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Comparison Of The Effectiveness Of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization And Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy In Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Şeyda Candeni̇z, Seyi̇t Çitaker, Gökhan Maraş, Hati̇ce Esra Yavuzer, Hasan Yildirim, Zafer Günendi̇ Dec 2023

Comparison Of The Effectiveness Of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization And Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy In Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Şeyda Candeni̇z, Seyi̇t Çitaker, Gökhan Maraş, Hati̇ce Esra Yavuzer, Hasan Yildirim, Zafer Günendi̇

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: To compare the effectiveness of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) used in myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and to determine whether they are superior to conservative treatment (CT). Materials and methods: A total of 42 female patients (aged 18-60 years) diagnosed with MPS were enrolled and randomly assigned to either the CT (n = 14), CT+IASTM (n = 14), or CT+ESWT group (n = 14). All of the groups received treatment for 3 weeks (CT: 5 sessions per week, 15 sessions in total, ESWT and IASTM: 2 sessions per week, 6 sessions in total). …


Effect Of Thoracic Mobilization Exercises On Hamstring Flexibility: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Aybüke Ersi̇n, Meltem Kaya Oct 2023

Effect Of Thoracic Mobilization Exercises On Hamstring Flexibility: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Aybüke Ersi̇n, Meltem Kaya

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Background and aim: The aim was to investigate the effect of thoracic mobilization exercises on hamstring flexibility. Materials and methods: One hundred twenty individuals with hamstring tightness were included in the study. The participants were randomized into two groups: the experimental group (EG) (n = 60) or the control group (CG) (n = 60). The EG performed a homebased thoracic mobilization exercise program comprising 2 sets with 10 repetitions, once a day, 3 days a week, for 4 weeks. The CG performed active-assisted stretching of the hamstring comprising 3 sets with 10 repetitions for 15 seconds. The active knee extension …


Do The Presence, Size, And Shape Of Plantar Calcaneal Spurs Have Any Significance In Terms Of Pain And Treatment Outcomes In Patients With Plantar Fasciitis?, Mehmet Okçu, Fi̇gen Tuncay, Fatmanur Aybala Koçak, Yakup Erden, Mustafa Yemli̇ha Ayhan, Samet Sancar Kaya Jan 2023

Do The Presence, Size, And Shape Of Plantar Calcaneal Spurs Have Any Significance In Terms Of Pain And Treatment Outcomes In Patients With Plantar Fasciitis?, Mehmet Okçu, Fi̇gen Tuncay, Fatmanur Aybala Koçak, Yakup Erden, Mustafa Yemli̇ha Ayhan, Samet Sancar Kaya

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Background/aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the presence, size, or type of calcaneal spurs on pain or the outcomes of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) therapy in patients with plantar fasciitis. Materials and methods: Seventy-four patients with unilateral plantar fasciitis who had no pain in the contralateral foot, either currently or in the past, were included in the study. The length, base width, type, and presence of plantar calcaneal spurs in both heels of the patients were determined using radiography. A total of five sessions of ESWT (3 bar, 2000 shocks/session, 12 Hz frequency) …


The Effect Of Topically Administered Lavender Aromatherapy On The Pain Of Insulin Injection In Diabetic Patients: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, Hati̇ce Demi̇rağ, Sevi̇lay Hi̇nti̇stan, Enes Bulut Jan 2022

The Effect Of Topically Administered Lavender Aromatherapy On The Pain Of Insulin Injection In Diabetic Patients: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, Hati̇ce Demi̇rağ, Sevi̇lay Hi̇nti̇stan, Enes Bulut

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Background/aim: Needle phobia occurs in more than half of diabetic patients due to the pain caused by frequent insulin injections. Therefore, this study evaluated the effect of topically administered lavender aromatherapy on the pain of insulin injections in diabetic patients. Materials and methods: In this double-blind randomized controlled and experimental study, patients who met the study criteria were divided into three groups; topical lavender oil (n = 60), placebo (n = 60), and control (n = 60) groups. The data were collected using the "Patient Information Form", the "Follow-up Form", the "Verbal Category Scale (VCS)", and the "Visual Analogue Scale …


Subcapsular Local Anesthesia Approach In Percutaneous Liver Biopsy: Less Pain, Morecomfort, Özgür Çakir, Can Aksu Jan 2021

Subcapsular Local Anesthesia Approach In Percutaneous Liver Biopsy: Less Pain, Morecomfort, Özgür Çakir, Can Aksu

