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Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acupuncture in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Advanced Herbal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Traditional Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Alternative & Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Alternative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Alternative Medicine Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anales de Hidrología Médica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ancient Science of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arteterapia. Papeles de arteterapia y educación artística para la inclusión social     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Plant Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Music Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Chinese Herbal Medicines     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Medicine and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cognitive Neuroscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Complementary Therapies in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Deutsche Heilpraktiker-Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Erfahrungsheilkunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Medicinal Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Fitoterapia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Global Journal of Integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine     Open Access  
Global Journal of Traditional Medicine     Open Access  
Herba Polonica     Open Access  
Herbal Medicines Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Ayurveda and lntegrative Medicine Klue     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovare Journal of Ayurvedic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intas Polivet     Full-text available via subscription  
Integrative Medicine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of High Dilution Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Yoga     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ipnosi     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Applied Arts and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Asian Natural Products Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Ayurveda Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of AYUSH :- Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research     Open Access  
Journal of Dance Medicine & Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Drug Research in Ayurvedic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Fasting and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Ginseng Research     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Sciences Scholarship     Open Access  
Journal of Herbal Drugs (An International Journal on Medicinal Herbs)     Open Access  
Journal of Herbal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Herbal Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Integrative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Integrative Medicine & Therapy     Open Access  
Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Medicinal Plants for Economic Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Medicinally Active Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Natural Remedies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Journal of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Médecine Palliative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Medical Acupuncture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Medicines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Lokman Hekim Tıp Tarihi ve Folklorik Tıp Dergisi     Open Access  
Muller Journal of Medical Sciences and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Natural solutions     Full-text available via subscription  
Natural Volatiles & Essential Oils     Open Access  
Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
OA Alternative Medicine     Open Access  
Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Medicinal Plant     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Pharmacognosy     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Acupuntura     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Journal of Plant and Soil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Synfacts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Traditional & Kampo Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Traditional Medicine Journal     Open Access  
World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion     Full-text available via subscription  
World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine     Open Access  
Yoga Mimamsa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Zeitschrift für Orthomolekulare Medizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Lokman Hekim Tıp Tarihi ve Folklorik Tıp Dergisi
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ISSN (Print) 1309-761X - ISSN (Online) 1309-8004
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  • Relationship of the Presence of Lingual Concavity and Mandibular Canal
           Location: A Retrospective Two-Center Study

    • Authors: Nazan KOCAK TOPBAS; Mehmet Özgür ÖZEMRE, Canan UZUN, Kaan ORHAN, Ayşe GÜLŞAHI, Paul VAN DER STELT, Oya ŞEKER, Kıvanç KAMBUROGLU
      Abstract: Aim: To evaluate the possible relationship between the position of the mandibular canal (MC) on digital panoramic images (PI) and the presence of a lingual concavity (LC) on Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scans in two different populations.Materials and methods: In this retrospective study, the digital archives of a private imaging center in Turkey and at The Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) in Netherlands patients who had both panoramic and CBCT images, taken between January 2016 and June 2016 due to various indications. A total of 248 patients were assessed. MC position was defined on digital panoramic radiographs; the presence of LC was assessed on CBCT images. In all statistical methods, p value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. The Mc Nemar test and the receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve analysis (AZ), were performed for data analysis.Results: Considering all patients, the presence of LC was 28% and 31% for the left and right premolar regions and 75% and 77% for the left and right molar regions, respectively. There was no significant difference between right and left sides and between the Turkish and Dutch populations with respect to the presence of LC. Considering all patients, the presence of a LC was higher in the molar region than in the premolar region for both right and left sides with a statistical significance (p<0.001). Conclusions: The higher percentages of LC in the molar region in both populations suggests that a preoperative local CBCT assessment is justified specifically before implant placement in the mandibular molar region. The location of the MC on the PI was not a very strong indication of the presence of a LC.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Causes, Frequencies And Degrees Of Urological Functional Loss in Patients
           Applying To The Health Board

