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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.

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Cuneyt Kayaalp

 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in peroneal nerve damage due to lithotomy position (p. 1714-7)

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in peroneal nerve damage due to lithotomy position (p. 1714-7)

Serkan Akan, Caner Ediz, Muhammed Cihan Temel, Omer Yilmaz
Sultan Abdulhamd Han Education and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey  

Abstract

Peripheral neuropathies can be seen in patients who are operated in lithotomy position. In this case report, patient which had right drop foot after urethroplasty surgery in lithotomy position was treated. Electromyography (EMG) was performed at postoperative 1st day and demonstrated right peroneal nerve palsy. Physiotherapy (knee extension, cycling, and passive dorsiflexion), vitamin B complex (B1, B6, folic acid and B12) and daily hyperbaric oxygen treatment were started. Fifth day after surgery, improvement of moving the right foot was detected clinically. Patient was discharged on 7th postoperative day and neurologist suggested to continue physiotherapy and vitamin B complex for 3 weeks. After this period, control EMG showed the development of peroneal nerve functions. The patient had a fully functional right foot with all these treatments one month after surgery. Effectivity of hyperbaric oxygen in treatment of peripheral nerve degeneration was seen in several studies in literature (4). In a few studies, the effect of hyperbaric oxygen on peroneal nerve palsy has not been demonstrated (5). The patient recovered earlier than other patients in literature. In this case, the treatment difference was hyperbaric oxygen treatment from other cases in literature. Before the start of lithotomy operations, patients should be carefully evaluated for peroneal nerve palsy risk factors and appropriately positioned to prevent iatrogenic peroneal nerve palsy in the operation. After operation, if peroneal nerve palsy develops, physiotherapy should start as soon as possible. Hyperbaric oxygen is kept in mind as supplemental treatment even if it is not in standard treatment protocol in peroneal nerve palsy.
Keywords: Hyperbaric oxygen; peroneal nerve; urethroplasty; lithotomy position.

 

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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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