CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.109, no.1, pp.1-6, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
Objective: Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for poor prognosis in patients with ischemic stroke. It is known that diabetes mellitus directly affects cerebral vasculature as a secondary, long-term complication of cerebral circulation, and causes cerebral blood flow abnormalities. The abnormalities of cerebral autoregulation also poorly affects the prognosis of ischemic stroke. In this study, we aimed to show the cerebral autoregulation with transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound in diabetic patients with autonomic nervous system abnormalities, determined with electrophysiological studies.