Alev Demirbilek Gurgan

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In this study, we evaluated fatigue by using the multidimensional assessment of fatigue (MAF) index in 68 ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. To determine the disease activity, functional status and quality of life, bath ankylosing spondylitis disease activity index (BASDAI), bath ankylosing spondylitis functional index (BASFI) and Short Form 36 (SF36)(More)
Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda with progressive arthropathy (SEDT-PA) is an autosomal recessively inherited skeletal dysplasia. We present four patients (three patients—a brother and a sister and their third cousin—in a family and one patient in another family) with SEDT-PA. All patients had short stature and stubby hands and feet. Their radiographs(More)
We examined the association between clinical parameters of disease activity and serum hyaluronic acid (HA) level in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Fifty-eight patients with knee OA and 40 healthy individuals were included in this study. Demographic data were noted. The radiological evaluation was done according to Kellgren/Lawrence Grading System.(More)
Chronic exposure to n-hexane is one of the well known causes of peripheral neuropathy. This type of neuropathy is commonly seen among individuals employed in shoe and bag factories with inadequate ventilation. We describe three patients with acute and sub-acute neuropathy following n-hexane exposure via inhalation of glue. All of the patients had history of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare anatomic and functional improvements in zone II and zone V flexor tendon injuries and to determine the effect of injury level on disability. DESIGN Seventeen patients (53 digits) with zone V and 14 patients (25 digits) with repaired zone II flexor tendon injuries were enrolled in this study. All patients were(More)
Psoas abscess is a rare infectious disease with nonspecific clinical presentation that frequently causes a diagnostic difficulty. Its insidious onset and occult characteristics can cause diagnostic delays. It is classified as primary or secondary. Staphylococcus aureus is the most commonly causative pathogen in primary psoas abscess. Secondary psoas abscess(More)
Heterotopic ossification is the formation of new bone in an abnormal location. It is usually seen following central nervous system disorders, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, encephalitis, and burn and trauma. Heterotopic ossification in post-stroke hemiplegia is rare; the reported incidence is 0.5-1.2%. It usually occurs on the paretic(More)
In spite of advanced and high technology, there is still some problems for positioning head and chin of dental patients during photographic recording. Furthermore, it is very important to get reproduciable photographic data for the evaluation of the dental treatment. In this study, a new designed system method is being introduced for the collection of(More)
Rheumatoid nodules can be seen in about 30% of patiens with rheumatoid arthritis. They are occasionally localized subcutaneous, but they can rarely seen in visceral organs. Their appearance can be confused with many clinical conditions when they have atypical localizations. To exclude the presence of a malignancy, these lesions should always be(More)
Dropped head syndrome is primarily based on weakness localized at neck extensors. It may result from motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and also from various neuromuscular diseases including inflammatory, dystrophic and metabolic myopathies. Camptocormia (CC) on the other hand is an unusual(More)