• E-ISSN 2636-7688
  • Call Us: +90 422 341 06 60 / 1224
  • Email Us: annalsmedres@inonu.edu.tr

Formerly Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center - ISSN 1300-1744

  • Annals of Medical Research

    Annals of Medical Research International Monthly Published Medical Journal

  • Annals of Medical Research

    In publication or citation search, the name similarities of the authors, typographical errors and institutional changes can cause confusion. To prevent this, researchers need to obtain a descriptive ID. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a researcher-specific international URI with a 16-digit number. You can register for free for individual ORCID at http://orcid.org. Please indicate the ORCID number of all authors when submitting your article.

  • Annals of Medical Research

    Annals of Medical Research indexed in TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM Tıp Veri Tabanı

  • Annals of Medical Research

    Annals of Medical Research indexed in

  • Annals of Medical Research
  • Annals of Medical Research
  • Annals of Medical Research
  • Annals of Medical Research

Dear readers,

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.



Anesthetic management of argon laser photocoagulation in patients with premature retinopathy: Single center three-years experience of 178 cases (p.5-11)

Anesthetic management of argon laser photocoagulation in patients with premature retinopathy: Single center three-years experience of 178 cases (p.5-11)

Berna Kaya Ugur1, Gulseren Karsli2
1Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
2Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Gaziantep Cengiz Gokcek Maternity and Childrens Hospital, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
Copyright@Author(s) - Available online at www.annalsmedres.org
Content of this journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


Aim: The better survival rate of extremely low birth weight preterm infants results in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Blindness due to ROP can be prevented with urgent treatment started within 72 hours. A preterm infant always presents a great challenge to the anesthetists. Laser photocoagulation treatment under general anesthesia possesses extreme risks due to sharing the limited area with the surgeon. We aimed to present our experience of anesthetic management of premature infants receiving general anesthesia during laser photocoagulation treatment of ROP.
Materials and Methods: Data belonging to a total of 159 former preterm infants that had 178 laser photocoagulation under general anesthesia between January 1st, 2013, and December 31st, 2015 were evaluated retrospectively in a period of three-years. Demographic and medical data were recorded from pre-anesthetic assessment sheets. Anesthesia induction technique, airway and pain management, peri/post operative adverse events, need for intubation were also recorded from anesthesia charts.
Results: There was no significant difference between the stage of ROP and gender. Among 159 infants 13 of them were from twin-births and 5 of them were from triplet-births. Number of infants, who previously had general anesthesia for a surgical procedure other than laser photocoagulation, was 10 (%5.6). Most common surgical operation performed was explorative laparotomy for ileus (%2.8). Mean duration of anesthesia was 78.12±34.8 min (min-max 20-210). Mean birth weight of the infants was 1334±398g (min-max 480-2330). Mean gestational age at birth was 29.37±2.5 w (min-max 23-35 w).
Conclusion: In the light of our results, with an experienced anesthetic and neonatal team, general anesthesia with sevoflurane can be performed safely to perform an immediate return to their preoperative hemodynamic and consciousness state at the end of the procedure. The need for further prospective data regarding the management of this vulnerable patient group is still evident.

Keywords: General anesthesia; premature; retinopathy of prematurity




Contact us

+90 422 341 06 60 / 1224 - University

+90 422 341 06 60 Department


Inonu University Faculty of Medicine

Malatya, 44069


Send us email




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.


Recent News


Web Traffic

This week3467
This month3467


Certificate of General Impact Factor

Email Newsletter

Sign up for the latest Inonu University Our new article, updates....