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We prospectively examined 100 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to calculate drug compliance rates, characteristics of compliant and non-compliant patients, and changes in compliance over time. Three assessments were obtained over a one-year follow-up. Detailed drug history of RA and for concomitant disease was queried. Sedimentation rate, C-reactive(More)
Hemophilia is a coagulation disorder characterized by acute hemorrhages into the musculoskeletal system, leading eventually to arthropathy and disability. We investigated the functional loss, namely disability, in hemophiliacs. The clinical and radiological characteristics of joint involvement were also evaluated. There were 31 patients between the ages of(More)
The study was designed to investigate the autonomic dysfunction in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) by recording sympathetic skin response (SSR) from palmar, plantar and genital regions. The second aim was to evaluate the relation between sexual problems and autonomic dysfunction in FMS. SSR potential was recorded from palmar, plantar and genital regions in 28(More)
To define the role of phonophoresis and iontophoresis of corticosteroids in conjunction with wrist splint use in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) compared to wrist splint use alone, 52 CTS subjects were analyzed based on clinical and electrophysiological criteria. A prospective, randomized controlled trial was carried out to assess symptom(More)
This study aims to examine the long-term articular damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients according to rheumatoid arthritis articular damage (RAAD) score and to evaluate the parameters correlated with this score. The RAAD score was assessed in 85 RA patients who had the disease for more than 10 years. Patients were divided into three groups according(More)
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