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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.



Investigation of the complete blood count parameters as an early diagnostic tool in contrast-induced nephropathy after contrast-enhanced computed tomography  (p.2099-106)

Investigation of the complete blood count parameters as an early diagnostic tool in contrast-induced nephropathy after contrast-enhanced computed tomography (p.2099-106)

Onur Tezel, Sedat Bilge
Department of Emergency Medicine, Gulhane School of Medicine, University of Health Science, Ankara, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: We investigated complete blood count parameters as inflammatory biomarkers and compared these to serum creatinine values as early diagnostic criteria of ongoing contrast-induced nephropathy. Contrast-induced nephropathy is an important cause of acute kidney injury. Early diagnosis can reduce morbidity and mortality. There is no clear predictor parameter for the early diagnosis of contrast-induced nephropathy.
Material and Methods: Patients who underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography examination were included in this retrospective study. Contrast-induced nephropathy was defined as 25%, a higher increment or a 0.5 mg/dL elevation above the baseline serum creatinine levels within 72 hours. Patients were divided into contrast-induced nephropathy and non-contrast-induced nephropathy groups. The complete blood count parameters obtained before and within the first 24 hours after contrast-enhanced computed tomography were compared between groups.
Results: The post-contrast-enhanced computed tomography neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio values were significantly higher in the contrast-induced nephropathy group compared to the non-contrast-induced nephropathy group (11.85±1.56 vs 7.29±0.49; p = 0.000). Comparison of the post-contrast-enhanced computed tomography values of the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, mean platelet volume-to-platelet count ratio, and lymphocyte to monocyte ratio revealed no statistically significant differences between the groups (p = 0.283, 0.128, and 0.792 respectively).
Conclusions: An increased neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio level after a contrast-enhanced computed tomography procedure is associated with the development of contrast-induced nephropathy. The use of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in the emergency department as a predictive parameter can significantly improve the diagnostic process, favorably acting on the prognosis of patients developing contrast-induced nephropathy.

Keywords: Acute kidney injury; contrast agents; emergency department; inflammatory biomarkers; neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio 


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.03.256


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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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