Person: BİLGEN, HALİDE RENGİN
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- PublicationMetadata onlyThe evaluation of vitamin D levels in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome(2016-07-01) Gursoy, AZİZE ESRA; Bilgen, HALİDE RENGİN; DURUYEN, Humeyra; ALTINTAS, Ozge; Kolukisa, MEHMET; Asil, TALİP; GÜRSOY, AZIZE ESRA; BİLGEN, HALİDE RENGİN; KOLUKISA, MEHMET; ASİL, TALIPThe aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). 25(OH)D levels were checked in 108 consecutive patients with CTS symptoms and 52 healthy controls. All patients underwent nerve conduction studies and completed Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BQ) symptom severity and functional status scales to quantify symptom severity, pain status and functional status. There were 57 patients with electrophysiological confirmed CTS (EP+ group) and 51 electrophysiological negative symptomatic patients (EP- group). 25(OH) D deficiency (25(OH)D < 20 ng/ml) was found in 96.1 % of EP- group, in 94.7 % of EP+ group and in 73.8 % of control group. 25(0H) D level was found significantly lower both in EP+ and EP- groups compared to control group (p = 0.006, p < 0.001, respectively). Although mean vitamin D level in EP- group was lower than EP+ group, statistically difference was not significant between EP+ and EP- groups (p = 0.182). BQ symptom severity and functional status scores and BQ pain sum score were not significantly different between EP+ and EP- groups. We found no correlation with 25(OH) D level for BQ symptom severity, functional status and pain sum scores. 25(OH) D deficiency is a common problem in patients with CTS symptoms. As evidenced by the present study, assessment of serum 25(OH)D is recommended in CTS patients even with electrophysiological negative results.
- PublicationMetadata onlyRESTLESS LEG SYNDROME/WILLIS-EKBOM DISEASE IN WOMEN WITH IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA(2016-09-30) Kolukisa, MEHMET; Soysal, Pinar; Bilgen, HALİDE RENGİN; Gursoy, AZİZE ESRA; KOLUKISA, MEHMET; SOYSAL, PINAR; KARATOPRAK, CUMALİ; BİLGEN, HALİDE RENGİN; GÜRSOY, AZIZE ESRABackground and purpose - Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED) is a common condition associated with reduced quality of life and other medical conditions, particularly cardiovascular diseases. Despite its common occurrence, it is widely underdiagnosed and undertreated. Therefore, identification of high-risk individuals for RLS/WED bears diagnostic and therapeutic significance. Iron deficiency anemia has a role in the pathophysiology of RLS/WED and both conditions have been reported to occur higher in females. In this study, the frequency of RLS/WED among women diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia was examined as well as laboratory variables that could guide the clinician in the diagnosis of RLS/WED.
- PublicationMetadata onlyEpilepsy in Elderly Patients(2015-01-01T00:00:00Z) Halac, Gulistan; BİLGEN, HALİDE RENGİN; Kocaman, Gulsen; Niftaliyev, Elvin; DENİZ, ÇİĞDEM; ASİL, Talip; BİLGEN, HALİDE RENGİN; DENİZ, ÇİĞDEM; ASİL, TALIPObjectives: The incidence of new-onset epilepsy is high among the elderly. This study presents the demographic characteristics, etiological factors, seizure types and response rates to treatment in a group of patients aged 65 years or over with delayed-onset epilepsy.