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March 2022

Sigma metrics and quality goal index: A new road map in clinical chemistry

Yasemin Erdoğan Döventaş 1, Hatice Erdoğan 2

1 Medical Biochemistry, 2 Medical Microbiology, Ministry of Health University, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20677 Received: 2021-04-29 Accepted: 2021-07-11 Published Online: 2022-02-16 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):241-244

Corresponding Author: Yasemin Erdoğan Döventaş, Ministry of Health University, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Medical Biochemistry, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail: yasemined@gmail.com P: +90 532 548 59 51 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3166-841X

Measuring depression and anxiety level and determining concerns regarded to pandemic in doctors and nurses working in operating room

Kadriye Acar 1, Hüseyin Acar 2, Erdinç Kamer 3, Gülay Oyur Çelik 4

1 Department of Surgery Room, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, 2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, 3 Department of General Surgery, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, 4 Department of Surgery Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Izmir, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20686 Received: 2021-05-03 Accepted: 2021-07-26 Published Online: 2022-02-21 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):245-249

Corresponding Author: Hüseyin Acar, Department of Emergency Medicine, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey. E-mail: dracar@hotmail.com P: +90 (532) 500 90 29 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1905-7133

The impact of COVID 19 pandemic on pattern of cancer mortality in Najran, Saudi Arabia: A single-cancer center experience

Ahmed M. Badheeb 1, Mohamed A. Badheeb 2, Hamdi Alhakimi 3

1 Departmant of Medical Oncology, Oncology Centre, King Khalid Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia, 2 Departmant of Medicine, King Khalid Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia, 3 Department of Public Health Sciences, Uttech university, Uttech, Netherlands, Holland

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20778 Received: 2021-07-09 Accepted: 2021-08-20 Published Online: 2022-02-05 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):250-252

Corresponding Author: Ahmed Mohamed Badheeb, Oncology Centre, King Khalid Hospital, 1120, Najran, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: Badheebdr@gmail.com P: +96 653 831 84 39 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9753-5583

Comparison of dual-task performance in healthy geriatric individuals from different age groups

 Yasemin Martin 1, Duygu Şahin 2, Filiz Altuğ 3, Hanifegül Taşkıran 4

1 Private Empathy Consulting Special Education and Rehabilitation Center, Denizli, 2 Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Institute of Health Science, Hacettepe University, Ankara, 3 School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale University, Denizli, 4 Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Aydin University, İstanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20868 Received: 2021-09-21 Accepted: 2021-10-21 Published Online: 2021-10-28 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):253-257

Corresponding Author: Duygu Şahin, Division of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Institute of Health Science, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: fztduygusahin@gmail.com P: +90 553 524 40 74 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2914-7976

Comparison of glucose concentration stability in serum and plasma tubes

Nilgun Isiksacan 1,2, Pinar Kasapoglu 1, Alev Kural 1, Zeynep Levent Cirakli 1, Munevver Mert 1, Yuksel Gulen Cicek 1, Sehide Baz 1, Duygu Teksoz 1, Sebnem Tekin Neijmann 1

1 Department of Biochemistry, University of Health Sciences, Bakirköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, 2 Department of Immunology, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20887 Received: 2021-10-07 Accepted: 2022-01-17 Published Online: 2022-01-25 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):258-262

Corresponding Author: Nilgun Isiksacan, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Zuhuratbaba Mah., Tevfik Saglam Cad., No:11, 34180, Bakirkoy, Istanbul. E-mail: nisiksacan@gmail.com P: +90 532 494 49 95 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0230-6500

Characteristics of patients with acute coronary syndrome in the COVID-19 pandemic

Emine Altuntas, Kanber Ocal Karabay, Songül Usalp, Bayram Bagırtan, Ali Bayraktar, Filiz Celebi, Behzat Ozdemir, Sükrü Cetin

Department of Cardiology, Sancaktepe Sehit Professor Ilhan Varank Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20894 Received: 2021-10-10 Accepted: 2021-11-02 Published Online: 2021-12-14 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):263-267

