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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.



Clinical and laboratory features and treatment approaches of pregnant woman with acute appendicitis (p.2813-8)

Clinical and laboratory features and treatment approaches of pregnant woman with acute appendicitis (p.2813-8)

Cem Karaali1, Ibrahim Egemen Ertas2, Ismail Sert1, Mehmet Burak Oztop3, Mehmet Ustun1, Cengiz Aydın1, Mustafa Emiroglu1
1Department of General Surgery SBU Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics SBU Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
3Izmir Provincial Health Directorate, Health Director, Izmir, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: Since it is difficult to diagnose acute appendicitis (AA) in pregnant women, the negative appendectomy and complicated appendectomy rates are higher than the normal population. However, both negative appendectomies and complicated appendicitis have negative effects on the fetus and mother. This study aims to evaluate the patients who underwent appendectomy during pregnancy according to clinical, laboratory and imaging findings. In addition, the Neutrophil-Lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and Platelet-Lymphocyte ratio (PLR) parameters, which are used in the evaluation of pregnant AA patients in the literature, will be evaluated.
Material and Methods: Between January 2013 and January 2020, pregnant patients operated for AA were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were evaluated in terms of age, gestational age, clinical, laboratory and imaging findings, operation information, length of hospitalization, pathology results and complications.
Results: Twelve patients were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 29.3 ± 7.38 (min-max 17-41). Three patients were in the 1st trimester (two intrauterin and one extrauterin tubal pregnancy), seven were in the 2nd trimester, and two were in the 3rd trimester. All patients applied with abdominal pain and no appendix could be visualized in any patient on ultrasound imaging. In our study, the average of WBC (White Blood Cell), PDW (Platellet-Distribution Widht), NLR and PLR values were found to be as 13.2 (mcL), 16.9 (%), 3.4 and 79.2, respectively.
Conclusion: In our study, a clear distinctive finding to be used in detecting pregnant appendicitis could not be reached. Although imaging and laboratory findings play a role in assisting the diagnosis of AA, our study has revealed that the most important criterion in the diagnosis of AA in pregnant patients is that the general surgery and gynecology team evaluate the patient together.

Keywords: Appendicitis; pregnancy; neutrophil lymphocyte ratio; platelet lymphocyte ratio 



doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.04.318        


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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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