Assoc. Prof. Nimet Dortcan

Neurology
Assoc. Prof. Nimet Dortcan

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Dortcan graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Medicine in 1998. She completed her residency in Neurology in 2004. Later, she voluntarily worked in EMG and EEG Laboratories in the Department of Neurology at Istanbul University for a year.

Between 2005 – 2008, she completed her master’s program in Clinical Neurophysiology at Istanbul University DETAE. She received her M.D. and became a Clinical Neurophysiologist in 2012 and Assistant Professor in Neurology in 2017.

Also, she was working in the academic staff as Assistant Professor in the Neurophysiology Department at Istanbul Bilgi University Vocational School of Health Sciences in 2014, and as an Associate Professor in 2018.

Between 2009 and 2018, she was the chief of Neurophysiology Laboratory of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, and at the same time in 2016, she was working in Nişantaşı clinic. Dr. Nimet Dortcan has been working as a Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology Specialist at Avicenna Atasehir Hospital since March 2019.

Dr. Nimet Dortcan is also, a member of the Turkish Neurology Association, Epilepsy Association, Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG Association, and Turkish Sleep Medicine Association, besides, she is actively taking part in these associations and performing noticeable developments in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology. She has numerous national and international publications and researches

a. List of Articles and Papers Published In International Refereed Journals

  1. Ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Gozke E, Dortcan N, Kocer A, Cetinkaya M, Akyuz G, Us, O. Neurophysiol Clin. 2003 Nov;33(5):219-22.
  2. A-Waves and electrophysiologically established diagnoses. Gozke E, Celebi D, Dortcan N, Deniz E, Us O, Akyuz G. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol. 2003 Jan-Feb;43(1):33-5.
  3. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with migraine. Gozke E, Ore O, Dortcan N, Unal Z, Cetinkaya M. Headache. 2004 Feb;44(2):166-9.
  4. A comparison of F waves in peripheral nerve disorders. Koçer A, Gozke E, Dortcan N, Us O. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol. 2005 Dec;45(7-8):417-23.
  5. Sympathetic skin responses in patients with hyperthyroidism. Gozke E, Ozyurt Z, Dortcan N, Ore O, Kocer A, Ozer E. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol. 2007 Mar-Apr;47(2):117-21.
  6. Neurological aspects of tuberous sclerosis in relation to MRI/MR spectroscopy findings in children with epilepsy. Yapici Z, Dortcan N, Baykan BB, Okan F, Dincer A, Baykal C, Eraksoy M, Roach S. Neurol Res. 2007 Jul;29(5):449-54
  7. Betül Güveli,Candan Gürses, Dilek Ataklı, Nerses Bebek, Nimet Dörtcan, Betül Baykan, Ayşen Gökyiğit. Epilepsisi olan kadınlarda gebelikte antiepileptik ilaç kullanımı çocukta EEG değişikliklerine yol açıyor mu? Journal of Neurological Sciences, 29 (31):192-200, 2012
  8. Panayiotopoulos syndrome and symptomatic occipital lobe epilepsy of childhood: a clinical and EEG study. Tata G, Guveli BT, Dortcan N, Cokar O, Kurucu H, Demirbilek V, Dervent A. Epileptic Disord. 2014 Jun;16(2):197-202.
  9. Eye closure sensitivity in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and its effect on prognosis. Tekin Güveli B, Baykan B, Dörtcan N, Bebek N, Gürses C, Gökyiğit A. Seizure. 2013 Dec;22(10):867-71.
