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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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Effects of the constipation treatment in women who have overactive bladder and functional constipation (p.984-7)

Effects of the constipation treatment in women who have overactive bladder and functional constipation (p.984-7)

Serkan Akan, Omer Yilmaz, Caner Ediz, Serkan Yenigurbuz, Cumhur Yesildal
Sultan Abdulhamid Han Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: In adults, functional constipation (FC) is more common in individuals with overactive bladder (OAB) than in those without OAB. In this study, we evaluated the effects of the constipation treatment on OAB symptoms in women who have OAB and FC.
Material and Methods: : A total of 417 patients, diagnosed with OAB and FC in our clinic between June 2016 and June 2019, were prospectively evaluated. After applying the exclusion criteria, 54 female volunteers between 50-79 years of age were enrolled in the study. FC treatment of the individuals, who were first examined in the Urology clinic, were accomplished under supervision of a gastroenterologist. Internationally validated questionnaires Rome IV and OAB-V8 were used in diagnosis and follow-up of FC and OAB, respectively.
Results: The mean OAB-V8 scores before and after the treatment of constipation were 25.21±6.16 and 14.81±5.93, respectively. Among all questions, statistically significant decrease was observed especially 1st, 3rd, and 6th questions (frequency, urgency, nocturia). After FC treatment alone, the total OAB-V8 score decreased below the level of the sensitivity and specificity cut-off value for the diagnosis of OAB in 13 patients (24%).
Conclusion: OAB and FC are common clinical problems in the middle-aged and elderly women. In these patients, FC treatment before OAB medication may reduce frequency, urgency and nocturia symptoms of OAB significantly.

Keywords: Constipation treatment; female patients; functional constipation; overactive bladder 


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.01.081      


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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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