Original Article November 2020

Psychological effect of COVID-19 pandemic on university students in Turkey

Aim: The COVID-19 pandemic that started in China in December 2019 is spreading rapidly in Turkey and other parts of the world. The pandemic has not only brought the risk of death from infection, but also brought an irresistible psychological pressure. Especially, this pressure has increased due to the lockdown applied in the country. In this study, we aimed to…

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  • Recieved 2020-10-01
  • Accepted 2020-10-23
  • Published Online 2020-10-24
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20358
  • Author Halil Şengül, Arzu Bulut, Seda Nur Coşkun
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5745-0369
  • Index Page 609-615
  • How to Cite Halil Şengül, Arzu Bulut, Seda Nur Coşkun. Psychological effect of COVID-19 pandemic on university students in Turkey. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):609- 615
  • Running Title Psychological effect of COVID-19 pandemic
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Protein kinase-coding genes as novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Aim: This study aims to identify the prognostic and diagnostic significance of protein kinase-coding genes in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), products of which constitute one of the main classes of drug targets in cancer treatment. Material and Methods: Whole-genome gene expression data from seven PDAC cohorts (GSE62452, GSE15471, GSE62165, GSE18670, GSE19280, GSE41368, GSE71989) were included in the integrative transcriptomic analysis…

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  • Recieved 2020-09-21
  • Accepted 2020-10-09
  • Published Online 2020-10-13
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20351
  • Author Sevcan Atay
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9297-7246
  • Index Page 603-608
  • How to Cite Sevcan Atay. Protein kinase-coding genes as novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):603-608
  • Running Title Protein kinase-coding genes in PDAC
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Feasibility of laparoscopic approach in malignant and benign adrenal lesions

Aim: The approach to adrenal lesions is still controversial, especially concerning the potentially malignant masses. This study aims to present the results of laparoscopic adrenalectomy of a tertiary referral center, and the laparoscopic management strategy of both benign and malignant lesions. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study conducted in a single tertiary referral center was designed to evaluate the laparoscopic…

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  • Recieved 2020-09-14
  • Accepted 2020-09-30
  • Published Online 2020-10-05
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20333
  • Author Emin Daldal, Hasan Dagmura
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2289-5514
  • Index Page 598-602
  • How to Cite Emin Daldal, Hasan Dagmura. Feasibility of laparoscopic approach in malignant and benign adrenal lesions. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):598-602
  • Running Title Feasibility of laparoscopic approach in malignant adrenal lesions
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Complete blood count parameters in the antepartum diagnosis of placental invasion anomalies

Aim: Complete blood count (CBC) parameters are used to assess subclinical inflammation in various malignancies and autoimmune diseases. The abnormal trophoblastic invasion in placenta previa, similar to uncontrolled tumor cell growth, occurs with acute and chronic inflammation. Accordingly, this study aimed to evaluate the clinical utility of CBC parameters for the antepartum diagnosis of placental invasion anomalies. Materials and Methods:…

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  • Recieved 2020-08-20
  • Accepted 2020-09-16
  • Published Online 2020-09-20
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20315
  • Author Gülten Özgen, Levent Özgen
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7888-7583
  • Index Page 592-597
  • How to Cite Gülten Özgen, Levent Özgen. Complete blood count parameters in the antepartum diagnosis of placental invasion anomalies. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):592- 597
  • Running Title CBP and placental invasion anomalies
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Assessment of irisin levels in patients with bipolar depression and unipolar depression

Aim: Irisin is a myokine and adipokine which has neural effects such as playing a role in neural proliferation. There are studies in the literature reporting that irisin could be associated with neurodegenerative processes. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to evaluate the irisin levels in patients with bipolar depression and major depressive disorder. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients with…

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  • Recieved 2020-07-16
  • Accepted 2020-09-14
  • Published Online 2020-09-17
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20283
  • Author Gamze Erzin, Rabia Nazik Yüksel, Miraç Barış Usta, Canan Topçuoğlu, Sibel Örsel
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8002-5053
  • Index Page 583-586
  • How to Cite Gamze Erzin, Rabia Nazik Yüksel, Miraç Barış Usta, Canan Topçuoğlu, Sibel Örsel. Assessment of irisin levels in patients with bipolar depression and unipolar depression. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):583-586
  • Running Title Irisin levels in patients with unipolar and bipolar depression
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Comparison of laboratory results and chest CT findings in COVID-19 patients

Aim: COVID-19 has emerged in China and quickly spread around the world. Efficient screening of patients for the disease is crucial in the diagnosis and determination of the severity of the disease. However, the diagnostic methods performed are not optimal when applied alone. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether CT together with laboratory test results can provide insight…

