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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the point prevalences of hay fever, asthma, and atopic dermatitis in OA, RA, and AS, and to compare with healthy controls. METHODS A total of 935 patients and healthy controls were included. Demographic and clinical features were recorded, and a questionnaire assessing the existence of atopic disorders like(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to investigate a possible relationship between the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) and some acute phase reactant (APR) levels in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS Twenty outpatients who fulfilled the modified New York criteria for AS were included in the study. Laboratory(More)
Serum levels of acute phase reactants (APR) were measured in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the correlations of these parameters with the disease activity score (DAS28) were investigated. The study included 47 patients with RA and 50 healthy controls. Laboratory tests included erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), serum C-reactive protein(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the activities of serum paraoxonase and arylesterase in patients with ankylosing spondylitis with respect to those of healthy controls, to assess whether these enzyme levels are related to disease activity and functional capacity. METHODS The study included 32 patients with ankylosing spondylitis whose(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of different hyaluronic acid forms on synovial fluid nitric oxide (NO) levels and glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx) activities in the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Forty patients were equally randomized into two groups and treated with native sodium hyaluronate (group I) or with(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate whether serum levels of interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) has any possible correlation on inflammatory parameters such as C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and fibrinogen concentration in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients during attack-free period. (More)
Nonsurgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is frequently offered to those with mild to moderate symptoms. However, the most sensitive electrophysiological parameters at follow-up, and most effective type of different methods of steroid treatment for CTS, remain unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of local corticosteroid(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of juvenile onset ankylosing spondylitis (JOAS) in Turkish patients with AS and to compare with adult onset AS (AOAS) in a cross-sectional study design. METHODS A total of 322 patients were recruited from the joint database of 5 university hospitals in eastern Turkey. RESULTS Patients with JOAS (n = 43, 13.4%) had(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of different hyaluronic acid (HA) forms on synovial fluid levels of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) during the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Forty patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups that were treated with native sodium(More)