Nurefsan Boyaci

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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)
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)
[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)
[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)
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)
AIM Many factors affecting noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in critically ill patients have been reported in the literature, but there is no study about the effect of frailty. With this study, the frailty prevalence was evaluated with two different frailty scores among the NIV population of a medical intensive care unit (ICU). Besides, the impact of frailty on(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)
This study presents a case of an 8-year-old boy with iris heterochromia and anisometropic amblyopia who was diagnosed with Waardenburg syndrome (WS) type 2. An ophthalmic examination revealed iris heterochromia and anisometropic amblyopia in our patient. In the systemic examination, a white forelock and vitiligo on the arms and body were observed and(More)