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Upper cervical involvement is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Anterior atlanto-axial subluxation (aAAS) sometimes occurs at an early stage of the disease. We hypothesized that not only antero-posterior instability but lateral instability may occur with atlanto-axial involvement...
The sternocostoclavicular (SCC) region is subject to the same diseases that occur in joints, with congenital and developmental anomalies, inflammatory and infectious diseases, soft tissue and bone tumors as well as the seronegative spondyloarthropathies, including ankylosing spondylitis, reactive...
We report an unexpected cause of a febrile patient with huge splenomegaly. A 32-year-old patient with fever and huge splenomegaly was admitted to our hospital. Diagnostic splenectomy revealed that the enlarged spleen adhered strongly to the abdominal organs. Pathologically, the splenic parenchyma...
Our aim is to investigate the effects of three therapeutic approaches in the chronic low back pain on pain, spinal mobility, disability, psychological state, and aerobic capacity. Sixty patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to three groups: group 1, aerobic exercise + home exercise;...
We compared the short-term effects of Stanger bath therapy and conventional exercises on spinal mobility, functional capacity, disease activity, and quality of life with conventional exercise alone in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. A total of 58 patients with a diagnosis of AS according to...