Bozkurt Gulek

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STUDY DESIGN After determining the normal reference values for the length of the transverse processes of the seventh cervical vertebra, the association between the presence of cervical rib and sacralization was investigated. OBJECTIVE To determine the length of cervical rib and search for any association between cervical rib and sacralization. SUMMARY(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Functional Index (BASFI). The Turkish version of the BASFI was obtained after a process of translation and back-translation. Eighty-one consecutive patients meeting the 1984 New York criteria for AS were enrolled. Patients(More)
A 42-year-old female patient, who had been diagnosed with an occlusion of her left internal carotid artery (ICA) following Doppler ultrasonographic (US) and digitally-subtracted angiographic (DSA) examinations performed in an outer healthcare center in order to eliminate the underlying cause of her complaint of amorosis fugax, later applied to our hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to define the cutoff values between compensated cirrhosis and non-cirrhotic patients with viral hepatitis B and C, using the criteria of the Doppler parameters of liver vascularity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy non-cirrhotic patients with viral hepatitis B and C and 30 cirrhotic patients were included in this(More)
An interesting case of a giant renal hydatid cyst is presented. The big cystic mass detected at ultrasonography (US) and computerized tomography (CT) in a ten-year-old girl looked like a simple cyst. No germinative membrane or any other radiological sign of a hydatid cyst was present. The operation was planned for a simple cyst; but was altered, after an(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of intraarterial transcatheter administration of polidocanol as an alternative treatment for peripheral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The study comprised 10 patients (six males and four females) with a mean age of 28.8 years (range 8–52 years). All patients had trunk or extremity(More)
Groin compression and patient stabilization are the conventional methods of achieving hemostasis following angiographic interventions performed by means of common femoral artery (CFA) punctures, but these methods are rather uncomfortable, and they necessitate longer hospital stays. Another disadvantage of these post-interventional measures is that they bear(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this prospective study was to determine the prevalence of shoulder abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who have normal shoulder X-ray examinations and no clinical shoulder abnormalities using a case-control study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-three patients with AS according to(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the knee joints of osteoarthritis patients in terms of clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements and draw definitive conclusions from these quantimetric data. In order to achieve the above-mentioned goal, the knees of individuals from two distinct groups were examined by MRI. One group consisted of(More)