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Several studies have shown that the prevalence of migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) varied between different geographical regions. Therefore, there is a need of a nationwide prevalence study for headache in our country, located between Asia and Europe. This nationwide study was designed to estimate the 1-year prevalence of migraine and TTH and(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to observe the effect of preserving the spinal accessory nerve (SAN) during neck dissection (ND) and adjuvant radiotherapy (ART) after ND on shoulder function. METHODS Fifty-seven patients with head and neck cancer who had undergone primary tumor resection and various types of NDs were enrolled in this prospective study.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to assess the comprehensibility, internal consistency, patient-physician reliability, test-retest reliability, and validity of Turkish version of Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire in patients with headache. BACKGROUND MIDAS questionnaire has been developed by Stewart et al and shown to be reliable and(More)
BACKGROUND Restless leg syndrome (RLS) has negative effects on the quality of life of the patients. Epidemiological studies on RLS are limited. AIM To determine the prevalence of RLS among people aged 40 years and above in Orhangazi district of Bursa, Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was carried out between 2004 and 2005. This population-based(More)
CONCLUSION The differences between migraineurs with vertigo or motion sickness or both, and migraineurs with neither might reflect differences in migraine pathophysiology. OBJECTIVE To assess vestibular symptoms in 871 definite migraineurs. METHODS Data were gathered using a structured questionnaire. We considered responses to only 2/150 questions: (1)(More)
The frequency of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) mutations has been extensively investigated in several populations; however, a systematic analysis in Turkish cases has not been reported so far. In this study, we screened 477 ALS patients for mutations, including 116 familial ALS patients from 82 families and 361 sporadic ALS (sALS) cases. Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the relationship between accessory nerve functions and level 2b-preserving selective neck dissection. METHODS Forty-one necks of 30 patients with laryngeal cancer who underwent unilateral or bilateral level 2b-preserving neck dissections, between February 2003 and July 2005, were evaluated. Neck(More)
Although the ID Migraine has been developed and used for adults, it can also be used in adolescents. We aimed to investigate the validity of the ID Migraine in the adolescent student population. The study was performed on 1064 adolescents aged 12-17 years. A face-to-face semistructured interview was conducted with students after they had answered a 17-item(More)
Trigger factors, signs and symptoms of the preheadache phases of episodic tension-type headache (ETTH), typical aura with non-migraine headache (TANMH), migraine with (MA) and without aura (MwA) may show similar features. Our objective was to investigate the preheadache phases and trigger factors of these headache types. Questionnaires including trigger(More)
AIM In this study we determined the protective role of amifostine against the side effects of the combination of paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Chemo-naive patients with NSCLC were eligible. Thirty-eight patients were randomized to receive paclitaxel 175 mg/m2 and carboplatin AUC = 6(More)