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PURPOSE To evaluate corneal parameters of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by Scheimpflug imaging and also to clarify the associations between disease severity and clinical status of AS and corneal parameters. METHODS Fifty-seven patients with AS and 57 healthy subjects were included in this cross-sectional study. All participants underwent a(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate cochlear functions in patients with ankylosing spondilitis (AS). Prospective, case control study. Twenty-eight AS patients (56 ears) and 25 healthy control subjects (50 ears) were included in the study. Pure-tone audiometry at 250, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 4,000, 6,000 Hz and immittance measures including tympanometry and(More)
OBJECTIVES Type D personality was identified as an important factor that can explain the differences in clinical outcomes in various diseases. The aim of this study is to clarify the relationships between Type D personality and clinical status of patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). METHODS The scores of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate hearing loss in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, case-control study. METHODS Fifty-nine ankylosing spondylitis patients (118 ears) and 52 healthy control subjects (104 ears) were included. Pure tone audiometry at 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000 and 6000 Hz and immittance measures,(More)
BACKGROUND The roles of interleukin (IL)-17A and IL-17F in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been previously studied. However, the relationships between polymorphisms (IL-17A G197A, the IL-17F 7488A/G, and the IL-17F 7383A/G) of these genes with RA have not been clarified yet. AIMS To investigate the impacts of these polymorphisms on the(More)
Hyperthyroidism is a pathologic condition in which the body is exposed to excessive amounts of circulating thyroid hormones. Skeletal muscle is one of the major target organs of thyroid hormones. We evaluated hand grip strength and function in patients with overt hyperthyroidism. Fifty-one patients newly diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and 44 healthy(More)
Aims In this study, we aimed to investigate the associations between the 7383A/G and 7488A/G polymorphisms of the interleukin (IL)-17F gene and the G197A polymorphism of the IL-17A gene with disease activity and clinical outcomes in Turkish patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS The study included 101 AS patients and 106 healthy controls. The(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is an autoimmune multisystemic disease. The precise etiology of BD is not fully understood; however, it is thought that interactions between genetic and environmental factors play an essential role in its pathogenesis. The nuclear receptor coactivator-5 (NCOA5) gene encodes a coregulator for nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group D member(More)
In this study, patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) were assessed both by patient and physician using two enthesitis indices and the relationship between these indices and disease activity parameters was investigated. The study involved 100 AS patients. The patients were evaluated with 10-cm visual analog scale (VAS) for spinal pain (VAS-S), peripheral(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. In this study, we aimed to clarify the relationships between the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene Val158Met (rs4680) polymorphism and development, functional and clinical status of CTS. Ninety-five women with electro diagnostically confirmed CTS and 95(More)
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