Levent Ozcakar

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Bypassing the challenges of lower-limb electromyography by using ultrasonography: AnatoMUS-II
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    J Rehabil Med 45:604-5. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal ultrasound for sports injuries
    F Tok
    İskenderun Military Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Hatay, Turkey
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:651-63; quiz 707. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal ultrasound for peripheral nerve lesions
    M Kara
    Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:665-74; quiz 708. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Choosing a scholarly journal during manuscript submission: the way how it rings true for physiatrists
    L Ozcakar
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:643-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Musculoskeletal ultrasonography in physical and rehabilitation medicine
    Levent Ozcakar
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    J Rehabil Med 44:310-8. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis In Turkish HIV/AIDS patients: comparative analysis by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and digital X-ray radiogrammetry
    Levent Ozcakar
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    Osteoporos Int 16:1363-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint A reappraisal on the management of lumbosacral plexopathies in gynecological malignancies: where do the physiatrists stand?
    L Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 15:915-7. 2005
  8. doi request reprint A sledgehammer on the brachial plexus: thoracic outlet syndrome, subclavius posticus muscle, and traction in aggregate
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:656-8. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonographical evaluation of the Achilles' tendon in psoriasis patients
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Dermatol 44:930-2. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Musculoskeletal sonography in physical and rehabilitation medicine: results of the first worldwide survey study
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:326-31. 2010

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Publications90

  1. doi request reprint Bypassing the challenges of lower-limb electromyography by using ultrasonography: AnatoMUS-II
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    J Rehabil Med 45:604-5. 2013
    ..Abstract is missing (Letter). ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal ultrasound for sports injuries
    F Tok
    İskenderun Military Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Hatay, Turkey
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:651-63; quiz 707. 2012
    ..Accordingly, in this review paper on common sports injuries, we tried to shed light into the actual role of US in the clinical practice of sports medicine...
  3. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal ultrasound for peripheral nerve lesions
    M Kara
    Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:665-74; quiz 708. 2012
    ..Likewise, in this review, we will try to exemplify the role of US for the diagnosis and follow-up of peripheral nerve disorders in clinical practice...
  4. ncbi request reprint Choosing a scholarly journal during manuscript submission: the way how it rings true for physiatrists
    L Ozcakar
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:643-7. 2012
    ..Hence, there appears to be a multifaceted and challenging turnover in our scientific niche involving authors, editors, publishers and readers in a complex interplay...
  5. doi request reprint Musculoskeletal ultrasonography in physical and rehabilitation medicine
    Levent Ozcakar
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    J Rehabil Med 44:310-8. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis In Turkish HIV/AIDS patients: comparative analysis by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and digital X-ray radiogrammetry
    Levent Ozcakar
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    Osteoporos Int 16:1363-7. 2005
    ..We also believe that launching screening and treatment guidelines for osteoporosis in these patients will then become reasonable. Last but not least, DXR appears to be a promising tool in this regard...
  7. ncbi request reprint A reappraisal on the management of lumbosacral plexopathies in gynecological malignancies: where do the physiatrists stand?
    L Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 15:915-7. 2005
    ..Their management is discussed with an emphasis on the collaboration of the gynecologists and the rehabilitation physicians...
  8. doi request reprint A sledgehammer on the brachial plexus: thoracic outlet syndrome, subclavius posticus muscle, and traction in aggregate
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:656-8. 2010
    ..The occurrence of traumatic brachial plexopathy in the presence of underlying thoracic outlet syndrome and subclavius posticus muscle is discussed for the first time in the literature...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonographical evaluation of the Achilles' tendon in psoriasis patients
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Dermatol 44:930-2. 2005
    ..The aim of this current study was to evaluate the Achilles' tendon of psoriasis patients with ultrasonography...
  10. doi request reprint Musculoskeletal sonography in physical and rehabilitation medicine: results of the first worldwide survey study
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:326-31. 2010
    ..To explore the current status of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) in the realm of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR), and to determine the effects of a 1-day MSUS course on the awareness of physiatrists...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sonographic evaluation of the tendons in familial Mediterranean fever and Behçet's disease
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 73:514-7. 2006
    ..Thus, this current study centers on ensuing changes in the tendons of these patients...
  12. doi request reprint Thoracic outlet syndrome in a patient with Poland syndrome
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1354-6. 2009
    ..He was eventually diagnosed as also having thoracic outlet syndrome. The concomitance of these two disorders is discussed with a special emphasis on the underlying mechanisms...
