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Fibromyalgia: HELP
Articles by Ahmet Boyaci
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Ahmet Boyaci wrote the following 2 articles about Fibromyalgia.
 
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1 Article The evaluation in terms of sarcopenia of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. 2016

Koca, Irfan / Savas, Esen / Ozturk, Zeynel Abidin / Boyaci, Ahmet / Tutoglu, Ahmet / Alkan, Samet / Yildiz, Hamit / Kimyon, Gezmiş. ·Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey. drirfanftr@hotmail.com. · Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey. · Faculty of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey. · Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey. · Faculty of Medicine, Department of Rheumatology, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey. ·Wien Klin Wochenschr · Pubmed #26142171.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is an extra-articular rheumatic illness, characterized by widespread body pain and decreased muscle function. Generalized loss of muscle mass and strength is named as sarcopenia. The objective of this study was to evaluate patients with FMS regarding sarcopenia. METHODS: This was a cross sectional, case-controlled, single-blinded, and single-centered study. The FMS patients were assessed by Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), visual analog scale (VAS), Beck Depression Index (BDI), and Pittsburg Sleep Quality Scale (PSQI). All the participants were evaluated for sarcopenia by bioimpedance analysis (BIA), anthropometric measurements, handgrip strength, and the parameters of walking speed. RESULTS: In this study, 82 patients with FMS and 38 healthy control female subjects were included. VAS, BDI, and PSQI scores were statistically higher in the FMS group than the control group (p < 0.001). Handgrip strength (HS) and walking speed (WS) scores in the group with FMS were statistically lower than the control group (p = 0.023, p < 0.001 respectively). VAS score of FMS patients was significantly correlated with BIA, body mass index, waist circumference, HS, and WS scores (r = 0.284, p = 0.012; r = 0.228, p = 0.045; r = 0.249, p = 0.028; r = - 0.361, p = 0.001; and r = - 0.230, p = 0.043 respectively). Also FIQ in patients was significantly correlated with BIA, waist circumference, HS, WS, and body mass index (r = 0.267, p = 0.018; r = 0.291, p = 0.010; r = - 0.319, p = 0.004; r = - 0.360, p = 0.001; and r  = 0.304, p = 0.007 respectively). CONCLUSION: Evaluation of female patients with primary FMS by the sarcopenia parameters could contribute a more objective evaluation during the patients' follow-up.

2 Article Quality of life, depression, and sexual dysfunction in spouses of female patients with fibromyalgia. 2014

Tutoglu, Ahmet / Boyaci, Ahmet / Koca, Irfan / Celen, Esra / Korkmaz, Nurdan. ·Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harran University Medical School, Yenisehir Kampusu, 63100, Sanliurfa, Turkey, atutoglu@gmail.com. ·Rheumatol Int · Pubmed #24402006.

ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the quality of life and psychological condition of female patients with fibromyalgia and their spouses on sexual function. A total of 32 female patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia and their spouses were analyzed. Thirty married couples were included in the study as the control group. The demographic data of the fibromyalgia patients were recorded, a visual analog scale was used to evaluate the level of pain, and the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire was used to evaluate the impact of the symptoms on the quality of life of the patients. The quality of life of both the patients and the control group were evaluated using the Short Form 36 (SF-36), and psychological variables were evaluated using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory. Sexual function was assessed using the Female Sexual Function Index for female participants and the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) for male participants. The IIEF erectile dysfunction scores were significantly lower in the spouses of female patients with fibromyalgia than in the control group (p < 0.05), and the BDI scores were significantly higher in the spouses of the female patients with fibromyalgia (p < 0.05). Among the SF-36 scores, the emotional and physical roles were significantly lower in the spouses of the female patients with fibromyalgia (p = 0.003 and p = 0.004, respectively). In all spouses of FMS patients and controls, there was a significantly negative correlation between erectile function, the BDI score, and to be married with FMS patient and positive correlations between erectile function and emotional role, social function, mental health, SF-36 pain score, and general health (p < 0.05 for all). In a linear regression model, BDI, to be married with FMS patient and general health were found to affect erectile function (beta regression coefficient = -0.572, SE = 0.082, p = 0.001; beta regression coefficient = -0.332, SE = 1.619, p = 0.007; beta regression coefficient = 0.445, SE = 0.065, p = 0.005, respectively). Being a spouse of a patient with fibromyalgia might significantly interfere with quality of life and lead to a high rate of sexual dysfunction. Spouses of patients with fibromyalgia might also be investigated for sexual dysfunction and quality of life. Treatment programs for this group should be considered.