ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

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The question “Can today’s medical education content really respond to the pandemic(s)?” is open for discussion. Community-based medical education is the delivery of medical education in a specific social context.
We are living in rare and unprecedented times. As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic interrupted many things in the world, it also disrupted medical education.
There is a lack of data regarding the effects of “Coronavirus disease-2019” on pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases. Additionally, there are three controversial circumstances that patients with rheumatic diseases are believed... "Childhood Rheumatic Diseases and COVID-19 Pandemic: An Intriguing Linkage and a New Horizon"
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to a speedy publication of many academic articles about the new coronavirus. Scientists and editors are under immense pressure to share their findings... "Editor Responsibility and Scientific Integrity During the COVID-19 Outbreak"  
A 25-year-old woman who was 35 weeks and 1 day pregnant was admitted to a local hospital on February 9, 2020, presenting with a history of fatigue and mild dry cough for 3 days.  
Since December 2019, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has impacted nearly >90,000 people in more than 75 countries. In this case report, we aim to define the chest computed tomography findings of 2019-novel coronavirus associated with pneumonia and its successful resolution after treatment. "CT Manifestations of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia: A Case Report by An P,  et al."

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Oğuz KIZILKAYA, Necdet SÜT, Mustafa İNAN
With this editorial, authors carry out a self-evaluation of Balkan Med J in terms of citations received from the articles published since the indexing in Web of Science in order to shed light on the journal's upcoming publication policies. They examine the citations received and their distribution by study designs.
Ruhan Deniz Topuz, Özgür Gündüz, Çetin Hakan Karadağ, et al.
In this review, authors classify classical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, paracetamol and dipyrone as "non-opioid analgesics" and discuss the mechanisms mediating participation of the endocannabinoid system in their antinociceptive effects.
Ludmila Borislavova Ivanova, Mircho Ivanov Vukov, Zdravka Gardeva Vassileva-Valerianova
This study aims to analyze the thyroid cancer incidence between 1980 and 2013 in Bulgaria and to determine the incidence rate before and after the introduction of universal salt iodization in 1994 in regions with different iodine deficiency levels.
Burcu Ceylan Cura Yayla, Yasemin Özsürekçi, Kübra Aykaç, et al.
Limited data about disease management strategies are available for pediatric patients with coronavirus disease-2019, particularly in Turkey. This study aims to share the data on patients aged under 18 years in Turkey to be beneficial for understanding the disease course in children.
Ezgi Akar, Orkun Koban, Ahmet Öğrenci, et al.
The treatment of osteoporotic coccyx fractures with polymethylmethacrylate injection is known as coccyceoplasty and is rarely reported in the literature. The authors present a case of osteoporotic coccygeal fracture causing intractable pain and successfully treated with coccyceoplasty.

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A 61-year-old man with a history of hospitalization for acute decompensated heart failure and pulmonary edema was admitted to the intensive cardiac care unit with fatigue, shortness of breath, and bilateral leg edema. Upper extremity musculoskeletal examination shows bunching of the biceps when the patient flexed his arm.

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The effort to maintain the editorial freedom has posed distinct challenges arising from regional dynamics in the Balkan region, as in any part of the world. For a journal to be successful in the international arena, reasonably organized managerial processes are required. Clear definitions of work packages, workflows, duties and responsibilities, and assignment and dismissal criteria are essential for the transparency of managerial processes. The journal’s owner, editor-in-chief, editorial board, publisher, and authors effectively communicating with each other within the framework of rules will prevent chaotic and destructive conflicts that may harm the reputation and its mission. The attempt to establish a legal regulation, an agreement between the owner and the editor, and an ombudsman began approximately five years ago for Balkan Medical Journal. Throughout this process, the journal’s management has endeavored to consult the opinions of the journal’s owner and the university legal regulation committee to establish a legal regulation for the journal that is ethical, practical, sustainable, and conforms to the national laws and international scientific values. We believe the journal legal regulation, finalized in January 2019 and presented below, serves as a role model for all scientific circles and the Balkans and will contribute to the advancement of institutional scientific publications of medicine in the region. The journal’s editorial board extends its gratitude to all current and past employees, the Dean’s of the Faculty of Medicine of Trakya University, and to the current rectorate of Trakya University for their valuable contributions and encouragement to building the development of the journal legal regulation to protect editorial freedom and provide successful journal management of all Trakya University scientific journals.  
Balkan Medical Journal follows ICMJE recommendations. The ICMJE require authors to submit a data-sharing statement for randomized clinical trials. Authors must provide a data-sharing notification to indicate whether data will be shared. According to ICMJE “Data sharing statements must indicate the following: whether individual deidentified participant data (including data dictionaries) will be shared; what data in particular will be shared; whether additional, related documents will be available (e.g., study protocol, statistical analysis plan, etc.); when the data will become available and for how long; by what access criteria data will be shared (including with whom, for what types of analyses, and by what mechanism)” (for details: Balkan Medical Journal require authors to submit a data-sharing statement and register a data-sharing plan when registering a clinical trial on or after Jan 1, 2019.