  10. Long-term outcomes in patients with West syndrome: An outpatient clinical study. Betül TG, Özlem Ç, Nimet D, Gülçin B, Veysi D, Ayşin D, Seizure 2015-article in press
  11. Keser N, Dörtcan N, Çıkla U, Uluç K, Çelikoğlu E, İş M, Gürer B; Semivertical Incision: An Aesthetically and Electrophysiologically Effective Mini-Incision Technique for Carpal Tunnel Decompression; Med Sci Monit, 2017; 23: 2993-3000 DOI: 10.12659/MSM.902343
  12. Dörtcan Nimet,Tekin Güveli Betül, Dervent Ayşin (2016). Long-Term Clinical and EEG Consequences of Idiopathic Partial Epilepsies. Medİcal Science Monitor, 22, Doi: 10.12659 /MSM.898626
  13. Güveli Betül, Gürses Rabia Candan, Ataklı Dilek, Bebek Nerses, Dörtcan Nimet, Baykan Betül,Gökyiğit Ayşen (2013). Eye closure sensitivity in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and its effect on prognosis. Seizure, 22(10), 867-871, Atıf Sayısı: 5, Doi: 10.1016/j.seizure. 2013.07.008
  14. Tekin Güveli Betül,Çokar Özlem,Dörtcan Nimet,Benbir Gülçin,Demirbilek Ahmet Veysi,Dervent Ayşin (2015). Long-term outcomes in patients with West syndrome: An outpatient clinical study. Seizure, 25, 68-71, Atıf Sayısı: 1, Doi: 10.1016/j.seizure. 2015.01.001
  15. Tata Gülten,Tekin Güveli Betül,Dörtcan Nimet,Çokar Özlem,Kurucu Hatice, Demirbilek Ahmet Veysi,Dervent Ayşin (2014). Panayiotopoulos syndrome and symptomatic occipital lobe epilepsy of childhood: a clinical and EEG study.. Epileptic Disorders, 2(16), 197-202, Atıf Sayısı: 4, Doi: 10.1684/epd.2014.0652
  16. Yapıcı Zuhal,Dörtcan Nimet,Baykan Betül,Dinçer Alp,Baykal Can,Eraksoy Mefkure (2007). Neurological aspects of tuberous sclerosis in relation to MRI/MR spectroscopy findings in children with epilepsy. Neurological Research, 29(5), 449-454, Atıf Sayısı: 8, Doi: 10.1179/016164107X163996
  17. Gözke Eren,Öre Özgül,Dörtcan Nimet,Ünal Zeynep,Çetinkaya Mehmet (2004). Cranial magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with migraine. Headache, 2(44), 166- 169, Atıf Sayısı: 38
  18. Gözke Eren,Özyurt Zafer,Dörtcan Nimet,Öre Özgül,Koçer Abdülkadir,Özer Eşref (2007). Sympathetic skin responses in patients with hyperthyroidsm. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 2(47), 117-121., Atıf Sayısı: 2
  19. Dörtcan Nimet, Doğan Ak Pelin,Kaydan Meryem,Gözke Eren (2016). Short-Latency Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Restless Leg Syndrome. Medical Science and Technology, 57, 55-60, Doi: 10.12659/MST.898250
  20. Koçer Abdülkadir,Gözke Eren,Dörtcan Nimet,Us Önder (2005). A comparison of F waves in peripheral nerve disorders. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 7(45), 417-423., Atıf Sayısı: 6
  21. Gözke Eren,Dörtcan Nimet,Koçer Abdülkadir,Çetinkaya Mehmet,Akyüz Gülseren Derya,Us Önder (2003). Ulnar nerve entrapment at wrist associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology, 33(5), 219-222., Atıf Sayısı: 26, Doi: 10.1016/j.neucli.2003.08.002
  22. Gözke Eren,Çelebi Deniz, Dörtcan Nimet, Deniz Engin, Us Önder, Akyüz Gülseren Derya (2003). A waves and electrophysiologically established diagnoses. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1(43), 33-35., Atıf Sayısı: 8
  23. Keser Nese, Dörtcan Nimet, Cikla Ulas, Uluc Kutluay, Celikoglu Erhan, Is Merih, Gurer Bora (2016). Semi vertical Incision: An Aesthetically And Electrophysiologically Effective Mini-Incision Technique For Carpal Tunnel Decompression.
  24. Dörtcan Nimet,Tekin Güveli Betül,Benbir Gülçin,Demirbilek Ahmet Veysi,Dervent Ayşin (2014). An inventory on deceased infantile spasms patients. EFNS European Journal of Neurology (Poster)

