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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.



Effect of catheter selection in hypospadias repair (p.2377-81)

Effect of catheter selection in hypospadias repair (p.2377-81)

Mehmet Arpacik1, Turan Yildiz2
1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Umraniye Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: The effects of catheter use on postoperative complications in patients undergoing hypospadias repair remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectivity of silicone and feeding catheters on surgical outcomes in patients undergoing hypospadias repair.
Material and Methods: The retrospective study included 169 patients with distal and midpenile hypospadias who were operatively treated with tubularized incised plate urethroplasty between July 2014 and July 2018. A feeding catheter was used in 79 patients (Group A) and a silicone catheter was in 90 patients (Group B). Postoperative complications including catheter-related complications (catheter occlusion, urine leak around the catheter, and spontaneous withdrawal) and hypospadias-related complications (urethrocutaneous fistula, meatal stenosis, urethral stenosis, and glans dehiscence) were recorded for each patient.
Results: The age of the patients ranged between 6 months and 15 years. The incidence of catheter-related complications was significantly higher in Group A compared to Group B (p0.021). The overall incidence of hypospadias-related complications was 5.1% in Group A as opposed to 3.3% in Group B and no significant difference was found between the two groups with regard to postoperative complications.
Conclusion: Although catheter selection had no effect on hypospadias-related complications, the use of feeding catheters led to a higher incidence of catheter-related complications, which is likely to increase the anxiety levels of the parents.

Keywords: Catheter; child; complication; hypospadias 


doi:  10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.04.406   


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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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