    • Authors: Abdullah Hızır YAVUZSAN; Semih TÜRK, Kerem BURSALI, İbrahim Halil BALOĞLU, Taner HACIOSMANOĞLU, Nihat TÜRKMEN, Hüseyin Cihan DEMİREL, Sinan Levent KİREÇÇİ, Kaya HORASANLI
      Abstract: Objective: We aimed to evaluate the causes and frequency of urological functional loss, as well as disability rates among patients admitted to the health board. Materials and Methods: Between January 2016 and December 2020, 3074 people who applied to XXX Hospital urology health board were included in the study. People were grouped according to the reason for applying to the health board, including home care, tax reduction, disability pension, status report, report objection, age determination, nursing home application and evaluations for the security forces. Urological diseases were collected under the headings of upper urinary system diseases, uro-oncological diseases, neuro-urological diseases and andrological diseases. Age, gender, proportions of healthy and sick persons, and disability rates were recorded for each group.Results: The mean age of the people included was 42.1 ± 19.8 years and the majority were men (76.3%). A total of 1056 people (34.4%) were diagnosed with a urological disease. Neuro-urological diseases were detected in 367 patients (11.9%), and they were the most common disease group. The second most common disease group is neurological diseases (8.1%). Bladder cancer was the most common (42.6%) uro-oncological disease and testicular cancer was the least (14.3%). Prostate cancer stands out as the disease that causes the most loss of function among uro-oncological diseases with an average disability rate of 36.6 ± 28.6. Conclusion: Neuro-urological and andrological diseases are the most common urological diseases in patients who applied to the health board. The highest disability rates are observed in uro-oncological and neuro-urological diseases, respectively.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • The Effect of Methods Used in the Management of Obesity in Infertile Obese
           Women on Obstetric Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    • Authors: Döndü KURNAZ; Zekiye KARAÇAM
      Abstract: Aim: This study was conducted to determine the effects of the methods used in the management of obesity in infertile obese women on obstetric outcomes.Method: The study was conducted in a systematic review and meta-analysis design. Searches were made between February and March 2021, using the word groups obesity* AND infertility* AND weight control*AND weight reduction* from PubMed, National Thesis Centre, DergiPark, MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library and, EBSCO search engines. The methodological quality of the studies was evaluated with the Critical Evaluation Checklists developed by the Joanna Briggs Institute. Data were synthesized by meta-analysis methods.Results: For this study, the results of 19 studies published in 2010-2021 were compiled. The total sample size of the studies is 3253. In the meta-analysis results, pregnancy occurs in the intervention group was 2.12 (OR: 2.12, p= 0.002), spontaneous pregnancy was 2.19 (OR: 2.19, p<0.001), live birth rate was 1.5 (OR: 1.50, p=0.04), and the probability of developing abortion was 1.58 (OR: 1.58, p=0.01) times higher. The combined results of the studies showed that the methods used resulted in a statistically significant reduction in body mass index (p=0.0003), obstetric cost per woman (p=0.0007) and, birth weight (p=0.04). In addition don’t affect the results of obstetric complications. Conclusion: In this study, it was revealed that the methods used in weight management in obese infertile women increase the rate of pregnancy formation, live birth, spontaneous pregnancy, and abortion, do not affect the results of obstetric complications, women and infant health.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Analysis of thearticletitled "Some Considerations Regarding Heart
           Diseases" by Doctor Rıfat fromThessaloniki