  13. ncbi request reprint Thoracic outlet syndrome, Paget-Schroetter syndrome and aberrant subclavian artery in a young man
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 73:469-71. 2006
    ..The symptomatology and the diagnosis pertaining to these pathologies are discussed in light of the relevant literature...
  14. doi request reprint Evaluation of the patellar tendon in transtibial amputees: a preliminary sonographic study
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Prosthet Orthot Int 33:324-8. 2009
    ..These findings need to be complemented with future studies. In this regard, sonography seems to be promising for imaging the soft tissue problems of the stump...
  15. doi request reprint Paget-Schroetter syndrome forerunning the diagnoses of thoracic outlet syndrome and thrombophilia
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 16:351-5. 2010
    ..To the best knowledge of the authors, the concomitance of these pathologies is discussed for the first time in the literature...
  16. ncbi request reprint A 17-year-old girl with a small left hand: thoracic outlet syndrome is on the agenda
    Levent Ozcakar
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 47:80-2. 2008
  17. pmc Quantification of the weakness and fatigue in thoracic outlet syndrome with isokinetic measurements
    L Ozcakar
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara 06100, Turkey
    Br J Sports Med 39:178-81. 2005
    ..In this study we have tried to assess the weakness (muscle strength) and fatigue (endurance) of these patients with an objective measurement method, isokinetic muscle testing...
  18. pmc Musculoskeletal ultrasound in pediatric rheumatology
    Fatih Tok
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 9:25. 2011
    ..Assessment of multiple locations is possible during the same session. Agitation is rarely a problem and small children can be seated in their parents' lap or they can even play while being examined...
  19. ncbi request reprint Physical and mental development of Turkish twins
    Z Birsin Ozcakar
    Department of Pediatrics, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Int 45:712-8. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate physical and mental development of Turkish twins and then to assess whether being a twin poses risks for their development...
  20. pmc Comprehensive isokinetic knee measurements and quadriceps tendon evaluations in footballers for assessing functional performance
    L Ozcakar
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    Br J Sports Med 37:507-10. 2003
    ..To ascertain whether detailed isokinetic knee muscle testing reflects the results of other functional measurements in footballers and to look for any correlations between quadriceps tendon thickness and knee strength...
  21. pmc Retired physicians: a survey study by the Turkish Medical Association
    Y Gokce-Kutsal
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Postgrad Med J 80:101-3. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life of retired Turkish physicians. The focus was on their working conditions, their health status, and the impact of their disabilities on activities of daily life...
  22. ncbi request reprint The burden of amyloidosis on the gastrointestinal tract of an ankylosing spondylitis patient
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 22:440-2. 2003
    ..Interestingly, he was also diagnosed as having ankylosing spondylitis,-possibly after a delay of 12 years. The obscure diagnosis and challenging treatment of secondary amyloidosis are further discussed...
  23. pmc Comparative body fat assessment in elite footballers
    L Ozcakar
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Br J Sports Med 37:278-9. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Peroneal neuropathy due to a popliteal aneurysm in a patient with infectious endocarditis
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Ann Vasc Surg 18:115-7. 2004
    ..We diagnosed this patient as having peripheral mononeuropathy due to an aneurysm compressing the peroneal nerve in the left poplitea...
  25. ncbi request reprint An underdiagnosed hip pathology: apropos of two cases with gluteus medius tendon tears
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 23:464-6. 2004
    ..Physicians should exercise care and vigilance in order not to overlook these cases, in which prompt physical examination and radiological interventions remain a prerequisite in the diagnostic algorithm...
  26. ncbi request reprint Peculiar fracture of the cervical spine: a rara avis
    Levent Ozcakar
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:E490-1. 2003
    ..Case report...
  27. doi request reprint A comparison of the benefits of sonography and electrophysiologic measurements as predictors of symptom severity and functional status in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome
    Bayram Kaymak
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:743-8. 2008
    ..To clarify whether sonography or electrophysiologic testing is a better predictor of symptom severity and functional status in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and to assess the diagnostic value of sonography in patients with idiopathic CTS...
  28. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic measurement of femoral cartilage thickness in patients with spinal cord injury
    Murat Kara
    Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Rehabil Med 45:145-8. 2013
    ..To assess femoral cartilage thickness in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Avascular necrosis of the femoral head foreshadowing familial Mediterranean fever: apropos of three cases
    Ahmet Mesut Onat
    Department of Rheumatology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 24:155-7. 2005
    ..The pathogenesis and the management of this rare concomitance are discussed in the light of the relevant literature...