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  • Recieved 2020-07-21
  • Accepted 2020-08-18
  • Published Online 2020-09-04
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20285
  • Author Ertugrul Altinbilek, Derya Ozturk, Huseyin Ozkurt, Ahsen Oncul, Murat Ocal, Miray Tumer, Abdullah Algin
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4201-8850
  • Index Page 587-591
  • How to Cite Ertugrul Altinbilek, Derya Ozturk, Huseyin Ozkurt, Ahsen Oncul, Murat Ocal, Miray Tumer, Abdullah Algin. Comparison of laboratory results and chest CT findings in COVID-19 patients. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):587-591
  • Running Title Laboratory results and chest CT findings in COVID-19 patients
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How often are Ameloblastomas in Middle Anatolia? A 13-year retrospective study

Aim: Ameloblastoma is a neoplasm classified as a benign epithelial odontogenic tumor of the jaws. It may show locally invasive behavior resulting in recurrence and malignancy. The aim of the present study was to analyze the incidence, clinicopathologic and radiographic characteristics, treatment, and recurrence of patients with ameloblastoma. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study included patients who were diagnosed with…

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  • Recieved 2020-07-08
  • Accepted 2020-08-07
  • Published Online 2020-09-02
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20275
  • Author Emrah Soylu, Şeyma Bayındır, Ahmet Emin Demirbaş, Suheyb Bilge
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9828-5096
  • Index Page 578-582
  • How to Cite Emrah Soylu, Şeyma Bayındır, Ahmet Emin Demirbaş, Suheyb Bilge. How often are Ameloblastomas in Middle Anatolia? A 13-year retrospective study. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):578-582
  • Running Title Prevalance of Ameloblastomas’ in Middle Anatolia
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A science map of Turkey in the field of ophthalmology from 2014 to 2019

Aim: In this study, we aimed to analyze and compare the articles from national and international journals (Science Citation Index (SCI) category) published in the field of ophthalmology by Turkish authors. At the same time, considering the institution of the first author of the articles, we aimed to create a map of the ophthalmological science for Turkey. Material and Methods:…

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  • Recieved 2020-06-28
  • Accepted 2020-08-14
  • Published Online 2020-08-17
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20265
  • Author Berkay Akmaz, Arda Emre Öztürk
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1852-9474
  • Index Page 568-573
  • How to Cite Berkay Akmaz, Arda Emre Öztürk. A science map of Turkey in the field of ophthalmology from 2014 to 2019. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):568-573
  • Running Title Science map of Turkey in ophthalmology
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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on daily routine and economic parameters of oral and maxillofacial surgery department

Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the pandemic regulations on clinics of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Material and Methods: Patient data (age, gender, total patient number, total number of applied treatments and total income ) between March 16 and June 1, 2020 were evaluated and compared with the records of the…

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  • Recieved 2020-06-29
  • Accepted 2020-07-28
  • Published Online 2020-08-10
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20267
  • Author Emrah Soylu, Ahmet Emin Demirbaş, Canay Yılmaz Asan, Dilek Günay Canpolat, Cihan Topan, Yusuf Nuri Kaba, Fatma Doğruel, Seher Orbay Yaşlı, Suheyb Bilge, Adnan Öztürk
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9828-5096
  • Index Page 574-577
  • How to Cite Emrah Soylu, Ahmet Emin Demirbaş, Canay Yılmaz Asan, Dilek Günay Canpolat, Cihan Topan, Yusuf Nuri Kaba, Fatma Doğruel, Seher Orbay Yaşlı, Suheyb Bilge, Adnan Öztürk. The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on daily routine and economic parameters of oral and maxillofacial surgery department. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):574-577
  • Running Title The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on maxillofacial surgery
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Blood circulation infections and empirical treatment approach in hemodialysis patients

Aim: Catheter infection is an important complication of hemodialysis that may cause sepsis and death. In our study, it was aimed to analyze the catheter and blood culture results of patients who underwent hemodialysis due to chronic kidney failure. Materials and Methods: In a special dialysis center providing ambulatory hemodialysis service, 1202 patients with chronic renal failure who underwent hemodialysis…

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  • Recieved 2020-06-12
  • Accepted 2020-07-17
  • Published Online 2020-07-27
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20246
  • Author Derya Bayirli Turan
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7505-341X
  • Index Page 563-567
  • How to Cite Derya Bayirli Turan. Blood circulation infections and empirical treatment approach in hemodialysis patients. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):563-567
  • Running Title Catheter-related bacteraemia in hemodialysis
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Can mirabegron facilitate ureteral access sheath placement during flexible ureterorenoscopy?

