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OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of electromyographic biofeedback training and electrical stimulation therapy for rehabilitation following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. DESIGN Randomized, prospective, controlled single-blind trial. SETTING Department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, university hospital. SUBJECTS Forty-five patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical effects of balneotherapy in the treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and to determine if balneotherapy influences serum levels of inflammation markers, IL-1, PGE2 and LTB4. 24 primary fibromyalgia female patients diagnosed according to American College of Rheumatology criteria were included to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of aerobic and resistance exercise on weight, muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness, blood pressure and mood in obese women who were not on an energy-restricted diet. DESIGN Randomized, prospective, controlled trial. SETTING Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Hospital. SUBJECTS Sixty obese(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of mature mud pack and hot pack therapies on patients with knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN This study was designed as a prospective, randomized-controlled, and single-blinded clinical trial. Twenty-seven patients with clinical and radiologic evidence of knee osteoarthritis were randomly assigned(More)
This study was conducted to determine if nasal salmon calcitonin has additional beneficial effects on clinical symptoms, serum NO, IL-1β, matrix metalloproteinase 3, urinary C-terminal telopeptide type II collagen (CTX-II) levels and MRI findings in knee osteoarthritis (OA) when used concomitantly with exercise therapy. Fifty female patients with knee OA(More)
To compare the efficacy of electromyography (EMG)-triggered (active) neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and passive NMES in enhancing the upper extremity (UE) motor and functional recovery of subacute and chronic stage stroke patients. Thirty-one hemiplegic patients were randomly assigned to active NMES (n=11), passive NMES (n=10), and control(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the effects of pulsed and continuous ultrasound treatments combined with splint therapy on patients with mild and moderate idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS The study included 46 carpal tunnel syndrome patients who were randomly divided into 3 groups. The first group (n = 15)(More)
AIM The aim of this randomized study was to compare exercise program to control group regarding pain, back disability, behavioural outcomes, global health measures and back mobility who underwent microdiscectomy operation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients who underwent lumbar microdiscectomy were randomized into exercıse and control groups. After(More)
OBJECTIVE The development of osteoporosis is associated with several risk factors, such as genetic structures that affect bone turnover and bone mass. The impact of genetic structures on osteoporosis is not known. Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 regulates the bone matrix and bone balance. This study assessed the correlation between plasminogen(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease characterized by joint pain and a progressive loss of articular cartilage. OA known as a non-inflammatory disease. Despite this the recent studies are shown synovitis and low inflammation to have a role in OA pathophysiology. The aim of this study to determine the roles of a potential therapeutic targets(More)