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We investigated neurological findings in 41 prisoners (mean age: 28.6) who participated in a hunger strike between 2000 and 2002. All cases were evaluated using neuropsychological, neuroradiological, and electrophysiological methods. The total duration of fasting ranged from 130 to 324 days (mean 199 days). All cases had 200-600 mg/day thiamine orally for(More)
OBJECTIVE Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a chronic degenerative disease with pain in the back, buttocks and legs aggrevated by walking and relieved after rest without associated vascular disease of lower extremities observed in patients between 50 and 60 years. Several studies, using different methods indicated an association between slowing or blocking of(More)
The facial nerve contributes to the oropharyngeal phase of deglutition via the buccinator, perioral, digastricus posterior, and stylohyoid muscles. The gustatory and salivatory functions of the facial nerve are also known to contribute to swallowing. The relation between peripheral facial nerve palsy (PFP) and swallowing dysfunction has never been studied(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the pathophysiology of dysphagia by electrophysiological methods. METHOD Electrophysiological methods related to oropharyngeal swallowing were used to investigate 25 patients with cervical dystonia and 25 age matched normal volunteers. RESULTS Dysphagia was suspected in 36% of patients with cervical dystonia on the basis of clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES Pseudotumor cerebri (PC) is a clinical condition characterized by signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure, such as headache and papilledema. MATERIAL AND METHOD A total of 62 patients diagnosed with PC, who were on follow-up for a period ranging from 4 to 60 months, were investigated retrograde from 1990 to 1998 and then(More)
The nature of the oropharyngeal dysphagia in polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM) has been investigated by EMG methods. Nineteen patients with PM/DM were studied. The oropharyngeal phase of swallowing was evaluated by the electrophysiological methods measuring the laryngeal relocation time, pharyngeal transit time and the triggering of the pharyngeal phase(More)
PURPOSE To identify the function of stylohyoid and posterior digastricus (STH-PD) muscle complex by the EMG techniques. METHODS Unaffected sides of the faces of 30 patients with facial paralysis or hemifacial spasm were investigated. A concentric needle electrode was inserted to the STH-PD muscle complex and another concentric needle electrode was(More)
Spontaneous and reflex movements have been described in brain death and these unusual movements might cause uncertainties in diagnosis. In this study we evaluated the presence of spinal reflexes in patients who fulfilled the criteria for brain death. Thirty-two (22 %) of 144 patients presented unexpected motor movements spontaneously or during examinations.(More)
BACKGROUND Sequential water swallowing (SWS) was mostly investigated by the videofluoroscopic and endoscopic methods. However some physiological features of SWS was rarely evaluated by neurophysiological techniques. Our aim was to investigate some neural and muscular changes on sequences of SWS using electromyography (EMG) methods. METHODS Fifty-eight(More)
STUDY AIMS Autonomic changes, especially those of sympathetic skin responses (SSR), during sequential water swallowing (SWS) have not been systematically investigated. This study aims to electrophysiologically examine these autonomic changes (SSR and heart rate) that occur during 50 ml sequential water swallowing from a cup. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)