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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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Demographic characteristics of cases diagnosed with cleft palate (p.1860-3)

Demographic characteristics of cases diagnosed with cleft palate (p.1860-3)

Huseyin Kaya1, Lale Guliyeva2, Ramazan Ozdemir1, Ismail Kursad Gokce1, Mehmet Fatih Deveci1
1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
2Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

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

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the cleft palate cases in our neonatal clinic and to examine the associated clinical features, predisposing factors, accompanying anomalies, additional findings, treatment approaches and follow-up results.
Material and Methods: The study included babies that were diagnosed with cleft palate in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between January 2014 and December 2018. The etiological risk factors, demographic characteristics, clinical features and concomitant malformations of the patients included in the study were retrospectively recorded from the patient files and the database system of our hospital.
Results: A total of 70 cleft palate patients were observed over a five year period. Of these, 30 (42.9%) were female and 40 (57.1%) were male. The mean gestational age was 38 ± 2.9 weeks and the mean birth weight was 2845 ± 700 grams. 77.1% of the patients were found to additionally have cleft lips. 27 patients (38.5%) had cardiac defects, 18 (25.7%) had central nervous system anomalies and 4 (5.7%) had hypothyroidism. 24 (34.3%) of the parents were consanguineous. The median age at the time of the initial operation was 13 months for cleft palate cases and 5 months for cleft lip cases.
Conclusion: As a result, treatment and follow-up of patients with cleft palate defect requires a multidisciplinary approach. These patients should undergo a thorough examination and evaluation. Since many syndromes or malformations may accompany the palate defects, these cases should be investigated with respect to genetic disease and other system anomalies.

Keywords:  Cleft lip; cleft palate; congenital malformation; newborn

 

 

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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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