  30. ncbi request reprint Transverse myelitis in a patient with Behcet's disease: favorable outcome with a combination of interferon-alpha
    Meral Calguneri
    Department of Rheumatology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ilkadim mah Namdar sok 17 16 Dikmen, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 24:64-6. 2005
    ..He was successfully treated with a combination regimen of a steroids, cyclophosphamide, and interferon-alpha. The treatment strategy with specific emphasis on interferon-alpha is discussed in the light of the pertinent literature...
  31. doi request reprint Sonographic evaluation of sciatic nerves in patients with unilateral sciatica
    Murat Kara
    Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1598-602. 2012
    ..To evaluate the sciatic nerves of patients with unilateral sciatica by using an ultrasound, and to determine whether ultrasonographic findings were related to clinical and electrophysiologic parameters...
  32. doi request reprint Deep venous thrombosis and inferior vena cava agenesis causing double crush sciatic neuropathy in Behçet's disease
    Murat Kara
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 75:734-6. 2008
    ..To the best notice of the authors, this is the first patient encompassing all these complications in the literature concerning Behçet's disease...
  33. doi request reprint Evaluation of needle positioning during blind intra-articular hip injections for osteoarthritis: fluoroscopy versus arthrography
    Demirhan Diracoglu
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:2112-5. 2009
    ..Diraçoğlu D, Alptekin K, Dikici F, Balci HI, Ozçakar L, Aksoy C. Evaluation of needle positioning during blind intra-articular hip injections for osteoarthritis: fluoroscopy versus arthrography...
  34. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the patient positioning during DXA measurements in daily clinical practice
    Alp Cetin
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 27:713-5. 2008
    ..We suggest that relevant inconveniences should be kept in mind both by the clinicians and the technical staff for better production and prompt estimation of DXA measurements...
  35. doi request reprint Publications of physical and rehabilitation medicine physicians concerning musculoskeletal ultrasonography: an overview
    Alper Murat Ulaşlı
    Ankara Training and Research Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    J Rehabil Med 43:681-3. 2011
    ..In order to determine to what extent this growing interest among Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine physicians is resulting in publications, we reviewed the trend in publications by physiatrists on musculoskeletal ultrasonography...
  36. doi request reprint Forearm bone mineral density measurements in thoracic outlet syndrome
    Bayram Kaymak
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 28:891-3. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to detect the effect of persistent neurovascular compression in TOS...
  37. ncbi request reprint A safeguard for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry measurements after kyphoplasty
    Alp Cetin
    From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:693. 2007
  38. ncbi request reprint Long cervical costae articulating with the first ribs: a salient case of thoracic outlet syndrome
    Nurten Korkmaz
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:104. 2006
  39. ncbi request reprint Bilateral giant pulmonary artery aneurysms early in Behçet's disease
    Mehmet Sirmali
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital for Chest Disease and Chest Surgery, Kecioren, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:1033. 2003
  40. doi request reprint Segmental vitiligo in a patient with thoracic outlet syndrome
    Murat Kara
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, İskenderun Military Hospital, Hatay, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 32:2941-3. 2012
    ..The possible causal relationship between the two disorders under the common denominator of cervical sympathetic involvement is discussed for the first time in the literature...
  41. doi request reprint Quantification of the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation with functional magnetic resonance imaging: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study
    Murat Kara
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1160-5. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effects of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density in premenopausal women with major depressive disorder
    Kazim M Yazici
    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Ankara 06100, Turkey
    Psychiatry Res 117:271-5. 2003
    ..In conclusion, depressed women may have decreased BMD even at the very early stages of the illness, and this possibility should be taken into consideration in treatment...
  43. ncbi request reprint Concomitant compression of median and ulnar nerves in a hemophiliac patient: a case report
    Bayram Kaymak
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 69:611-3. 2002
    ..In hemophiliac patients, frequent single nerve compressions (often involving the femoral nerve) can be seen. However, concomitant median and ulnar nerve injuries with differing severity are rare...
  44. ncbi request reprint Bilateral lumbosacral plexopathy after femoral vein dialysis: synopsis of a case
    Bayram Kaymak
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 71:347-8. 2004
    ..We have also touched upon its prompt diagnosis and treatment...
  45. doi request reprint Effects of different strength training on muscle architecture: clinical and ultrasonographic evaluation in knee osteoarthritis
    Fevziye Unsal Malas
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    PM R 5:655-62. 2013
    ..Although a few studies have shown the effects of strengthening on the muscle structure in healthy individuals, the literature lacks relevant data concerning knee osteoarthritis...