    • Authors: Aykut YASDI; Serap TORUN
      Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the article titled “Some Considerations Regarding Heart Diseases’’ by Doctor Rıfat from Thessaloniki, published in the second issue of Bilgi Magazine, which was published between 1913 and 1914, which coincides with the last period of the Ottoman Empire, to examine physicians' examination methods, diagnosis, treatment and suggestion approaches in heart diseases. In this study, information will also be given about the historical development processes of the diagnostic tools that used in the diagnosis of heart diseases in the period when the article was written and today.Material and method: In the study, the article of Doctor Rıfat from Thessaloniki titled "Some Considerations Regarding Heart Diseases" was translated from Ottoman Turkish into modern Turkish, simplified and analyzed. The article was accessed using the "Ottoman Articles Database" of the Turkish Religious Foundation, Islamic Studies Center. The translation of the article was made between 1 March and 15 May 2020. The translation, which was made with the contributions of Asistant Professor Doctor Serap Torun, Doctor Aykut Yasdı and Asistant Professor Doctor Nevin Mete, was checked and approved by Professor Doctor Nuran Öztürk.Results: In the article titled “Some Considerations Regarding Heart Diseases”, Doctor Rıfat from Thessaloniki gives information such as heart failure, heart valve diseases, factors affecting pulse and arterial pressure, and recommendations regarding the disease. In addition, medical instruments used in the diagnosis of heart and lung diseases are also mentioned in thearticle.Conclusion: Despite the limited diagnosis and treatment possibilities at the time that the article was written, it has been determined that there are still valid findings today. In addition, the article written by Doctor Rıfat from Thessaloniki is also important in terms of showing the importance given to information sharing by the physicians of the period in which the article was written.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Morphological characteristics of Calendula officinalis L. plant,
           development and in vitro evaluation of extract loaded topical drug

    • Authors: Umay Merve GÜVEN; Selen ARSLAN, Melike Betül ÇIRACI, Serpil DEMİRCİ KAYIRAN
      Abstract: Aim: This work aimed to develop microemulsion which can be used as vehicles for the topical application of Calendula officinalis extract. The morphological evaluation and traditional uses of C. officinalis were given in this study.Methods: The plant specimens of C. officinalis were collected from the botanical garden and deposited in the herbarium. The pseudo-ternary phase diagrams were constructed based on oil and a combination of different surfactant/cosurfactant at different ratios. The selected microemulsions were then characterized for droplet size, polydispersity index, pH, zeta potential and rheology.Results: Calendula officinalis extract loaded stable microemulsions were successfully formulated based on the selected compositions from the phase diagrams. The developed formulations have shown a globule size of 208.24±2.28, 232.66±4.46 and 254.82±6.84 nm, a polydispersity index of 0.22±0.04, 0.27±0.03, and 0.26±0.03, pH 5.40±0.10, 5.62±0.12, and 5.58±0.08. The formulations appeared transparent and the zeta potential result was neutral. The studied microemulsions showed good stability.Conclusion: Calendula officinalis extract loaded microemulsion system may be a promising carrier for further development into a topical formulation and clinical trials in the treatment of psoriasis.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Traditional and Complementary Medicine Applications Used by Health
           Sciences Students in Coping with Premenstrual Syndrome

    • Authors: Didem ŞİMŞEK; Fatma Nur DUMAN, Zehra GÖLBAŞI
      Abstract: Objective: This research amis to determine the traditional and complementary medicine practices used by the students of the Faculty of Health Sciences to cope with premenstrual symptoms.Methods: The research is descriptive and was conducted with female students studying at the health sciences faculty of a foundation university in Ankara between 27 May and 6 August. The sample of the study consisted of 154 female students who volunteered to participate in the study and filled out the forms completely. Personal information form and Premenstrual Syndrome Scale (PMSS) were used to collect data. Research data were evaluated with IBM SPSS 25 program. Descriptive statistics such as number, percentage, mean±standard deviation, minimum and maximum values, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Kruskal Wallis Analysis of Variance and Mann Whitney U test were used in the analysis of the study.Results: It was found that the PMS prevalence of the students was 80.5%. As traditional and complementary medicine practices of the students, the most common method of vitamin support among herbal treatments and vitamin supplement (20.8%); massage method mostly (61.7%) among body therapies; listening to music mostly among mind and body techniques (72.1%); It was determined that they mostly used the hot application method (86.4%) on the abdominal region among the hot application techniques.Conclusion: It was determined that the majority of the students showed the presence of premenstrual symptoms. It was found that the students used the method of applying heat to the abdomen the most and the acupuncture method the least as traditional and complementary medicine practices.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Historical Perspective on Early Electrophysiology: The Galvani Period

