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The aim of this study was to find out first whether Brunnstrom recovery stage (BRS) and motricity index (MI) were correlated with each other and second to observe whether the two assessment tools were sensitive to changes regarding the rehabilitation outcome. Forty-six stroke patients who were admitted to the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at our Rehabilitation(More)
We aimed to investigate the diagnostic significance of high frequency ultrasonography (USG), comparing the findings in USG, bone scintigraphy and clinical stuation. Fifty-one patients who had early symptoms of inflammatory arthritis, but not fulfilling the ACR diagnostic criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were included in this study. They were referred(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine which injection technique was effective for patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain. DESIGN Randomized prospective double-blind study. SETTING Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit. INTERVENTION Patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain were recruited over a 12-month period and all were hospitalized in our clinic. Intra-articular steroid(More)
A 34-year-old man presented with a 15-month history of pain along the left sciatic nerve. Radiographs and computed tomography (CT) revealed an exostosis on the postero-inferior aspect of the left femoral neck. Ultrasonographic examination of left upper thigh and a pelvic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed an enlarged sciatic nerve adjacent to the(More)
BACKGROUND Rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) is a significant source of disability and loss of work. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been suggested to be beneficial in the treatment of RCT. PURPOSE To investigate the effect of PRP injections on pain and shoulder functions in patients with chronic RCT. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial; Level of(More)
OBJECTIVE Low back pain is a highly common problem and causes much morbidity and socioeconomic loss in the community. Although the use of caudal epidural injections in the management of the low back pain with radicular signs is commonplace, it has not been well investigated. We compare the effectiveness of caudal epidural injection versus non-steroidal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the analgesic effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on intractable neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN A single center, prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled study. SETTING SCI rehabilitation unit of university rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS Seventeen(More)
This study has focused on sexual problems of male ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. Initially, patients' perceptions about the effects of disease on sexual intercourse were assessed. Secondly, we investigated the factors that relate to the disease and affect sexual intercourse negatively. Thirdly, we compared data from the patients whose sexual(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between autonomic nervous system dysfunction and basal metabolic rate (BMR), and the effect of spasticity on basal metabolic rate. RESEARCH METHOD AND PROCEDURES Twenty men (11 paraplegic and 9 tetraplegic) with American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)-A and -B grade chronic spinal(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a multisystemic autosomal recessive disease, occasionally accompanied by sacroiliitis. Transient and non-erosive arthritis of the large joints is the most frequent articular involvement. Amyloidosis is also the most significant complication of FMF, leading to end stage renal disease. Here we present three cases of FMF(More)