Aim: In this study, we aimed to demonstrate the effect of mirabegron on ureteral access sheath (UAS) placement during flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS). Material and Methods: The study enrolled 96 patients with renal stones who underwent f-URS between October 2019 and March 2020. The patients were divided into 2 groups. Mirabegron treatment was administered 2 weeks before f-URS in Group 1…

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  • Recieved 2020-06-02
  • Accepted 2020-07-07
  • Published Online 2020-07-18
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20214
  • Author Murat Keske, Gokhan Sonmez, Mert Ali Karadag
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6591-4506
  • Index Page 553-556
  • How to Cite Murat Keske, Gokhan Sonmez, Mert Ali Karadag. Can mirabegron facilitate ureteral access sheath placement during flexible ureterorenoscopy? Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):553-556
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Could BPRS be a useful tool for the dimensional approach in schizophrenia?

Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the symptom dimensions of patients with schizophrenia, who were grouped according to demographic variables, using BPRS. Materials and Methods: BPRS was applied to 199 patients who were diagnosed with schizophrenia. We divided the participants into three groups according to their ages as follows: (1) 18-34 (n=87; 43.72%), (2) 35-44 (n=56; 28.14%),…

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  • Recieved 2020-05-21
  • Accepted 2020-06-20
  • Published Online 2020-07-03
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20215
  • Author Gamze Erzin, Sibel Örsel, Hasan Karadağ
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8002-5053
  • Index Page 557-562
  • How to Cite Gamze Erzin, Sibel Örsel, Hasan Karadağ. Could BPRS be a useful tool for the dimensional approach in schizophrenia? Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):557-562
  • Running Title BPRS can be a useful tool for the dimensional approach in schizophrenia
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Body weight changes of preterms in the postnatal period

Aim: Survival and complications are very sensitive in preterm infants. Any negative situation in the preterms can lead to unintended consequences. In this study, it was aimed to analyze the data on demographic characteristics, complications, morbidity, mortality, and weight monitoring information of a high number of preterm neonates. Material and Methods: A total of 1091 preterm newborns born before the…

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  • Recieved 2020-03-13
  • Accepted 2020-05-09
  • Published Online 2020-05-23
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20162
  • Author Mehmet Gunduz, Hayrettin Temel, Murat Comert, Ayhan Tastekin, Mesut Okur
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1735-4318
  • Index Page 620-624
  • How to Cite Mehmet Gunduz, Hayrettin Temel, Murat Comert, Ayhan Tastekin, Mesut Okur. Body weight changes of preterms in the postnatal period. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):620-624
  • Running Title Weight loss in preterm newborns
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Homocysteine thiolactonase activity in coronary atherosclerosis

Aim: Discovery of paraoxonase natural substrate, homocysteine thiolactone, shed more light on the protective role of paraoxonase and toxicity of homocysteine. Since homocysteine thiolactone and paraoxon were hydrolyzed at different sites in the PON protein, the aim of this study was to investigate the Hcy-thiolactonase (HTase). This study was undertaken to ascertain whether low the Hcy-thiolactonase acitivity is associated with…

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  • Recieved 2020-03-19
  • Accepted 2020-05-15
  • Published Online 2020-05-19
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20168
  • Author Aylin Altınay, Ucler Kısa, Murat Tulmac, Yesim Ozkan
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1669-4962
  • Index Page 634-638
  • How to Cite Aylin Altınay, Ucler Kısa, Murat Tulmac, Yesim Ozkan. Homocysteine thiolactonase activity in coronary atherosclerosis. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):634-638
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The evaluation of convolutional neural network (CNN) for the assessment of chest X-ray of COVID-19 patients

Aim: The aim of the present study is to assess the diagnostic accuracy of a computer vision-based system for the identification of radiological changes in the lungs of COVID –19 patients. Materials and Methods: A total of two hundred and seventy-eight (278) images of chest X-rays have been assessed by applying ResNet-50 convolutional neural network architectures in the present study.…

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  • Recieved 2020-04-03
  • Accepted 2020-04-22
  • Published Online 2020-04-26
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20175
  • Author Syed Usama Khalid Bukhari, Syed Safwan Khalid, Asmara Syed, Syed Sajid Hussain Shah
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1581-8609
  • Index Page 639-642
  • How to Cite Syed Usama Khalid Bukhari, Syed Safwan Khalid, Asmara Syed, Syed Sajid Hussain Shah. The evaluation of convolutional neural network (CNN) for the assessment of chest X-ray of COVID-19 patients. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):639-642
  • Running Title CNN and chest X-ray of COVID-19 patients
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Evaluation of projection-based augmented reality technique in cerebral catheter procedures

Aim: In this experimental study, we evaluated the usability of a projection-based augmented reality technique, achieved by projecting cranial computerized tomography images from an external image source onto cattle skull, for localization of the frontal horn of the lateral ventricle and placing ventricular catheter. Materials and Methods: Eleven skulls obtained from fresh cattle cadavers were used for this experimental study.…

