Mustafa Ertas

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This article describes a combined electrophysiological and mechanical method used to measure laryngeal movements and related submental EMG activity during swallowing. The mechanical upward and downward movements of the larynx were detected using a piezoelectric sensor while the submental integrated EMG (SM-EMG) was recorded. Measurements were performed in(More)
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)
Levodopa has been used to treat some painful conditions and found to be effective in neuropathic pain due to herpes zoster in a double-blind study. From our anecdotal observations about the efficacy of levodopa on diabetic neuropathic pain, we designed a double-blind placebo-controlled study to test levodopa in painful diabetic neuropathy. Twenty-five(More)
BACKGROUND Use of preventive therapy for migraine is often recommended for only 6-9 months, but no randomised, placebo-controlled trials have investigated migraine frequency after the end of prophylaxis. We assessed the effects of discontinuation of topiramate after a treatment period of 6 months. METHODS 818 patients who have migraines were enrolled from(More)
INTRODUCTION It is well-known that specific foods trigger migraine attacks in some patients. We aimed to investigate the effect of diet restriction, based on IgG antibodies against food antigens on the course of migraine attacks in this randomised, double blind, cross-over, headache-diary based trial on 30 patients diagnosed with migraine without aura. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of venlafaxine in the prophylaxis of migraine. BACKGROUND The efficacy of venlafaxine, which is selectively effective on the serotonergic and noradrenergic mechanisms, on various headaches and chronic pain syndromes has been demonstrated. To our knowledge, this is the first placebo-controlled, double-blind,(More)
We used a concentric needle electrode (CNE) with 2 kHZ low-cut filter and a single fiber electrode (SFE) in the same subjects for neuromuscular jitter measurement in the extensor digitorum communis (EDC) and orbicularis oculi (OOc) muscles. At the same session, 20 jitter values were obtained from each subject with each electrode. For EDC (during voluntary(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)
OBJECTIVE Different variables of oropharyngeal swallowing change in response to bolus volume and consistency as determined by manometric/videofluoroscopic studies. But the subject is debatable especially from the physiologic point of view. No electrophysiologic studies are available on human subjects. METHODS The effects of bolus volume and viscosity on(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the neuromuscular transmission (NMT) of the patients with transient global amnesia (TGA) using single fiber electromyography (SFEMG). BACKGROUND The pathophysiology of TGA remains unknown and several elements support the hypothesis of a shared background with migraine. Recent studies showed that some migraineurs have subclinical(More)