Ayşegul Gunduz

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A 30-year-old man with brainstem cavernoma experienced hemorrhage and was operated in 2008. Six months after the operation, the patient presented with new complaints of left arm tremor namely Holmes' tremor. Neurological examination also revealed left-sided internuclear ophthalmoplegia, left-sided mild paresis, and increased deep tendon reflexes of the left(More)
Sulfite oxidase is a mitochondrial enzyme encoded by the SUOX gene and essential for the detoxification of sulfite which results mainly from the catabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids. Decreased activity of this enzyme can either be due to mutations in the SUOX gene or secondary to defects in the synthesis of its cofactor, the molybdenum cofactor.(More)
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by pathogenic leptospires and may vary in degree from an asymptomatic infection to severe and fatal illness. Sixteen patients (all males; aged 40+/-17 years) with leptospirosis were admitted to Sişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital between July 1998 and August 2003 and were retrospectively reviewed. Age,(More)
OBJECTIVES Diabetic foot lesions develop predominantly in male patients and sensory neuropathy is the most frequent type of neuropathy associated with these lesions. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical and electrophysiological features in a cohort of patients with diabetic foot. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The recordings of 318 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Akathisia is characterized by restlessness and crawling sensations similar to restless legs syndrome (RLS). Long latency flexor reflex (LLFR) which has helped to advance RLS pathophysiology has never been investigated in akathisia. Due to the clinical commonalities of akathisia and RLS, we investigated the behavior of LLFR in(More)
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNET) and gangliogliomas (GG) are generally associated with epilepsy in young patients. Presurgical work-up and postsurgical results vary from center to center. Seizures are commonly focal with secondary generalization, and surgical treatment is often effective. Twenty-eight patients with DNET and 24 patients with GG(More)
Lissencephaly is characterized by deficient cortical lamination. Recently homozygous NDE1 mutations were reported in three kindred afflicted with extreme microcephaly with lissencephaly or microlissencephaly. Another severe developmental defect that involves the brain is microhydranencephaly which manifests with microcephaly, motor and mental retardation(More)
Coexistence of hemifacial spasm (HFS) and trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare entity known as painful tic convulsif (PTC). Here, we present a case of right-sided HFS after which left TN developed, which is an unusual form of PTC. Both disorders were caused by bilateral vascular compression of the cranial nerves and successfully treated with botulinum toxin(More)
OBJECTIVE Startle reflex is a generalized defense reaction after unexpected auditory, visual, or tactile stimuli. Auditory startle reflex (ASR) and startle reflex to somatosensory inputs (SSS) have never been studied in generalized dystonia. Here, we aimed to study the characteristics and changes of ASR and SSS in this group. METHODS We have examined ASR(More)