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In this study, ERα gene PvuII and XbaI polymorphisms and COL1A1 gene Sp1 polymorphisms in postmenopausal women were compared with lumbar vertebra and femoral neck BMD values. In conclusion, it was designated that PvuII polymorphism was effective on average lumbar vertebra BMD value in postmenopausal women of our study group. Bone mineral density (BMD), the(More)
We investigated a possible association between aggrecan gene polymorphism and lumbar degenerative disc disease in Turkish patients. One hundred 20-30-year-old patients with or without low back pain were selected for the study. Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging was performed on all patients. The patient group had low back pain clinically and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and total oxidative stress (TOS) values in patients with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). METHOD The study comprised 38 patients diagnosed with MPS and 30 healthy volunteers. The age, body mass index (BMI) and pain scores (evaluation by visual analogue scales) of all the participants were recorded. The(More)
BACKGROUND Viruses are common and are involved in the etiology of idiopathic rheumatological diseases. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), a member of the family Hepadnaviridae and hepatitis C virus (HCV), play an important role in the undetermined etiology of arthritis. The clinical manifestations of hepatitis B and C show similarities with various diseases, such as(More)
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