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A new method to determine stretch reflex latency.

Betilay Topkara, Tugba Aydin, Mustafa Corum, Ayse Karaoglu, Dilara Ekici Zincirci, Derya S Bugdayci, Kadriye Ones, Nurdan Paker, Nur Kesiktas, Ilhan Karacan, Kemal S Türker,

<h4>Introduction/aims</h4>Motion artifact signals (MASs) created by the relative movement of intramuscular wire electrodes are an indicator of the mechanical stimulus arrival time to the muscle belly. This study proposes a method that uses wire electrodes as an intramuscular mechanosensor to determine the stretch reflex (SR) latency without lag time.<h4>Methods</h4>Gastrocnemius SR ... Read more >>

Muscle Nerve (Muscle & nerve)
[2021, 64(6):726-733]

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Reliability validity and responsiveness of the spinal cord independence measure 4th version in a multicultural setup.

Amiram Catz, Malka Itzkovich, Keren Elkayam, Dianne Michaeli, Ilana Gelernter, Yoav Benjamini, Harvinder Singh Chhabra, Luigi Tesio, Einat Engel-Haber, Emiliana Bizzarini, Claudio Pilati, Giulio Del Popolo, Ilaria Baroncini, Nan Liu, Paulo Margalho, Thabata Pasquini Soeira, Bobeena Chandy, Mrinal Joshi, Jean-Francois Lemay, Dorothyann Curran, Annelie Schedin Leiulfsrud, Linda Sørensen, Fin Biering-Sorensen, Nur Kesiktas, Aheed Osman, Vadim Bluvshtein,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine the fourth version of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure for reliability and validity.<h4>Design</h4>Partly blinded comparison with the criterion standard Spinal Cord Independence Measure III, and between examiners and examinations.<h4>Setting</h4>A multicultural cohort from 19 spinal cord injury units in 11 countries.<h4>Participants</h4>Six hundred and forty-eight patients with spinal cord injury.<h4>Intervention</h4>Assessment ... Read more >>

Arch Phys Med Rehabil (Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation)
[2021, :]

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The Effect of Postamputation Pain and Phantom Sensations on Prosthesis Use, Body Image, and Quality of Life in Patients with Lower-extremity Amputation.

Tuğba Aydın, Ekin İlke Şen, Nur Kesiktas, Derya Bugdayci, Kadriye Öneş, Sumeyye Guven Kaya, Ilhan Karacan,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study was to investigate phantom limb pain (PLP), phantom limb sensation (PLS), and residual limb pain (RLP) after lower-extremity amputation and their effect on patients' effective prosthesis use, body image, and quality of life in prosthetic users.<h4>Methods</h4>Fifty-seven patients with lower-extremity amputation who used prosthesis for at ... Read more >>

Agri (Agri : Agri (Algoloji) Dernegi'nin Yayin organidir = The journal of the Turkish Society of Algology)
[2021, 33(3):183-189]

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Exploring the receptor origin of vibration-induced reflexes.

Mustafa A Yildirim, Betilay Topkara, Tugba Aydin, Nurdan Paker, Derya Soy, Evrim Coskun, Kadriye Ones, Aysenur Bardak, Nur Kesiktas, Mustafa G Ozyurt, Berna Celik, Burcu Onder, Aysegul Kılıc, Habib C Kucuk, Ilhan Karacan, Kemal S Türker,

<h4>Study design</h4>An experimental design.<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to determine the latencies of vibration-induced reflexes in individuals with and without spinal cord injury (SCI), and to compare these latencies to identify differences in reflex circuitries.<h4>Setting</h4>A tertiary rehabilitation center in Istanbul.<h4>Methods</h4>Seventeen individuals with chronic SCI (SCI group) and 23 participants ... Read more >>

Spinal Cord (Spinal cord)
[2020, 58(6):716-723]

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Reliability and validity of Duruoz Hand Index in carpal tunnel syndrome.

Gökşen Gökşenoğlu, Nurdan Paker, Berna Çelik, Derya Buğdaycı, Demet Demircioğlu, Nur Kesiktaş,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study is to investigate the reliability and validity of Duruoz Hand Index (DHI) in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).<h4>Patients and methods</h4>A total of 55 patients (50 females, 5 males; mean age 51.0±10.2 years: range, 30 to 73 years) aged ≥18 years who were admitted to ... Read more >>

Turk J Phys Med Rehabil (Turkish journal of physical medicine and rehabilitation)
[2018, 64(3):277-283]

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Gait speed and related factors in Parkinson's disease.

Nurdan Paker, Derya Bugdayci, Goksen Goksenoglu, Demet Tekdöş Demircioğlu, Nur Kesiktas, Nurhan Ince,

[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between gait speed and various factors in ambulatory patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. [Subjects] Fifty ambulatory patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease who were admitted to an outpatient clinic were included in this cross-sectional study. [Methods] The Hoehn and Yahr ... Read more >>

J Phys Ther Sci (Journal of physical therapy science)
[2015, 27(12):3675-3679]

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Frequency and predictors for falls in the ambulatory patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a longitudinal prospective study.