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Background/aim: To compare the subjective level of pain in patients who underwent an ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy (PLB) after either pericapsular anesthesia (PA) or subcapsular anesthesia (SA), based on the numeric rating scale (NRS). Materials and methods: A total of 323 patients, mean age 51, range 21-82 years; 160 (49.5%) male, referred to the Interventional Radiology Clinic of Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine for image-guided PLB, between June 2019 and May 2020 were included and randomized into two groups by anesthetic type; the first (n = 171) consisted of patients undergoing SA while the second (n = 152) included patients …


Results Of Genicular Nerve Ablation By Radiofrequency In Osteoarthritis-Related Chronic Refractory Knee Pain, Zafer Yasi̇n Konya, Suna Akin Takmaz, Hülya Başar, Bülent Baltaci, Gülçi̇n Babaoğlu Jan 2020

Results Of Genicular Nerve Ablation By Radiofrequency In Osteoarthritis-Related Chronic Refractory Knee Pain, Zafer Yasi̇n Konya, Suna Akin Takmaz, Hülya Başar, Bülent Baltaci, Gülçi̇n Babaoğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the medium- to long-term effects of radiofrequency (RF) ablation of genicular nerves for chronic refractory knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA).Materials and methods: Forty-eight patients who underwent RF ablation of the genicular nerves were evaluated retrospectively. The visual analogue scale (VAS) score, Western Ontario and McMaster universities osteoarthritis index (WOMAC index), opioid and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) use score, quality of life score, and treatment satisfaction score were examined at 1, 3, and 6 months after the procedure.Results: The mean VAS scores were significantly lower at the 1-, 3-, and 6-month …


Effects Of Early Mobilization And Weight Bearing On Postoperative Walking Ability And Pain In Geriatric Patients Operated Due To Hip Fracture: A Retrospective Analysis, Tolgahan Kuru, Haci Ali̇ Olçar Jan 2020

Effects Of Early Mobilization And Weight Bearing On Postoperative Walking Ability And Pain In Geriatric Patients Operated Due To Hip Fracture: A Retrospective Analysis, Tolgahan Kuru, Haci Ali̇ Olçar

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Background/aim: Hip fractures in older adults are associated with high morbidity, mortality, and subsequent hospital costs and decreased quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate geriatric patients who underwent partial prosthesis surgery following hip fracture and effects of early mobilization and weight bearing on postoperative walking ability and pain. Materials and methods: A total of 52 geriatric patients with intertrochanteric and femoral neck fractures were included in the study. Patients' service files, system records, pre- and postoperative X-rays were retrospectively reviewed.Results: There were 52 patients in the study group with 36 (69.2%) being female. The mean …


The Profitmap-Neck - A Questionnaire For Measuring Symptoms And Functional Limitations In Neck Pain: Reliability, Validity And Cross-Cultural Adaptation Of The Turkish Version, Hati̇ce Çeti̇n, Nezi̇re Köse, Sevi̇l Bi̇lgi̇n, Haluk Tekerlek, Esra Dülger, Ceyhun Türkmen, Jale Karakaya Jan 2020

The Profitmap-Neck - A Questionnaire For Measuring Symptoms And Functional Limitations In Neck Pain: Reliability, Validity And Cross-Cultural Adaptation Of The Turkish Version, Hati̇ce Çeti̇n, Nezi̇re Köse, Sevi̇l Bi̇lgi̇n, Haluk Tekerlek, Esra Dülger, Ceyhun Türkmen, Jale Karakaya

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The Profile Fitness Mapping neck questionnaire (ProFitMap-neck) is a reliable and valid assessment instrument for measuring neck-related symptoms and functional limitations in people with neck pain, but a Turkish version of it had not been published. The purpose of this study was to investigate the adaptation, validity, and intrarater reliability of the Turkish version of the ProFitMap-neck. Materials and methods: Two hundred and thirty-five individuals with chronic neck pain were enrolled in the study. Intrarater reliability was assessed by intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and Cronbach's alpha was calculated for internal consistency. For concurrent validity, ProFitMap-neck scores were compared with …


Psychometric Evaluation Of The Persian Version Of The Doloplus-2 (P-Doloplus-2) Scale In Elderly With Dementia, Mohammad Zare, Zahra Tagharrobi, Khadijeh Sharifi, Zahra Sooki, Javad Abolhasani Jan 2020

