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PURPOSE Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by multiple areas of inflammation and demyelination in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. MEFV gene, which is the main factor in familial Mediterranean fever, is an intracellular regulator of inflammation. This study was designed to determine if known(More)
I Department of Neurology, Zonguldak Karaelmas University Medical Faculty Zonguldak, Turkey. II Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Zonguldak Karaelmas University Medical Faculty, Zonguldak, Turkey III Zonguldak “A” Tıp Merkezi (Private Medical Clinic), Zonguldak, Turkey Email: doga24@yahoo.com Tel: 90 372 2667375 UNUSUAL(More)
Harlequin sign and harlequin syndrome, which are used interchangeably in the literature, are characterized by sudden onset of hemifacial sweating and flushing, induced by exercise and heat. Hemifacial sweating and flushing with normal ocular sympathetic innervation, known as harlequin syndrome, is rarely associated with tonic pupils, parasympathetic(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of volar and dorsal splinting on the spasticity of the wrist flexor muscles in patients who had stroke. METHOD Thirty-nine subjects were prospectively randomized to use a dorsal or volar splint or no splint (control group). All the patients underwent home-based exercise program, and the experimental groups used either(More)
The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire is a brief, self-administered questionnaire which is designed to quantify headache-related disability in a 3-month period. We have tested a Turkish version of the MIDAS questionnaire in 60 migraine patients. Sixty of the clinically diagnosed migraine headache sufferers were enrolled in a 90-day diary(More)
BACKGROUND Central nervous system involvement in Behçet disease (BD) has been well documented, but studies evaluating peripheral nervous system involvement are relatively uncommon. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the frequency and characteristics of peripheral nervous system involvement in BD. METHODS Sixty-nine BD patients (36 women, 33(More)
Approximately 5.7 million people died from stroke in 2005 [1]. According to World Health Organization estimates, figures are predicted to increase to 23 million first-ever strokes, 77 million stroke survivors, 61 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) and 7.8 million deaths in the next 20 years [2]. Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of(More)
Behçet's disease, a systemic vasculitis, can cause varying degrees of activity limitation, fatigue and quality of life impairment. To date, there have been no studies regarding sleep disturbance and its relationship with fatigue and life quality in Behçet's disease. We aimed to evaluate sleep disorders and polysomnographic parameters, and to determine their(More)
BACKGROUND Medication overuse headache (MOH) mostly evolves from migraine and episodic tension-type headache (ETTH). Chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) is another headache type that evolves over time from ETTH. It is well known that psychiatric comorbidity is high in MOH patients. AIM To investigate the frequency of psychiatric comorbidity, and the(More)