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PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine the cross-sectional area changes of the paraspinal, isolated multifidus, quadratus lumborum, psoas, and the gluteus maximus muscles with CT in patients with chronic low back pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, we evaluated 36 patients with chronic low back pain and 34 healthy volunteers. The mean(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the effects of mannitol and melatonin on brain edema secondary to trauma using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS A mild traumatic brain injury with the Feeney method was performed upon twelve New Zealand rabbits. Three hours after the trauma was inflicted, MRI images were obtained, then the subjects(More)
A potential hazard in midline posterior fossa craniectomy may be the injury of vertebral artery. That's why vertebral artery evaluation prior to surgery may prevent dangerous complications. Advancements in multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) have provided detailed demonstration of the vertebral artery at the craniocervical junction and its(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of low doses of methylprednisolone, acetaminophen and dexketoprofen trometamol, which are among the drug groups used in our clinic, on postoperative swelling developing after removal of impacted third molar. MATERIAL AND METHODS The three group of patients received either 40 mg(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to investigate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of dexketoprofen trometamol (DT) and paracetamol on deep acute somatic pain and inflammation in patients undergoing impacted third molar surgery. This study was planned to present benefits that we could obtain with low burden of drug. STUDY DESIGN(More)
Neuromyelitis optica is a rare, severe idiopathic disease that predominantly involves optic nerves and spinal cord. Main clinical features of neuromyelitis optica are visual loss, paraparesis or tetraparesis, sensory loss, and sphincter dysfunction. A 13-year-old girl with vision loss and behavioral change was admitted. Her behavioral changes concerned(More)
The horizontal third segment (V3h) of the vertebral artery (VA) in 7 cadavers (14 sides) was dissected and the anatomical measurements recorded. Measurements from 24 healthy individuals (48 sides) were taken for comparison using multislice CT scanning. The distance between the medial tip of the VA V3h and the line passing through the mid point of the(More)
Chickenpox is a common infection of childhood. Central nervous system complications, such as cerebellar ataxia and meningoencephalitis, are estimated to occur in less than 1% of cases of chickenpox. Although transverse myelitis and hemiplegia have also, although rarely, been reported, hemiplegia associated with chickenpox and elevated anticardiolipin(More)
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