  46. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic evaluation of the muscle architecture in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Arif Kaya
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 32:1155-60. 2013
    ..01). We found that the structural and strength changes were seen in the proximal muscles of SLE patients. Pathophysiology and clinical relevance of these changes need to be further investigated. ..
  47. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic measurement of the femoral cartilage thickness in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Ozlem Gun Eryılmaz
    Department of Reproductive Endocrinology, Zekai Tahir Burak Women s Health Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Fertil Steril 97:235-7. 2012
    ..To compare the femoral cartilage thickness values of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients with those of age-matched, healthy women and to find out whether cartilage thickness changes with the clinical parameters...
  48. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic measurement of the femoral cartilage thickness in hemiparetic patients after stroke
    Hakan Tunc
    Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Rehabil Res 35:203-7. 2012
    ..As the thickness values correlate with the duration of the disease and the ambulatory status of the patients, we suggest that early mobilization would be important in maintaining their cartilage integrity...
  49. ncbi request reprint Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in a blind athlete: a case report
    Sedat Tolga Aydog
    Departments of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin J Sport Med 17:153. 2007
  50. doi request reprint Sonographic and electrodiagnostic evaluations in patients with aromatase inhibitor-related arthralgia
    Omer Dizdar
    Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    J Clin Oncol 27:4955-60. 2009
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Thoracic outlet syndrome with involvement of the cervical sympathetics because of idiopathic tumoral calcinosis
    Emel Emlakcioğlu
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 90:765-7. 2011
    ..To our best knowledge, this is the first report of such a concomitance...
  52. doi request reprint Arthrocentesis versus nonsurgical methods in the treatment of temporomandibular disc displacement without reduction
    Demirhan Diracoglu
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 108:3-8. 2009
    ..The aim was to compare the short- and medium-term results of arthrocentesis and conventional treatment (splint, heat, and exercise) in patients with early temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc displacement without reduction (DDw/oR)...
  53. doi request reprint Musculoskeletal sonography in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus
    Erkan Demirkaya
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Arthritis Rheum 61:58-60. 2009
    ..To demonstrate the role of sonography in depicting periarticular changes in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to find out whether certain tendons in juvenile SLE patients were different from those of healthy controls...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cystic hygroma in the quadriceps muscle: a sanguine diagnosis for knee pain
    Ozlem Erol
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 72:267-9. 2005
    ..Ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and eventually surgery were performed. She was diagnosed to have a cystic hygroma in the vastus lateralis muscle. This is the first patient of a cystic hygroma in the quadriceps muscle...
  55. ncbi request reprint Compressive injury of the brachial plexus after axillary arteriography and its further consequences
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 71:349-51. 2004
    ..Herein, rendering this patient, we introduce a new type of a delayed complication after the angiography-compressive injury of the brachial plexus...
  56. ncbi request reprint An intervening thoracic outlet syndrome in a gymnast with levator claviculae muscle
    Sedat Tolga Aydog
    Department of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin J Sport Med 17:323-5. 2007
  57. doi request reprint Precision of novice sonographers concerning median nerve and Achilles tendon measurements
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 90:913-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify how precise the measurements of beginner sonographers (relative to an expert) are concerning small and large ellipsoid structures (median nerve and Achilles tendon)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Unilateral diaphragm paralysis possibly due to cervical spine involvement in multiple myeloma
    Murat Kara
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Med Princ Pract 15:242-4. 2006
    ..To describe a patient with unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis due to multiple myeloma (MM) involving the cervical spine and related structures...
  59. doi request reprint Posterior reversible encephalopathy during an attack of familial Mediterranean fever
    Alper Murat Ulaşlı
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 32:1779-81. 2012
    ..Although a variety of conditions have been reported in association with this syndrome, to our best notice, this is the second case in whom familial Mediterranean fever and posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy coexists...
  60. doi request reprint Musculoskeletal sonography use in physiatry: a single-center one-year analysis
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Shhiye, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89:385-9. 2010
    ..To document the musculoskeletal ultrasonography experience in a physiatry clinic for 1 yr and to find out whether its use decreased time, cost, and radiation exposure with regard to musculoskeletal imaging...
  61. doi request reprint Physical therapy, corticosteroid injection, and extracorporeal shock wave treatment in lateral epicondylitis. Clinical and ultrasonographical comparison
    Rukiye Gündüz
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 31:807-12. 2012
    ..The increase in grip strength lasts longer with ESWT. On the other hand, ultrasonographic findings do not change in the first six months of these treatment methods...
