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Pulmonary involvement is one of the most common extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this prospective study was to assess pulmonary involvement with high resolution computerized tomography (HRCT) in lifelong non-smoking patients with RA. Twenty-six female and eight male patients with a mean age of 45.26±11.6 years and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate functional disability and quality of life (QOL) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and determine the relationship between functional status and measures of clinical condition including QOL. Fifty-one AS patients (45 male, six female) with a mean age of 37.2±10.8 years were included. The demographic data of the(More)
Both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) have a negative impact on patients’ quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to compare QOL and life satisfaction in patients with RA and PsA. Forty patients with PsA, 40 patients with RA, and 40 healthy control subjects were included in the study. Demographic data and clinical(More)
Quality of life (QoL) and life satisfaction (LS) are important outcome factors in chronic inflammatory conditions such as Behçet's disease (BD). The aim of this study was to investigate QoL and LS in patients with BD and determine the relationship with disease activity. Forty-one patients with BD and 40 control subjects were involved in the study.(More)
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)
We present the case of a young woman suffering from both ankylosing spondylitis and Behçet's disease, associated with a severe inflammatory arthritis. Although the HLA phenotype was positive for HLA-B27 and negative for HLA-B5, the clinical findings, especially the joint manifestations of Behçet's disease, seem to appear dominantly. The meaning of this rare(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on strength, dexterity, coordination and functional status of the hand and to determine the relation with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty eight patients with RA and thirty three controls were included in the study. There were five drop-outs in RA group.(More)
To the best of our knowledge, there is no study in the English literature about the usefulness of ultrasound therapy in degenerative hip osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to examine its short- and long-term efficacy in patients with primary hip osteoarthritis with regard to pain, functional status, and quality of life (QoL). Forty-five patients with(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the peripheral nerve involvement electrophysiologically in Behçet patients without clinically evident neurological signs and symptoms. Sixty-three patients who fulfilled the International Study Group Classification Criteria for Behçet’s disease (BD) and 49 healthy control subjects were enrolled to the study.(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate entheseal involvement in the foot of patients with spondyloarthropathy (SpA) by ultrasonographic (US) examination and compare the results with clinical and radiological findings. Forty-four patients (27 men, 17 women) with a diagnosis of SpA were recruited. Patient evaluation included physical examination (swelling and(More)