Corresponding Author: Emine Altuntas, Sancaktepe Sehit Professor Ilhan Varank Education and Research Hospital, Namık Kemal Street, No:7, Sarıgazi Emek, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail: emine_altuntas@hotmail.com P: +90 216 606 33 00 F: +90 216 606 33 97 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5887-5422

Impact of mechanical endometrial injury on clinical pregnancy rates in women with clomiphene-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome

Suat Suphan Ersahin 1, Aynur Ersahin 2

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Altınbas University, 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IVF-Center, Medical School, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20910 Received: 2021-10-18 Accepted: 2021-11-09 Published Online: 2021-11-15 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):268-271

Corresponding Author: Suat Suphan Ersahin, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Altınbas University, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail: suphanersahin@hotmail.com P: +90 533 341 75 66 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7180-7413

Chromatographic and hematological comparison of sickle cell carriers and hemoglobin D los angeles carriers

Süheyl Uçucu 1, Talha Karabıyık 2

1 Department of Medical Biochemistry, Muğla Public Health Care Laboratory, Muğla, 2 Department of Medical Biochemistry, Bursa City Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20914 Received: 2021-10-28 Accepted: 2021-12-06 Published Online: 2021-12-08 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):272-275

Corresponding Author: Süheyl Uçucu, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Muğla Public Health Care Laboratory, Muğla, Turkey. E-mail: suheyllucucu@gmail.com P: +90 555 306 28 74 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6320-2457

Students’ perception of factors affecting learning

Muhammad Humayun 1, Ambreen Khalid 2, Asmara Syed 3, Ekramy Elmorsy 3, Iram Arshad 1, Syed Sajid Hussain Shah 3

1 Department Of Biochemistry, Central Park Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, 2 Department Of Physiology, Shalamar Medical And Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan, 3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Northern Border University, Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20916 Received: 2021-10-23 Accepted: 2021-11-12 Published Online: 2021-11-19 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):276-278

Corresponding Author: Muhammad Humayun, Department Of Biochemistry, Central Park Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. E-mail: mrhumayundr@gmail.com P: +92 332 841 01 80 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8128-6191

The epidemiology of poisoning in emergency department in Turkey

Cüneyt Arıkan, Ejder Saylav Bora, Güner Yurtsever, Osman Sezer Çınaroğlu, Hüseyin Acar, Tutku Duman Şahan, Fatih Esad Topal

Department of Emergency Medicine, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Atatürk Research And Training Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20917 Received: 2021-10-23 Accepted: 2021-11-11 Published Online: 2022-01-25 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):279-282

Corresponding Author: Ejder Saylav Bora, Emergency Medicine, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Atatürk Research And Training Hospital, İzmir, Turkey. E-mail: saylavbora@hotmail.com / ejdersaylav@gmail.com P: +90 532 450 78 55 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2448-2337

Acute rheumatic fever: Presentation with early arthritis in adults

İsmail Dogan 1, Osman Nuri Koyun 2 , Hakan Apaydın 3

1 Department of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Medicine Faculty, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, 2 Department of Internal Medicine, Medicine Faculty, Hitit University, Corum, 3 Rheumatology Clinic, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20919 Received: 2021-10-23 Accepted: 2021-11-09 Published Online: 2021-11-14 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):283-285

Corresponding Author: İsmail Doğan, Rheumatology Clinic, Ankara City Hospital, Bilkent, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: dridogan@hotmail.com P: +90 505 477 01 36 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7603-9484

Comparison of the short term outcomes between transobturator tape (TOT) and tension free vaginal tape (TVT) procedures in the treatment of urinary incontinence

Cengiz Andan

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, TC Ministry of Health Health Sciences University, Gazi Yasargil Diyarbakır Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20936 Received: 2021-11-03 Accepted: 2021-12-12 Published Online: 2021-12-15 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):286-290

Corresponding Author: Cengiz Andan, Elazig Road, 10. Km, Üçkuyular Locality, 21070, Kayapınar, Diyarbakır, Turkey. E-mail: mdcengizandan@gmail.com P: +90 532 610 08 52 / +90 412 258 00 60 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6609-3284

Effects of the pathological characteristics on the presence of multicentric thyroid tumors in the contralateral lobe

