The Eurasian Journal of Medicine

Editor in Chief
Metin Akgün
Division of Thoracic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Section Editors
Internal Medicine 

Hakan Döneray
Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Surgical Sciences
Şenol Adanur
Division of Urulogy, Department of Surgical Medicine Sciences, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Basic Sciences
Osman Aktaş
Division of Medical Microbology, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Associate Editors 
Ali Ahıskalıoğlu
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Ayşe Albayrak  
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Ömer Araz 
Division of Thoracic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Ebubekir Bakan
Department of Medical Biochemistry, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Atıf Bayramoğlu
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Handan Bilen
Department of Dermatology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Naci Ceviz
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Elif Çadırcı
Department of Pharmacology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Abdurrahim Çolak
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Elif Demirci
Department of Pathology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Hakan Dursun
Department of Gastroenterology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Fuat Erdem
Department of Internal Medicine, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Metin İngeç
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Ali İşlek
Department of Pediatrics, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Erdem Karadeniz
Department of General Surgery, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Adem Karaman
Department of Radiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Sadullah Keleş
Department of Ophthalmology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Korhan Kılıç
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Meltem Alkan Melikoğlu
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Halil Özcan
Department of Psychiatry, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Kemalettin Özden
Department of Infectious Disease, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Fatih Özkaya
Division of Urulogy, Department of Surgical Medicine Sciences, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Ali Şahin
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Gökşin Şengül
Department of Neurosurgery, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Muhammed Hakan Taş
Department of Cardiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Kutsi Tuncer
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumotology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Abdullah Uyanık
Department of Internal Medicine, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Muhammet Hamidullah Uyanık
Division of Medical Microbology, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Serhat Vançelik
Department of Public Health, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Zuhal Keskin Yıldırım
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Murat Yiğiter
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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Biostatistical Editor
Kamber Kaşali
Department of Biostatistics, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
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International Advisory Board
Fatih Albayrak
Department of Gastroenterology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey  

Fatih Alper
Department of Radiology, Ataturk University Aziziye Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey 

Sabri Selçuk Atamanalp
Department of General Surgery, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Sara Bright
UCL Institute for Women's Health, Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Perinatal Brain Repair Group, London, United Kingdom 

Naci Ceviz
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Şükrü Emre
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yale New Haven Transplantation Center, Connecticut, USA 

Mustafa Gül
Department of Physiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey 

Fuat Gündoğdu
Department of Cardiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey 

Serge Gauthier
Alzheimer Disease Research Unit, The Douglas Research Centre, Montreal, Canada 

Harry K. Genant
Professor Emeritus, Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, USA 

Alin Lucian Girnita
Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 

Ahmet Hacımüftüoğlu
Department of Pharmacology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Ted Hadfield
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, University of Florida, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Florida, USA

Zekai Halıcı
Department of Pharmacology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Hakan Hadi Kadıoğlu
Department of Neurosurgery, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Sami Gokhan Kilic
Department of Gynecology, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

Sunjoo Kim
Department of Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

Zerrin Orbak
Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Aytekin Oto
Department of Radiology and Surgery, UChicago Medicine, Illinois, USA

İsa Özbey
Department of Urology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Zülal Özkurt
Department of Infectious Diseases, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Sureyya Savasan
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Michigan, USA 

Luca Semerano
Department of Rheumatology, Hôpitaux de Paris | AP-HP, Paris, France 

Nihal Tumer
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida, Florida, USA 

Sebnem Unlu
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA



Publisher
İbrahim KARA

Publication Director
Ali ŞAHİN

Editorial Development
Gizem KAYAN

Finance and Administration
Zeynep YAKIŞIRER ÜREN

Deputy Publication Director
Gökhan ÇİMEN

Publication Coordinators
Betül ÇİMEN
Özlem ÇAKMAK
Okan AYDOĞAN
İrem DELİÇAY
Arzu YILDIRIM

Project Coordinators
Sinem KOZ
Doğan ORUÇ

Graphics Department
Ünal ÖZER
Deniz DURAN
Beyzanur KARABULUT

ISSN1308-8734 EISSN 1308-8742