Mustafa Başoğlu

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PURPOSE In this study, we evaluated the anti-tremor effect of olanzapine in patients with essential tremor (ET). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-eight patients with ET affecting upper limbs underwent a randomized, crossover study with olanzapine (20 mg/day) and propranolol (120 mg/day). Evaluation (baseline and 1 month after each drug) was done by using the(More)
We investigated the anti-tremor effect of olanzapine, a novel atypical antidopaminergic drug, in 37 patients with essential tremor (ET) in an open-label and prospective study by clinical scoring and patient self-evaluation. Olanzapine monotherapy appears to be efficacious for the treatment of ET. Further clinical trials with control groups are indicated to(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to describe patients with unusual symptoms that were primary manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS). PATIENTS AND METHODS We report 21 multiple sclerosis patients who presented unusual initial pictures (acute brachial pain n=4, headache n=6, ptosis n=1, oculomotor nerve palsy n=1, peripheral facial palsy n=1, throat(More)
This study describes the pain characteristics of the chronic migraine, including duration, intensity, quality, aggravation by activity, associated features in a headache clinic. One hundred twenty-one chronic migraine patients were evaluated. A total of 79% patients were female, and the mean age was 43.6 years, ranging from 19.0 to 54.2 years. The pain(More)
Migraine attacks are characterized by headaches associated with neurological, gastrointestinal, and autonomic symptoms. A relationship between migraine and hypertension or hypotension is controversial. In this study, we aimed to determine if blood pressure changes were related to migraine attacks. From the outpatient clinic of our neurology department, 62(More)
We investigated neurological findings in 41 prisoners (mean age: 28.6) who participated in a hunger strike between 2000 and 2002. All cases were evaluated using neuropsychological, neuroradiological, and electrophysiological methods. The total duration of fasting ranged from 130 to 324 days (mean 199 days). All cases had 200-600 mg/day thiamine orally for(More)
INTRODUCTION generalized tonic clonic (GTC) seizure activity because of central nerve system oxygen toxicity is a rare but recognized effect of HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy). Almost all case reports and database analyses about the relationship between seizure activity and HBOT point out that GTC seizures and status epilepticus are more likely to occur as(More)
OBJECTIVE Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a chronic degenerative disease with pain in the back, buttocks and legs aggrevated by walking and relieved after rest without associated vascular disease of lower extremities observed in patients between 50 and 60 years. Several studies, using different methods indicated an association between slowing or blocking of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The aim of the study is to search the lesion localization of the pure isolated facial paresis-dysarthria syndrome in patients who were admitted to our neurology clinic in a prospective study. METHODS Over a period of six years, the patients who had no prominent sensorimotor dysfunction were examined by neurologists and underwent(More)
Multiple Sclerosis is known to cause autonomic and sexual dysfunction. However, genitourinary and sexual problems in female multiple sclerosis patients are difficult to analyse. Therefore, it is an understudied field. As an attempt to fill this gap, we evaluated genital region autonomic dysfunction of female multiple sclerosis patients by using genital(More)