Muhammet Pamukcu 1, Emine Demir 1, Mehmet Akif Aydin 2

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 2 Department of General Surgery, Altinbas University, Medical Park Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20952 Received: 2021-11-15 Accepted: 2021-12-17 Published Online: 2021-12-20 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):291-294

Corresponding Author: Mehmet Akif Aydin, Department of General Surgery, Altinbas University, Bahcelievler Medical Park Hospital, 34160, Bahçelievler, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail: mdmehmetakifaydin@gmail.com P: +90 212 484 14 84 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3324-1412

Effectiveness of D-dimer, CRP, procalcitonin and white blood cell count in non-traumatic acute abdomen

Omer Yalkin 1, Fatih Altintoprak 1, Mustafa Yener Uzunoglu 1, Taner Kıvılcım 1, Ihsan Hakki Ciftci 2 , Fehmi Celebi 1

1 Department of General Surgery,  2 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20966 Received: 2021-11-22 Accepted: 2021-12-22 Published Online: 2021-12-23 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):295-299

Corresponding Author: Omer Yalkin, Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya University, Sakarya, 54100, Turkey. E-mail: mdomeryalkin@gmail.com P: +90 506 976 65 55 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0311-5885

Impact of a supervised pulmonary rehabilitation program on postoperative dyspnea in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Osman Esen 1, Hatice Dilek Özcanoğlu 2

1 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Vocational School of Health, İstinye University, 2 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, University of Health Sciences, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20969 Received: 2021-11-22 Accepted: 2021-12-22 Published Online: 2022-01-01 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):300-303

Corresponding Author: Osman Esen, Zümrütevler Mah., Handegül Sokak, No:98/16, Maltepe, İstanbul, Turkey. E-mail: drosmanesen@gmail.com P: +90 505 677 13 85 F: +90 216 457 38 00 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6280-5064

Evaluation of the clinical characteristic of psychiatric patients who are among the risk groups in the COVID-19 pandemic

Pınar Mutlu 1, Demet Gulec Oyekcin 2, Arzu Mirici 1, Uğur Gönlügür 1

1 Department of of Chest Diseases, 2 Department of Psychiatry, Çanakkale 18 Mart University , Çanakkale, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.20970 Received: 2021-11-26 Accepted: 2022-01-13 Published Online: 2022-02-23 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):304-308

Corresponding Author: Pınar Mutlu, Kepez Hamidiye Mah., Rauf Denktaş Cad., Konakkale Sitesi, A1, D:15, Merkez, Çanakkale, Turkey. E-mail: pinarmutlu78@yahoo.com P: +90 505 262 95 29 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7496-0026

Assessment and management of the SARS-CoV-2 infection: A secondary center experience

Ahmet Cem Yardımcı 1, Erdem Ergen 2, Elif Ergene 3, Yasemin Seckın Guner 3, Muzaffer Karnap 3, Hatice Ballı 1, Duygu Demırbas Keskın 4, Hulya Yuksel 4, Fusun Bocutoglu 5, Veysel Celal Akbel 2, Serkan Yıldız 6, Derya Kalyoncu 7

1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, 2 Depatment of Ophthalmology, 3 Department of Internal Medicine, 4 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6 Department of Urology, 7 Department of Pediatrics, Istinye State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.21009 Received: 2021-12-18 Accepted: 2022-02-04 Published Online: 2022-02-07 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):309-313

Corresponding Author: Ahmet Cem Yardimcı, Istinye State Hospital, Istinye Street, No:98, 34465, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail: cemyardimci@gmail.com P: +90 212 323 44 44 / +90 506 336 98 71 F: +90 212 323 44 44 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4727-3239

Comparison of pre-pandemic normal period and COVID-19 pandemic period births: Quantitative outlook

Besim Haluk Bacanakgil, Işık Kaban

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.21026 Received: 2021-12-25 Accepted: 2022-02-07 Published Online: 2022-02-09 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):314-316

Corresponding Author: Besim Haluk Bacanakgil, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, 34103, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail: bhalukb@gmail.com P: +90 532 237 07 24 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4723-7297

Clinical outcome of multidisciplinary patients hospitalized with the decision of emergency physicians

