Unal Erkorkmaz

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OBJECTIVES To compare and document balance performance between patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy control subjects and balance performance among patients with different MS forms using a set of clinical balance tests. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty eight primary progressive (PPMS), 34 secondary progressive (SPMS), and 62 relapsing remitting(More)
OBJECTIVES Conservative treatment should be tried prior to surgical treatment in knee osteoarthritis. This study was designed to evaluate the short-term effects of mud-pack therapy on pain relief and functional improvement in knee osteoarthritis in comparison with intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections. METHODS The study included 23 patients who were(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the influence of proximal femur geometry on hip fracture risk independent of bone mineral density. We examined 34 hip fracture subjects (17 men, 17 women) and 36 control subjects (18 men, 18 women). The control subjects were matched with the hip fracture patients by femoral neck bone mineral density (+ or - 0.100(More)
BACKGROUND Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve entrapment syndrome. It is sometimes difficult to diagnose, and a late diagnosis may result in permanent nerve damage. Electromyography (EMG), ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) may be performed for the diagnosis. The diagnostic accuracy of(More)
In this present study, we examined the relationship between the Cloninger's dimensional psychobiologic model of personality and depression in an outpatient population with major depressive disorder. Eighty-one depressed outpatients (67 women, 14 men) and 51 healthy controls (35 women, 16 men) filled out the Turkish version of the Temperament and Character(More)
Red cell distribution width (RDW) was found to be a prognostic marker in heart failure patients. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between RDW and echocardiographic parameters in diastolic heart failure (DHF). Seventy-one consecutive DHF patients (26 men) and 50 controls (21 men) were included in the study. All of the study population(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare cervical length measurements at 10-14 and 20-24 weeks gestation in asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies and to assess the measurements as a predictor of preterm delivery. STUDY DESIGN In this prospective study, cervical length was measured in 152 asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies using transvaginal ultrasonography(More)
AIM Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterised by recurrent episodes of fever, polyserositis and rash. The aim of this study was to determine the most common mutations and clinical features, and their relationships. METHODS The medical records of 78 patients were evaluated retrospectively. All of the patients had(More)
AIM The aim of our study is to determine the effect of hypertension and hypertension-related left ventricle hypertrophy on right ventricle (RV) morphology and function by using RV standard Doppler echocardiographic indices, myocardial Doppler imaging, and strain/strain rate imaging indices. METHODS We studied 35 patients with arterial hypertension and 30(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of postoperative local anesthesia in tonsillectomy patients using an intra-individual study design. METHODS Thirty patients aged 5-15 were included in a prospective study. Patients received a local infiltration of 0.5% bupivacaine solution on the right tonsillar bed, and received a local infiltration of normal(More)