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The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the efficacy of kinesio tape and physical therapy modalities in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. Patients (n = 55) were treated with kinesio tape (n = 30) three times by intervals of 3 days or a daily program of local modalities (n = 25) for 2 weeks. Response to treatment was evaluated with(More)
BACKGROUND Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature. Many factors and substances may stimulate angiogenesis and exhibit proliferative effect. In this study, we aimed to investigate the angiogenic and proliferative effects of sodium nitrite. MATERIAL AND METHODS The angiogenic activity of sodium nitrite was examined in(More)
Introduction. Digital ischemia is a rare complication of several chemotherapeutic medications. We aimed to present a patient with digital ischemia, secondary to a new generation chemotherapeutic drug, oxaliplatin. Case Report. 62-year-old woman presented to our department with severe pain, paresthesia, and distal acrocyanosis on her right hand fingertips.(More)
BACKGROUND Assessing therapeutic efficacy and patient satisfaction objectively and quantitatively has always been a problem in patients with vasospastic disorders. We aimed to present the additive value of ultrasonographic assessment of peripheral arteries secondary to cold stimulation, as a test for treatment efficacy during follow-up. MATERIAL AND(More)
The elbow is the second most commonly dislocated joint in adults. Simple lateral dislocation of the elbow joint is a rare traumatic injury, and successful closed reduction is difficult and even rarer. Our proposition is to report this rare case of traumatic simple lateral dislocation treated with closed reduction under sedation emphasizing the use of this(More)
BACKGROUND Raynaud phenomenon (RP) is common worldwide and presents diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. We aimed to share our experience with optimizing of patient follow-up by using the cold-stimulation test (CST). MATERIAL AND METHODS Data of 81 patients admitted with RP symptomatology were collected. Demographic data and symptoms were recorded. A(More)
Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is a rare neoplasm characterized by histologically benign-looking smooth muscle cell tumor mass, which is growing within the intrauterine and extrauterine venous system. In this report we aimed to present an unusual case of IVL, which is originating from iliac vein and extended throughout to right cardiac chambers. A(More)
OBJECTIVES With the adoption of novel operative techniques and aggressive care protocols that facilitate earlier extubation and mobilization of patients, postoperative length of stay (LOS) following coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) has declined. However, there is paucity of information regarding preoperative electrocardiographic predictors of LOS(More)
BACKGROUND Vasospastic disorders are common worldwide. In daily practice, routine blood samples are used for several investigations. In this study we aimed to determine the possible correlations between lymphocyte count, platelet indices, and the severity of vasospastic disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data of 102 patients admitted to our department with(More)
• The authors have no financial conflicts of interest. which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To the Editor, We read with a great interest the article by Won, et al. 1 in which the authors presented a patient with extensive bullous complication associated(More)