Omer Faruk Şendur

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OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate serum antioxidant enzymes and nitric oxide (NO) levels in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis (OP) and in healthy controls; and to determine the relationship between these enzymes, NO and clinical parameters in this present study. METHODS Forty-five postmenopausal women fulfilling OP diagnostic criteria of World Health(More)
Brucellosis can be difficult to diagnose because of the nonspecific and variable clinical picture. This systemic disease is still an important public health problem in the Mediterranean Basin. These four cases of brucellar spine infection originated from rural areas around Aydin, Turkey. The systemic complaints of fever, profuse sweating, malaise,(More)
A 59-year-old male farmer presented with a rare case of spondylodiscitis as a manifestation of systemic brucellosis. The patient presented with radicular pain and restricted mobility of the spine due to localized muscle spasm in addition to systemic complaints. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated discovertebral involvement at the L4-5 intervertebral(More)
The Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQoL) questionnaire is a disease-specific measure of needs-based quality of life developed in the UK and the Netherlands. This study describes translation, validation, and reliability of the scale into Turkish population. The ASQoL was translated into Turkish using the dual-panel process. Content validity was(More)
We examined the association between serum trace elements and clinical findings such as number of sensitive tender points, severity of fatigue and functional status in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). Thirty-two patients diagnosed as having FM according to the ACR 1990 criteria and 32 normal healthy controls (NHC) were included in this study. The demographic(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), interferential currents (IFCs), and shortwave diathermy (SWD) against each other and sham intervention with exercise training and education as a multimodal package. DESIGN A double-blind, randomized, controlled, multicenter trial. SETTING Departments of(More)
The etiology and pathogenic mechanisms of fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome are unknown. A number of studies have shown that there is an association between some of the musculoskeletal system diseases and hyperlipidemia. The aims of this study were (1) to compare the serum lipid profile among FM and healthy women and (2) to investigate the relationship between(More)
INTRODUCTION Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, inflammatory rheumatic disease characterized by the inflammation of the pelvis and spine that results in a restriction in the mobility of the spine. Due to the altered posture and nocturnal inflammatory pain, sleep disturbances are likely to occur in patients with AS. OBJECTIVE This cross-sectional(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract side effect profile in 759 female patients that had taken alendronate (10 mg/day), for at least 6 months, for the treatment of osteoporosis, in relation to the safety of alendronate and the compliance of patients to its absorption rules. This study was a multicentered retrospective,(More)
We proposed to assess antioxidant status and nitric oxide in fibromyalgia (FM) patients in comparison to healthy controls. Additionally, the association between the serum antioxidant levels and clinical findings in FM patients was also investigated. Thirty-seven FM patients and 37 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. Severity of fatigue and pain(More)