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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 published monthly.



Risk factors for leakage after total gastrectomy (p. 174-80)

Risk factors for leakage after total gastrectomy (p. 174-80)

Orcun Yalav, Ugur Topal
Cukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Adana, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: Although many studies report risk factors for anastomotic leakage after gastrectomy for gastric cancer (GC), there are conflicting results in the literature. In this study, we aimed to identify the risk factors associated with anastomotic leakage after gastrectomy.
Material and Methods: Patients who underwent total gastrectomy for gastric cancer in a single center between September 2015 and September 2018 were evaluated retrospectively. The relationship between anastomotic leakage and clinical variables, tumor characteristics and intraoperative characteristics of 18 parameters were analyzed. The relationship between anastomotic leakage and survival was evaluated.
Results: A total of 102 patients were included in the study. Anastomotic leakage rate was 9.81% (10/102). A significant relationship was not determined between anastomotic leakage and age >60 (p:0.232), diabetes mellitus (p:0.334), ASA score >3 (p:0.587), albumin 300 (p:0.582), and operation duration >300 min (p:0.176). Multivariate regression analysis, showed female sex (p: 0.05), body mass index (BMI) >30 (p:0.024) and tumor localization (p:0.005) are independent risk factors for anastomotic leakage. There was a significant difference in mean survival between patients with and without anastomotic leakage (13.9 vs 34.9 months, p: 0.006).
Conclusion: Anastomotic leakage was associated with female sex, obesity, and tumor location. We also found that anastomotic leakage adversely affects long-term survival. Detecting risk factors after gastrectomy guides us in the management of patients at the risk for anastomotic leakage.

Keywords: Gastrectomy; complication; anastomotic leak


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.10.650


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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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