Nurefsan Boyaci

Learn More
PURPOSE We aimed to determine the prevalence of paratracheal air cysts (PTACs) and the relationship of PTACs with emphysema and bronchiectasis through retrospective analysis of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings. METHODS MDCT findings of 1027 consecutive patients who underwent routine thorax examination between January 2012 and January 2013(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the visualization rate of the normal appendix on low- and standard-dose unenhanced computed tomography (CT) and to evaluate the variables that may influence the identification of the appendix. METHODS The study population was derived from the previous study, approved by the internal review board, investigating the effectiveness of(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible relationship between joint destruction and carotid intima-media thickness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty-four RA patients and 31 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. The disease activity for 28 joints was recorded for each patient using the(More)
Involvement of the skeletal system is a common complication of brucellosis. However, muscle involvement or paraspinal abscess formation are rare complications. Paraspinal abscess usually develops secondary to spondylitis. A case is reported here of a 33-year-old woman with symptoms of night sweats, fever and low back pain. Rose-Bengal test for brucellosis(More)
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between clinical parameters, radiological staging and evaluated ultrasound results of quadriceps muscle thickness in knee osteoarthritis. [Subjects] The current study comprised 75 patients (51 female, 24 male) with a mean age of 57.9±5.2 years (range 40-65 years) and a diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate changes in stiffness in the gastrocnemius (GCM) muscle following rehabilitation therapy and botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injections in patients with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS The study included 16 children with spastic CP (Group 1) and 17 healthy children (Group 2). The children with CP received BTX-A injections and(More)
The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of three different deep heating modalities: phonophoresis (PH), short-wave diathermy (SWD), and ultrasound (US), in knee osteoarthritis. Patients who consented to participate in the study were randomly divided into the following three groups. Group 1 (n = 33) received PH, Group 2 (n = 33) received US, and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of left renal vein (LRV) and inferior vena cava (IVC) variations and the effect of gender on this frequency, as well as the presence of associated abdominal pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) images from 746 patients were evaluated retrospectively. (More)
Osteopoikilosis (OPK) is a rare, autosomally inherited, benign sclerosing bone dysplasia of unknown etiology. It is usually found incidentally on radiological examination, presenting as multiple, small, well-defined,variably shaped and widely distributed sclerotic areas throughout the skeleton. In this study, we present a case report of a 56-year-old man(More)