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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

The Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences is an international, bi-monthly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) - Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM). Turk J Med Sci is devoted to all fields of medicine and related health sciences. The journal is published in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal has been indexed in PMC since 2019 and included in SCI-E since 2009.

ISSN: 1300-0144

EISSN: 1303-6165

Journal Metrics

Impact Factor (2020) 0.973

5-Year Impact Factor 1.063

The Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences is pleased to announce its support to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs); the journal explicitly concentrates on good health and well-being.

Current Issue: Volume 52, Number 2 (2022)

Articles

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Patterns of postmastectomy radiation therapy in clinically node-positive breast cancerpatients with pathologically negative lymph nodes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy
MUTLAY SAYAN, IRINA VERGALASOVA, MRIDULA GEORGE, MARIA KOWZUN, LINDSAY POTDEVIN, SHICHA KUMAR, BRUCE HAFFTY, and NISHA OHRI
Pages 279-285

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Predictive values of carotid high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging for large embolus shedding in carotid artery stenting
XINGYUE ZHENG, ERLING WANG, XIAOQIAN GUO, CHAN GU, ZHONGRUI YAN, PENG YAN, SHAN LI, CHUANQIANG QU, JIFENG LI, XIYUN RUAN, and QINJIAN SUN
Pages 286-293

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Factors that affect placental retinol transfer in preterm infants and mothers with retinoldeficiency
KADİR ŞERAFETTİN TEKGÜNDÜZ, DİLARA DİLEK, MUSTAFA KARA, NURİNNİSA ÖZTÜRK, and SİBEL EJDER TEKGÜNDÜZ
Pages 294-302

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Circular RNA circPRMT5 is upregulated in breast cancer and is required for cellproliferation and migration
Xiaofeng Li, Dairong Zhang, Zuxi Feng, Xiangjing Xu, Jihong Zhang, Aiping Yu, Li Zhu, Jie Xiao, Junhua Du, and MIN CHEN
Pages 303-312

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Assessment of Takayasu arteritis in routine practice with PETVAS, an 18F-FDG PETquantitative scoring tool
SEMA KAYMAZ TAHRA, SALİH ÖZGÜVEN, ALİ UĞUR ÜNAL, FATMA ALİBAZ ÖNER, TUNÇ ÖNEŞ, TANJU YUSUF ERDİL, and RAFİ HANER DİRESKENELİ
Pages 313-322

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Validity and reliability of Fried frailty phenotype in Turkish population
HACER DOĞAN VARAN, OLGUN DENİZ, SÜHEYLA ÇÖTELİ, RANA TUNA DOĞRUL, MUHAMMET CEMAL KIZILARSLANOĞLU, and BERNA GÖKER
Pages 323-328

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The role of IL-6 and osteoprotegerin in bone metabolism in patients with Graves' disease
TÜLAY OMMA, ÇİĞDEM YÜCEL, ERDİM SERTOĞLU, SEVDE NUR FIRAT, CAVİT ÇULHA, and TANER ÖZGÜRTAŞ
Pages 338-345

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The evaluation of disease awareness, caregiver burden, and workday loss in caregivers ofCOPD patients
AYŞE BAHA, NURDAN KÖKTÜRK, BURCU ÖZTÜRK ŞAHİN, ELİF YILDIRIM, İPEK ÖZMEN, ALEV GÜRGÜN, AYŞE FÜSUN TOPÇU, EVRİM EYLEM AKPINAR, FUNDA ELMAS UYSAL, HADİCE SELİMOĞLU ŞEN, NALAN OGAN, YEŞİM ÖNDER, ÖMER TAMER DOĞAN, MEHMET POLATLI, and ZÜLEYHA BİNGÖL
Pages 346-353

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Pregnancy and its outcomes in hemodialysis patients in Turkey
HAMAD DHEİR, ÖZKAN GÜNGÖR, MEMNUNE SENA ULU, EBRU GÖK OĞUZ, NECMİ EREN, ORÇUN ALTUNÖREN, ERHAN TATAR, KADİR GÖKHAN ATILGAN, SÜLEYMAN KARAKÖSE, İBRAHİM GÜNEY, ERAY EROĞLU, RÜYA MUTLUAY, İLTER BOZACI, ALPER ALP, and HAKAN AKDAM
Pages 354-360

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A new device for bronchoscopy for better protection
ASLIHAN GÜRÜN KAYA, MİRAÇ ÖZ, İNCİFER KARNAK ORHUN, SERHAT EROL, AYDIN ÇİLEDAĞ, DEMET KARNAK, and AKIN KAYA
Pages 361-369

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The relationship between ethmoidal foramina and orbital fat herniation
FATİH ÇANKAL, MUSTAFA KAYA, and İBRAHİM TEKDEMİR
Pages 370-379

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Delirium, dementia, and depression (3D) assessment of older patients in the emergencydepartment: 5-year survival analysis
İSA KILIÇASLAN, MYAT SOE THET, HÜSEYİN BERKAY KARAHACIOĞLU, MERVE SEVİM ARTYKOV, ZEKERİYA ÜLGER, MEHMET ALİ ASLANER, and BANU KILIÇASLAN
Pages 380-396

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Clinically mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with a reversible splenial lesion of thecorpus callosum in childhood: a single-center experience
HALİL ÇELİK, BETÜL EMİNE DERİNKUYU, ERHAN AKSOY, ÜLKÜHAN ÖZTOPRAK, NESRİN CEYLAN, EBRU AZAPAĞASI, SUNA ÖZDEM, MELAHAT MELEK OĞUZ, and DENİZ YÜKSEL
Pages 405-412