Psychometric Evaluation Of The Persian Version Of The Doloplus-2 (P-Doloplus-2) Scale In Elderly With Dementia, Mohammad Zare, Zahra Tagharrobi, Khadijeh Sharifi, Zahra Sooki, Javad Abolhasani

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: A scale for behavioural pain assessment is useful for the detection and determination of pain in the elderly with dementia. This study aimed to translate and evaluate the psychometric properties of Doloplus-2 in the elderly with dementia in Iran. Materials and methods: In this methodological study, after translation and evaluating the face and content validity of Doloplus-2, 100 elderly people were selected by the convenience sampling method in Kashan, 2018-2019. Exploratory factor analysis, convergent validity, and known-groups comparison were applied to determine construct validity. Reliability was also assessed through internal consistency, equivalence, and stability methods were used. The ceiling …


Efficiency Of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields On Pain, Disability, Anxiety, Depression, And Quality Of Life In Patients With Cervical Disc Herniation: A Randomized Controlled Study, Erkam Hattapoğlu, İbrahi̇m Batmaz, Banu Di̇lek, Mehmet Karakoç, Serda Em, Remzi̇ Çevi̇k Jan 2019

Efficiency Of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields On Pain, Disability, Anxiety, Depression, And Quality Of Life In Patients With Cervical Disc Herniation: A Randomized Controlled Study, Erkam Hattapoğlu, İbrahi̇m Batmaz, Banu Di̇lek, Mehmet Karakoç, Serda Em, Remzi̇ Çevi̇k

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effects ofpulsed electromagnetic field(PEMF) therapy on pain, disability, psychological state, and quality of life in cervical disc herniation.Materials and methods: Patients were randomly divided into two groups, including Group 1, which received a therapy consisting of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), hot pack (HP), and PEMF, and Group 2, which received a magnetic field (sham magnetic field) without current flow in addition to TENS and HP therapy. Pain was assessed by a visual analog scale (VAS, 0?10 cm). The other outcome measures were function (Neck Pain and Disability Scale), anxiety-depressive …


Fatigue And Sleep In Children And Adolescents With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis:A Cross-Sectional Study, Ela Tarakci, Sai̇me Ni̇lay Arman, Kenan Barut, Sezgi̇n Şahi̇n, Amra Adrovi̇ç, Özgür Kasapçopur Jan 2019

Fatigue And Sleep In Children And Adolescents With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis:A Cross-Sectional Study, Ela Tarakci, Sai̇me Ni̇lay Arman, Kenan Barut, Sezgi̇n Şahi̇n, Amra Adrovi̇ç, Özgür Kasapçopur

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

The aims of this study were to primarily investigate fatigue and sleep and to secondarily examine possible relationships between disease activity, pain, and functional ability in children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Materials and methods: Ninety-six patients were enrolled in the study. Disease activity, functional ability, fatigue symptoms, fatigue severity, and sleep quality were assessed with the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score (JADAS), Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ), Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory-Multidimensional Fatigue Scale (PedsQL-F), visual analog scale (VAS), and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), respectively. Results: Fatigue severity was moderate to high in 75% of patients …


Reliability And Validity Of The Turkish Version Of Pain Assessment Checklist For Seniorswith Limited Ability To Communicate (Pacslac-T), Öznur Büyükturan, Buket Büyükturan, Aysu Yeti̇ş, Mehmet İlki̇n Naharci, Nuray Kirdi Jan 2018

Reliability And Validity Of The Turkish Version Of Pain Assessment Checklist For Seniorswith Limited Ability To Communicate (Pacslac-T), Öznur Büyükturan, Buket Büyükturan, Aysu Yeti̇ş, Mehmet İlki̇n Naharci, Nuray Kirdi

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: This study aimed to assess validity and reliability of the Turkish version of Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate (PACSLAC-T). Materials and methods: The individuals who met inclusion criteria of the study were in patients of a hospital and a long-term care facility. Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE), Cornell Dementia Depression Scale (CDDS), Global Deterioration Scale (GDS), visual analogue scale (VAS), and PACSLAC-T were administered to all subjects. The scales were repeated with an interval of two weeks for test-retest reliability. Results: A total of 112 patients with dementia were included in the study. The …


Comparison Of The E Ects Of Diclofenac Potassium And Tenoxicam On Postoperative Pain, Swelling, And Trismus Following Third Molar Surgery, Ahmet Taylan Çebi̇, Meti̇n Berk Kasapoğlu, Seli̇n Eren, Çeti̇n Kasapoğlu Jan 2018

