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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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Analysis of lumbar disc degeneration: 82 cases  (p. 2784-7)

Analysis of lumbar disc degeneration: 82 cases (p. 2784-7)

Huseyin Ozevren1, Abdurrahman Cetin2, Murat Baloglu3
1Dicle Universty, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Diyarbakir, Turkey
2HSU Gaziyasargil Training and Research Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Diyarbakir, Turkey
3HSU Gaziyasargil Training and Research Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Diyarbakir, Turkey

Abstract

Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate if the grade of lumbar disc degeneration. Intervertebral disc degeneration is a common degenerative disease.
Material and Methods: A retrospective analysis on 34 males and 48 females with intervertebral discs degeneration and a mean age of 51.5 years. Using MRI, the grade of lumbar intervertebral discs degeneration was assessed according to the Pfirrmann classification.
Results: There was a high correlation (R =0.385) and significant association (pearson correlation, p 0.01) between L3/L4 disc degeneration and the aging. There was also a high correlation (R =0.56) and significant association (pearson correlation, p 0.001) between the L3/L4 disc degeneration and the L4/L5.
Conclusion: For many years, excessive or abnormal mechanical load was thought to be the main cause of disk degeneration. Rates of aging and lumbar disc degeneration have gradually increased over the years. It is important to note that there is a significant relationship between aging and L3 / L4 disc degeneration and that L4 / L5 disc degeneration may also be present in patients with L3 / L4 disc degeneration.

Keywords: Intervertebral disc degeneration; magnetic resonance imaging; Pfirrmann classification

 

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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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