    • Authors: Erhan KİZİLTAN; Nizamettin DALKILIÇ
      Abstract: In this study, the contributions made by the scientists of the time of Luigi Galvani to electrophysiology were discussed. While he was practicing obstetrics at the University of Bologna, Galvani became interested in the phenomenon of electricity and its effects on animals, and specifically the interactions between electricity and nerve-muscle preparation.The experiments he performed together with his wife, Lucia, on isolated frog leg ended up with the concept of “animal electricity”. Their final conclusion was that the neuromuscular preparation itself is capable of producing energy necessary for its function (internal electricity). He published their observations in a book known as "Commentarius" in short, right after Lucia's death. He suggested that the internal electricity is stored as opposite charges around the inner-outer surfaces of muscles. Alessandro Volta, on the other hand, claimed that the source of energy for muscle contraction was the contact point of two different metals (metallic electricity). This is how one of the important debates of the history of science started: "Galvani-Volta debate". Galvani had empirically proven his claim just before his death; however, it would take more than a hundred years for this electrical energy to be measured. Volta was also right in his claim and this led him to the invention of battery short after Galvani’s death. Galvani, as the pioneer of this debate that mutually fed each other in their own way, is respected by the scientific community as the scientist who sparked the new field of science: electrophysiology.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • A Complementary Approach to Midwifery Practices: Universal Expression of
           Emotional Language, Laughter Yoga

    • Authors: Safiye AĞAPINAR ŞAHİN; Mine BEKAR
      Abstract: Educated midwives, who take an important place in the health system, inform women and offer options related to health services. One of these options is complementary therapies. Midwives are healthcare professionals who frequently use these complementary therapies in their practices. The place of these therapies in midwifery differs. It is observed that midwives sometimes recommend these therapies and sometimes apply them. Laughter yoga, one of the complementary therapies, may also be an option that midwives can recommend or use in their practices. Laughter yoga is a practice that is performed in groups, in sessions, and as exercises. This practice has positive effects on physiological, psychological, and social health. It also has positive effects on the health of women in the menopause and postpartum periods and women with breast cancer. The fact that midwives, who are involved in the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum periods, integrate this practice into midwifery science may also positively affect women's health. Considering the positive effects of laughter yoga on health, we consider that it can be a complementary approach that can be used in midwifery science. The aim of this review is to provide insight that laughter yoga can be used in the field of midwifery.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Bibliometric Profile of Postgraduate Theses on Folk Medicine in Turkey

    • Authors: Ramazan GÜNEŞER
      Abstract: Objective: This study aims at the bibliometric analysis of postgraduate theses on folk medicine published in the database of the Council of Higher Education (CoHE) National Thesis Center between 1994-2021. Method: For this purpose, Turkish "folk medicine" and English "folk medicine" keywords were searched in the thesis search engine of CoHE. As a result of the scans, 73 postgraduate theses studies related to the subject of folk medicine have been identified that are open to access. Postgraduate theses included in the study were examined with bibliometric analysis in terms of various features.Results: As a result of the examinations, it was determined that the most postgraduate theses on folk medicine were published in 2019 (n=20), and the most thesis was in the Institute of Social Sciences (n=45) and the Department of Turkish Language and Literature (n=31). The greatest contribution to the field was made by Gazi University with 15 theses. It was seen that the majority of theses were made at the master's level (n=63), the number of pages was concentrated in the range of 101-200 (n=34), and the number of theses on folklore (n=38) was high. It was determined that female thesis writers (n=39) were higher than males and thesis advisors with the title of professor (n=29) directed thesis on this subject more frequently. Conclusion: As a result, it can be said that the interest in the field of folk medicine has increased recently and folk medicine has been studied by different disciplines. It is thought that this study will contribute to the literature of folk medicine and will guide scientists who are considering working in this field.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • One of the Pioneers of Turkish Anatomy Terminology Ord. Prof. Dr. Zeki
           Zeren: His Life and Works