Comparison Of The E Ects Of Diclofenac Potassium And Tenoxicam On Postoperative Pain, Swelling, And Trismus Following Third Molar Surgery, Ahmet Taylan Çebi̇, Meti̇n Berk Kasapoğlu, Seli̇n Eren, Çeti̇n Kasapoğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: This study aimed to compare two nonsteroidal antiin ammatory agents in relation to pain, swelling, and trismus following impacted third molar surgery. Materials and methods: The study was a randomized and a double-blinded study and included 50 healthy individuals. A er the operation, patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups in which diclofenac potassium and tenoxicam were used. Impacted third molars were surgically extracted with local anesthesia. Pain was assessed postoperatively by visual analog scale at the 2nd, 6th, 8th, 12th, 24th, and 48th hours and on the 3rd, 5th, and 7th days. Swelling was evaluated using the method …


Patient Symptoms And Magnetic Resonance Imaging Correlationin Temporomandibular Joint Internal Derangement, Osman Akdağ, Gökçe Yildiran, Mehtap Karameşe Jan 2018

Patient Symptoms And Magnetic Resonance Imaging Correlationin Temporomandibular Joint Internal Derangement, Osman Akdağ, Gökçe Yildiran, Mehtap Karameşe

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangements consist of reduced and nonreduced disc dislocations and are often diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The main symptom of these derangements is TMJ pain. This study aimed to evaluate whether there is a correlation between TMJ pain and disc dislocation. Materials and methods: One hundred and four patients experiencing pain were evaluated retrospectively with the examination charts that we use routinely in our clinics and MRI. Patients were separated into two main groups as MRI(+) and MRI(-) groups according to their internal derangement findings in MRI. Mean VAS levels were compared between these …


Effects Of Epidural Morphine And Levobupivacaine Combination Before Incision And Afterincision And In The Postoperative Period On Thoracotomy Pain And Stress Response, Güler Ayşe Barut, Mehtap Tunç, Şazi̇ye Şahi̇n, Fatma Ulus, Hi̇lal Sazak Jan 2018

Effects Of Epidural Morphine And Levobupivacaine Combination Before Incision And Afterincision And In The Postoperative Period On Thoracotomy Pain And Stress Response, Güler Ayşe Barut, Mehtap Tunç, Şazi̇ye Şahi̇n, Fatma Ulus, Hi̇lal Sazak

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: This study aims to investigate the effects of thoracic epidural analgesia, before and after surgical incision and in the postoperative period, on thoracotomy pain and stress response. Materials and methods: A total of 45 patients who were scheduled for posterolateral thoracotomy were included in this study. A combination of epidural levobupivacaine and morphine was administered as a bolus before incision (Group 1; n=15), after incision (Group 2; n=15), or at the end of surgery (Group 3; n=15). Additionally, infusion was used in Group 1 and Group 2 during operation. Postoperative patient-controlled epidural analgesia infusion pumps were connected to all …


Sex-Related Differences In The Efficacy Of Dexamethasone Pretreatmentfor Postoperative Analgesia In Patients Undergoing Laparoscopiccholecystectomy: A Randomized Controlled Study, Choel Lee, Jae-Yoon Chung, Myeongjong Lee Jan 2017

Sex-Related Differences In The Efficacy Of Dexamethasone Pretreatmentfor Postoperative Analgesia In Patients Undergoing Laparoscopiccholecystectomy: A Randomized Controlled Study, Choel Lee, Jae-Yoon Chung, Myeongjong Lee

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Sex-related differences in response to pain have become a topic of increasing interest. However, sex-related differences in the efficacy of dexamethasone for postoperative analgesia have not been previously addressed. Materials and methods: The study included 196 men and 196 women, aged between 18 and 45 years, who were scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patients were randomly allocated into dexamethasone (M/F: 98/98) and control (normal saline; M/F: 98/98) groups. Patients in the study group received intravenous dexamethasone at 0.1 mg/kg (dexamethasone group) 1 h before induction of anesthesia. Patients in the control group received normal saline. Changes in cumulative morphine-containing, …


The Effect Of Hip And Knee Exercises On Pain, Function, And Strength In Patientswith Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Mehtap Şahi̇n, Fi̇kri̇ye Fi̇gen Ayhan, Pinar Borman, Hüseyi̇n Atasoy Jan 2016

