Arif Gulkesen

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease and a major cause of disability in young adults. The aims of this study were to assess bone mass in patients with MS in comparison to healthy age- and sex-matched controls, and to evaluate factors influencing bone mineral density (BMD), and the relationship of the pain threshold at peripheral and axial sites with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to compare the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined cross-sectional area and semi-quantitative grading of fatty degeneration of lumbar paravertebral muscles in patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and established ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS Cross-sectional area (CSA) of lumbar(More)
Pachydermodactyly is a rare digital fibromatosis characterized by asymptomatic fusiform soft-tissue swellings of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the hands. It usually affects healthy adolescent males with a negative family history. As a rule, clinical presentation of the disease is bilateral and symmetrical enlargement of the joints. So it can be(More)
Objectives. Fibromyalgia (FM) and multiple sclerosis (MS) are known to cause disability and have an impact on physical functioning, social functioning, and emotional well-being of affected individuals. The aim of this study was to compare pressure pain threshold, health and functional status in females with FM and MS who were ambulatory. Methods. Control(More)
OBJECTIVES Far lateral lumbar disc herniations (FLLDHs) can cause difficulty and differences in diagnosis and treatment compared with intraspinal herniation. We have aimed to analyze the efficacy of gabapentin as a noninvasive treatment of pain in patients with isolated FLLDH. METHODS Thirteen patients with isolated FLLDH were evaluated for the study(More)
We read “Effects of raloxifene on bone metabolism in hemodialysis patients with type 2 diabetes” by Saito et al. (1) with a great interest. This paper shows that raloxifene works in diabetic or non-diabetic hemodialysis patients to reduce bone loss. This was shown by means of significant decrease in NTx and a significant increase in SOS measurements in both(More)
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