    • Authors: Ozan TURAMANLAR
      Abstract: Zeki Zeren, was born in 1900 in Istanbul, died in the same city in 1973. After graduating from Istanbul Darülfünun, Faculty of Medicine in 1923, he worked as an assistant and chief assistant in the fields of anatomy and surgery, and as an surgeon and chief physician in some cities in Turkey. His academic life, which started in 1933, continued until shortly before his death. He made important contributions to the development of anatomy teaching, research and practical dissection studies in Turkey. He made an intense effort to transform medical terms from Ottoman terminology to Turkish, to collect and organize many anatomical terminology that we use today without being strange in Turkish, to provide a systematic and topographic anatomy collection with their Latin equivalents. Zeren's publications, collaborative works, and especially his dictionary containing anatomy terms, which were used as a textbook for many years, were effective in filling a large gap. Zeki Zeren had many publications in national and international scientific and various journals. Zeren should be considered not only as an academician who has worked in the scientific field, but also as an active activist in the fields of culture and civilization in his own time.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • The Effect of Nomophobic Behavior of Student Nurses Using Smartphones on
           Social Phobia

    • Authors: Ahmet ÖZDEMİR; Gürkan KAPIKIRAN, Semra BÜLBÜLOĞLU, Serdar SARITAŞ
      Abstract: Aim: This study was carried out to determine the effects of the nomophobic behaviors of student nurses using smartphones on their social phobia levels.Methods: This cross-sectional and correlational study was carried out between 1 March and 30 September 2019 with the participation of nursing students (N=409) enrolled at a state university in Turkey. Results: A significant relationship was determined between nomophobic behavior and social phobia according to the results of the regression and correlation analyses carried out between the scale scores of the participants (p<0.05).Conclusion: It is highly important to raise awareness on the time spent with smartphones by nursing students and the harms of this issue. Additionally, countries need to take social and political precautions to protect individuals from nomophobia and social phobia. Considering the time that nursing students spend on the phone, the use of smartphones can be turned into a positive direction (educational, online course, personal development). This way, nursing students who experience social phobia might be supported.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Determination of Advanced Technology Usage Level of Physicians Working in
           Hospitals in a Province

    • Authors: Gülay YILDIRIM; Şerife KARAGÖZOĞLU, Ezgi YILDIZ, Sedat ÖZBAY
      Abstract: Aim: Today, the impact of technological changes accelerating in all areas of human life is also reflected in the health sector. In a sustainable health system, health/medical technologies are important for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment process and rehabilitation of patients. This research was conducted to determine the level of advanced technology use of physicians working in hospitals in a province.Method: The research was conducted on physicians (n=313) working in universities, public and private hospitals. Personal Information Form and Physicians' Advanced Technology Usage Opinions form were used to collect data. Data were evaluated using frequency, mean, minimum and maximum values, standard deviation, Mann Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis.Results: The mean age of the physicians was 36.22±10.02. 57.5% of the participants are male, 40.6% have 1-5 years of service and 11 years or more. Physicians' Advanced Technology Usage Views total score was found to be 77.16±12.62(34-102). Opinion score of physicians working in surgical departments compared to physicians working in internal departments, physicians working in public hospitals compared to physicians working in private hospitals, physicians with academic titles as research assistants, physicians with 11 years or more working time in their current institution, using advanced technology and being aware of the problems that technology will bring. was found to be significantly higher than the mean.Conclusion: It was determined that the positive opinions of the physicians towards the use of advanced technology were moderate. In line with this result, it is thought that it is important to determine the appropriate methods to use and evaluate technology in treatment, as well as to prevent preventive medicine practices from being pushed into the background with the spread of advanced technology, and to prevent the structuring of medical education in a way that will train technology-dependent physicians.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • An Evaluation of the Place and Importance of Qualitative Research in
           Health Sciences

