Internal jugular and vertebral vein volume flow in patients with clinically isolated syndrome or mild multiple sclerosis and healthy controls: results from a prospective sonographer-blinded study
Brian Chambers, Jayne Chambers, Leonid Churilov, Heather Cameron, Richard Macdonell
Phlebology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVES & METHODS: We evaluated internal jugular vein and vertebral vein volume flow using ultrasound, in patients with clinically isolated syndrome or mild multiple sclerosis and controls, to determine whether volume flow was different between the two groups. RESULTS: In patients and controls, internal jugular vein volume flow increased from superior to inferior segments, consistent with recruitment from collateral veins. Internal jugular vein and vertebral vein volume flow were greater on the right in supine and sitting positions. Internal jugular vein volume flow was higher in the supine posture. Vertebral vein volume flow was higher in the sitting posture. Regression analyses of cube ..View full abstract
This study was supported by a grant from Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia.