Pınar Borman

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Studies that have evaluated autonomic nervous system (ANS) function in Behçet disease (BD) are rare and have indicated conflicting results with different degrees of involvement. The aim of this study was to investigate ANS function by using electrophysiological tests in patients with BD and to determine the relationship between the disease activity(More)
The aim of this study was to compare--clinically and ultrasonographically--the therapeutic effects of physical therapy modalities (hot pack, ultrasound therapy, and friction massage), local corticosteroid injection, and extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) in lateral epicondylitis (LE). Fifty-nine elbows of 59 patients with LE were randomized into(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the intima-media thickness (IMT) in carotid arteries and to assess the relation of these values with plasma homocysteine (pHcy) levels and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T gene polymorphism in patients with Ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Serum lipids, vitamin B12, folic acid, pHcy and acute phase protein(More)
BACKGROUND The polymorphism of thymidylate synthase (TS) gene and homocysteine are reported to have a relationship to methotrexate (MTX) metabolism, with conflicting results. The aim of this study was to determine homocysteine levels and the frequency of TS gene triple repeat (TS3R) and double repeat (TS2R) polymorphisms in a group of Turkish RA patients(More)
Upper extremity lymphedema occurs in one of five women after breast cancer treatment and causes significant morbidity. Women often report being uninformed regarding awareness of lymphedema and other side effects after the cancer surgery. The aim of the study was to assess the postoperative information and education about lymphedema in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic effects of kinesio taping (KT) and local subacromial injection in patients with subacromial impingement, syndrome (SIS) with regard to pain, range of motion (ROM) and disability. METHODS Sixty-one patients (48 females and 13 males; mean age: 43.04 ± 6.31, years) with SIS were enrolled into the(More)
Serum adenosine deaminase (ADA) has been previously proposed to predict disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study was to investigate the level of serum ADA, and the relationship between ADA and disease activity markers, in a group of patients with RA. A hundred and 10 patients with a diagnosis of RA were recruited(More)
It is believed that arthritis in Behçet's disease is usually non-erosive and non-destructive. We report herein a 72-year-old female who presented with Behçet's disease and an erosive arthritis of the bilateral elbow, wrist, and metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints, radiologically mimicking rheumatoid arthritis.
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)