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    One-year follow-up in patients with brainstem infarction due to large-artery atherothrombosis
    (2015-01-01) Kolukisa, MEHMET; GUELTEKIN, Tugce Ozdemir; BARAN, Gozde Eryigit; Aralasmak, AYŞE; KOCAMAN, Guelsen; GUERSOY, Azize Esra; Asil, TALİP; KOLUKISA, MEHMET; ARALAŞMAK, AYŞE; GÜRSOY, AZIZE ESRA; ASİL, TALIP
    Background: Posterior circulation infarction accounts for approximately 25% of the ischemic strokes. A number of different conditions may be associated with the development of brainstem infarction. Prognosis and recurrence rate of brainstem infarction due to large-artery atherothrombosis is still controversial. Methods: A total of 826 patients with ischemic stroke were admitted to our clinic during a 15-month period. Patients with clinical and radiological evidence of brainstem infarction were comprehensively assessed with appropriate vascular imaging modalities and for cardiological causes. Subjects with an established diagnosis of large-artery atherothrombosis were followed up for 1 year in terms of prognosis and recurrence rates. Results: Of the 101 patients with an established brainstem infarction, the diagnostic work-up indicated the presence of large-artery atherothrombosis as the causative factor in 53. A recurrent stroke was detected in the posterior circulation within the first 3 months in 5.8% and within 1 year in 9.8% of these individuals. The 1-year mortality rate was 11.7%. All patients with recurrent stroke had intracranial vascular narrowing at baseline. Conclusion: Our findings demonstrate a particularly high rate of recurrence and mortality at 1 year among patients who have a brainstem infarction due to intracranial arterial stenosis. Keywords: posterior circulation, intracranial arteries, extracranial arteries, stroke, vertebral artery, basilar artery
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    CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE: A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE AND SYSTEMIC ANALYSIS OF CASES IN TURKEY
    (2020-05-01T00:00:00Z) Uslu, Ferda; Gokcal, Elif; GÜRSOY, Azize Esra; KOLUKISA, MEHMET; Yildiz, Gulsen Babacan; USLU, FERDA; GÖKÇAL, ELİF; GÜRSOY, AZIZE ESRA; KOLUKISA, MEHMET
    Introduction - We aimed to analyze the clinical, laboratory and neuroimaging findings in patients with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in a single center as well as to review other published cases in Turkey.
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    Relationship between electrodiagnostic severity and neuropathic pain assessed by the LANSS pain scale in carpal tunnel syndrome.
    (2013-01-01T00:00:00Z) KOLUKISA, MEHMET; Gürsoy, AZİZE ESRA; YıLDıZ, GB; KOCAMAN, G; CELEBI, A; KOÇER, A; GÜRSOY, AZIZE ESRA; KOLUKISA, MEHMET; BABACAN YILDIZ, GÜLSEN
    Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between the presence of neuropathic pain assessed by the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANSS) scale and electrophysiological findings in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Methods: We studied 124 hands with idiopathic CTS with pain complaints involving hand and wrist. All hands were assessed by the LANSS with which a score of 12 or more is defined as pain dominated by neuropathic mechanisms. These hands were assigned to minimal, mild, moderate, severe, or extreme severe groups according to the results of the median nerve conduction studies. Results: A LANSS score $ 12, suggestive of pain dominated by neuropathic mechanisms, was defined in 59 (47.6%) CTS hands. Pain intensity was significantly higher in CTS hands with a LANSS score $ 12 (P , 0.001). Among electrophysiological findings, compound muscle action potential amplitude was significantly lower in hands with a LANSS score $ 12 compared with hands with a LANSS score , 12 (P = 0.020). Severity of CTS was not significantly different between LANSS $ 12 and LANSS , 12 groups. Electrophysiological severity was significantly higher in CTS hands with evoked pain (P = 0.005) and allodynia (P , 0.001) in LANSS subscore analysis. Conclusion: We suggest that the presence of pain dominated by neuropathic mechanisms in CTS is not related to electrophysiological CTS severity. Neuropathic pain should be assessed carefully in patients with CTS, and an appropriate treatment plan should be chosen, taking into account the clinical and electrophysiological findings together with the true pain classification. Keywords: electrodiagnostic evaluation, carpal tunnel syndrome, LANSS, neuropathic pain
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    Idiopathic spinal accessory nerve palsy: A case report and review of the literature.
    (2013-01-01T00:00:00Z) Gürsoy, AZİZE ESRA; BABACAN-YıLDıZ, G; KOLUKıSA, MEHMET; CELEBI, A; GÜRSOY, AZIZE ESRA; BABACAN YILDIZ, GÜLSEN; KOLUKISA, MEHMET