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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and related spondyloarthritides (SpA) in an adult urban population of Izmir, Turkey. METHODS A survey was conducted of 2887 subjects aged 20 years or over, selected by cluster sampling. Those who responded positively to the screening questions were contacted by 2 rheumatologists and(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in an urban area in Izmir, Turkey. METHODS The study was conducted in the Balcova and Narlidere districts of Izmir and a total of 2,887 people aged 20 years or older were contacted with a 98.2% acceptance rate. Nine medical doctors administered an RA questionnaire by face-to-face interview.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) frequently follows bacterial infections. Since people suffering from PI-IBS and Trichinella spiralis-infected mice develop similar findings, this animal model has been successfully used for PI-IBS studies; however, IBS has never been studied in humans after trichinellosis. The aim of(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of hyperuricemia and its associated factors in an urban area of Izmir, located in western Turkey. Our study group was selected by computerized sampling from the participants of a larger population-based study searching for the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis in Balcova and Narlidere districts of Izmir.(More)
Musculoskeletal symptoms such as myalgia are well-known features in the course of trichinellosis; however, the characteristics of musculoskeletal findings have been described in detail in only 1 study. The present study was aimed to determine the joint and muscle symptoms in subjects diagnosed with acute trichinellosis at our rheumatology unit during a(More)
Rheumatic manifestations are the most common extraintestinal findings of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), although there are wide variations among different studies. The only previous Turkish study reported a rather high prevalence of spondyloarthritis (SpA) in patients with IBD. We aimed to determine the frequency of SpA and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) in a general Turkish population according to the latest proposed American-European Consensus Group (AECG) criteria and European-1 (EU-1) criteria. METHODS The study was conducted in two districts of Izmir and involved 2835 subjects 20 years of age and(More)
OBJECTIVES Trichinellosis is a cosmopolitan parasite infection caused by Trichinella nematodes that is acquired from consumption of raw meat from several animal species. Knowledge of the clinical pattern and laboratory features of the disease in childhood is limited. The purpose is to study the clinical pattern of trichinellosis caused by Trichinella(More)
Behcet’s disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis characterized by genital and oral ulcers, uveitis, and other organs’ involvement. Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction has been documented in BD. However, conventional echocardiographic techniques have serious limitations like its dependence on preload, afterload and heart rate. Recently, new techniques(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the prevalence of gout in a general Turkish population, according to the American College of Rheumatology (Wallace) criteria proposed for gout classification. METHODS This study was conducted in two districts of Izmir Province in Turkey, and involved 2835 subjects of ≥ 20 years of age. In the first stage,(More)