Mehmet Zeki Kiralp

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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)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, progressive, and disabling disease. Among the rheumatological diseases, the longest diagnosis delay is still found for AS. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to evaluate the diagnosis delay and possible reasons in AS. A secondary aim is to assess the relation between diagnosis delay and some clinical and(More)
We evaluated sexual dysfunction in male patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) using the Brief Male Sexual Function Inventory (BMSFI). We assessed sexual dysfunction using the BMSFI in male patients with AS followed at the outpatient clinic and compared results with those in healthy controls. Depression status was measured by the Beck Depression(More)
Rheumatic diseases are chronic inflammatory diseases which cause mild to severe functional loss and disability due to articular and extra-articular manifestations. One common form -ankylosing spondylitis (AS)- affects mainly the axial skeleton and sacroiliac joints, and certain extra-articular organs. The pulmonary involvement is a known manifestation of AS(More)
In this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study we aimed to assess the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy for treating patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Of the 71 patients, 37 were allocated to the HBO group and 34 to the control (normal air) group. Both groups received 15 therapy sessions in a hyperbaric chamber.(More)
OBJECTIVE The agonist-antagonist strength relationship for shoulder external rotation and internal rotation was formerly described by the relatively more functional ratios of eccentric external rotator to concentric internal rotator moments, and eccentric internal rotator to concentric external rotator moments for the entire range of motion. The aim of this(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of splinting, ultrasound (US), and low-level laser (LLL) in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). BACKGROUND DATA CTS is the entrapment mononeuropathy most frequently seen in clinical practice, caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Although several(More)
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a common chronic inflammatory disease in the childhood and it can differentiate rarely into spondiloarthropaties. It is one of the important causes of chronic pain and disability. Some of the drugs used for the treatment have immunosupressive activity. One of the serious side-effects of immunosupressive treatment is(More)
We report a 20-year-old man with Poland syndrome who suffered from weakness, pain, numbness, and discoloration in the left upper extremity. He was eventually diagnosed as also having thoracic outlet syndrome. The concomitance of these two disorders is discussed with a special emphasis on the underlying mechanisms.
Chronic pain is one of the frequently encountered clinical problems that is difficult to cure. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy has been reported in chronic pain syndromes with promising results. In this review, we focus on the effectiveness of HBO in fibromyalgia syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, migraine, and cluster(More)