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Dear readers,

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.



Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin in Turkish non-cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C patients infected with genotype 2 or 3 (p.2067-71)

Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin in Turkish non-cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C patients infected with genotype 2 or 3 (p.2067-71)

Tayibe Bal, Mehmet Cabalak 
Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, School of Medicine, Hatay, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: Few studies have evaluated real-world clinical experience with sofosbuvir (SOF) plus ribavirin (RBV) in hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 2 and 3 infections from Turkey. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the results of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin therapy in genotype 2 and 3 cases followed in an infectious disease clinic at a university hospital in Hatay, southern Turkey.
Material and Methods: In this single-centre, retrospective, observational study, 58 eligible patients treated with SOF/RBV (400 mg of SOF plus weight-based RBV) therapy between October 2016 and February 2019 were examined. Forty-three patients who had completed the duration of treatment and had known virological response status were evaluated for treatment outcomes.
Results: SOF/RBV achieves a sustained virological response (SVR) rate of 96.3% and 100% in the HCV genotype 2 and 3 groups, respectively, with treatment duration of 12-24 weeks. No patient experienced a virologic breakthrough while only one experienced virologic relapse after the completion of therapy. The incidence of adverse events was 25.5% (11/43) while the most common (11.6%) adverse event was ribavirin-related hemolytic anemia.
Conclusion: The current study revealed that the SOF/RBV therapy achieved excellent response rates with a good safety profile in non-cirrhotic Turkish patients infected with HCV genotype 2 or 3.

Keywords: HCV; genotype 2; genotype 3; ribavirin; sofosbuvir; Turkey 


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.04.413


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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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