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Object Sexuality is an important aspect of human life. Sexual activity may be affected in lumbar disc herniation through different mechanisms. The aim of this study is to evaluate patients' sexual problems and sexual behavior patterns before and after surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Methods Forty-three patients were included in the study (mean(More)
INTRODUCTION Low back pain (LBP) and hip pain frequently occur during pregnancy and postpartum period. Although pelvic and mechanic lesions of the soft tissues are most responsible for the etiology, sacral fracture is also one of the rare causes. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old primigravid patient presented with LBP and right hip pain which started 3 days after(More)
Accelerometry has the potential to measure balance, defined as high-frequency body sway, ambulatorily in a simple and inexpensive way. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the sensitivity of accelerometric balance parameters during the sit-to-stand (STS) movement. Eleven healthy subjects (four males, 28.2 +/-7.9 years) and 31 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) affects mainly older people who are more sensitive to adverse effects of classic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Recent publications indicate that topically applied nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are effective and much safer than their oral analogues. OBJECTIVES In this double-blind, randomized,(More)
The aim of this study was to adapt the Vertigo Symptom Scale (VSS) and the Vertigo Dizziness Imbalance (VDI) Questionnaires to the Turkish population and investigate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version. One hundred and three patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) were included in the study. The patients were evaluated with(More)
BACKGROUND Although it is known that cardiopulmonary rehabilitation (CPR) reduces mortality and morbidity, it is not widely implemented as is in Turkey. One factor might be lack of demand since the levels of knowledge and awareness among patients who are eligible for CPR seem to be insufficient. AIM It is aimed to investigate the level of awareness and(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the short- and mid-term effects of Kinesio taping on the trapezius muscle in individuals with myofascial pain syndrome. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty-seven patients with active upper trapezius myofascial trigger points were randomly divided to 2 groups: group 1 received Kinesio taping for the upper(More)
Endometriosis is a common disease characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, such as over, colon, nasal mucosa. Furthermore, it can affect sciatic nerve as a rare presentation causing cyclic sciatica, chronic pelvic pain, paresis, and paresthesia. Early diagnosis and treatment is very important to minimize the nerve damage(More)
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate whether neuropathic pain is associated with femoral condylar cartilage thickness, electrical pain threshold, and clinical parameters in patients with knee osteoarthritis. [Subjects and Methods] Sixty patients over the age of 40 diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis were enrolled. The PainDETECT questionnaire,(More)
Osteonecrosis is a pathologic process which results with the death of bone and bone marrow elements. The main predisposing factors (trauma, glucocorticosteroids, alcoholism and connective tissue disorders) should be carefully sought but osteonecrosis can also be idiopathic in origin. We report a patient who developed osteonecrosis of the knee with(More)
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