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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 It is published monthly.

Cuneyt Kayaalp


The effects of dry needling on respiratory parameters in a patient with medium severity (p. 1426-9)

Ozden Gokcek, Irem Huzmeli 
Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hatay, Turkey


COPD is expected to be third leading cause of death by 2030. We aimed to investigate effectiveness of dry needling in a patient with medium severity COPD in addition to respiration and posture exercises in relation to respiratory capacity.
Case report: Demographic information was gathered from patient along with his smoking history. Respiratory function, posture, muscle shortness, muscle strength, respiration, chest circumference, distance between thyroid cartilage and sternum, six-minute walking test were all recorded. Dyspnea was assessed according to modified Borg scale. Every two days, patient was given dry needling treatment and respiratory exercises, along with ten sessions of posture and stretching exercises. We found differences in FEV1/FVC values, saturation distance between thyroid and sternal notch, number of pushups and dyspnea. Patient complaints decreased.
We believe further study is required to ascertain effectiveness of dry needling method for quality of life and respiratory problems in patients with COPD.
Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; dry needling; dyspnea.


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.03.148


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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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