Şakir Arslan

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This study was undertaken to determine the influence of proximal femur geometry on hip fracture risk independent of bone mineral density. We examined 34 hip fracture subjects (17 men, 17 women) and 36 control subjects (18 men, 18 women). The control subjects were matched with the hip fracture patients by femoral neck bone mineral density (+ or - 0.100(More)
Adhesive capsulitis is a common musculoskeletal disorder mainly affecting middle aged adults. It is associated with generalized pain and tenderness in the shoulder joint with severe loss of active and passive ranges of motion in all planes. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of local steroid injection and physical therapy measures for(More)
The study was designed to evaluate the prognostic value of the 6-minute walk test in stable outpatients with heart failure. We prospectively studied 43 patients (6 women and 37 men) who had chronic heart failure secondary to ischemic heart disease or idiopathic cardiomyopathy. All patients had left ventricular systolic dysfunction (ejection fraction, < or =(More)
BACKGROUND Our goal in this study was to examine the changes in the left atrial functions over a period of 3 months by using left atrial volume measurements in patients with anterior myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS Seventy-three patients with anterior MI who consulted our hospital in the first 12 hours starting from the onset of the chest(More)
Although pericardiocentesis is a more practical and comfortable alternative to surgical drainage in patients with pericardial tamponade, it may sometimes be associated with transient ventricular dysfunction due to rapid drainage of the fluid. We presented a 42-year-old female patient who developed left ventricular systolic dysfunction and thrombus(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate left ventricular diastolic function in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), analyzing conventional Doppler and tissue Doppler echocardiographic imaging (TDI) which is a new echocardiographic application, with special regard to disease duration. Fifty-two patients with active RA and 47 healthy persons were(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels and the growth hormone (GH) levels in osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic postmenopausal women. Eleven non-osteoporotic postmenopausal women and 9 women with untreated postmenopausal osteoporosis were included in the study. Bone mineral density (BMD) was assessed by dual(More)
BACKGROUND This study was planned to assess strain and strain rate properties of right ventricle in patients with RV myocardial infarction. MATERIAL AND METHOD Thirty patients with acute inferior myocardial infarction were included in this study. The presence of right ventricular infarction in association with an inferior myocardial infarction was defined(More)