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PURPOSE Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by multiple areas of inflammation and demyelination in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. MEFV gene, which is the main factor in familial Mediterranean fever, is an intracellular regulator of inflammation. This study was designed to determine if known(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is a heterogeneous multifactorial disease. Hence, a large number of candidate genes are involved in stroke pathophysiology, such as blood pressure regulation and atherosclerosis. Although angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion (ACE I/D) polymorphism is considered to have a role in hypertension, coronary artery(More)
I Department of Neurology, Zonguldak Karaelmas University Medical Faculty Zonguldak, Turkey. II Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Zonguldak Karaelmas University Medical Faculty, Zonguldak, Turkey III Zonguldak “A” Tıp Merkezi (Private Medical Clinic), Zonguldak, Turkey Email: doga24@yahoo.com Tel: 90 372 2667375 UNUSUAL(More)
Harlequin sign and harlequin syndrome, which are used interchangeably in the literature, are characterized by sudden onset of hemifacial sweating and flushing, induced by exercise and heat. Hemifacial sweating and flushing with normal ocular sympathetic innervation, known as harlequin syndrome, is rarely associated with tonic pupils, parasympathetic(More)
We report a case of one-and-a-half syndrome occurring as the first manifestation of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The lesion in the pons was documented with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The patient responded quite satisfactorily to high-dose i.v. methyl-prednisolone therapy.
OBJECTIVES Sudomotor efferent nerve fiber function was studied in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS Bilateral median and ulnar sympathetic skin response (SSR) were recorded by sternal stimulation in 22 bilateral and 9 unilateral patients and compared with 21 healthy volunteers. RESULTS There was no significant difference between median and ulnar(More)
The reasons of post-stroke infections are still incompletely understood. Bacterial translocation (BT), the passage of viable microbes across an even anatomically intact intestinal barrier, has been described in many critical illnesses. To date, it has not been studied as a source of infection in an animal stroke model. To address this, a permanent left(More)
Homocysteine, a sulfur-containing amino acid, is an intermediate during the conversion of methionine to cysteine. Homocysteine can cause vascular injury and atherosclerotic plaque instability. In addition, homocysteine may be directly correlated with hyperlipidemia and lipoprotein(a) and inversely with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. However, the(More)
Behçet's disease, a systemic vasculitis, can cause varying degrees of activity limitation, fatigue and quality of life impairment. To date, there have been no studies regarding sleep disturbance and its relationship with fatigue and life quality in Behçet's disease. We aimed to evaluate sleep disorders and polysomnographic parameters, and to determine their(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to determine which variables should be the predictors for clinical outcome at discharge and sixth month after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS Two hundred and sixty-six consecutive patients, each with an acute ischemic cerebrovascular disease, were evaluated within 24 h of symptom onset. We divided our patients into two(More)