b. List of Articles and Papers Published In National Refereed Journals

  1. Dörtcan Nimet, Tekin Güveli Betül, Demirbilek Ahmet Veysi (2014). Idiopathic Partial Epilepsies in Childhood. Journal of the Turkish Epilepsy Society, 6-12, Doi: 10.5505/epilepsy. 2014.37450
  2. Dörtcan Nimet, Gözke Eren, Öre Özgül, Çetinkaya Mehmet (2003). Primer Antifosfolipid antikor sendromu – Olgu sunumu. PTT hastanesi Tıp Dergisi(25), 100-103.
  3. Çelebi Deniz,Gözke Eren,Dörtcan Nimet,Çetinkaya Mehmet (2002). Karpal tünel sendromunda duysal sinir ileti çalışmaları ve iki nokta diskriminasyonu. PTT Hastanesi Tıp Dergisi(24), 14-17
  4. Gözke Eren,Dörtcan Nimet,Özyurt Zafer,Koçer Abdülkadir (2005). Brain Stem Infarction Presenting as Isolated Trigeminal Sensory Neuropathy :Case Report. İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi , 1(12), 37-39.,
  5. Güveli Betül, Gürses Candan, Ataklı Dilek, Bebek Nerses, Dörtcan Nimet, Baykan Betül, Gökyiğit Ayşen (2012). Epilepsi Olan Kadınlarda Gebelikte Antiepileptik İlaç Kullanımı Çocukta Eeg Değişikliklerine Yol Açıyor Mu? Journal Of Neurological Scienses  29:(2) 31; 192-200
  6. Dörtcan Nimet,Tekin Güveli Betül,Gözke Eren Nadir Görülen Akut Brakial Pleksus Nöropatisi Nedeni: İnsan İmmun Yetmezlik Virüs (HIV) Enfeksiyonu : Olgu Sunumu A Rare Cause of Acute Brachial Pleksus Neuritis: Human İmmundeficiency Virus İnfection (HIV) : Case Report. Yeditepe Tıp Dergisi.

Translated National / international books or chapter

  1. Victor M, Ropper AH. Adams and Victor’s Nöroloji El Kitabı (Nobel Medical Bookstores 2004, Editor: Nimet Dörtcan)
  2. Miller J. Fountain nNathan. Nöroloji Hatırlatmalar. (Nobel Medical Bookstores 2004, Editor: Nimet Dörtcan)
  3. Lewis P. Rowland. Merritt’s Neurology. (Güneş Medical Bookstore 2010, Editors: Barış Baslove, Candan Gürses- dört bölüm çevirisi)
  4. Bashar Katırjı. Electromyography in Clinical Practice (Güneş Medical Bookstore 2012 ( Editor: Barış Baslo-dört bölüm çevirisi)
  5. A. Arturo Leis, Micheal P. Schenk Atlas of Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (Nobel Medical Bookstores 2014 (Editor A.Emre Öge- 6 bölüm çevirisi)
  6. Merritt’s Neurology, Chapter:4 (2011), Dörtcan Nimet,Topçular Barış, Güneş Tıp Kitapevi , Editor:Barış Baslo, Candan Gürses,
  7. Atlas of Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography, Chapter:2 (2014), Dörtcan Nimet, Nobel Medical Bookstore, Editor: A.Emre Öge.
  8. Electromyography in Clinical Practice, Chapter:4 (2012), Dörtcan Nimet, Güneş Tıp Kitabevi , Editor:Barış Baslo.
  9. Fokal Periferik Nöropatiler, Chapter:ULNAR SİNİR (2015), Dörtcan Nimet, Yeniyüzyıl Yayınları , Editör:A. Emre Öge, Zeliha Matur.
  • 2006 Turkish Sleep Medical Association
  • 2005 Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG Association
  • 2004 Turkish Neurology Association,
  • 2004 Epilepsy War Association
  • 2000 Istanbul Doctor Doctors Syndicate
  • Faculty Member at Bilgi University, Department of Electro neurophysiology

