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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.

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Comparison of diagnostic scoring systems with imaging methods for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (p.3166-70)

Comparison of diagnostic scoring systems with imaging methods for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (p.3166-70)

Birkan Birben1, Bedriye Muge Sonmez2, Sadettin Er1, Sabri Ozden3, Murat Tugra Kosa2, Mesut Tez1
1Department of General Surgery, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Konya Training And Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
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Abstract

Aim: Acute appendicitis scores have been developed to better analyze the symptoms and signs of acute appendicitis. In this study, we compared the success rates of different scoring systems with imaging methods in the diagnostic confirmation of acute appendicitis.
Materials and Methods: Patients aged above 18 years, who presented to the emergency department with right lower quadrant pain and were suspected to have acute appendicitis, were prospectively and observationally evaluated. The demographic characteristics, imaging modalities, Alvarado score, acute inflammatory response score, and adult appendicitis score were assessed.
Results: 237 patients, 46.8% female and 53.2% male, mean age of 34±13 (18-95) years. Appendectomy was performed in 144 (61%) patients with a prediagnosis of acute appendicitis. The pathological results were appendiceal cancer in two patients, lymphoid hyperplasia in 12, and acute appendicitis in 130. Imaging methods were found to be more specific than scores, and positive predictive values in scoring systems were more sensitive than imaging methods in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
Conclusion: There is still no effective and guiding scoring system for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Due to the low negative predictive values of the available scoring systems, patients should be evaluated with detailed anamnesis, examination and laboratory findings, and computed tomography should be performed if there is clinical suspicion of acute appendicitis.

Keywords: Acute inflammatory response score; adultappendicitis score; alvarado score; appendicitis; computed tomography

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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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