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OBJECTIVES To evaluate quality of life (QoL) and related variables in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a chronic inflammatory disease of the spine. METHODS Nine-hundred and sixty-two patients with AS from the Turkish League Against Rheumatism AS Registry, who fulfilled the modified New York criteria, were enrolled. The patients were evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to determine the length of hospital stay and treatment costs of patients with osteoporotic hip fractures in Turkey. METHODS A total of 1,118 osteoporotic hip fractures taken from patient records in 35 hospitals connected to a Disease Related Group (DRG) network were included in the study. Inclusion criteria were patients(More)
OBJECTIVE This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of symptomatic knee, hand and hip osteoarthritis among men and women at or over 40 years of age, living in the Bayraklı Adalet district of İzmir. METHODS The study included a sample size of 522 people calculated using the Epi Info™ software. Demographic information, weight,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between enthesitis and disease activity, functional status, fatigue, joint mobility, radiological damage, laboratory parameter and quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS A total of 421 patients with AS (323 male and 98 female) who were included in the Turkish League Against(More)
We report the case of a patient who had weakness of the fourth dorsal interosseous (DI) and third palmar interosseous (PI) muscles resulting in the abducted position of the little finger at rest. Electromyographic abnormalities were limited to only these muscles with partial denervation findings. The results of routine nerve conduction studies and imaging(More)
The focal neuropathies after orthotropic liver transplantation (OLTx) have been well documented to date. Most injuries to the peripheral nervous system involve the peroneal nerve and brachial plexus. We report the first case of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) injury after OLTx. The patient presented with pain and numbness on the lateral aspect of the(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence, time to development and clinical presentation of heterotopic ossification (HO) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed consecutive radiographs of 226 knees that were obtained at the end of sixth week, third, sixth, and twelfth months following TKA. The(More)
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