    • Authors: Yaşar SUVEREN
      Abstract: Although it is applied relatively less in health sciences and services, qualitative research has developed rapidly and has gained recognition. It is seen that the use of qualitative research in the fields of health sciences, as well as various social and cultural issues, is increasing. Previously, qualitative research was only seen as a complementary component to the quantitative research method. Still, qualitative research is now recognized and increasingly used in health research with its social and cultural dimensions. More and more qualitative research articles are being published in health science journals. Unlike quantitative research, qualitative research tries to determine the meaning of a phenomenon through explanation. Qualitative research aims to develop concepts that help understand the meanings of natural phenomena by emphasizing the experiences and views of the participants. In this context, qualitative research in health-related research can make important contributions to the development of health and care services. This article is not intended to provide practical guidance on the application of qualitative research. Nevertheless, it aims to highlight the place of qualitative research in the health sciences and why it is important to use qualitative methods. In this framework, this article mainly focuses on the historical background, development, general philosophical foundations and assumptions of qualitative research, the main theoretical approaches in this field (such as embedded theory, phenomenology, and ethnography), sample selection and data collection techniques (in-depth interview, observation, documentation, etc.) and analysis tools (phenomenology, discourse analysis, content analysis and more).
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • The First Simple Drugs Manuscript Written in Turkish and Its Author:
           Edviye-İ Müfrede and İshak Bin Murad

    • Authors: Özgür KIRAN; Selim KADIOĞLU
      Abstract: In this paper, an ancient manuscript focused on the therapy with herbal drugs; İshak bin Murad’s Edviye-i Müfrede which is a product of the long-standing tradition, beginning as Greek-Roman medicine and continuing as Islamic medicine has been evaluated. This manuscript that there is very little information about its author is a handbook regarding predominantly simple drugs and their indications. It is possible to comprehend the mentality and the final situation of the above-mentioned tradition by evaluating this book. As a sample of handbook Edviye-I Müfrede contains many different topics but none of them is processed in detail. The book that has four main chapter contains indication information of 260 simple drug, mostly medicinal plants. There are also articles regarding different medical topics and a list of therapeutic agents of several health problems in the book. In terms of methodology transcription of the original text was examined and some selected works regarding it and its author were used as supporting materials.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Molecular Mechanisms, Biological and Pharmacological Properties of Goji
           Berries as a Potential Natural Antioxidant Medicine

    • Authors: Sevgi GEZİCİ
      Abstract: Functional or bioactive components in dietary foods are biomolecules that have the ability to modulate many processes and molecular signaling pathways in metabolism. In recent years, many herbal natural products, having rich biological activities and pharmacological properties have been identified that have proven potential for use as food and medicine. Due to the reporting of possible toxicity of synthetic antioxidants, research on medicinal and aromatic plants containing natural antioxidant compounds has gained momentum. Berries known as 'gojiberry', 'goji berries', 'wolfberry', 'wolfberry' or 'superfruit' are the fruits of Lycium chinense Mill., L. barbarum L., and L. ruthenicum Murr. Goji berries are a natural source of antioxidants, with the presence of various functional components such as polysaccharides, flavonoids, phenolics, carotenoids, vitamins, fatty acids, betaine and peptidoglycans. Thanks to its rich bioactive components; it has many biological activities as anti-aging, wound healing, anticancer, neuroprotective, cytoprotective, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and immune system-boosting. It has been reported that goji berries have the potential to be used in the medical field, especially in the treatment of glaucoma, kidney failure, liver damage, cancer, hepatitis, hyperlipidemia, thrombosis, diabetes and infertility. The phytochemical contents, nutraceutical value, traditional uses, molecular mechanisms of action, signaling pathways and pharmacological properties of Goji berries, which attract the attention of both the pharmaceutical industry and the scientific community with their strong antioxidant capacity and rich phytochemical composition have been formed the subject of this article.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Temperament, Character Traits and Alexithymia in Patients with Asthma; A
           University Hospital Sample

