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Psychiatric disorders including depression represent clinical manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Recognition of depression in SLE patients is of utmost importance since it is treatable and can be of fatal consequences if unrecognized. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of depression and depressive symptoms in SLE patients(More)
AIMS Pulmonary fibrosis is the main cause of mortality in patients with Systemic Scleroderma (SSc). This study was performed to investigate the utility of modified trans-thoracic ultrasound (TTUS) scoring system according to the comet tail sign (B-line artifacts) and to compare it with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in patients with SSc(More)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects 1% of the general population. As one of the most severe types of spondyloarthropathy, AS affects the spinal vertebrae and sacroiliac joints, causing debilitating pain and loss of mobility. The goal of this review is to provide an overview of AS, from the pathophysiological changes(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the diagnostic Accuracy of Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma (FAST) and repeated FAST in the patients with blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS In this retrospective study we collected the data of all patients from September 2007 to July 2011 with gastrointestinal injury. The intraoperative outcome was compared with FAST(More)
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion may be associated with migration into the abdominal wall, gastrointestinal tract, bladder, vagina, scrotum, and mediastinum. Migration of the VP shunt into the scrotum has been rarely reported. We present a 1 year old boy with cerebrospinal fluid hydrocele due to the migration of a VP shunt catheter into the right(More)
OBJECTIVES Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after 1 year of regular unprotected intercourse. It affects 10% to 15% of couples. Sonohysterography (SHG) is an accurate method for the assessment of fallopian tube patency, reflected in its high positive predictive value compared with hysterosalpingography (HSG) and laparoscopy with(More)
Developmental malformation of the lymphatic system and cystic proliferation of lymphatic vessels causes a very rare condition known as cystic lymphangioma. The malformation may involve the spleen alone or be a part of multiorgan involvement. We describe a case of cystic splenic cystic lymphangioma accompanied with mediastineal lymphangioma in a middle age(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to determine whether Doppler indices predict intra-ventricular hemorrhage and perinatal mortality in fetal growth restricted pregnancies (FGR). MATERIAL AND METHODS In this cohort study, 43 FGR fetuses underwent multi-vessel Doppler ultrasounds weekly or twice weekly after admission. Blood gases of the umbilical cord(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most commonly diagnosed disabling condition of the upper extremities. It is the most commonly known and prevalent type of peripheral entrapment neuropathy that accounts for about 90% of all entrapment neuropathies. This review aims to provide an outline of CTS by considering anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Varicocele is a vascular lesion commonly associated with infertility. Its etiology is only partly understood; hence, the purpose of the study was to establish its correlation with intrinsic anatomic differences and nutcracker syndrome. METHODS A total of 93 patients with varicocele and 76 patients without varicocele were enrolled. The diagnosis(More)