Mehmet Kolukisa

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BACKGROUND The aim was to develop a brief screening battery, Cognitive State Test (COST), for detecting the presence of dementia in both illiterate and literate patients and to assess its validity and reliability. METHODS COST is a cognitive screening tool that consists of almost all cognitive domains. It takes 5-7 minutes to administer, and has a maximum(More)
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Isolated neurosarcoidosis without signs of systemic involvement has rarely been reported in the literature. We report a case of isolated neurosarcoidosis that presented with psychiatric symptoms and headache. Cranial MRI revealed bilateral diffuse high intensity lesions in the deep white(More)
AIMS We report our single-centre experience with the Solitaire AB self-expanding retrievable stent system in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS Demographic, clinical, and angiographic findings of thirty-eight consecutive patients with acute ischaemic stroke who underwent mechanical thrombectomy were evaluated retrospectively. The(More)
A 79-year-old female presented with five months history of progressive involuntary twitching movement on left face. Brain MR imaging revealed a heterogeneous T2 hyperintense lesion at left cerebellopontine angle. CT angiography showed a partially thrombosed saccular aneurysm of left PICA (posterior inferior cerebellar artery). The patient was treated with(More)
We describe a patient with idiopathic restless legs syndrome (iRLS) who was responsive to rasagiline treatment. A 70-year-old woman presented with an 8-year history of iRLS symptoms and a 1-year history of resting tremor. The patient met the UK Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank Clinical Diagnostic Criteria (UK Parkinson Disease [PD] Brain Bank(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate visual and quantitative differences of delay-sensitive (singular value deconvolution [SVD]) and delay-insensitive (SVD+) computed tomography perfusion (CTP) postprocessing methods in acute ischemic stroke patients and their variability according to location of critical stenosis. METHODS The CTPs of 45(More)
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movements (PLMS) are common neurological diseases often associated with insomnia. A familial aggregation in RLS has been identified since it was first described; however, inheritance patterns of RLS/PLMS are poorly understood and their exact pathophysiology is not well-known. We have identified a Turkish(More)
OBJECTIVE The studies about autonomic nervous system (ANS) disorders in adult migraineurs show conflicting results with limited data on ANS function in childhood and adolescence. This study aimed to investigate ANS function in childhood migraine. PATIENTS AND METHODS The migraine and control groups consisted of 35 migraineurs and 30 healthy children,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). 25(OH)D levels were checked in 108 consecutive patients with CTS symptoms and 52 healthy controls. All patients underwent nerve conduction studies and completed Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BQ) symptom severity and(More)