    • Authors: Eda ASLAN; Fatih SAĞLAM, Sibel NAYCI
      Abstract: Background: The relationship between psychological factors and asthma has received attention since very early times. However, there’s a lack of knowledge about the temperament and character features of asthma patients. We aimed to assess if there are specific personality traits in asthma patients.Methods: Thirty-eight patients with asthma and thirty-five healthy individuals were enrolled in the study. The sociodemographic data form and Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) and Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS) were applied to all participants. Results: The mean age was 40.9 ± 15.9 in the asthma group (52.1%) and 37.3 ± 14.3 in the control group (47.9%). There were 29 females and 9 males in asthma group, 19 females and 16 males in control group. In analysis of temperament and character subscales, the scores of harm avoidance, frugality, sentimentality and transpersonal identification were higher in asthma patients than the control group; the differences were statistically significant (p<0.05). There were no significant differences between the groups for alexithymia (p>0.05).Conclusions: Our study showed that there were character and temperament differences between asthma patients and healthy group. There were no differences for alexithymia between the groups. Further studies are needed to evaluate the causes of differences and the impacts of traits on disease course.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Complementary Therapies in Postoperative Pain

    • Authors: Nuriye DEĞİRMEN; Sevgi GÜR, Nevin KANAN
      Abstract: Complementary practices have thousands of years of history. The use of complementary practices in individuals with post-operative pain has increased today. New approaches and interventions for pain in surgical nursing are discussed. Complementary therapies are the most recent among them. There is a need for compilation, quantitative, qualitative and randomized controlled studies on this subject. World Health Organization traditional medicine including complementary therapies; It is defined as the whole of knowledge, skills and practices that can be explained or not, based on theory, belief and experience specific to different cultures, used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of physical diseases and mental illnesses, together with the maintenance of well-being. Health professionals have different views on the usefulness and necessity of complementary practices. One group argues that these practices have a place in medical treatment and care. Another group discusses complementary practices and responsibility for their consequences. The reasons for the use of complementary therapies today; Patients see these treatment methods as hope in addition to modern medical practices, their desire to keep control of their treatments, their compatibility with the cultures of the societies and their easy accessibility, less interventional procedures, and the practitioners' spending more time with the patient. In this review, complementary practices for the prevention, treatment and care of postoperative pain will be examined.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Investigation of in-vitro biological activities of silver nanoparticles
           synthesized by green synthesis method using wild edible mushroom
           Macrolepiota procera

    • Authors: Serpil GONCA
      Abstract: Aim: Mushrooms known that to be used in traditional treatment among the people as they can generate a large diversity of secondary metabolites. In the present study, it was aimed to synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) mediated Macrolepiota procera, which is known to have diverse biological activities such as anticancer, antioxidant, antimicrobial in previous studies, and to investigated various in-vitro biological activities of these AgNPs. Materials and Methods: Synthesized Mp-AgNPs were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Various biological activities including antimicrobial, biofilm inhibition and cell viability inhibition, DNA cleavage, DPPH activity of synthesized AgNPs were investigated in-vitro. Results: The highest DPPH scavenging activity of Mp-AgNPs was found as 92.72%, at 200 mg/L concentration. Mp-AgNPs caused single strain break in the E. coli pBR322 plasmid DNA. Mp-AgNPs showed moderate antimicrobial activity against tested microorganisms. Furthermore, the biofilm inhibition activity of Mp-AgNPs toward P. aeruginosa and S. aureus was 65.80% and 72.60% at 200 mg/L, respectively. Inhibition activity of E. coli cell viability of Mp-AgNPs was found as 99.99% at 500 mg/L. Conclusion: From the findings obtained in the study , the use of M. procera in the AgNPs synthesis it is important private regard due to its low cost, eco-friendly, high yield and non-toxicity human health. In addition, newly synthesized AgNPs can be used effectively for different applications after further studies.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Hygiene Lessons to the Society in Hekim Newspaper (1910-1911)

