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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 It is published monthly.

Cuneyt Kayaalp


Early wound-related complications and influential factors after Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair: Lessons learned (p. 1764-8)

Early wound-related complications and influential factors after Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair: Lessons learned (p. 1764-8)

Ozgur Albuz1, Feray Aydin2, Dilek Dulger3
1 Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery Keçiören Ankara Turkey
2 29 Mayıs State Hospital Department of General Surgery Çankaya Ankara Turkey
3 Karabuk Faculty of Medicine Basic Medical Sciences Department of Microbiology Karabük Turkey


Aim: The main purpose of this study was to research short-term wound-related results and complications of tension-free hernia repair, especially in the postoperative period during the length of stay in the hospital (LOS).
Materials and Methods: This study had a retrospective design. Study data was collected via the 29 Mayıs State Hospital registry system. Between May 30, 2016, and May 30, 2019, a total of 1128 cases were screened. Patients were identified who were operated for tension-free inguinal hernioplasty. In total, 652 patients were included in this study. Patients with inconsistent diagnostic data, no documentation of seatbelt use, or missing outcomes were excluded. For descriptive statistical analyses, the mean and standard deviation were used for continuous variables, and percentage and frequency values were used for dichotomous variables. The statistical tests were chosen according to the Kolmogorov Smirnov test. After univariate analysis, the final statistical results were done with multiple binary logistic regressions. A 5% level was chosen as significant for p-values. Data were analysed with SPSS™ for Windows 18 (SPSS, Chicago, IL). Patient demographics, hernia side, hospital LOS, body mass index (BMI) and postoperative complications were abstracted for each patient.
Results: The total number of patients is 652 [males: 619 (94.9%) vs. females: 33 (5.1%)]. The mean age of both males and females was 56.83 ± 14.3 years and 57.33 ± 11.4 years (p = .84), respectively. For both males and females, the mean BMI was 24.09 ± 6.54 kg/m2 (24.12 ± 6.51 kg/m2 vs. 23.32 ± 7.07 kg/m2).The mean duration of LOS was detected as 2.45 ± 1.02 days. In the LOS period, prominently, BMI (30 kg/m2) and incarcerated-strangulated hernias were found highly significant for seroma, in statistical analysis with multiple binary logistic regression analysis [AOR: 4.3 (1.3, 13.8) (p ≤ .05)] and [AOR: 12.1 (4.9, 29.5) (p ≤ .05)], respectively.
Conclusion: For patients who have a BMI above 30 kg/m2 and especially for strangulated or incarcerated hernias, the seroma complication may be a candidate.
Keywords: Lichtenstein; wound related; postoperative early complications.


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.08.465


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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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