Bezmialem Science 2016;4(1):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to begin with announcing a good news to you: Our journal, Bezmialem Science, has been accepted for being indexed in ULAKBIM Turkish Medical Index and Emerging Sources Citation Index. At the establishment stage of the journal, the main goal was to be indexed in Turkish Medical Index. We think that we have established this goal in a short time with your valuable and qualified articles. The requirements for associate professorship were revised by the Interuniversity Board. With this revision, writing an original article that has been published in a national peer-reviewed journal accepted by ULAKBIM has become obligatory. For this aim, we believe that our journal meets the requirement in line with the needs of young academicians.

We present you a new issue and new studies. I would like to state that we reach our goals more rapidly as the number of valuable articles submitted by you increases.

In this issue, you will find many interesting articles. You will read an article by Özaras et al., which is about the efficiency of Alendronete treatment in hip fracture that is frequently seen after cerebrovascular disease. In this retrospective study, authors emphasized the beneficial effects of medication in this patient group. Toydemir et al. investigated “long latency reflexes in patients with multiple sclerosis and corpus callosum area measurements” and their usability as an auxiliary method for the evaluation of multiple sclerosis patients and prediction of disability. In another study conducted by Yücel et al., the incidence of low back pain among university students and risk factors were examined and the contribution that could be made through addition of courses related to this subject to their educational curriculum was emphasized. In another article on breast cancer screening, Başak et al. focused on the necessity for increasing the awareness of women in rural areas.

The review in this issue, which was performed by Erdoğan et al., is about radioembolization therapy in liver tumors. One of two case reports, which we believe that you will read with great pleasure, is about rare renal localization of hydatid cyst that is commonly seen in our country. In the case report conducted by İdin et al., neuroleptic malignant-like syndrome, which occurs due to sudden cessation of neuroleptics, was presented. Authors emphasized fatal results or increased morbidity associated with sudden cessation. It is an important study with regard to increasing clinical awareness.

We believe that more qualified studies will be published with your supports.

Best regards

Adem AKÇAKAYA, MD, Prof.