Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi Impact Factor & Information

Journal description

Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi (Medical Journal of Trakya University) is an open-access, peer-reviewed periodical that considers for publication clinical or experimental studies, original articles, case reports, invited reviews of scientific merit, letters to the editor, information on scientific meetings, and brief reports on original studies or evaluations, book reviews, and article abstracts. The Journal is published three times a year. Manuscripts may be written in English as well as in Turkish.

Current impact factor: 0.11

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2012 Impact Factor 0.113
2011 Impact Factor 0.066
2010 Impact Factor 0.093
2009 Impact Factor 0.082

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5-year impact 0.08
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.02
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.01
Website Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi website
ISSN 1301-3149

Publications in this journal

  • Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi 12/2011; 28(4):429-434.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Cardioplegia distribution beyond a stenotic coronary artery may not be adequate. This problem can be overcome by direct delivery of cardioplegia via the vein grafts anastomosed during the operation. The aim of this study is to investigate the results of simultaneous antegrade/vein graft cardioplegia versus antegrade cardioplegia alone in elective CABG patients. Material and Methods: Forty consecutive patients were randomized into the study group to whom antegrade/vein cardioplegia and to the control group to whom only antegrade cardioplegia was given. Both groups were similar with respect to demographic characteristics, postoperative ECG changes and arrhythmia in the ICU, as well as in terms of operative and postoperative variables (p>0.05). Results: All patients had excellent operative and postoperative periods without any complications or death. Release of total CK, CKMB, cTnI and lactate did not differ in the preoperative and the first 12(th) hour (p>0.05) between the groups, whereas in the study group a peak for total CK, CKMB, cTnI and lactate, consistent with myocardial injury (p<0.05), was found in the first 24(th) hour, which returned in the 48(th) hour (p>0.05). Conclusion: The primary finding of this study is the inferiority of myocardial protection with simultaneous antegrade/vein graft cardioplegia compared with antegrade cardioplegia alone.
    Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi 03/2011; 28(1):75-79. DOI:10.5174/tutfd.2009.03129.1
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Gross cystic breast disease (GCBD) is the most common benign breast disease. There are two types of breast cyst; lined by apocrine epithelium (Na/K<3) or flattened epithelium (Na/K>3). Several studies have shown that women with palpable breast cysts may have 1.7-7.5 times higher risk of developing breast cancer. Patients with malignant disease usually show abnormal amino acid profiles in the peripheral circulation. Changes in amino acid profile diagnostically correlate with organ sites of malignancy. The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of amino acids in two cyst groups and possible mechanisms involved in the development of breast cancer. Material and Methods: The breast cyst fluid aspirated from women with GCBD were analysed. Breast cyst fluid amino acid levels were determined with HPLC. Results: Aspartic acid, glutamic acid, hydroxyproline, serine, glycine, threonine, alanine, proline, tyrosine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine and tryptophan levels were significantly higher, and lysine levels were lower in the apocrine epithelial cysts. Conclusion: In this study, higher concentrations of amino acids in apocrine cysts, which are also known to have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, may indicate the possible role(s) of amino acids in the mechanism of breast cancer development.
    Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi 12/2010; 27(4). DOI:10.5174/tutfd.2009.02378.2
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    ABSTRACT: Intradural extramedullary(intrathecal) metastases; a subtype of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC), constitute approximately 4-6% of spinal metastases. They most commonly represent drop metastases from accompanying intracranial secondary lesions that become entangled within the nerve roots of the cauda equina. Generally, they occur as a late complication. However, there are some cases related to cauda equina syndrome (CES) that are the first presentation of primary malign lesion. We present the case of a patient who presented with symptoms of cauda equina-conus syndrome and for whom subsequent investigations revealed diffuse lumbar intrathecal metastases and locally advanced lung cancer without brain metastases. The case emphasizes the need for thorough investigation in the presence of the triad: back pain, weakness in the lower extremities, and urinary urgency/incontinence. Cauda equina syndrome due to intrathecal metastases should always be considered. Spine MRI with contrast is the most informative investigative study for these patients.
    Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi 12/2010; 27(4). DOI:10.5174/tutfd.2009.01595.1
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis thThis study was planned to investigate the antipneumocystis activity of terbinafine in a rat model.Material and Methods: Rats were obtained from the Hakan Çetinsaya Experimental and Clinical Research Institutions, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. Terbinafine administered orally in doses of 40, 80, 120 and 160 mg/kg/day after nine weeks of immunosuppression with dexamethasone to facilitate the development of acute Pneumocystis carinii penumoniae (PCP). Results: Untreated animals showed P. carinii infection levels with a mean (±standard deviation) log number of cysts per gram of lung tissue of 4.6±1.6 at the end of the experiment. Terbinafine administered at a dose of 160 mg/kg/day significantly reduced the log number of cysts per gram to 2.2±1.5. The therapeutic efficacy of terbinafine administered at 160 mg/kg/day (log 2.2±1.5 cysts/lung) was similar to that obtained with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), 50/250 mg/kg/day (p<0.001). A reduction in the number of cysts was also observed in infected animals treated with 80, and 120 mg of terbinafine/kg/day, although the results were not statistically significant (p>0.05). Conclusion: In our model, the efficacy of terbinafine in PCP has been found to be dose dependent.
    Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi 12/2010; 27(4). DOI:10.5174/tutfd.2009.01682.2
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Prion protein (PrP) expresion has previously been demonstrated in activated hepatic stellate cells (HSC), which play a key role in the development of liver fibrosis. In this study, we aimed to investigate the correlation between PrP expression and hepatic inflammation/fibrosis in patients with chronic viral hepatitis (CVH). Material and Methods: Liver specimens of 40 patients with CVH and 10 patients with metastatic liver disease having a normal liver architecture as a control group were evaluated. ThePrP staining index was calculated by counting PrP positive cells per microscopic field after immunostaining. Hepatic inflammatory activity and fibrosis scores were evaluated and compared with the number of PrP positive HSC.Results: Varying degrees of PrP expression were detected in histologic samples of the liver in patients with CVH, whereas no staining was observed in control specimens. It was also detected that the grade of inflammatory activity and stage of liver fibrosis were significantly correlated with PrP staining index (p=0.0001 for inflammation and p=0.005 for fibrosis).Conclusions: PrP is a good marker of activated HSC and correlates well with the inflammatory activity and stage of fibrosis in CVH.
    Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi 12/2010; 27(4). DOI:10.5174/tutfd.2009.02284.1
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: We aimed to investigate the effects of enteral immunonutrition and Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) on the immune system and acute inflammatory response of patients who underwent major abdominal surgery.Material and Methods: Sixty gastric or colorectal cancer patients were randomized into two groups. Enteral immunonutrition was given to the first group and TPN was given to the second group. Albumin, prealbumin, retinol binding globulin (RBP), transferrin, IL-2, IL-6, CRP and T-Lymphocyte levels were determined for nutritional state and immunologic evaluation. Also, postoperative complications, postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stays were compared between the two groups.Results: All nutritional parameters were significantly decreased on the postoperative first day in both groups. RBP and prealbumin levels significantly increased in Group I on postoperative day 5. IL-6 and CRP levels increased significantly in both groups. IL-2 levels increased significantly in Group I, T-lymphocyte percentage decreased significantly in Group II on postoperative day 1 and 5. The length of ICU and hospital stays were longer and postoperative infection rate was less in Group II.Conclusion: Decrease in severity of acute inflammatory response and postoperative infection rate, augmentation in cellular immunity, decrease in the length of ICU and hospital stay were observed in the enteral immunonutrition group after major abdominal surgery.
    Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Dergisi 12/2010; 27(4). DOI:10.5174/tutfd.2009.02426.1