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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.

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Thoracic trauma in children; A retrospective study for causes, diagnosis and treatments (p.2082-7)

Thoracic trauma in children; A retrospective study for causes, diagnosis and treatments (p.2082-7)

Murat Kuru, Burhan Apiliogullari, Tamer Altinok, Sami Cerann 
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Necmettin Erbakan University, Medical Faculty of Meram, Konya, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate pediatric patients subjected to thoracic trauma in terms of prognosis, diagnosis and treatment. Although studies on trauma in adults are aplenty, those on the pediatric population are rarely available.
Material and Methods: 261 patients who were exposed to thoracic trauma for any reason in the last 24 hours of hospital admission were included. The patients’ demographic data, etiology, treatments and results were retrospectively evaluated.
Results: Our sample consisted of 85 girls and 176 boys with a mean age of 9.73±5.71 (range: 1-18 years). 228 of the patients (87%) had blunt trauma, 26 (10%) had penetrating trauma, and 7 (3%) had both penetrating and blunt trauma. Rate of penetrating trauma was about 4 times higher in boys. Traffic accidents were the most common reason for traumas. The most commonly fractured ribs were the 6th-9th ribs. 75 patients (28.7%) required tube thoracostomy, and 12 required open surgery. Rigid bronchoscopy was performed in 12 patients.
Conclusion: None of the 33 patients with penetrating trauma died, contrary to the information in the literature. We found boys to be exposed to trauma more than girls (B/G: 2.07/1), albeit at different rates compared to the findings of other research. The development of rib fractures was found to be a predisposing factor for hemothorax. Hemothorax was observed in the 6th-9th ribs and in ≥4 rib fractures

Keywords: Blunt; chest; haemothorax; penetrating; pneumothorax; rib fracture

 

 

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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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