Balkan Medical Journal

Editor-in-Chief
Zafer KOÇAK, MD

Department of Radiation Oncology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
[email protected]

Honorary Editor
Ahmet ULUGÖL, MD

Department of Pharmacology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
[email protected]

Biostatistics Editor
Necdet SÜT, PhD

Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
[email protected]

Ethics Editor
Berna ARDA, MD., PhD

Department of History of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Web and Social Media Editor
Servet ALTAY, MD

Department of Cardiology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Deputy Editors
Servet ALTAY, MD

Department of Cardiology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
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Dinçer AVLAN, MD
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Pediatric Urology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
[email protected]

Okan ÇALIYURT, MD
Department of Psychiatry, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
[email protected]

Hakan ERBAŞ, PhD., MSc
Department of Biochemistry, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
[email protected]

Mustafa İNAN, MD
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
[email protected]

Ufuk USTA, MD
Department of Pathology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
[email protected]

Associate Editors
Ozan AKÇA
, MD
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Alper AKÇALI, MD
Department of Medical Microbiology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University School of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey

Murat BİRTANE, MD
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Mustafa ÇIKIRIKÇIOĞLU, MD., PhD., FETCS
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Meletios A. DIMOPOULOS, MD., PhD
Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Hematology/Oncology, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece

Dragoslava DJERIC, MD., PhD
Department of Otology, University of Belgrade School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia

Hakan EMMUNGIL, MD
Department of Rheumatology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Taner K. ERDAĞ, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Suat ERDOĞAN, PhD., MSc
Department of Medical Biology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Marco FIORE, PhD
Department of Molecular Biology, Institute of Cellular Biology and Neurobiology, CNR, Rome, Italy

Mohamad GOLDUST, MD
Department of Dermatology & Allergy, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Serdar GÖZEN, MD
Department of Urology, SLK-Kliniken, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Özgür GÜNDÜZ, MD
Department of Pharmacology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Hakan GÜRKAN, MD., PhD
Diagnostics Center for Genetic Diseases, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Erol GÜRPINAR, MD
Department of Medical Education, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey

Osman Nuri HATİPOĞLU, MD
Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Marko HAWLINA, MD., PhD
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Ljubljana School of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Irena HOCEVAR-BOLTEZAR, MD., PhD
Department of Foniatri and Audiology, University of Ljubljana School of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Edin HUSARIC, MD., PhD
Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Clinical Center, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Yasemin KARAL, MD
Department of Pediatrics, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Darko KASTELAN, MD., PhD
Department of Endocrinology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

Shima MEHRABIAN, MD., PhD
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Alexandrovska, Sofia, Bulgaria

Pavle MIKLIC, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

Milan STANKOVIC, MD., PhD
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Nis School of Medicine, Nis, Serbia

Alparslan TURAN, MD
Department of Outcomes Research, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio USA

İsmail Barış TÜRKBEY, MD
Department of Radiology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD, USA

Belgin ÜNAL, MD
Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Yeşim Hülya UZ, MD
Department of Histology and Embryology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Sedat ÜSTÜNDAĞ, MD
Department of Nephrology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Irena VELCHEVA, MD., PhD
Department of Neurology, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Stanislav YANEV, MD., PhD
Department of Pharmacology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Assistant Associate Editors
Murat DEVECİ, MD

Department of Pediatrics, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Hande GÜÇLÜ, MD
Department of Ophthalmology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Cem İBİŞ, MD
Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Cihan İNAN, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Publisher
İbrahim KARA
 
Publications Director
Ali ŞAHİN
 
Editorial Development
Gizem KAYAN TEKAÜT
  
Deputy Publications Director
Gökhan ÇİMEN
 
Publication Coordinators
İrem SOYSAL
Arzu YILDIRIM
Deniz KAYA
Bahar ALBAYRAK
Gamze BİLGEN
Irmak BERBEROĞLU
Ebru BOZ

Finance and Administration
Zeynep YAKIŞIRER ÜREN

Project Coordinators
Sinem Fehime KOZ
Doğan ORUÇ
Emre KARA
 
Graphics Department
Ünal ÖZER
Deniz Elif DURAN

 

ISSN 2146-3123 EISSN 2146-3131