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Efficacy of eltrombopag in thrombocytopenia after hematopoietic stem celltransplantation
AYŞE KARATAŞ, HAKAN GÖKER, HALUK DEMİROĞLU, ÜMİT YAVUZ MALKAN, MUSTAFA VELET, OLGU ERKİN ÇINAR, BATUHAN ERDOĞDU, MİNE KARADENİZ, NİLGÜN SAYINALP, SALİH AKSU, İBRAHİM CELALETTİN HAZNEDAROĞLU, OSMAN İLHAMİ ÖZCEBE, and YAHYA BÜYÜKAŞIK
Pages 413-419

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Additional gastric resection after one anastomosis gastric bypass-are there benefits?
HACI MURAT ÇAYCI, UMUT EREN ERDOĞDU, MEHMET AKİF TÜRKOĞLU, ALİ TARDU, UFUK ARSLAN, GÖZDE DOĞAN, and HASAN ÇANTAY
Pages 420-426

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Linguistic validation of a widely used recovery score: quality of recovery-15 (QoR-15)
UMUT KARA, FATİH ŞİMŞEK, HASAN KAMBUROĞLU, MEHMET ÖZGÜR ÖZHAN, ÜMİT ALAKUŞ, MEHMET EMİN İNCE, SAMİ EKSERT, GÖKHAN ÖZKAN, MEHMET BURAK EŞKİN, and SERKAN ŞENKAL
Pages 427-435

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Development of speech intelligibility in geriatric individuals with hearing loss
BÜNYAMİN ÇILDIR and MERAL DİDEM TÜRKYILMAZ
Pages 436-444

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Endocarditis-TR: Diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the infective endocarditispatients admitting tertiary centres of Turkey
ALİ NAZMİ ÇALIK, FATMA ÖZLEM ARICAN ÖZLÜK, MEHMET BARAN KARATAŞ, YİĞİT ÇANGA, SEMİH EREN, GÖRKEM AYHAN, AYŞE SÜNBÜL, ALİ PALİCE, AYTAÇ CANDEMİR, ŞÜKRÜ AKYÜZ, MEHDİ ZOGHİ, and ÖMER KOZAN
Pages 445-455

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Determination of the relationship between major histocompatibility complex alleles andchildhood onset obsessive-compulsive disorder
HÜSNÜ ÜMİT LÜLEYAP, GÖKHAN KARACAOĞLAN, AYŞEGÜL TAHİROĞLU, AKGÜN YAMAN, PERÇİN PAZARCI, SALİH ÇETİNER, DAVUT ALPTEKİN, YAŞAR SERTDEMİR, GÜLŞAH EVYAPAN, and DOĞA LÜLEYAP
Pages 456-462

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Pasireotide treatment in Cushing's disease: A single tertiary center's experience
SERDAR ŞAHİN, GULAR KARİMOVA, ŞEYDA GÜL ÖZCAN, EMRE DURCAN, HANDE MEFKURE ÖZKAYA, and PINAR KADIOĞLU
Pages 467-476

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Evaluation of the relationship between insulin resistance and visceral adiposity index inpatients with acne vulgaris
İBRAHİM FUAT KAYIHAN KAYA, M. ALİ ERYILMAZ, SELMA PEKGÖR, and ORHAN KÜLAHCI
Pages 477-483

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Evaluation of irrational drug use of individuals over the age of 18 who applied to auniversity hospital
SEVİL ÖZGER İLHAN, MÜCAHİT YILDIZ, HAKAN TÜZÜN, and ASİYE UĞRAŞ DİKMEN
Pages 484-493

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The effectiveness of anti-interleukin-1 therapy on subclinical inflammation parametersduring the attack-free period in familial Mediterranean fever patients: A case-control study
EBRU ATALAR, İSMAİL DOĞAN, KEVSER GÖK, SERDAR CAN GÜVEN, YÜKSEL MARAŞ, GÜLAY GÜLEÇ CEYLAN, and ŞÜKRAN ERTEN
Pages 494-504

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The impact of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells on experimental testiculartorsion in rats
AHMET ERTÜRK, SABRİ DEMİR, YASEMİN DERE GÜNAL, MEHMET ZENGİN, MİYASE ÇINAR, DİNÇER YILDIZ, SİYAMİ KARAHAN, and EMRAH ŞENEL
Pages 505-513

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Irisin relaxes rat thoracic aorta through inhibiting signaling pathways implicatingprotein kinase C
SADETTİN DEMİREL, SERDAR ŞAHİNTÜRK, NACİYE İŞBİL, and FADIL ÖZYENER
Pages 514-521

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Evaluation of the frequency and intensity of COVID-19 in patients with ankylosingspondylitis under anti-TNF therapy
SÜMEYYE MERVE TÜRK, ZEYNEP ÖZTÜRK, DAMLA KARATAŞ, ÜNAL ERKORKMAZ, and EMEL GÖNÜLLÜ
Pages 522-523

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The role of leptin in primary Sjögren syndrome: a clinical and histopathologicalassessment study
MUSTAFA ERDOGAN, KAYHAN BASAK, and MEHMET ENGIN TEZCAN
Pages 524-527

Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif ÖZTÜRK
Gazi University

Associate Editors-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Murat KEKİLLİ
Gazi University
Prof. Dr. Selim ARICI
Ondokuz Mayis University
Prof. Dr. Kürşat ALTINBAŞ
Selçuk University
Prof. Dr. Zehra Sema ÖZKAN
Kırıkkale University

Editorial Board