  62. doi request reprint Peripheral nerve involvement in a neurofibromatosis type 2 patient with plexiform neurofibroma of the cauda equina: a sonographic vignette
    Murat Kara
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1511-4. 2011
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Dynamic Doppler evaluation of the radial and ulnar arteries in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome
    Hatice Nursun Ozcan
    Department of Radiology, Etimesgut State Hospital, Yenimahalle, Ankara, Turkey
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 197:W817-20. 2011
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Neurological symptoms after a provocative dive: spinal DCS or anterior spinal artery syndrome?
    Gunalp Uzun
    Department of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Aviat Space Environ Med 80:898-9. 2009
    ..Additionally, since the transthoracic echocardiography revealed patent foramen ovale, we hypothesized that it might have been a potential route for gas bubbles to occlude the anterior spinal artery in this diver...
  65. doi request reprint Sonographic evaluation of the sciatic nerve in patients with lower-limb amputations
    A Salim Goktepe
    Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center, Ankara, Turkey
    Muscle Nerve 41:763-6. 2010
    ..4, P = 0.05, respectively). Our results clearly show that the sciatic nerves were wider and thicker on the amputated sides. Amputation level, duration, and the presence of a neuroma seem to affect the eventual diameters of the nerves...
  66. ncbi request reprint Nerve conduction studies in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
    Osman Hakan Gunduz
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marmara University Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:243-6. 2010
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Insight into understanding the anatomical and clinical aspects of supernumerary rectus capitis posterior muscles
    Suleyman Murat Tagil
    Department of Anatomy, Suleyman Demirel University Medical School, Isparta, Turkey
    Clin Anat 18:373-5. 2005
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors reduce the attack frequency in familial mediterranean Fever
    Ahmet Mesut Onat
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaziantep University Hospitals, Mavi C 11 1, Sahinbey, Gaziantep, Turkey
    Tohoku J Exp Med 211:9-14. 2007
    ..SSRIs appear to be useful adjuncts in the management of FMF patients who continue to have attacks despite regular colchicine treatment...
  69. ncbi request reprint Anatomical variations as potential risk factors for ulnar tunnel syndrome: a cadaveric study
    M Cem Bozkurt
    Kirikkale University Medical School, Department of Anatomy, Kirikkale, Turkey
    Clin Anat 18:274-80. 2005
    ..We believe that surgeons operating on this region should take into account these various anatomic structures...
  70. ncbi request reprint Ankylosing spondylitis: a perturbing psychosocial concern?
    Mehmet Sirmali
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital for Chest Disease and Chest Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 23:324-5. 2003
  71. doi request reprint Electromyography and ultrasonography in the diagnosis of a rare double-crush ulnar nerve injury
    Mufit Akyuz
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital of the Ministry of Health, Turkey
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1914-6. 2011
    ..Herein, we would like to emphasize the complementary role of an ultrasound in peripheral nerve pathologies, not only does it confirm the entrapment but it also displays the underlying cause(s)...
  72. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic evaluation of the femoral cartilage thickness in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Arif Kaya
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gazi University Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 33:899-901. 2013
    ..In addition to studies that have shown the favorable effects of corticosteroids on chondrogenesis, further studies are needed to clarify the scenario in SLE patients...
  73. ncbi request reprint A challenging case of rheumatoid arthritis in an acromegalic patient
    Levent Ozcakar
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 23:146-8. 2003
    ..Radiological and clinical findings confirmed a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and concurrent acromegalic arthropathy. The patient was treated accordingly. Interestingly, he later developed colon cancer...
  74. doi request reprint Shoulder rotator strength in patients with stage I-II subacromial impingement: relationship to pain, disability, and quality of life
    Ozlem Erol
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 17:893-7. 2008
    ..External and internal rotation strength were negatively correlated with pain (r = .63, r = .66, P < .05). In spite of shoulder pain and disability, general health in stage I and II impingement patients did not show any deterioration...
  75. doi request reprint Knee vs hip single-joint intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection in patients with both hip and knee osteoarthritis: a pilot study
    Demirhan Diracoglu
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 28:1021-4. 2009
    ..We imply that intra-articular single-joint HA injections either to the knee or hip joints in OA patients with involvement of both of these joints are effective with regard to pain and functional status...
  76. ncbi request reprint Isokinetic strength measurements in early knee osteoarthritis
    Demirhan Diracoglu
    Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, Turkey
    Acta Reumatol Port 34:72-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the isokinetic knee muscle strength of patients with early knee OA with those of healthy people...
