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Fibromyalgia: HELP
Articles by Evren Arslan
Based on 4 articles published since 2008
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Between 2008 and 2019, Evren Arslan wrote the following 4 articles about Fibromyalgia.
 
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1 Article Rule based fuzzy logic approach for classification of fibromyalgia syndrome. 2016

Arslan, Evren / Yildiz, Sedat / Albayrak, Yalcin / Koklukaya, Etem. ·Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey. · Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Egirdir Bone & Joint Disease Treatment and Rehabilitation Hospital, Isparta, Turkey. · Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. yalbayrak@akdeniz.edu.tr. · Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey. yalbayrak@akdeniz.edu.tr. · Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey. · Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. ·Australas Phys Eng Sci Med · Pubmed #27193630.

ABSTRACT: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic muscle and skeletal system disease observed generally in women, manifesting itself with a widespread pain and impairing the individual's quality of life. FMS diagnosis is made based on the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria. However, recently the employability and sufficiency of ACR criteria are under debate. In this context, several evaluation methods, including clinical evaluation methods were proposed by researchers. Accordingly, ACR had to update their criteria announced back in 1990, 2010 and 2011. Proposed rule based fuzzy logic method aims to evaluate FMS at a different angle as well. This method contains a rule base derived from the 1990 ACR criteria and the individual experiences of specialists. The study was conducted using the data collected from 60 inpatient and 30 healthy volunteers. Several tests and physical examination were administered to the participants. The fuzzy logic rule base was structured using the parameters of tender point count, chronic widespread pain period, pain severity, fatigue severity and sleep disturbance level, which were deemed important in FMS diagnosis. It has been observed that generally fuzzy predictor was 95.56 % consistent with at least of the specialists, who are not a creator of the fuzzy rule base. Thus, in diagnosis classification where the severity of FMS was classified as well, consistent findings were obtained from the comparison of interpretations and experiences of specialists and the fuzzy logic approach. The study proposes a rule base, which could eliminate the shortcomings of 1990 ACR criteria during the FMS evaluation process. Furthermore, the proposed method presents a classification on the severity of the disease, which was not available with the ACR criteria. The study was not limited to only disease classification but at the same time the probability of occurrence and severity was classified. In addition, those who were not suffering from FMS were evaluated for their conditions in other patient groups.

2 Article Physiological parameters as a tool in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome in females: A preliminary study. 2016

Elmas, Onur / Yildiz, Sedat / Bilgin, Suleyman / Demirci, Seden / Comlekci, Selcuk / Koyuncuoglu, Hasan Rifat / Akkus, Selami / Colak, Omer Halil / Etem Koklukaya, ? / Arslan, Evren / Ozkan, Ozhan / Bilgin, Gurkan. ·Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Mugla 48000, Turkey. Electronic address: onurelmas@outlook.com. · Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Isparta, Turkey. · Akdeniz University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Antalya, Turkey. · Suleyman Demirel University, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Isparta, Turkey. · Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Isparta, Turkey. · Yildirim Beyazit University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey. · Sakarya University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sakarya, Turkey. · Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur Junior Technical College, Burdur, Turkey. ·Life Sci · Pubmed #26685758.

ABSTRACT: AIMS: Although fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is associated with many symptoms, there is as yet no specific finding or laboratory test diagnostic of this syndrome. The physical examination and laboratory tests may be helpful in figuring out this syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The heart rate, respiration rate, body temperature (TEMP), height, body weight, hemoglobin level, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, white blood cell count, platelet count (PLT), rheumatoid factor and C-reactive protein levels and electrocardiograms (ECG) of FM patients were compared with those of control individuals. In addition, the predictive value of these tests was evaluated via receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. KEY FINDINGS: The results showed that the TEMP and the PLT were higher in the FM group compared with the control group. Also, ST heights in ECGs which corresponds to a period of ventricle systolic depolarization, showed evidence of a difference between the FM and the control groups. There was no difference observed in terms of the other parameters. According to the ROC analysis, PLT, TEMP and ST height have predictive capacities in FM. SIGNIFICANCE: Changes in hormonal factors, peripheral blood circulation, autonomous system activity disorders, inflammatory incidents, etc., may explain the increased TEMP in the FM patients. The high PLT level may signify a thromboproliferation or a possible compensation caused by a PLT functional disorder. ST depression in FM patients may interrelate with coronary pathology. Elucidating the pathophysiology underlying the increases in TEMP and PLT and the decreases in ST height may help to explain the etiology of FM.