Dr. Nimet Dortcan has presented several posters in the following attended congresses:

a. International Congresses
  1. 2016 Clinical Neurophysiology Congress (Riche–Cannieu anastomosis: A case report).
  2. 2015 31st International Epilepsy Congress, Istanbul (Variations in tonic seizures: A video-EEG presentation).
  3. 2015  31st International Epilepsy Congress, Istanbul (Symptomatic West Syndrome: The electrophysiological and structural features and prognosis).
  4. 2014 Joint Congress Of European Neurology. Istanbul (Long-term outcome in patients with West syndrome: an out-patient clinical study. EFNS European Journal of Neurology).
  5. 2014  30th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ICCN)(Long-term clinical and EEG consequences of idiopathic partial epilepsies).
  6. 2014  30th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ICCN) (Dropping Objects in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Clinical Characteristics and Sensory-Motor Integration).
  7. 2013 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (Dropping objects in carpal tunnel syndrome: the role of sensory-motor Integration).
  8. 2013 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (The effect of basketball shooting exercises on sensory-motor integration).
  9. 2003  13th Meeting of the European Neurological Society (Cranial magnetic resonance imaging findings in cases with migraine).
  10. 2003  13th Meeting of the European Neurological Society (Neurological and systemic aspects of tuberous sclerosis in relation to MRI/MRS findings in 11 children).
b. National Congresses
  1. 2016 30th Annual Scientific Congress of the Turkish Neurosurgical Society (Keser Neşe,Dörtcan Nimet,Çelikoğlu Erhan,Çeçen Dilber Ayçiçek,Aydın İmam Hüseyin,Börekçi Ali,İş Merih. The Multi Unknowns Equation: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome).
  2. 2015 51st National Neurology Congress (Kaydan Meryem, Eren Gözke, Doğan Ak Pelin, Dörtcan Nimet, Saraçoğlu Boran. Short Latency Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Restless Leg Syndrome).
  3. 2012 48th National Neurology Congress, Antalya (Güngör Tuncer Özlem,Önalan Ayşenur,Dörtcan Nimet,Altındağ Ebru,Akman Demir Gülşen. Isolated musculocutaneous nerve neuropathy after varicocele surgery).
  4. 2012  8th National Epilepsy Congress, Bodrum (Tekin Güveli Betül, Dörtcan Nimet, Bebek Nerses, Gürses Rabia Candan, Gökyiğit Ayşen,Baykal Betül. Translation results in Relationship between eye closure sensitivity and prognosis in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy).
  5. 2012 28th National Congress of Clinical Electrophysiology EEG-EMG (Dörtcan Nimet, Tekin Güveli Betül, Gözke Eren. Ischemic monomeric neuropathy: Case Report).
  6. 2011 27th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Betül Tekin Güveli, Gürses Rabia Candan, Dörtcan Nimet, Bebek Nerses, Baykal Betül, Gökyiğit Ayşen. Clinical and EEG features of SSPE case presenting with chorioretinitis without cognitive impairment).
  7. 2015 31st National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG, Antalya (Gözke Eren, Günay Esra, Dörtcan Nimet, Doğan Ak Pelin (2015). A Multiplex Case of Mononeuropathy Associated with Churg-Strauss Syndrome).
  8. 2014 28th Scientific Congress of Turkish Neurosurgery Association (Neşe Keser, Dörtcan Nimet, Gürer Bora, İş Merih, Çelikoğlu Erhan. Transverse mini skin incision for carpal tunnel release with 1 cm-long transverse incision).
  9. 2011 27th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Dörtcan Nimet, Tekin Güveli Betül, Gözke Eren. Relationship between electrophysiology and prognosis in peroneal entrapment neuropathy).
