Alev Leventoğlu

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This study evaluated the possible effects of posterior tibial nerve stimulation in two patients with faecal incontinence due to partial spinal cord injury. Posterior tibial nerve stimulation was performed for 30 min, every other day for 4 weeks, and was then repeated every 2 months for three months. Clinical examination, anorectal physiological work-up,(More)
Cyclosporine-A is a highly potent immunosuppressive agent for solid organ transplantation, but has many side effects including nephrotoxicity, hypertension, gum hyperplasia, hepatotoxicity, and neurotoxicity. Neurotoxicity is a less known toxic effect. The pathogenesis of this effect is unclear. However, it has been postulated that hypomagnesemia,(More)
PURPOSE To show the effect of botulinum A toxin-induced paralysis of abdominal muscles on intraabdominal pressure. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifteen Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 2 groups. An abdominal skin incision was done, and 2 catheters were placed for the pressure monitoring and saline infusion. Saline solution was given to the abdomen until(More)
We report a case of Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome (DDMS) in whom left vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) resulted in worthwhile seizure reduction (Engel's Classification Class III). A 20-year-old woman with DDMS whose seizures were medically intractable was successfully treated using left VNS. She was born at term by unsuccessful forceps-assisted vaginal(More)
Ictal behavioral characteristics may provide clues in determining the nature of the epileptic focus. We defined ictal behavioral characteristics in patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who underwent anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) and lived seizure-free for 2 years of follow-up. Video/EEG data on 282 seizures observed in 48 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Cognitive dysfunction in epileptic patients may develop due to the neurophysiological changes related to seizures or antiepileptic drugs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cognitive dysfunction in epileptic patients under antiepileptic drug therapy by the aid of event related potentials. METHOD P300 latencies were obtained from Fz,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the long-term outcomes of patients presenting with pure parkinsonian tremor and to determine whether or not such patients develop the other features of Parkinson's disease (PD) eventually. METHODS AND MATERIALS Two hundred fifty-one patients with PD followed at our referral center were examined regularly. In this study, we evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE There is limited data about fertility in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients using immunomodulating drugs and no data exists regarding the ovarian reserve of these patients. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate, the ovarian reserve and doppler characteristics of MS patients using immunomodulating drugs. MATERIAL AND METHODS MS patients using(More)
Many cases of atopic myelitis have been reported in Japan; however very few were described in western countries. An 82-year-old woman with a past medical history of atopic dermatitis and asthma presented with progressive paresthesia (tingling) of both hands and tetraparesis. Before the onset of neurological symptoms, she complained of ichthyosis of both(More)