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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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Effect of earthquakes on spontaneous pneumothorax development (p.1061-4)

Effect of earthquakes on spontaneous pneumothorax development (p.1061-4)

Atakan Savrun1, Bilgehan Demir2, Seyda Tuba Savrun3, Emre Gokcen4, Ibrahim Caltekin4, Hacer Yasar Teke5, Hilal Korkma6
1Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ordu, Turkey
2Malatya Research and Training Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Malatya, Turkey
3Ordu University Training and Research Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ordu, Turkey
4Yozgat Bozok University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey
5Ordu University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ordu, Turkey
6Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Ankara, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: This study researched the effect of earthquakes, affecting meteorological parameters by causing pressure changes in the atmosphere, on the development of spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) and which periods after earthquakes were risky in terms of SP development.
Material and Methods: The study retrospectively investigated the files of 117 cases, 4 females (3.4%) and 113 males (96.6%) with spontaneous pneumothorax diagnosis in the emergency service of our hospital within a five-year period. The day patients attended hospital was accepted as the day of pneumothorax formation. Meteorological data for the study period was obtained from the Republic of Turkey General Directorate of Meteorology. Earthquake data for the study period were obtained from the Earthquake Department of the Republic of Turkey Disaster And Emergency Management Presidency website. The correlation of the changes in air temperature, humidity and pressure values of the day on which SP occurred compared to the previous day was investigated with SP. Additionally, risk analysis was performed for the correlation of SP formation time with earthquake days and the time interval after earthquakes.
Results: Within the study duration, the number of SP cases on the same day as earthquakes in the region was 27, with earthquake magnitude a minimum of 2.10 and maximum of 4.00 with mean of 2.5±0.47 calculated. Cases attending on days without earthquakes (n=90) were assessed in terms of how many days after the last earthquake they attended and mean duration was 8.14±8.03 days, with attendance due to pneumothorax a minimum of 1 day and maximum 44 days later. As the duration after an earthquake lengthened, there was a statistically significant reduction in the number of attendances.
Conclusion: SP is a clinic that can be diagnosed initially by doctor suspicion. In our study, we identified earthquakes were effective on pneumothorax development. As a result, we believe it is necessary to initially consider SP diagnosis for cases attending the emergency department with dyspnea and chest pain complaints in this risky period.

Keywords: Earthquake; pressure; spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) 

 

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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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