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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

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Cuneyt Kayaalp

 

Prevalence of tandoor smoke exposure in female patients with asthma: A cross-sectional study from the East of Turkey  (p. 2788-795)

Prevalence of tandoor smoke exposure in female patients with asthma: A cross-sectional study from the East of Turkey (p. 2788-795)

Gokhan Perincek
Kars Harakani State Hospital, Clinic of Pulmonary Medicine, Kars, Turkey

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of cow dung cake (cdc) for heating, cooking and baking in female patients (pts) with asthma.
Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted between January 2016 and 2018. The study included 522 female pts with asthma. Pts were divided into three groups based on using cdc (for heating, cooking and baking). Secondly, the pts who used cdc in tandoor for baking were evaluated and these pts were divided into three groups based on exposure to tandoor smoke [a) currently using, b) previously used, c) never used]. Age, BMI, comorbidity, the place where pts live, educational status, occupation, smoking status, pulmonary functions and complete blood counts of all pts were evaluated. All statistical calculations were performed with SPSS 23.0.
Results: 219 (42%) of all pts were using the cdc, 165 (31.7%) pts were using tandoor, 106 (20.4%) pts had previously used tandoor. The pts who exposed to tandoor smoke previously were significantly older and these pts had higher BMIs. The incidence of comorbidities, the place where pts live, occupation and educational status were significantly different between tandoor smoke exposure groups. The pts who were currently using tandoor for baking lived in villages. In all three groups, most of the women were housewives and most of them who were exposed to tandoor smoke were illiterate. Hemoglobin levels of the pts who were exposed to tandoor smoke were higher. The pts who were currently using tandoor for baking had significantly lower MPV and pulmonary function tests such as FEV1, FVC, PEF and FEF 25% levels.
Conclusion: The women with asthma who exposed to tandoor smoke are older, overweight, rural housewife people and they have comorbidities. The pulmonary functions and hemoglobin of them may be affected by exposure to tandoor smoke.

Keywords: Female; asthma; biomass; tandoor smoke

 

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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.

 

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