Turkish Journal of Osteoporosis

Turkish Journal of Osteoporosis

Basic info

  • Publisher: Galenos Publishing House
  • Country of publisher: turkey
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2019/Aug/13

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Medicine, Osteoporosis
  • Publisher's keywords: Osteoporosis, Medicine
  • Language of fulltext: english, turkish

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  • Article Processing Charges (APCs): No
  • Submission charges: No
  • Waiver policy for charges? No

Editorial information

Open access & licensing

  • Type of License: CC BY-NC-ND
  • License terms
  • Open Access Statement: Yes
  • Year open access content began: 2002
  • Does the author retain unrestricted copyright? False
  • Does the author retain publishing rights? False

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This journal has '6' articles

Comparison of Platelet-rich Plasma and Cortisone Injections Administered Under Ultrasonography Guidance in Rotator Cuff Tendon Pathologies

Comparison of Platelet-rich Plasma and Cortisone Injections Administered Under Ultrasonography Guidance in Rotator Cuff Tendon Pathologies

Authors: Volkan Subaşı
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Objective: Rotator cuff tendon pathologies are the most frequently diagnosed disease group among the causes of shoulder pain. The aim of this study was to compare the results of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and cortisone treatments applied to patients who admitted to our outpatient clinic with the diagnosis of Rotator cuff syndrome. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 patients with no shoulder movement restriction and shoulder pain longer than 3 months were included in the study. Pain symptoms of the patients were evaluated with Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and functional status with the disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand score (Quick-DASH). Results: Statistically significant improvements were observed in the VAS and Quick-DASH scores at the first and second month controls (according to the first month and pre-treatment) in the evaluations of the both groups (p<0.01). In the statistical study comparing clinical recovery in both groups, it was found that there was a further decrease in the PRP group at the second month control only in the VAS scores (p=0.007) and this difference was found to be statistically significant, while the decrease in the Quick-DASH scores was found to be statistically similar (p=0.007). Conclusion: In this study, we concluded that PRP and cortisone injections were effective in rotator cuff lesions. We believe that the PRP therapy is a good alternative to rotator cuff lesions in patients with comorbid diseases or in patients who cannot be treated with cortisone because of the adverse effects.

Keywords: Rotator cuff lesions, PRP treatment, impingement syndrome
Is There Any Relationship Between Serum Endocan Levels and Carotid Intima-media Thickness in Patients with Fibromyalgia?

Is There Any Relationship Between Serum Endocan Levels and Carotid Intima-media Thickness in Patients with Fibromyalgia?

Authors: Fatih Bağcıer, Fatih Hakan Tufanoğlu, Özgür Kadıçeşme
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Objective: Although the pathophysiology of Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has not yet been completely elucidated, it has been suggested that inflammation and endothelial dysfunction occur in patients with FMS. In recent years, endocan has been reported as an important biomarker for inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. It is important to assess carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in the evaluation of early atherosclerotic vascular diseases. In this study, we investigated this mechanism by measuring serum endocan levels and CIMT in patients with FMS and evaluated whether there is a correlation between them. Materials and Methods: Serum samples collected from 40 female patients diagnosed with FMS (the patient group) for the first time and 40 healthy female participants’ (the control group) endocan levels and CIMT ultrasonography were investigated, and the values of the two groups were compared. Results: Serum endocan levels and CIMT results were significantly higher in the patient group than in the control group (p<0.001). In addition, a very weak correlation was found between CIMT and endocan levels in patients with FMS. Conclusion: Increased subclinical inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and early atherosclerosis play an important role in the pathophysiology of FMS. Increased endocan levels, CIMT, and the correlation between them will contribute to elucidating this mechanism.

Keywords: Carotid intima-media thickness, fibromyalgia, endocan, correlation
Investigation of Short-wave Diathermy Genotoxic Effect in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Investigation of Short-wave Diathermy Genotoxic Effect in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Authors: Önder Şener, Sami Hizmetli, Ahmet Karadağ, Emrullah Hayta
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Objective: Short-wave diathermy (SWD) is a physical therapy agent that is commonly used as a deep heater in physical medicine practices. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a chromosomal damage arising from therapeutic SWD by using micronucleus (MN) method. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients who suffered from knee pain, and diagnosed as gonarthrosis according to American College of Rheumatology criteria were admitted in the present study. Twenty patients were assigned as the treatment group (group 1) and 10 patients were assigned as the control group (group 2). The patients in the treatment group received 10 sessions of SWD therapy, whereas the patients in the control group received 10 sessions of sham SWD therapy. Peripheral venous blood was obtained from both the treatment and the control groups before and after 10 sessions of SWD therapy to evaluate MN scores. The scores of MN assessed before the therapy were compared with the MN scores at the end of 10 sessions of SWD therapy in the treatment and the control groups. Pre-treatment and end of the 10th session MN scores were compared between the treatment and the control groups. Results: There was not a statistically significant difference in MN scores between pre-treatment and after 10th session SWD therapy in both groups (p>0.05). There was also not a significant difference in the MN scores of the groups between pre-treatment and after 10th session of SWD therapy (p>0.05). Conclusion: In this study, we observed that the therapeutic SWD did not induce an increase in MN score, which is a sign of cytogenetic damage.

