Ahmet Sengoz

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Many measures of depression severity appear confounded by including depressive sub-typing features. We report the design of a brief (11 item) self-report scale of depression severity (the AUSSI), assessing both mood state and social impairment domains, and designed to be independent of sub-typing features. Mood severity and functional impairment scores(More)
OBJECT Posterior epidural migration of a free disc fragment in the lumbar region is a very rare condition that has only been reported in isolated cases to date. Patients with this condition present with radiculopathy or major neurological deficits. Difficulties in diagnosis and the choice and timing of surgical treatment are important in these cases. In(More)
OBJECT Total disc replacement is an alternative to lumbar fusion, but patients with spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and facet arthropathy are often excluded from this procedure because increased adjacent-segment motion can exacerbate dorsal spondylotic changes. In such cases of degenerative spondylolisthesis with stenosis, decompression and fusion(More)
This paper aims to describe a memory disorders clinic (MDC) for the assessment of patients presenting with early cognitive impairment, to examine the predictive utility of laboratory tests conducted on patients with early memory complaints, and, to investigate the potential reversibility of cognitive impairment in 80 consecutive patients presenting to an(More)
UNLABELLED PURPOSE; To evaluate the accuracy of fluoroscopyassisted cervical transpedicular fixation in different pathologies. METHODS 28 men and 17 women aged 34 to 65 (mean, 41) years underwent 210 one-stage cervical transpedicular fixations. The indications were trauma (n=35), degenerative disease leading to cervical spondylotic myelopathy (n=4),(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the development of a referrer satisfaction measure. METHOD Urban and rural general practitioners, physicians, neurologists, as well as obstetricians and gynaecologists rated 36 items in terms of their judged importance to the respondent's satisfaction with a psychiatric service. Responses of the whole sample and component practitioner(More)
OBJECTIVE We suggest that some descriptors and criteria of depressive features lack clarity or are overinclusive, with definitional limitations and vagaries in rating options, leading to variable ratings of similar items across differing measures as well as cloudy interpretation of positive ratings. METHOD We illustrate these limitations by reference to(More)
AIM Cervical disc herniation at C2-C3 level is an uncommon condition. In this paper, the management C2-C3 disc herniation and long-term follow-up data of 5 cases is reported. MATERIAL AND METHODS 1100 patients who have been operated in our department for cervical disc herniation between 2000 and 2009 were studied retrospectively. A total of 5 patients(More)
The clinical characteristics and treatment outcome of a series of 107 patients referred to a mood disorders unit with an episode of "treatment resistant" Major Depression are reviewed. Subjects were categorised by diagnosis (into melancholic and non-melancholic subtypes) and by adequacy of previous treatment. At subsequent review (mean period of 37.5(More)
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