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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency of Kinesio® taping and electrical stimulation in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome. METHODS Thirty patients (26 females, 4 females; mean age: 32.9 ± 12.2 years) with patellofemoral pain syndrome were equally divided into two groups; the KT group receiving Kinesio® taping and an(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare whether carriers for the MEFV mutations display an increase or decrease in certain features. We compared the frequency of a number of inflammatory symptoms and diseases in carriers and a control population. METHODS A questionnaire was designed to be applied to parents of children with FMF and a control group of parents.(More)
OBJECTIVES Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common knee problems, with major effects on quality of life and function. The Kujala patellofemoral score is a functional evaluation instrument to evaluate knee problems related to the patellofemoral system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of the Turkish version of the Kujala(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the dynamic mechanism behind the transcriptional organization of genes in response to varying environmental conditions requires time-dependent data. The dynamic transcriptional response obtained by real-time RT-qPCR experiments could only be correctly interpreted if suitable reference genes are used in the analysis. The lack of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of three-dimensional (3D) Schroth exercises in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. DESIGN A randomised-controlled study. SETTING An outpatient exercise-unit and in a home setting. SUBJECTS Fifty-one patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. INTERVENTIONS Forty-five patients with adolescent idiopathic(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effects of a physiotherapist-supervised exercise programme in an exercise unit and self-supervised home exercise programme on quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN Assessor-blinded, quasi-randomized trial (alternate allocation). SETTING An outpatient exercise unit; home settings. PARTICIPANTS Thirty(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to evaluate Turkish transcultural adaptation, reliability, and validity of "Parkinson's Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire" (PDQL), which has been developed to assess the quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease. METHODS Eighty-nine patients who were included in the study were diagnosed with Parkinson's(More)
As most of the known diseases exhibit dysfunctional aspects in the signal transduction networks, there has been a great deal of enthusiasm to identify novel drug targets based on the knowledge of key signal transduction components and their links to diseases. In the present study, a computational framework was recruited for the reconstruction of(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of life and cosmethic appearance have gained importance as outcomes in AIS treatment. Improving aesthetic appearance and quality of life are defined as the primary aims of scoliosis treatment by health professionals. Studies that assess and compare the different treatment results in the field of quality of life and cosmethics are some(More)