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The aim of our study was to evaluate the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract side effect profile in 759 female patients that had taken alendronate (10 mg/day), for at least 6 months, for the treatment of osteoporosis, in relation to the safety of alendronate and the compliance of patients to its absorption rules. This study was a multicentered retrospective,(More)
AIM Osteoporotic vertebra and hip fractures are major causes of dysfunction, disability, mortality and impaired life quality in the ageing population. In the postmenopausal period, exercises prevent rapid bone loss and increase muscle strength, mobility and flexibility thereby decreasing the risk of falls and fractures. Yoga exercises, which have been an(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD), bone parameters, complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, electrolyte values, back pain, compression fracture and quadriceps muscle strength in mild and moderate renal insufficiency patients. METHODS Thirty-six female, 3 male, patients with the diagnosis of osteoporosis(More)
BACKGROUND Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are commonly observed in the neck, parascapular region, and upper back muscles of patients with cervical pathology. AIM To assess the frequency of latent and active myofascial trigger point (aMTrP) in the neck and upper back muscles in patients with cervical radiculopathy and healthy subjects. DESIGN(More)
Osteoporosis and consequent fractures have become an important health problem all over the World. However, there are quite different fracture rates among different populations. In this study, our aim was to obtain the bone mineral density (BMD) values at calcaneus in a healthy Turkish population and compare them with Swedish population data. BMD was(More)
In this study bone status was assessed using a quantitative ultrasound (QUS) technique at the calcaneus in 141 healthy, prepubertal, Turkish schoolchildren (80 girls, 61 boys) aged 6-12 years. Broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA, DB/MHz) was measured with a prototype pediatric contact bone analyzer (CUBA, McCue Ultrasonics Ltd). The relation of age, body(More)
In the previous studies, it is reported that traction diminishes the compressive load on intervertebral discs, reduces herniation, stretches lumbar spinal muscle and ligaments, decreases muscle spasm, and widens intervertebral foramina. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of horizontal motorized static traction on spinal anatomic structures(More)
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