Keywords: Short-wave diathermy, micronucleus assay, gonarthrosis
The Level of Osteoporosis Knowledge and the Related Factors Among Women Who Attended İskenderun Public Education Center Courses

The Level of Osteoporosis Knowledge and the Related Factors Among Women Who Attended İskenderun Public Education Center Courses

Authors: Ceren Gezer, Ecem Ocak
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Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the levels of osteoporosis knowledge and self-efficacy and the related factors. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted with 419 women aged between 19 and 60 years who attended the courses provided by Iskenderun Public Education Center. A questionnaire including the osteoporosis knowledge test (OKT) and osteoporosis self-efficacy scale (OSES) scores was applied by face to face interview method, the weight and height measurements were performed in accordance with the techniques. Results: The women older than 23 years of age had higher total OKT scores than the women younger than 23 years. The total OKT scores of the women with bachelor’s degree were 12.9 times higher than those of unschooled literate women. The OSES-exercise scores of selfemployed women were 2.4 times higher than those of housewives. A relationship was determined between the OKT and OSES total scores, OKT-nutrition and OSES-calcium, and OKT-exercise and OSES-exercise scores. Conclusion: Women participating in İskenderun Public Education Center courses have low levels of osteoporosis knowledge and self-efficacy. Age, level of education, and occupation are important demographic factors affecting these levels. Further multicenter studies are needed to evaluate calcium intake and physical activity levels.

Keywords: Osteoporosis, knowledge, self-efficacy, woman
The Impact of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Dry Needling Combination on the Pain, Grip Strength and Functionality in Patients Diagnosed with Lateral Epicondylitis

The Impact of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Dry Needling Combination on the Pain, Grip Strength and Functionality in Patients Diagnosed with Lateral Epicondylitis

Authors: Fatih Bağcıer, Nurdan Yılmaz
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and dry needling (DN) combination to the trigger points in the forearm extensor muscles on pain, grip strength and functionality in patients diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis. Materials and Methods: Forty patients who were clinically diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups as ESWT and ESWT + DN. Patients in the ESWT and exercise group were applied 2.000 pulses, once a week, three sessions; in addition to that three sessions of DN therapy was applied to the other group. Also, stretching and eccentric strengthening exercises were applied to the patients in both groups. The pain severity of the patients which occured with palpation and grip was measured by Visual Analog Scale (VAS), lateral epicondyle sensitivity by an algometer, grip strength by dynamometer and functionality level by the patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation (PRTEE) pre-treatment and at the end of treatment (first month). Results: In both groups; there were statistically significant improvements in first month VAS scores of the pre- and post-treatment (morning, activity, and rest) (p<0.001); in the comparison of the intergroup, the improvement in pain scores, except for night pain, was found to be superior in the ESWT + DN group (p<0.001). The evaluation of the most sensitive region of the lateral epicondylitis pre- and post-treatment with algometer were compared, there was a significant improvement in both groups (p<0.001), whereas the improvement in ESWT + DN group was observed to be superior (p<0.001). While the maximum grip strength values measured in the elbow flexion and extension position increased significantly in both groups after the treatment, the increase in the extension position in the ESWT + DN group was outstanding (p<0.05). When the pre- and post-treatment changes seen in the PRTEE scale of the patients were examined; a statistically significant decrease was observed in all groups in favor of improvement post-treatment (p<0.05). In ESWT + DN group, pain score and function score change were more effective than ESWT group (p<0.001). Conclusion: These results suggest that ESWT and DN combination therapy in lateral epicondylitis provide better clinical outcomes than ESWT treatment alone.

Keywords: Lateral epicondylitis, dry needling, extracorporeal shock wave therapy
The Evaluation of Paraspinal Markers in the Numbering of the Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae

The Evaluation of Paraspinal Markers in the Numbering of the Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae

Authors: Mehmet Beyazal, Münevver Serdaroğlu Beyazal, Maksude Esra Kadıoğlu, Fatma Beyazal Çeliker
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Objective: Lumbosacral transitional vertebrae (TV) are a common congenital anomaly and known to be associated with chronic low back pain. The purpose of this study is to reveal the value of the paraspinal markers such as celiac artery (CA), superior mesenteric artery (SMA), right renal artery (RRA) origins, abdominal aorta bifurcation (AAB), and iliolumbar ligament (IL) in the correct numbering of lumbosacral TV on computed tomography (CT) imaging. Materials and Methods: The cases with aged from 18-65 years who underwent the whole-body CT imaging between the dates January 2015 and December 2017 were assessed retrospectively. Results: Of the 380 cases (age 53.4±10.8 years; 164 women and 216 men) included in the study, 51 (13.4%) had TV. A significant difference was determined in terms of the level of CA, SMA, RRA origin, AAB, and IL between the cases with TV and normal spinal segmentation (p<0.001). Conclusion: There are significant differences in terms of the localization of the CA, SMA, RRA origins, AAB, and IL levels between the subjects with normal spinal segmentation and TV. Therefore, the use of these marks may result in inaccuracy of the vertebral numbering.

Keywords: Transitional vertebrae, computed tomography, paraspinal markers Yaz›

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