Özcan Yavaşi, Mehmet Altuntaş

Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.21027 Received: 2021-12-25 Accepted: 2022-02-01 Published Online: 2022-02-02 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):317-320

Corresponding Author: Özcan Yavaşi, Department of Emergency Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Research and Training Hospital, 53020, Rize, Turkey. E-mail: ozcanyavasi@yahoo.com.tr P: +90 464 213 04 91 / +90 505 237 53 68 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8641-7031

Edible lactarius mushrooms poisoning: An emergency department experience

Bora Cekmen

Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Karabuk University, Karabuk, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.21029 Received: 2021-12-28 Accepted: 2022-02-01 Published Online: 2022-02-02 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):321-324

Corresponding Author: Bora Cekmen, Alparslan Cd., No:1, Şirinevler, 78200, Karabük Merkez, Karabük, Turkey. E-mail: ebrosrian@gmail.com P: +90 541 681 77 98 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3348-8375

Pre-Endoscopic viral screening of children during the Covid-19 pandemic

Erkan Dogan 1, Eylem Sevinc 2, Nergiz Sevinc 3, Erhan Basar 4

1 Department of Pediatric, 2 Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 3 Department of Public Health, 4 Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Karabuk, Karabuk, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.21037 Received: 2021-12-31 Accepted: 2022-02-08 Published Online: 2022-02-09 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):325-329

Corresponding Author: Erkan Dogan, Department of Pediatric, School of Medicine, University of Karabuk, Karabuk, Turkey. E-mail: drerkandogan@hotmail.com P: +90 542 357 67 15 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1620-4123

Clinical results of closed intramedullary nailing in femoral diaphysis fractures

Bedrettin Akar 1, Mehmet Bülent Balioğlu 2

1 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Sakarya Yenikent State Hospital, Sakarya, 2 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Basaksehir Cam Sakura City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.21053 Received: 2022-01-11 Accepted: 2022-02-14 Published Online: 2022-02-19 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):330-334

Corresponding Author: Bedrettin Akar, Yenidoğan Mahallesi, Arslanağzı Sokak, No: 4, Yenidoğan, İzmit, 41000, Kocaeli, Turkey. E-mail: drbedrettin@gmail.com P: +90 532 208 96 52 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7461-1777

Protective effects of quercetin against sepsis-induced oxidative damage on rat kidneys

Mehmet Duran 1, Murat Bıçakçıoğlu 2, Nezir Yılmaz 1,Bilge Aydın Türk 3, Mevlüt Doğukan 1, Hamza Nakır1, Zümrüt Doğan 4

1 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, 2 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, İnönü University, Malatya, 3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman, 4 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.21057 Received: 2022-01-14 Accepted: 2022-02-19 Published Online: 2022-02-22 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):335-339

Corresponding Author: Mehmet Duran, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, Turkey. E-mail: md021979@hotmail.com P: +90 505 689 54 04 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7568-3537

Relationship between the beliefs on social appearance, anxiety, and intolerance of uncertainty in rhinoplasty patients

Fatih Yığman 1, Serhat İnan 2

1 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, 2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.21071 Received: 2022-01-21 Accepted: 2022-02-21 Published Online: 2022-02-21 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):340-344

Corresponding Author: Fatih Yığman, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Ufuk University Street, No:2, 06510 Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: dr.yigman@gmail.com P: +90 535 695 81 26 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6052-7662

Do complications of pancreatic cancer surgical treatment change in the aging world?

Orhan Aras 1, Rıdvan Yavuz 1, Hüseyin Çiyiltepe 1, İsmail Gömceli 2

1 Department of Gastroenterology Surgery, University of Health Science, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, 2 Department of General Surgery, Antalya Bilim University, Antalya, Turkey

DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.21078 Received: 2022-01-22 Accepted: 2022-02-22 Published Online: 2022-02-23 Printed: 2022-03-01 Ann Clin Anal Med 2022;13(3):345-349

Corresponding Author: Orhan Aras, Department of Gastroenterology Surgery, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Varlık Mahllesi, Kazım Karabekir Cd., D Blok, Muratpaşa, 07050 Antalya, Turkey. E-mail: drorhanaras@hotmail.com P: +90 505 397 10 77 F: +90 242 249 44 62 Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6390-116X