The Effect Of Hip And Knee Exercises On Pain, Function, And Strength In Patientswith Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Mehtap Şahi̇n, Fi̇kri̇ye Fi̇gen Ayhan, Pinar Borman, Hüseyi̇n Atasoy

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The role of hip muscles in the rehabilitation of patellofemoral pain syndrome has recently received interest. The aim of this study was to compare the efficiencies of hip exercises alongside knee exercises versus only knee exercises on pain, function, and isokinetic muscle strength in patients with this syndrome. Materials and methods: Fifty-five young female patients (mean age: 34.1 ± 6.2 years; mean BMI: 25.9 ± 3.9 kg/m2) with patellofemoral pain syndrome were included. The patients were randomized into groups of hip-and-knee exercises and knee-only exercise programs for 6 weeks with a total of 30 sessions at the clinic. Both …


Kinesiotaping As An Alternative Treatment Method For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Duygu Geler Külcü, Canan Bursali, İlknur Aktaş, Seli̇n Bozkurt Alp, Feyza Ünlü Özkan, Pinar Akpinar Jan 2016

Kinesiotaping As An Alternative Treatment Method For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Duygu Geler Külcü, Canan Bursali, İlknur Aktaş, Seli̇n Bozkurt Alp, Feyza Ünlü Özkan, Pinar Akpinar

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy. Conservative treatment choices are not always satisfactory. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of kinesiotaping (KT) on pain level, grip strength, and functional status compared with that of placebo KT and orthotic device (OD) in patients with CTS. Materials and methods: In this randomized, placebo-controlled study, participants were allocated into one of three groups: an experimental KT group (Group 1), a placebo KT group (Group 2), and an OD group (Group 3). Visual analogue scale (VAS) and Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4) scores, dynamometric grip strength …


The Long-Term Changes In Pain-Related Symptomatology Of Inguinal Hernia Following 2 Different Herniorrhaphy Techniques, Sali̇h Erpulat Özi̇ş, Işin Ünal Çevi̇k, Hati̇m Yahya Uslu, Süleyman Özdemi̇r, Kami̇l Gülpinar, Hasan Turgut Aydin Jan 2015

The Long-Term Changes In Pain-Related Symptomatology Of Inguinal Hernia Following 2 Different Herniorrhaphy Techniques, Sali̇h Erpulat Özi̇ş, Işin Ünal Çevi̇k, Hati̇m Yahya Uslu, Süleyman Özdemi̇r, Kami̇l Gülpinar, Hasan Turgut Aydin

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

To compare the changes in pain-related symptoms of inguinal hernias from initial admission to postoperative month 6 following 2 herniorrhaphy techniques. Materials and methods: Patients with unilateral inguinal hernias were scheduled for either Lichtenstein or self-gripping polypropylene mesh repair. Patients were preoperatively evaluated with a visual analog scale (VAS) and a Turkish version of the Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4) questionnaire and the complaints related to pain were noted. After surgery, patients were discharged without early complications. Patients were reassessed at postoperative month 6. The late-term complaints of pain as well as neurological findings were evaluated using the VAS and the …


Comparison Of Local Infiltration Anesthesia And Peripheral Nerve Block:A Randomized Prospective Study In Hand Lacerations, Alp Şener, Ahmet Demi̇rcan, Ayfer Keleş, Fi̇kret Bi̇ldi̇k, Kanber Karakurt Jan 2015

Comparison Of Local Infiltration Anesthesia And Peripheral Nerve Block:A Randomized Prospective Study In Hand Lacerations, Alp Şener, Ahmet Demi̇rcan, Ayfer Keleş, Fi̇kret Bi̇ldi̇k, Kanber Karakurt

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: To compare local infiltration anesthesia (LIA) and peripheral nerve block (PNB) in repairing hand lacerations. Materials and methods: This prospective study was designed as a randomized, controlled, unblinded trial. Fifty four patients with hand lacerations were included in the study. While 23 of these patients had LIA, PNB was performed in the remaining 31 patients. Lidocaine hydrochloride 2% and 27 gauge needles were used. Onset time of the anesthesia, response to the injection and suturing procedures, need for additional anesthetic, and patient satisfaction were compared. Results: No significant differences were noted between the groups in terms of response to …


