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Fibromyalgia is a form of nonarticular rheumatism characterized by musculoskeletal aching and tenderness on palpation. The role of psychological factors in fibromyalgia has been controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of fibromyalgia to the intensity of anxiety and depression and to determine the correlation between(More)
Clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluations were performed in 25 patients with electric burns who were injured 2 to 13 years before the study. Abnormal motor nerve conduct findings were detected in 12 of the patients. In nine patients, abnormalities were observed in more than one nerve. There was a positive relation noted between age and nerve lesions.(More)
In addition to juxtaarticular osteoporosis, which appears to reflect predominantly local disease mechanisms, more generalized bone loss can occur in rheumatoid arthritis(RA). The aim of this study was to compare bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine and proximal femur in RA patients versus controls and evaluate the influence of disease related(More)
CALCITRIOL. A.Sivri, Y.G6kge-Kutaal, M. Arly~rek, O.Ba@g~ze, University of Hacettepe, Depts of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Radiology. Postmenopaueal osteoporosis is the most frequently encountered metabolic bone disorder in medical practice, and is second only to arthritis as a cause of musculoskeletal morbidity. The rationale for using(More)
In lupus the neurological abnormalities usually mimic many primary neurological diseases and often represent the only manifestation of SLE for several years before the onset of other features of the disease. The aim of this study was to investigate lupus patients to obtain electrophysiological data of possible neurological abnormalities even in the absence(More)
Calcitonin is a hormone produced by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland. Like calcium salts, calcitonin acts by reducing bone resorption. In this study, 26 osteoporotic patients were given 100 IU salmon calcitonin for 10 days and, thereafter, 100 IU calcitonin every other day for 80 days combined with 1000 mg/day calcium salts. Prior to and after(More)
Twenty male volleyball players were taken for this study and during an 8-week-period they did physical conditioning exercises by weight training 5 days a week. Physical fitness tests, auditory and visual reaction times were measured at the beginning and at the end of training period. When results statistically analysed, it was observed that physical(More)
Spinal cord lesions have various aetiologies, and trauma is one of the leading causes. Patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) often have motor, sensory and autonomic dysfunctions and require a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme. In this study 1694 SCI patients were investigated, including the frequency, and the distribution by age, sex,(More)
Hyperthyroidism is a common endocrinologic disorder affecting many organ systems. Musculoskeletal and neurological involvement present themselves as fatigue, muscle weakness and paralysis. Electromyography (EMG) is essential for differential diagnosis of muscle weakness. Well defined neuropathy and myopathy have been described in these patients. In the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate diabetic patients to obtain electrophysiological data of possible neurological abnormalities even in the absence of neuropathy symptoms, taking into account metabolic control. Fifty five diabetic patients and twenty healthy subjects were included in this study. Motor and sensory nerve conduction velocities (CV), F(More)