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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 (2021) 2.925

5-Year Impact Factor 1.884

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 5 (2022)

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Articles

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Microglial iron trafficking: new player in brain injury
Elif KELES, HASAN HÜSEYİN KAZAN, LATİFE ARZU ARAL, and HAYRUNNİSA BOLAY BELEN
Pages 1415-1424

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Circulating mir-200c and mir-33a may be used as biomarkers for predicting high fructose corn syrup-induced fatty liver and vitamin D supplementation-related liver changes
ALPASLAN TANOĞLU, EYLEM ÇAĞILTAY, ESRA GÜZEL TANOĞLU, AYLİN GÖKHAN, CANSIN ŞİRİN, TÜRKER ÇAVUŞOĞLU, and RECEP SONER YEŞİLBAŞ
Pages 1448-1457

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Determination of miR-373 and miR-204 levels in neuronal exosomes in Alzheimer?s disease
ELİFCAN TAŞDELEN, ERGUVAN TUĞBA ÖZEL KIZIL, SABİHA TEZCAN AYDEMİR, ÖMER ERAY YALAP, AYŞE PETEK BİNGÖL, and NÜKET KUTLAY
Pages 1458-1467

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Impact of ATP synthase/coupling factor 6 in hypoxic pulmonary arterial hypertension: An experimental rat model
NANNAN LI, YUGEN SHI, JIE YIN, LI SUN, QINGSHAN ZHANg, SHUAI BAO, JUAN ZHANg, YOULEI LI, MIAOMIAO WANG, YANWEI ZHANG, MEI XUE, LEI QI, YAN LI, SUHUA YAN, and XIAOLU LI
Pages 1468-1477

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Frequency of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and unexpected results in COPD patients in Turkey; rare variants are common
MUSTAFA ÇÖRTÜK, BARIŞ DEMİRKOL, MELİH AKAY ARSLAN, UMUT İLHAN, YUNUS EMRE KALKAN, DEMET TURAN, ŞULE GÜL, HALİT ÇINARKA, KÜRŞAD NURİ BAYDİLİ, and ERDOĞAN ÇETİNKAYA
Pages 1478-1485

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Comparison of anakinra and tocilizumab in management of severe COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study
ORHAN KÜÇÜKŞAHİN, ABDULSAMET ERDEN, ÖZLEM KARAKAŞ, SERDAR CAN GÜVEN, BERKAN ARMAĞAN, ENES SEYDA ŞAHİNER, OSMAN İNAN, ALİ CAN KURTİPEK, EMİN GEMCİOĞLU, SELMA KARAAHMETOĞLU, SEMA TURAN, SEVAL İZDEŞ, DENİZ ERDEM, ADALET AYPAK, and MÜGE AYHAN
Pages 1486-1494

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The effect of frailty on the development of acute kidney injury in critically-ill geriatric patients with COVID-19
MURAT KÜÇÜK, BİŞAR ERGÜN, MEHMET NURİ YAKAR, ÖZER URAL ÇAKICI, ERDEM YAKA, BİLGİN CÖMERT, ALİ NECATİ GÖKMEN, and BEGÜM ERGAN
Pages 1495-1503

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Brain hypoxia caused by respiratory obstruction which should not be forgotten in COVID-19 disease
ALEKSANDR URAKOV, NIKITA MUHUTDINOV, ILNUR YAGUDIN, DARYA SUNTSOVA, and MILENA SVETOVA
Pages 1504-1505

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Magnetic resonance imaging findings in COVID-19-related anosmia
HÜSEYİN ÇETİN, AYŞE ŞULE ATEŞ, OGÜN TAYDAŞ, BAHRİ ELMAS, and ERTUĞRUL GÜÇLÜ
Pages 1506-1512

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Identification of sepsis-associated encephalopathy risk factors in elderly patients: a retrospective observational cohort study
GUANGYONG JIN, SHENGYUN WANG, JIAYI CHEN, WEI HU, YING ZHU, and SHAOSONG XI
Pages 1513-1522

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What is the protective effect of preischemic kisspeptin-10 administration against ischemia/reperfusion injury of striatum on mice?
HATİCE AKKAYA, ENGİN SÜMER, SELİM KUTLU, HATİCE SOLAK, and BAYRAM YILMAZ
Pages 1532-1542

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The role of pericytes on the efficacy of bevacizumab in colorectal cancer
MERVE BESLER, FATMA SENA DOST, FİLİZ ÇAY ŞENLER, BİLGE AYÇA KIRMIZI, BERNA SAVAŞ, and HAKAN AKBULUT
Pages 1543-1550

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The use of fulvestrant before chemotherapy improves survival in hormone-positive breast cancer: a real-life study
DENİZ CAN GÜVEN, HASAN ÇAĞRI YILDIRIM, ENES ERUL, TAHA KORAY ŞAHİN, İBRAHİM YAHYA ÇAKIR, OKTAY HALİT AKTEPE, NEYRAN KERTMEN, ÖMER DİZDAR, and SERCAN AKSOY
Pages 1551-1558