Factors Associated With The Pain Catastrophizing Scale And Validation In A Sample Of The Turkish Population, Mustafa Süren, İsmai̇l Okan, Azi̇z Mehmet Gökbakan, Zi̇ya Kaya, Ünal Erkorkmaz, Semi̇h Arici, Serkan Karaman, Mürsel Kahveci̇ Jan 2014

Factors Associated With The Pain Catastrophizing Scale And Validation In A Sample Of The Turkish Population, Mustafa Süren, İsmai̇l Okan, Azi̇z Mehmet Gökbakan, Zi̇ya Kaya, Ünal Erkorkmaz, Semi̇h Arici, Serkan Karaman, Mürsel Kahveci̇

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

The aim of this study was to validate the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) in the Turkish population and to investigate its correlation with the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients. Materials and methods: Volunteer patients, who were scheduled for elective surgery and who applied to the Outpatient Clinic of Anesthesiology for preoperative evaluation, were asked to complete a PCS form. The patient's age, sex, educational level, marital status, presence of chronic pain, and American Society of Anesthesiologists score were recorded, and PCS scores and demographic variables were compared statistically. Results: Of the 257 patients enrolled in the study, 136 were …


The Effects Of Taping And Foot Exercises On Patients With Hallux Valgus: A Preliminary Study, Banu Bayar, Suat Erel, İbrahi̇m Engi̇n Şi̇mşek, Erkan Sümer, Kiliçhan Bayar Jan 2011

The Effects Of Taping And Foot Exercises On Patients With Hallux Valgus: A Preliminary Study, Banu Bayar, Suat Erel, İbrahi̇m Engi̇n Şi̇mşek, Erkan Sümer, Kiliçhan Bayar

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

To determine the effects of taping and foot exercises on patients with hallux valgus. Materials and methods: The study included 20 female patients. The subjects were divided into 2 groups, the study and control groups. The study group was treated with taping and foot exercises, and the control group was treated only with foot exercises. A goniometer was used to determine the angle of hallux valgus. Foot pain intensity was assessed by the visual analog scale (VAS), and walking ability was evaluated using the walking ability scale (WAS). Results: At the end of the 8-week treatment period, a significant decrease …


Single Shot “3-In-1” Femoral Nerve Blockade With 0.25% Or 0.375% Levobupivacaine Provides Similar Postoperative Analgesia For Total Knee Replacement, Alpaslan Apan, Fi̇li̇z Sari, Alp Burak Ekmekçi̇ Jan 2010

Single Shot “3-In-1” Femoral Nerve Blockade With 0.25% Or 0.375% Levobupivacaine Provides Similar Postoperative Analgesia For Total Knee Replacement, Alpaslan Apan, Fi̇li̇z Sari, Alp Burak Ekmekçi̇

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To compare postoperative analgesia provided by single shot "3-in-1" femoral nerve blockade using 0.25% or 0.375% levobupivacaine in preceding with spinal anesthesia for unilateral total knee replacement surgery. Materials and methods: Forty consenting patients undergoing unilateral total knee arthroplasty were included in this prospective randomized study. Spinal anesthesia was achieved with 15 mg plain bupivacaine at the L3-4 or L4-5 interspace. After resolution of the spinal anesthesia, patients were randomized into 2 groups: "3-in-1" femoral nerve blocks were performed using 30 mL of 0.25% levobupivacaine (Group 1, n = 20) or 0.375% levobupivacaine (Group 2, n = 20). Pain was …


Antioxidants And Pain Control In Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis: A Never-Ending Story, Raffaele Pezzilli, Lorenzo Fantini Jan 2007

Antioxidants And Pain Control In Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis: A Never-Ending Story, Raffaele Pezzilli, Lorenzo Fantini

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Chronic pancreatitis is a benign disease often characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain accompanied by progressive pancreatic exocrine and endocrine insufficiency; it sometimes requires multiple hospitalizations. This disease is frequently the result of chronic alcohol abuse, even if other factors such as genetic alterations, autoimmune disorders, and obstructive disease of the biliary tract and the pancreas may cause the disease. The pain can be considered the most important symptom; it significantly modifies the quality of life of patients with chronic pancreatitis and its control represents a challenge in the treatment of the disease. Among the several modalities for controlling …


Pain In Upper Abdominal Malignancy, Colin Johnson, Jon Birtwistle, Carol Davis Jan 2007

Pain In Upper Abdominal Malignancy, Colin Johnson, Jon Birtwistle, Carol Davis

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