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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.



Knowledge and attitudes towards brain death and organ donation in hospitalized patients and their relatives (p.2599-603)

Knowledge and attitudes towards brain death and organ donation in hospitalized patients and their relatives (p.2599-603)

Yeliz Yilmaz1, Kadriye Acar1, Gulay Oyur Celik2, Erdinc Kamer1, Ahmet Er1 
1Department of General Surgery, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: Organs are generally procured from cadavers in developed countries while they are mostly obtained from living donors in developing countries. Firstly, the diagnosis of brain death should be established in order to obtain organ from a cadaver. Secondly, the family or legal guardian should have to donate organs. The knowledge and attitudes of relatives of donor towards organ donation is important in a patient diagnosed as brain death. Thus, this study was performed to determine knowledge and attitudes towards brain death and organ donation in patients (their relatives) hospitalized in general surgery clinic where organ donation is performed.
Material and Methods: The patients hospitalized in General Surgery Clinic, and their relatives (n=80) were included to the study. The clinic also performed renal transplantation. The questionnaires developed by researchers were used to collect data.
Results: Of the subjects included, 75% were women while25% were men. Mean age was 40.71±15.53 years. Majority of subjects had inadequate knowledge about brain death or organ transplantation. Of subjects, 76.25% reported that they support organ donation. Only 2.5% had donated their organs. Subjects(n=19) reporting that they would not donate organ of their relative diagnosed as brain death proposed following reasons: religious thoughts(15.8%), refusal of disrupting body integrity(94.8%) and being blinded to decision of potential donor about organ donation.
Conclusion: Although sample size is small in our study, it was shown that majority of individual have no sufficient information about brain death and organ transplantation and that organ donation rates are extremely in our society.

Keywords: Attitude; brain death; knowledge; organ transplantation; practice 


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.05.534          


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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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