Derya Bugdayci, Nurdan Paker, Aylin Rezvani, Nur Kesiktas, Ozlem Yilmaz, Melike Sahin, Nurhan Ince,

The aim of this multicentre study is to investigate the incidence and risk factors for falls in ambulatory rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. One hundred and eighty-five ambulatory RA patients who have been followed up in 3 different centres were included in study. Patients were a part of Turkish League Against ... Read more >>

Rheumatol Int (Rheumatology international)
[2013, 33(10):2523-2527]

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Effects of robotic treadmill training on functional mobility, walking capacity, motor symptoms and quality of life in ambulatory patients with Parkinson's disease: a preliminary prospective longitudinal study.

Nurdan Paker, Derya Bugdayci, Goksen Goksenoglu, Aysu Sen, Nur Kesiktas,

<h4>Background</h4>Decreased mobility and walking capacity occur frequently in Parkinson's disease (PD). Robotic treadmill training is a novel method to improve the walking capacity in rehabilitation.<h4>Objectives</h4>The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effects of robotic treadmill training on functional mobility and walking capacity in PD. Secondly, we aimed ... Read more >>

NeuroRehabilitation (NeuroRehabilitation)
[2013, 33(2):323-328]

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Reliability of the Turkish version of the hospital anxiety and depression scale in the people with traumatic spinal cord injury.

Nurdan Paker, Derya Bugdayci, Melike Midik, Berna Celik, Nur Kesiktas,

<h4>Background</h4>Emotional problems are common in spinal cord injury (SCI). Self report questionnaires are easy and useful for screening the emotional status in clinical practice.<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the Turkish version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) as well as to investigate ... Read more >>

NeuroRehabilitation (NeuroRehabilitation)
[2013, 33(2):337-341]

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Clinimetric properties of the Turkish translation of a modified neck disability index.

Nur Kesiktas, Emel Ozcan, Howard Vernon,

<h4>Background</h4>Neck pain is a common problem that can greatly affect a person's activities of daily living. Functional status questionnaires are important in assessing this effect, and are used to follow up neck pain management programs. The Neck Disability Index (NDI) is the first-created scale for neck pain-related disability and is ... Read more >>

BMC Musculoskelet Disord (BMC musculoskeletal disorders)
[2012, 13:25]

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Turkish adaptation of Spinal Cord Independence Measure--version III.

Nur Kesiktas, Nurdan Paker, Derya Bugdayci, Sureyya Sencan, Ayse Karan, Lutfiye Muslumanoglu,

Various rating scales have been used to assess ability in individuals with spinal cord injury. There is no specific functional assessment scale for Turkish patients with spinal cord injury. The Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM) is a specific test, which has become popular in the last decade. A study was ... Read more >>

Int J Rehabil Res (International journal of rehabilitation research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Rehabilitationsforschung. Revue internationale de recherches de readaptation)
[2012, 35(1):88-91]

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Is There a Relationship between Vitamin B12 and Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Nur Kesiktas, Ayse Karan, Habibe Erkan, Funda Gungor, Nurten Eskiyurt, Onay Yalcin,

<h4>Objective</h4>Pelvic floor, which includes collagen, elastin, and smooth muscle, is very important in preventing urinary incontinence (UI). Studies suggest that vitamin B12 is involved in collagen synthesis. In the present study we aimed to determine the association of vitamin B12 deficiency with stress UI in a sample of Turkish women.<h4>Methods</h4>Forty-two ... Read more >>

Low Urin Tract Symptoms (Lower urinary tract symptoms)
[2012, 4(2):55-58]

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Balneotherapy for chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled study.

Nur Kesiktas, Sinem Karakas, Kerem Gun, Nuran Gun, Sadiye Murat, Murat Uludag,

A large number of treatments were used for patients with chronic low back pain. Frequent episodes have been reported very high. Although balneotherapy was found effective in this disease, there are not well-designed studies. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of balneotherapy versus physical therapy in patients with chronic low ... Read more >>

Rheumatol Int (Rheumatology international)
[2012, 32(10):3193-3199]

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The efficacy of balneotherapy and physical modalities on the pulmonary system of patients with fibromyalgia.

Nur Kesiktas, Zeki Karagülle, Nergis Erdogan, Kamil Yazıcıoglu, Hurriyet Yılmaz, Nurdan Paker,

Effects of balneotherapy on Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) have been studied well, except for its effect on the respiratory symptoms of FMS. In this study we allocated 56 patients with FMS into three groups who matched according to age, gender and duration of illness. All three groups received the same ... Read more >>

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil (Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation)
[2011, 24(1):57-65]

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Comparison of the therapeutic efficacy of TENS versus intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a prospective randomized study.

Nurdan Paker, Demet Tekdös, Nur Kesiktas, Derya Soy,

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is perceived as a major public health problem, and today, various treatment modalities are used to manage this condition. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare the efficacy of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and intra-articular hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc; Genzyme Corporation, Ridgefield, NJ) ... Read more >>

Adv Ther (Advances in therapy)
[2006, 23(2):342-353]

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Reasons for rehospitalization in patients with spinal cord injury: 5 years' experience.

Nurdan Paker, Derya Soy, Nur Kesiktaş, Ayşe Nur Bardak, Metin Erbil, Sedef Ersoy, Hürriyet Ylmaz,

The aim of this study was to determine the causes of rehospitalization in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) treated in Istanbul Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre and to compare the data with previous studies. Patients who were rehospitalized after an initial phase of rehabilitation between 1 January 1996 and ... Read more >>

Int J Rehabil Res (International journal of rehabilitation research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Rehabilitationsforschung. Revue internationale de recherches de readaptation)
[2006, 29(1):71-76]

Cited: 28 times

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