Zeynep Rezan Yorgancioglu

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AIM OF THE STUDY Reliable and valid evaluation of hand strength is important for determining the effectivity of treatment strategies and it is accepted that grip and pinch strength provide an objective index for the functional integrity of upper extremity. This study was designed to evaluate the grip and pinch strength differences between sides for the(More)
OBJECTIVE Hallux valgus is a very common foot deformity in modern societies. Muscle imbalance in abductor and adductor muscles was cited as a major factor in the production of hallux valgus. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the role of certain muscles in this deformity. DESIGN Twenty hallux valgus patients and 20 healthy volunteers participated in(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and to compare these with the effects of brace or ultrasound (US) treatment in tennis elbow. The study design used was a prospective and randomized, controlled, single-blind trial. Fifty-eight outpatients with lateral epicondylitis (9 men, 49 women) were included in the(More)
The aim of this study was to determine autonomic nervous system (ANS) functions by using clinical and electrophysiological tests in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Twenty AS and 20 healthy control subjects were recruited. Demographic data, symptoms related with ANS, and neurological findings were recorded. Clinical measurements including the(More)
We aimed to determine the repeatability and variation of quantitative gait data in patients with stroke and to compare the subgroups in terms of gait variability. Time-distance and kinematic characteristics of gait were evaluated in 90 inpatients (30 women) with hemiparesis (mean+/-S.D. age 57.7+/-12.5 years and time since stroke 5.99+/-6.46 months).(More)
Pulmonary involvement seen in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) has been detected increasingly by using highly sensitive diagnostic techniques such as high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). However, HRCT findings in healthy controls and the effects of smoking and drugs have not been well studied. The aim of this controlled study(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessively-transmitted disease characterised by attacks of fever and serositis. Articular involvement is the second most common manifestation following abdominal pain. Patients with FMF are considered to have an increased risk of sacroiliitis, while the association of such abnormalities with FMF has not(More)
This study proposed an assessment of the correlation of hand bone mineral density measured by dual energy x-ray absorbtiometry (DXA) with the carpo:metacarpal (C:MC) ratio and metacarpal cortical index (CI) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The correlation of total hand BMD, CI and C:MC ratio with BMD at other sites, the Health Assessment(More)
INTRODUCTION Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a syndrome expressed by chronic widespread body pain which leads to reduced physical function and frequent use of healthcare services. This study was performed to examine the muscle performance comprising abdominal and lumbar muscle strength, and measurement of chest expansion in osteoporotic patients with FMS; to evaluate(More)
AIM OF STUDY To determine the site-specific relationship between grip strength and hand bone mineral density (BMD) measured with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in healthy women. The correlation of hand BMD and BMD at axial sites has also been assessed. METHOD Twenty-nine healthy housewives, aged 30-70, were included in the study. Women were(More)