Kamışlı; Adil Doğan; Okan Yıldırım; Yelda Kapıcıoğlu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  811-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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