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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 the sodium, potassium, chloride and glucose levels measured by a blood gas analyzer and an autoanalyzer (p.2639-44)

Comparison of the sodium, potassium, chloride and glucose levels measured by a blood gas analyzer and an autoanalyzer (p.2639-44)

Omer Kaya1, Kamile Yucel2
1Department of Biochemistry, Konya Education and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
2Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, KTO Karatay University, Konya, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: A blood gas analyzers (BGA) are vital equipment frequently used in emergency departments and intensive care units. It is clinically important that the measurements of a BGA and an autoanalyzer (AA) provide equivalent results, which is confirmed by their proximitiy to the absolute value. This study aimed to compare the sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl-) and glucose values in venous blood samples measured with a BGA and a standard AA with external quality control values.
Material and Methods: The results of patients that presented to our emergency department between April 1, 2019 and July 1, 2019 and underwent the measurements of Na+ (n = 5,908), K+ (n = 5,755), Cl- (n = 5,101) and glucose (n = 5,871) simultaneously by BGA and AA were retrospectively compared.
Results: In the Spearman correlation analysis between the two measurements, the correlation coefficient (r) was found as 0.78, 0.88, 0.89 and 0.97 for Na+, K+, Cl- and glucose, respectively. According to the Bland-Altman analysis, in the comparison of Na+, K+, Cl- and glucose values, the average bias percentages at the 95% confidence interval were -0.8 (4.8 to -6.4), -9 (8.6 to -26.5), -0.2 (6.2 to -6.5), and 0.3 (21.8 to -21.3), respectively.
Conclusion: We concluded that the Na+ and Cl- results obtained from BGA can be used instead of those obtained from an AA; however, the blood gas K+ and glucose results of the former cannot replace those of the latter.

Keywords: Acid-base balance; autoanalyzer; blood gas analysis; electrolytes; glucose



doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.05.494           


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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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