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Hypoperfusion of brain parenchyma is associated with the severity of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in patients with multiple sclerosis: a cross-sectional preliminary report

  • Paolo Zamboni1Email author,
  • Erica Menegatti1,
  • Bianca Weinstock-Guttman2,
  • Michael G Dwyer3,
  • Claudiu V Schirda3,
  • Anna M Malagoni1,
  • David Hojnacki2,
  • Cheryl Kennedy3,
  • Ellen Carl3,
  • Niels Bergsland3,
  • Christopher Magnano3,
  • Ilaria Bartolomei1,
  • Fabrizio Salvi1 and
  • Robert Zivadinov2, 3
BMC Medicine20119:22

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-9-22

Received: 12 January 2011

Accepted: 7 March 2011

Published: 7 March 2011

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12 Jan 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
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18 Jan 2011 Author responded Author comments - Paolo Zamboni
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7 Mar 2011 Editorially accepted
7 Mar 2011 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-9-22

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Authors’ Affiliations

Vascular Diseases Center, University of Ferrara-Bellaria Neurosciences, Ferrara and Bologna
The Jacobs Neurological Institute, University at Buffalo
Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, University at Buffalo