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Retrospective comparison of flot and modified dcf as first-line chemotherapy in metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma
FATİH GÜRLER, DENİZ CAN GÜVEN, ERGİN AYDEMİR, OSMAN SÜTCÜOĞLU, BEDİZ KURT İNCİ, ZAFER ARIK, ŞUAYİB YALÇIN, NURİYE ÖZDEMİR, AHMET ÖZET, and OZAN YAZICI
Pages 1559-1568

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The survival outcomes and prognostic factors of hepatocellular carcinoma among type 2 diabetes patients: a two-centre retrospective cohort study
NOOR ATIKA AZIT, SHAHNORBANUN SAHRAN, VOON MENG LEOW, MANISEKAR K. SUBRAMANIAM, SURYATI MOKHTAR, and AZMAWATI MOHAMMED NAWI
Pages 1580-1590

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All aspects of sciatic nerve injection injury: an experiment with 78 rats
METE ZEYNAL and HAKAN HADİ KADIOĞLU
Pages 1591-1599

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The lateralization accuracy of inferior petrosal sinus sampling in Cushing?s disease: experiences of a tertiary center
ELİF TUTKU DURMUŞ, AYŞEGÜL ATMACA, FATİH UZUNKAYA, RAMİS ÇOLAK, and BUĞRA DURMUŞ
Pages 1600-1608

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Is condyle morphology a factor for anterior temporomandibular disc displacement?
İLKAY ÇAMLIDAĞ, ASLI TANRIVERMİŞ SAYIT, and MUZAFFER ELMALI
Pages 1609-1615

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Using electrooculography with visual stimulus tracking test in diagnosing of ADHD: findings from machine learning algorithms
FATMA LATİFOĞLU, MUSTAFA YASİN ESAS, RAMİS İLERİ, SEVGİ ÖZMEN, and ESRA DEMİRCİ
Pages 1616-1626

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Morphometric examination of trigeminal nerve and its adjacent structures in patients with trigeminal neuralgia: a case-control study
YUNUS EMRE KUNDAKCI, NADİRE ÜNVER DOĞAN, İNCİ KARA, MEHMET ÖZTÜRK, ZELİHA FAZLIOĞULLARI, and AHMET KAĞAN KARABULUT
Pages 1627-1638

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Concordance of vestibular test batteries in patients with vestibular neuritis
BURAK KABİŞ, HAKAN TUTAR, EMRE GÜRSES, BÜLENT GÜNDÜZ, and SONGÜL AKSOY
Pages 1639-1645

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Do we need postoperative antibiotics in supratentorial clean neurosurgery? A prospective, randomized, single-blind, and placebo-controlled study
TAHA ŞÜKRÜ KORKMAZ, TUFAN AGAH KARTUM, GÜLÇİN BAŞ, EREN FATMA AKÇIL, RAHŞAN KEMERDERE, SEHER NAZ YENİ, and TANER TANRIVERDİ
Pages 1648-1655

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Prospective analysis of intoxicated patients developing shock and/or organ failure
FAYSAL TEKİN, AYÇA AÇIKALIN AKPINAR, ÖMER TAŞKIN, UFUK AKDAY, NEZİHAT RANA DİŞEL, and EMRE KARAKOÇ
Pages 1665-1673

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Copy number variations in patients with idiopathic recurrent pregnancy loss: an arrayCGH approach
ONUR YILDIZ, FATMA SILAN, TANER KARAKAYA, and ÖZTÜRK ÖZDEMİR
Pages 1689-1696

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Performance of indirect immunofluorescence test and immunoblot tests in the evaluation of antinuclear and antimitochondrial antibodies
ÖMER ÖZTÜRK, SELAY DEMİRCİ DOS SANTOS DUARTE, HATİCE YASEMİN BALABAN, HALİS ŞİMŞEK, and BURÇİN ŞENER
Pages 1697-1703

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Outcome of solid and cavitary pulmonary nodules in rheumatoid arthritis patients? case series
AYSUN AKSOY, DERYA KOCAKAYA, YASEMİN YALÇINKAYA, EMİNE BOZKURTLAR, SAİT KARAKURT, SEMİHA EMEL ERYÜKSEL, and GÜZİDE NEVSUN İNANÇ
Pages 1713-1720

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Validation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Turkish version of the revised Leeds Disability Questionnaire in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
MEHMET ÖZKESKİN, FATİH ÖZDEN, ÖZGE OCAKER AKTAN, TUBA DEMİRCİ YILDIRIM, and İSMAİL SARI
Pages 1729-1736

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Ultrasound-guided rhomboid intercostal block for myofascial pain syndrome: a prospective clinical study
SELİN GÜVEN KÖSE, HALİL CİHAN KÖSE, SERKAN TULGAR, and ÖMER TAYLAN AKKAYA
Pages 1737-1743

Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Murat KEKİLLİ
Gazi University

Associate Editors-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Kürşat ALTINBAŞ
Selçuk University
Prof. Dr. Zehra Sema ÖZKAN
Kırıkkale University
Doç. Dr. Alpaslan TANOĞLU
University of Health Sciences

Editorial Board