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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 published monthly.



The place of total testosterone in the etiology of pilonidal sinus disease (p.2176-8)

The place of total testosterone in the etiology of pilonidal sinus disease (p.2176-8)

Murat Kanlioz1, Turgay Karatas2, Ugur Ekici3, Faik Tatli4
1Clinic of General Surgery, Private Beylikduzu Kolan Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine Inonu Universty, Malatya, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Gelisim University, Istanbul, Turkey
4Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Harran Universty, Sanliurfa, Turkey

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Aim: There are lots of factors accused in the etiology of SPSD. One of those factors is hypertrichosis. Hypertrichosis is increased by high levels of testosterone. In our clinical practices, we observe the secondary effects of high testosterone levels in those with SPSD. Hence, we intended to analyze the correlation between testosterone and SPSD.
Material and Methods: The first 200 patients who applied to General Surgery Clinic at Malatya State Hospital and were diagnosed with SPDS, were included in the study after being informed of our research and signing the informed consent form. The total testosterone (TT) levels of the patients were measured and recorded along with their demographic data. Also, a control group was formed of male and female patients without SPSD having the same demographic characteristics, whose TT levels were also subsequently recorded. The data from control and study groups were then compared and analyzed.
Results: Of the 200 patients included in the study, 43 (21.5%) were female and 157 (78.5%) were male. Their overall mean age was 24.13±7.04 years and the median age was 22 years (min:14- max:50). The male-to-female ratio was 3.65. The rate of females and males who had high levels of TT was significantly higher than that of the control group (p0.001).
Conclusion: We recommend measuring serum TT levels of patients who apply to hospital for SPSD. SPSD might be the first visible ring of the chain of diseases characterized by high levels of TT.

Keywords: Etiological factors; pilonidal sinus disease; testosterone 


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.01.074   


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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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