    • Authors: Merve MERGEN; Yasemin KOÇER, Deniz BİRTAN, Nermin ERSOY
      Abstract: Objective: In this study, it was examined how the issue of hygiene was handled through a series of articles called "Ahaliye Hıfzıssıhha Dersleri" in the Hekim Newspaper, a periodical published in the field of health, in Trabzon Province. The aim of our study is to reveal how a periodical is used as a way of informing the public about hygiene, sanitation, what medical information is valid in the relevant historical period, what information is advised to be known in order to protect the public's health, and how this information is transferred.Methods: The series of article called "Ahaliye Hıfzıssıhha Dersleri" written by Rıza Rüstem has been examined by comparing the original texts in the İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Atatürk Library and the Turkish transcriptions made by Mustafa Çuflaz.Findings: The purpose of publishing the newspaper has been explained as explaining the value and importance of the medical profession and the skills of physicians to the society. Other purposes of the newspaper are to inform all people about what precautions should have been taken until patients living in rural areas receive health care, and to identify and treat diseases. On the other hand the series of article called Ahaliye Hıfzıssıhha Dersleri, the definition of "Hıfzıssıhha" (hygiene) is made in a way that the society can understand and its importance is explained. In addition, advice has been given on what to do to lead a healthy life.Conclusion: It is important that the series of article named Ahaliye Hıfzıssıhha Dersleri indicates an understanding of medicine and the bond that this understanding establishes with the public through the period in which it was published. What ordinary people can do in the face of epidemics has been conveyed by a physician in a language that the public can understand.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Evaluation of Traditional Motherhood of Mothers with 3-6 Years Old

    • Authors: Hava ÖZKAN; Tuğçenur YILMAZ
      Abstract: Aim: This study was conducted to evaluate the traditional motherhood of mothers who have children between the ages of 3 and 6 years.Methods: The research was conducted in a descriptive manner Research data were collected online from 288 mothers between 20 May and 30 July 2021. Data were collected with the Personal Information Form and the Traditional Maternity Scale. In the evaluation of the data; reliability test, percentile distribution, mean, standard deviation, analysis of variance, t-test for independent groups and Kruskal-Wallis analysis were used.Findings: It was determined that the mothers' Traditional Motherhood Scale (TMS) mean score was 5.57±0.86. It was determined that 81.3% of the mothers believed that they fulfilled their motherhood role most of the time. It was found that there was a significant difference between the TMS score averages according to some descriptive characteristics such as mothers' education level, working status, perception of economic situation, total number of children, leaving the child to a caregiver, and leaving the child alone at home (p<0.05).Conclusion: According to the total mean score of the mothers in the TMS, it was seen that the mothers adopted traditional motherhood roles. It has been found that some descriptive characteristics of mothers (such as education level, employment status, perception of economic situation, total number of children, leaving the child to a caregiver and leaving the child alone at home) affect traditional motherhood mean scores.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Advantages of Extracts from Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Used in
           Traditional Medicine by Supercritical Fluid (CO2) Extraction Method

    • Authors: Ulaş DEĞİRMENCİ
      Abstract: Bioactive compounds found in natural sources have been the subject of numerous scientific studies in the treatment of various diseases. It is known that many compounds obtained from medicinal and aromatic plants used in traditional medicine show antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antiobesity, anticholinesterase, phagocytotic, insecticidal and antioxidant properties. The medicinal and pharmacological effects are usually due to the presence of bioactive compounds called secondary metabolites. To obtain compounds of bioactive interest, extraction and recovery of a solute from a solid matrix is accomplished by various methods. Considering the dangerous nature, expensiveness and negative environmental effects of most of the organic and inorganic liquid solvents used today, it is of great importance to use new techniques and solvents. As an extraction agent in supercritical fluid extractions; Carbon dioxide (CO2) is generally used because it is non-toxic, chemically inert, leaves no residue in the extract, is not harmful to the environment and is inexpensive. Carbon dioxide becomes supercritical at a temperature of 31.2 oC and a pressure of 72.9atm. Therefore, since low temperatures are generally used during supercritical CO2 extraction, problems such as the formation of toxic molecules that we encounter in high-temperature extraction methods do not arise. 
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +030
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