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  • Recieved 2020-03-17
  • Accepted 2020-04-17
  • Published Online 2020-04-25
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20165
  • Author Ahmet Gökyar, Sinan Bahadır, Cengiz Çokluk
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1942-587X
  • Index Page 630-633
  • How to Cite Ahmet Gökyar, Sinan Bahadır, Cengiz Çokluk. Evaluation of projection-based augmented reality technique in cerebral catheter procedures. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):630-633
  • Running Title The usability of a projection-based augmented reality technique
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Investigation of autoantibody positivity in patients with spondyloarthritis

Aim: Although ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and undifferentiated spondyloarthritis (uSpA) are included in seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SpA) classification, autoantibody positivity has been observed in the clinical practice. However, there is no study evaluating the frequency of autoantibody positivity in this group of patients in the literature. The objective of this study is to evaluate the frequency of serologic markers in AS and…

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  • Recieved 2020-03-14
  • Accepted 2020-04-14
  • Published Online 2020-04-20
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20163
  • Author Işılay Taşkaldıran, Şükran Erten, Selçuk Akan, Orhan Küçükşahin, Turan Hilmi Yeşil, Didem Şener Dede
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5053-6896
  • Index Page 625-629
  • How to Cite Işılay Taşkaldıran, Şükran Erten, Selçuk Akan, Orhan Küçükşahin, Turan Hilmi Yeşil, Didem Şener Dede. Investigation of autoantibody positivity in patients with spondyloarthritis. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):625-629
  • Running Title Seropositive spondyloarthritis frequency
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Evaluation of blood flow velocity to determine the effect of fortifiers on intestinal hemodynamics

Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of human milk fortifier (HMF) formulas on feeding intolerance and intestinal hemodynamics using superior mesenteric artery blood flow velocity (SMA-BFV). Material and Method: The study was conducted on 36 infants born at a gestational age ranging from 26 to 326 weeks. Doppler-ultrasound (USG) was used to measure SMA-BFV. Demographic characteristics, the amount…

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  • Recieved 2020-03-12
  • Accepted 2020-04-09
  • Published Online 2020-04-19
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20160
  • Author Nuriye Emiroğlu, Hüseyin Altunhan
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2444-4725
  • Index Page 616-619
  • How to Cite Nuriye Emiroğlu, Hüseyin Altunhan . Evaluation of blood flow velocity to determine the effect of fortifiers on intestinal hemodynamics. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):616-619
  • Running Title Human milk fortifiers and intestinal hemodynamics
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Rotator cuff injuries: Magnetic resonance imaging observation and comparison with arthroscopy

Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the injuries on rotator cuff observed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and arthroscopy. Methods: The study investigated 97 patients (66 males, 31 females) with averaged age of 52.4 (8.1) years (30 – 74 years) treated in the Department of Orthopedics, 7A Military Hospital from Jan 2016 to Dec 2018. The study diagnosed the rotator…

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  • Recieved 2020-03-10
  • Accepted 2020-03-20
  • Published Online 2020-03-22
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20157
  • Author Minh-Hoang Nguyen, Ngoc-Thanh Do, Huu-Hung Phan, Quang-Tri Lê
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2777-0828
  • Index Page 550-552
  • How to Cite Minh-Hoang Nguyen, Ngoc-Thanh Do, Huu-Hung Phan, Quang-Tri Lê. Rotator cuff injuries: Magnetic resonance imaging observation and comparison with arthroscopy. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):550-552
  • Running Title Rotator cuff injuries
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Long stem total arthroplasty and bipolar hemiarthroplasty using wagner prosthesis with hardinge approach

Aim: Hip arthroplasty is a conventional and effective treatment for hip injuries, and the Wagner long-stem prosthesis is a promising candidate for solving many practical issues such as postoperative complications, life quality, medical expenses, and the demands of quick rehabilitation. This approach is highly demanding in techniques, and an adequate study to assess the outcomes is required. This study aimed…

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  • Recieved 2020-01-25
  • Accepted 2020-02-04
  • Published Online 2020-02-05
  • Printed 2020-11-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20118
  • Author Quang-Tri Le, Ngoc- Thanh Do, Huu- Hung Phan, Minh-Hoang Nguyen
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2777-0828
  • Index Page 546-549
  • How to Cite Quang-Tri Le, Ngoc- Thanh Do, Huu- Hung Phan, Minh-Hoang Nguyen. Long stem total arthroplasty and bipolar hemiarthroplasty using wagner prosthesis with hardinge approach. Ann Clin Anal Med 2020;11(6):546-549
  • Running Title Wagner prosthesis with hardinge approach
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