  77. doi request reprint Changing the awareness of physiatrists on musculoskeletal ultrasound: Italy in EURO-MUSCULUS
    Calogero Foti
    Tor Vergata University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rome, Italy
    Int J Rehabil Res 36:178-81. 2013
    ..Finally, we acknowledge the paramount role of international collaborative efforts (e.g., EURO-MUSCULUS) to speed up and standardize the education process and the clinical application of MSUS in our field...
  78. ncbi request reprint Thoracic outlet syndrome: another cause for unilateral palmar hyperhidrosis
    Oya Ozdemir
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1375-6. 2007
    ..Thus, we want to highlight a specific potential cause of secondary hyperhidrosis, which can otherwise be easily overlooked, and furthermore, which has a completely different treatment strategy...
  79. doi request reprint Urinary colic during low-back treatment: out of the frying pan into the fire?
    Bayram Kaymak
    Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Oncology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Pain Med 10:771-3. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to present a possible discrete effect of heat therapy on the urinary system during physical therapy of a patient with lumbar discopathy...
  80. pmc Primary effusion lymphoma: an untrivial differential diagnosis for ascites
    Funda Ceran
    Department of Internal Medicine, Social Security Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Yonsei Med J 50:862-4. 2009
    ..Herein, the case of an immunocompetent patient with ascites and pleural effusion diagnosed as primary effusion lymphoma is presented and discuss the case in the light of the current literature...
  81. doi request reprint Drop hand in a 12-year-old girl: radial nerve at peril due to knitting
    Selcuk Yuksel
    Department of Pediatrics, Bursa Cekirge Children s Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 13:65-6. 2009
    ..She was diagnosed to have a right-sided radial nerve injury proximal to the supinator muscle. To the best knowledge of the authors, this is the first report of a child with radial nerve entrapment due to intense knitting...
  82. doi request reprint Effects of botulinum toxin-A on the muscle architecture of stroke patients: the first ultrasonographic study
    Fatih Tok
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
    J Rehabil Med 43:1016-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore in vivo the effects of botulinum toxin-A treatment on the muscle architecture of patients with stroke, using musculoskeletal ultrasonography...
  83. pmc Cauda equina syndrome as a rare manifestation of leukemia relapse during postallograft period
    Ibrahim Koral Onal
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:808-10. 2006
    ..We define an interesting presentation of CES as abdominal pain and discuss the rare coexistence of the syndrome and leukemia under the light of the pertinent literature...
  84. ncbi request reprint Pericardial tamponade in a patient with thalassemia major due to hypothyoridism
    Yusuf Aydin
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Acta Haematol 116:141-2. 2006
  85. ncbi request reprint Thoracic outlet syndrome in an adolescent with bilateral bifid ribs
    Kerim Cagli
    Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Anat 19:558-60. 2006
    ..She was found to be quite improved 1 month after surgery. Thoracic outlet syndrome, a rare disease of childhood, is discussed in the light of the relevant literature...
  86. ncbi request reprint Effect of wrist involvement on median nerve electrophysiology in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Bayram Kaymak
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Acta Reumatol Port 34:614-7. 2009
    ..However, in only two cases median nerve compression has been reported in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients. In this study, we aimed to assess the effect of wrist involvement on median nerve electrophysiology in JIA patients...
  87. ncbi request reprint Familial Mediterranean fever responds well to infliximab: single case experience
    Salih Ozgocmen
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 25:83-7. 2006
    ..Overall, we believe that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha has an important role in the disease pathogenesis and also that anti-TNF may represent a promising robust treatment alternative in FMF...
  88. ncbi request reprint Fatal endocarditis in Wegener's granulomatosis: mitral valve involvement and an intracardiac mass
    Ibrahim Koral Onal
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 72:585-7. 2005
    ..Reported here is a 39-year-old man with Wegener's granulomatosis who had died due to endocarditis during his follow up. The concomitance of these two pathologies is discussed in the light of the pertinent literature...
  89. ncbi request reprint A novel finding in thoracic outlet syndrome: tachycardia
    Bayram Kaymak
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 71:430-2. 2004
    ..Due to this irritation, there can be an increase in the cardiac sympathetic activity...
  90. ncbi request reprint Severe bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome in juvenile chronic arthritis
    Oya Unal
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Neurol 29:345-8. 2003
    ..Reported here is a patient with juvenile chronic arthritis and a diagnosis of severe bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, the first patient reported in the literature, to the best of the authors' knowledge...