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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.



Prognostic significance of systemic inflammatory  markers in rectal cancer (p.101-5)

Prognostic significance of systemic inflammatory markers in rectal cancer (p.101-5)

Ramazan Sari1, Selcuk Kaya1, Onder Altin1, Sabah Tuzun2, Yunus Emre Altuntas1, Hasan Fehmi Kucuk1
1Department of General Surgery, Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Family Medicine, Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
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Aim: The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), which is indicators of systemic inflammatory response, have been demonstrated to be prognostic factors in many types of cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate importance of NLR and PLR in rectal cancer.
Materials and Methods: The data of 114 patients who underwent curative resection after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) for rectal cancer (RC) between January 2012 to June 2017 and 113 healthy subjects were retrospectively analyzed. Blood samples obtained prior to NACRT were examined. The NLR and PLR in RC patients were compared with the results of healthy individuals.
Results: The distribution of NLR and PLR results was significantly different between the RC patients and the control group (p0.001 for both). According to the ROC curve, the cut-off value for NLR was 2.70 and for PLR it was 151.18 in estimating the survival of the patients. NLR and PLR only correlated significantly with tumor wall involvement (T stage). The Kaplan-Meier method of predicting survival revealed no significant difference between groups with increased or decreased NLR and PLR in terms of overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS).
Conclusion: The NLR and PLR of the study group treated with NACRT and those of the control group were significantly different. However, elevated NLR and PLR before NACRT were not found to be significant prognostic biomarkers for OS and DFS in surgically treated RC patients.

Keywords: Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio; platelet-lymphocyte ratio; rectal cancer; systemic inflammatory indicators




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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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