The value of ischemia-modified albumin compared with d-dimer in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism


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TUREDI S., GÜNDÜZ A., MENTESE A., TOPBAS M., KARAHAN S. C. , YENIOCAK S., ...More

RESPIRATORY RESEARCH, vol.9, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1465-9921-9-49
  • Journal Name: RESPIRATORY RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Study objective: The primary aim of this study was to investigate whether IMA levels are helpful in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). The secondary aim was to determine whether IMA was more effective alone or in combination with clinical probability scores in the diagnosis of PE. Thirdly, the sensitivity and specificity of IMA is compared with D-dimer both with and without clinical probability scores in patients with suspected PE.