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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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A cost minimization analysis of intracameral cefuroxime and moxifloxacin in cataract surgery (p. 1458-61)

A cost minimization analysis of intracameral cefuroxime and moxifloxacin in cataract surgery (p. 1458-61)

Mahmut Atum1, Emine Dogan1, Turgay Ucak2, Bulent Cucen3, Erdinc Bozkurt4, Erkan Celik1, Isa Yuvaci1
1Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Ophthalmology, Sakarya, Turkey
2Erzincan University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Erzincan, Turkey
3Yenikent State Hospital, Clinic of Ophthalmology, Sakarya, Turkey
4Kafkas University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Kars, Turkey

Abstract

Aim: In this study, we aim to perform Cost Minimization Analysis of cefuroxime and moxifloxacin, which have proven to have a similar efficacy in the prophylaxis of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery.
Material and Methods: The records of 1097 patients who had undergone cataract surgery and intracameral antibiotic (cefuroxime, moxifloxacin) injection in 2018 were evaluated retrospectively. Patients undergoing cataract surgery were divided into two groups according to the type of antibiotic injected into the anterior chamber. Group 1 consisted of patients who received intracameral 1mg/0.1ml cefuroxime and Group 2 consisted of patients who received intracameral 500 µg /0.1ml moxifloxacin. In the postoperative period, patients in both groups received topical antibiotic drops containing 0.5% moxifloxacin and steroid drops containing 0.1% dexamethasone for 7 days.
Results: The Group 1 consisted of 213 (19.4%) patients, of which 97 (45.5%) were male and 116 (54.5%) were female, while Group 2 consisted of 884 (80.6) patients, of which 439 (49.7%) were male, and 445 (50.3%) were female (p=0.280). The groups were similar in terms of age and gender distribution of the patients. There was no significant difference in terms of the posterior capsule rupture development between the two groups (p=0.692).BCVA was statistically significant before and after surgery in both groups. None of the patients in both groups developed endophthalmitis. The cost of the drugs used in the first group was 3 times higher than the second group.
Conclusion: The antibiotics injected to the anterior chamber during cataract surgery have similar effectiveness, moxifloxacin injection to the anterior chamber was found to be more advantageous in terms of cost, compared to the use of disposable cefuroxime.
Keywords: Cataract surgery; intracameral antibiotic; cost.

 

 

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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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