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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

 

The role of inflammatory markers in the diagnosis and follow-up of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (p.1077-81)

The role of inflammatory markers in the diagnosis and follow-up of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (p.1077-81)

Burak Durmaz1, Sarper Yilmaz2, Handan Derebasinlioglu3
1Sivas Numune Ministry Hospital, Clinic of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Sivas, Turkey
2Ufuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
3Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Sivas, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: Diabetic foot infections are a major cause of mortality and morbidity in diabetic patients. These mortality and mortality rates increase further when osteomyelitis develops. Simple techniques are needed to facilitate the diagnosis and follow-up of diabetic foot osteomyelitis.
Material and Methods: Eighty-nine patients who underwent amputation due to diabetic foot between January 2012 and May 2017 were included in the study. The patients were grouped as those with or without osteomyelitis according to their pathology results. C-reactive protein (CRP) level and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) were assessed pre- and postoperatively.
Results: Preoperative ESR values were significantly higher in the osteomyelitis group (p0.05). Comparison of preoperative, postoperative 2-week, and postoperative 1-month ESR values showed a statistical difference among all time points (p0.05), with lower postoperative values compared to preoperative values. At a cut-off value of 55.5 mm/h, preoperative ESR had sensitivity of 95.3% and specificity of 87.5% in the discrimination of patients with and without osteomyelitis.
Conclusion: ESR is a simple, rapid, and cost-effective diagnostic marker with high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis. However, monitoring CRP values may be superior to ESR when evaluating early treatment response.

Keywords: C-reactive protein; diabetic foot infections; erythrocyte sedimentation rate; osteomyelitis 

 

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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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