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BACKGROUND Traumatic injury of peripheral nerves is a worldwide problem and can result in significant disability. Management of peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) requires accurate localization and the assessment of severity of the lesion. AIM The purpose of this study is to analyze the data of patients with PNIs referred for electromyography to a tertiary(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of balance training, using force platform biofeedback, on quantitative gait characteristics of hemiparetic patients late after stroke. DESIGN Randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded trial. SETTING Rehabilitation ward and gait laboratory of a university hospital. SUBJECTS Forty-one patients (mean (standard(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of balance training, using force platform biofeedback, on motor recovery, mobility and activity level of hemiparetic patients with stroke. METHODS In this randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded trial 41 inpatients [mean (+/-SD) age of 60.9 (+/-11.7) years] with hemiparesis after stroke (median time since stroke 6 months)(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate extraarticular manifestations (EAMs) in Turkish patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and also assess the impact of EAMs on various health-related quality of life (HRQoL) domains, including physical, social, emotional, mental functioning, and bodily pain. A total of 150 patients were included in the study. EAMs were(More)
Cervical and lumbar roots may be irritated or compressed due to the pathological conditions such as disc herniations, degenerative foraminal stenosis, trauma and tumors. Electrophysiologic tests are frequently used in conjunction with imaging modalities for evaluation of low back and neck pain radiating to extremities, primarily for the purpose of(More)
Quality of life (QoL) is the gratification taken from life, happiness, and the way human beings perceive their situation within the system of culture and values. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is among the main conditions in which QoL is decreased. The aim of this study was to evaluate QoL and related variables in patients with RA. A total of 153 RA patients(More)
Most of musculoskeletal diseases involve pain and reduced physical functioning. Recognition of the coexistence of more than one musculoskeletal disease is important because they are relatively common and has a substantial impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Our aim was to compare the results of four generic QoL questionnaires—QoL-5, Nottingham(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a self-limited disease characterized by fever and polyserositis attacks. Arthritis caused by synovitis is either in acute monoarthritis or chronic mono-oligoarthritis form, usually affecting the lower extremities. Another potential but rare form of involvement is spondyloarthropathy (SSpA). Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that causes disability. Disability and quality of life indexes are used in the assessment and treatment of patients with RA. Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire (DASH) is a patient-based outcome measurement developed to evaluate the upper extremities. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by chronic symmetric polyarthritis causing progressive joint destruction and disability. Major patient complaints are pain, disability and fatigue. The aim of this study is to assess fatigue and its association with disease-specific variables (severity of pain, disease activity, and(More)