3 Article A Study on the Effects of Sympathetic Skin Response Parameters in Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Using Artificial Neural Networks. 2016

Ozkan, Ozhan / Yildiz, Murat / Arslan, Evren / Yildiz, Sedat / Bilgin, Suleyman / Akkus, Selami / Koyuncuoglu, Hasan R / Koklukaya, Etem. ·Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sakarya University, 54187, Sakarya, Turkey. · Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sakarya University, 54187, Sakarya, Turkey. earslan@sakarya.edu.tr. · Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic, Egirdir Bone & Joint Disease Treatment and Rehabilitation Hospital, Isparta, Turkey. · Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. · Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey. · Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. · Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. ·J Med Syst · Pubmed #26645318.

ABSTRACT: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), usually observed commonly in females over age 30, is a rheumatic disease accompanied by extensive chronic pain. In the diagnosis of the disease non-objective psychological tests and physiological tests and laboratory test results are evaluated and clinical experiences stand out. However, these tests are insufficient in differentiating FMS with similar diseases that demonstrate symptoms of extensive pain. Thus, objective tests that would help the diagnosis are needed. This study analyzes the effect of sympathetic skin response (SSR) parameters on the auxiliary tests used in FMS diagnosis, the laboratory tests and physiological tests. The study was conducted in Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic in Turkey with 60 patients diagnosed with FMS for the first time and a control group of 30 healthy individuals. In the study all participants underwent laboratory tests (blood tests), certain physiological tests (pulsation, skin temperature, respiration) and SSR measurements. The test data and SSR parameters obtained were classified using artificial neural network (ANN). Finally, in the ANN framework, where only laboratory and physiological test results were used as input, a simulation result of 96.51 % was obtained, which demonstrated diagnostic accuracy. This data, with the addition of SSR parameter values obtained increased to 97.67 %. This result including SSR parameters - meaning a higher diagnostic accuracy - demonstrated that SSR could be a new auxillary diagnostic method that could be used in the diagnosis of FMS.

4 Article Investigation of the relationship between anxiety and heart rate variability in fibromyalgia: A new quantitative approach to evaluate anxiety level in fibromyalgia syndrome. 2015

Bilgin, Suleyman / Arslan, Evren / Elmas, Onur / Yildiz, Sedat / Colak, Omer H / Bilgin, Gurkan / Koyuncuoglu, Hasan Rifat / Akkus, Selami / Comlekci, Selcuk / Koklukaya, Etem. ·Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. Electronic address: suleymanbilgin@akdeniz.edu.tr. · Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey. Electronic address: earslan@sakarya.edu.tr. · Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey. Electronic address: onurelmas@mu.edu.tr. · Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. Electronic address: dr_sedatyildiz@yahoo.com. · Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. Electronic address: omercol@akdeniz.edu.tr. · Department of Industrial Electronics, Technical Vocational School, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey. Electronic address: gbilgin@mehmetakif.edu.tr. · Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. Electronic address: hasanr@med.sdu.edu.tr. · Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. Electronic address: selamiakkus@ybu.edu.tr. · Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. Electronic address: scom@mmf.sdu.edu.tr. · Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey. Electronic address: ekoklukaya@gazi.edu.tr. ·Comput Biol Med · Pubmed #26520483.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is identified by widespread musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, nonrestorative sleep, fatigue, morning stiffness and anxiety. Anxiety is very common in Fibromyalgia and generally leads to a misdiagnosis. Self-rated Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and doctor-rated Hamilton Anxiety Inventory (HAM-A) are frequently used by specialists to determine anxiety that accompanies fibromyalgia. However, these semi-quantitative anxiety tests are still subjective as the tests are scored using doctor-rated or self-rated scales. METHOD: In this study, we investigated the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) frequency subbands and anxiety tests. The study was conducted with 56 FMS patients and 34 healthy controls. BAI and HAM-A test scores were determined for each participant. ECG signals were then recruited and 71 HRV subbands were obtained from these ECG signals using Wavelet Packet Transform (WPT). The subbands and anxiety tests scores were analyzed and compared using multilayer perceptron neural networks (MLPNN). RESULTS: The results show that a HRV high frequency (HF) subband in the range of 0.15235Hz to 0.40235Hz, is correlated with BAI scores and another HRV HF subband, frequency range of 0.15235Hz to 0.28907Hz is correlated with HAM-A scores. The overall accuracy is 91.11% for HAM-A and 90% for BAI with MLPNN analysis. CONCLUSION: Doctor-rated or self-rated anxiety tests should be supported with quantitative and more objective methods. Our results show that the HRV parameters will be able to support the anxiety tests in the clinical evaluation of fibromyalgia. In other words, HRV parameters can potentially be used as an auxiliary diagnostic method in conjunction with anxiety tests.