Zeki Odabaşi

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Some recent studies indicated that administration of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is associated with occlusive vascular diseases. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor and increased plasma ADMA levels are associated with cardiovascular morbidity. We hypothesized that elevated plasma ADMA concentrations exist(More)
Cerebrovascular blood flow in absence seizures and flow patterns during the ictal period have not been thoroughly investigated. We aimed to evaluate cerebral blood flow changes in typical juvenile absence seizures during the ictal and postictal phases. Seizures were recorded in three patients (mean age: 21 +/- 1 years) with multiple daily typical absence(More)
Maternal use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of congenital abnormalities in the fetus. This is partly attributable to AEDs. We aimed to analyse seizure frequency and the rate and type of any congenital malformation related to pregnancies in women with epilepsy in this prospective study. Eighty four(More)
The cyclic nature of some of headache disorders is closely related to melatonin, which is secreted by the pineal gland. We report a 29-year-old male patient with a 2.5-year history of headaches that woke him in the middle of the night. These headaches were pulsatile and continued until sunrise. During these attacks he also suffered from allodynia over the(More)
We report an autopsy-proven case of SSPE in which the course was rapidly progressive, leading to death in 2 months. The patient was admitted for investigation of visual symptoms. His examination revealed complete right homonymous hemianopia and myoclonic jerks in the right half of the body. EEG showed high voltage periodic slow-wave discharges that were(More)
We report on a patient with traumatic dissection limited to the basilar artery causing a locked-in syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed infarction of the basis pontis and a high signal intensity ring surrounding the central lumen of the basilar artery. Vertebral angiography revealed a double lumen within the basilar artery, consistent with a(More)
A patient with mirror movements associated with cervical meningocele has been presented in this report. The MRI showed normal cerebrum and cervical meningocele, and an anomaly at the posterior to the cervical spinal cord-medulla junction. Unilateral transcranial magnetic stimulation evoked bilateral responses at similar latencies on the thenar muscles which(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate cutaneous-silent-period (CSP) parameters in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and examine the effects of treatment on CSP which, to our knowledge, have not been investigated till date. METHODS A total of 25 patients with RLS and 25 healthy volunteers were studied. CSP latency and duration in the(More)
The study was designed to investigate the autonomic dysfunction in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) by recording sympathetic skin response (SSR) from palmar, plantar and genital regions. The second aim was to evaluate the relation between sexual problems and autonomic dysfunction in FMS. SSR potential was recorded from palmar, plantar and genital regions in 28(More)
We investigated the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment on striated muscle tissue in healthy rats. The treatment group of rats (n=16) was given HBO daily on weekdays for 2 h over a 4-week period while a control group (n=8) was not treated. Tissue samples were taken from the left and right vastus lateralis before and after the HBO treatment period,(More)