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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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Epilepsy in the emergency department: Who needs hospitalization? (p.1641-4)

Epilepsy in the emergency department: Who needs hospitalization? (p.1641-4)

Mirac Aysen Unsal1, Ahmet Senel2
1Clinic of Neurology, Istanbul Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Clinic of Emergency, Istanbul Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: Epilepsy is one of the most common serious chronic neurological diseases, imposing a huge economic burden on the individual and the society. Hospital services have been shown to be the highest direct-cost source for epilepsy patients. Therefore, in our study, we planned to discern the indications of hospitalization and the factors affecting the decision to hospitalize.
Material and Methods: Patients admitted to our adult emergency department with epileptic seizures were included in the study between February 2017 and September 2018. A total of 111 patients were recorded in terms of demographic data, preferred transportation method when arriving at the emergency department, anti-epileptic drugs they used, seizure triggers, pre-hospital treatments, duration of seizures, and indication, and duration of hospitalization.
Results: The rate of status epilepticus was lower in patients receiving a single antiepileptic drug compared to patients receiving two antiepileptic drugs and those using three or more antiepileptic drugs. The duration of the hospital stay was longer in patients receiving three or more antiepileptic drugs. Single antiepileptic drug users had a lower rate of hospitalization and a lower rate of intensive care unit admission and pre-hospital ambulance medication.
Conclusion: The most significant variable affecting the study’s results was the number of antiepileptic drugs used by the patients. Patients receiving polytherapy should be considered as a special group, and the effects of this situation on both the individual and the health care system should be examined in more detail.

Keywords: Hospitalization; status epilepticus; status epilepticus in emergency department

 

 

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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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