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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)
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)
PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness of a hinged ankle-foot orthoses on gait impairments and energy expenditure in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) whom orthoses were indicated to control equines. METHOD Eleven children (seven males, four females) who had a diagnosis of hemiplegic cerebral palsy were included in the study. Each child underwent(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)
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)
We report a 22-yr-old man who was admitted to our inpatient rehabilitation center 17 mos after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). He was also diagnosed to have bilateral sciatic nerve entrapment attributable to hip heterotopic ossification (HO). Presenting the first report of a sciatic nerve entrapment secondary to a HO in TBI, we herein discuss 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)
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)