Bezmialem Science 2023;11(1):0-0

Dear Readers;

I am very happy to be with you with our new issue in the new year. In this issue, we are together with you with valuable works.

We took the cover art for this issue from the study “Sarcopenia is Associated with Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing D2 Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer” by Alemdar et al. Sarcopenia is associated with early postoperative complications in many types of cancer. In this study, the relationship between sarcopenia and early postoperative complications in patients who underwent curative D2 lymph node dissection for gastric cancer was investigated. The postoperative complication rate in sarcopenic patients was higher than in non-sarcopenic patients, the rate of surgical and medical complications was higher in sarcopenic patients, and the rate of serious surgical complications was significantly higher in the sarcopenia group. It was concluded that the use of CT in the preoperative clinical staging of the patients and taking the necessary precautions facilitated the management of postoperative complications.

Other articles we have chosen for you in this issue are:

“Ivermectin Induces Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage in Breast Cancer Cells” by Güler et al., “Comparative Analysis of Tertiary Stroke Center: Factors Affecting the 3rd Month Clinical Outcome of Patients Treated with Thrombolytic Treatment” by Karadeli et al., “Evaluation of the Relationship Between Maxillary Labial Frenulum Attachment Types, Periodontal Health, and Dental Caries in
Preschool Children” by Taran et al.

Dear Readers,
It’s hard not to be happy when you see the efforts of healthcare professionals for scientific studies under heavy workload in our country and the efforts made for an academic career.

On this occasion, I congratulate your new year and wish it to be a blessing for our country and the world.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Adem AKÇAKAYA
Editor in Chief