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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.



Comparison of obese and non-obese patients in terms of sharp object injuries: A retrospective evaluation (p.2063-6)

Comparison of obese and non-obese patients in terms of sharp object injuries: A retrospective evaluation (p.2063-6)

Tutkun Talih, Ugur Topal, Erdogan Mutevelli Sozuer, Fatih Dal, Hizir Yakup Akyildiz
Departmant of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayeseri, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: In our study, we aimed to investigate the effect of BMI on surgical treatments and general outcomes, as well as on the severity of the injury caused by the sharp object. From an anatomical point of view, increased body mass index (BMI) is expected to have a protective effect in limiting organ damage in the case of sharp object injuries.
Material and Methods: Data of the patients with penetrating abdominal injuries who applied to the emergency service of the University between January 2015 and January 2020 were analyzed retrospectively. Patients’ ages, genders, body mass indexes (BMIs), needs for surgical intervention, injury severity scores (ISS) and mortality were evaluated. Patients were divided into 2 groups: obese patients (BMI>30; Group1) and non-obese patients (BMI30; Group2).
Results: Seventy-eight patients whose data were available were included in the study. Thirty-three of the patients were determined to be obese (Group1) while 45 were determined to be non-obese (Group2). The mean age of the patients in group1 was significantly higher than the patients in group 2 (p=0.011). The mean ISS of the patients in group 1 was 11.03±8.24 while it was 16.93±13.68 in group 2. The ISS was significantly higher in group2 (p=0.031). Alcohol intoxication levels of the patients in Group 2 were significantly higher than Group 1 (p=0.006). A statistically significant difference was not present between the groups in terms of number of past surgical interventions (p=0.627); however, it was determined that 57% of the surgical interventions in Group 1 were performed for diagnostic purposes and that no pathologies were detected in 45% thereof.
Discussion: As a result, increased BMI is associated with lower injury severity scores and decreased need for operation in sharp object injuries. Slim patients are more likely to need surgery and be severely injured.

Keywords: Body mass index; obesity; sharp objects; trauma



doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.05.436 


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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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