  10. 2013 29th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Ünlü Özkan Feyza, Dörtcan Nimet, Gözke Eren, Şilte Duygu, Aktaş İlknur. isolated tibial nerve damage in neuropathy injection).
  11. 2005 41st National Neurology Congress (Yapıcı Zuhal, Dörtcan Nimet, Dinçer Alp, Baykal Can, Eraksoy Mefkure. Neurological Prognosis in Tuberous Sclerosis: Relationships of Seizure, Cognitive Retardation, MRI and Proton Spectroscopy).
  12. 2013 29th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Şentürk Gökçe, Acar Zeynep, Matur Zeliha, Süner Melis, Dörtcan Nimet, İmişci Sertaç, Öge Ali Emre. The effect of Basketball shooting exercises on sensory-motor integration).
  13. 2012 28th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Dörtcan Nimet, Tekin Güveli Betül, Gözke Eren. Case report: Pseudo-conduction block due to vascular ischemia).
  14. 2011 27th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Dörtcan Nimet, Tekin Güveli Betül, Edrisi Cevat, Gözke Eren. Posterior interosseous nerve syndrome: Clinical, electrophysiological and MRI findings).
  15. 2004 21st National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Zafer Özyurt, Gözke Eren, Dörtcan Nimet, Öre Özgül, Özer Eşref. Nerve conduction studies in hyperthyroidism cases).
  16. 2001 37th National Neurology Congress (Gözke Eren,Dörtcan Nimet,Özyurt Zafer,Koçer Abdülkadir. Brain stem infarction presenting as isolated trigeminal neuropathy).
  17. 2012 28th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Tutkan Havva, Gül Levent, Çağrıcı Sultan, Dörtcan Nimet. Toxic neuropathy due to N-hexane: report of 3 cases).
  18. 2011 National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Dörtcan Nimet, Özdamar Meryem, Gözke Eren. CIDP – Case Report).
  19. 2013 29th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Taşkıran Emine, Matur Zeliha, Dörtcan Nimet, Öge Ali Emre. Investigation of somatosensory cortex neuronal plasticity in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.).
  20. 2000 36th National Neurology Congress (Gözke Eren,Özgül Öre,Özyurt Zafer,Dörtcan Nimet,Koçer Abdülkadir,Çetinkaya Mehmet. Carotid Stenosis and Lokoaraiosis).
  21. 2013 29th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Dörtcan Nimet, Matur Zeliha, İmişci Sertaç, Melis Süner, Taşkıran Emine, Acar Zeynep,  Sözer Topcular Necla, Öge Ali Emre. The relationship between sensory-motor integration in carpal tunnel syndrome and complaints of dropping the objects ).
  22. 2014 30th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Ünlü Özkan Feyza, Erdem Selda, Dörtcan Nimet, Gözke Eren. A Late Diagnosed Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Case Report).
  23. 2001 18th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Gözke Eren, Çelebi Deniz, Dörtcan Nimet, Deniz Engin, Us Önder. Wave A, and electrophysiological diagnosis).
  24. 2001 18th National Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG (Çelebi Deniz, Gözke Eren, Dörtcan Nimet, Koçer Abdülkadir, Çetinkaya Mehmet, Us Önder. Sensory conduction studies and two-point discrimination in carpal tunnel syndrome).
  25. 2001 37th National Neurology Congress (Koçer Abdülkadir, Gözke Eren, Özyurt Zafer, Dörtcan Nimet, Çetinkaya Mehmet. Japanese Disease-Thoracic Myelopathy Due to Posterior Ligament Calcification).
  26. 2000 36th National Neurology Congress (Koçer Abdülkadir, Dörtcan Nimet, Özyurt Zafer, Tonguç Deniz, Gözke Eren, Çetinkaya Mehmet. Brain Damage (Necrosis) and Memory Impairment Secondary to Radiotherapy).
  27. 2016 EEG-EMG Congress (SS-052) (Aysal Fikret, Dörtcan Nimet, Altunhalka Ahmet, Altın Ümmühan, Helvacı Yılmaz Nesrin, Öge Emre.  Sequential Nerve Stimulation in Unusual Muscle).

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