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OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationships among chronic low-back pain and obesity, total spinal range of motion, and trunk muscle strength. The short-term impact of trunk muscle strengthening exercises on this condition was also examined. DESIGN A controlled, prospective study of trunk muscle strengths of patients with chronic low-back pain and the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of tendon integrity following open cuff repairs with functional and isokinetic strength measurements. Twenty-six shoulders of 25 patients were included in this study. At the final follow-up, 14 repairs (53.8%) were intact and 12 repairs (46.2%) had failed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Mean UCLA(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the utility of the D-dimer test-a widely available, less costly, and less time-consuming test than others used to diagnose or exclude deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. DESIGN Blind comparison. SETTING An inpatient rehabilitation facility in Turkey. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-eight consecutive inpatients being rehabilitated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate trunk muscle strength in unihemispheric stroke patients and to assess how it relates to body balance and functional disability in this patient group. DESIGN This prospective case-comparison study investigated isometric and isokinetic reciprocal trunk flexion and extension strength at angular velocities in 38 unihemispheric stroke(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective, 12-year case series. OBJECTIVE To compare neurological and functional outcomes, and complications of patients with traumatic vs non-traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) after in-patient rehabilitation. SETTING In-patient rehabilitation unit of a tertiary research hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS The sample consisted of 165(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the predictors of hemorrhagic transformation in stroke patients and to evaluate the impact of hemorrhagic transformation on rehabilitation outcome. DESIGN The records of 203 hemiplegic patients hospitalized for rehabilitation after the acute phase of stroke were retrospectively analyzed. In 121 cases, the first computed tomographic(More)
The measurement of myocardial damage by newer, highly specific markers of myocardial damage is now possible, including cardiac structural proteins such as troponin T (TnT). In neonates of pre-eclamptic mothers, it identifies minor myocardial damage missed by other biochemical markers. The present study was designed to determine the diagnostic value of TnT(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the therapeutic effects of physical agents administered before isokinetic exercise in women with knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN One hundred patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis were randomized into five groups of 20 patients each: group 1 received short-wave diathermy + hot packs and isokinetic exercise; group 2 received(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of vitamin D deficiency on muscle strength and quality of life in postmenopausal women. METHODS Self-sufficient, community-dwelling, postmenopausal women over 55 years old attending the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation outpatient clinic were included in the study. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D levels below 20(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of medical notes. OBJECTIVE To evaluate spinal cord injury (SCI) patients' compliance with bladder emptying method at long-term period after discharge and determine the frequency of urinary tract infections (UTIs). SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation unit of tertiary research hospital. METHODS Bladder management method(More)