Value of ischemia-modified albumin in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism


Turedi S. , Gunduz A. , Mentese A. , Karahan S. C. , Yilmaz S. E. , Eroglu O., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.25, no.7, pp.770-773, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2006.12.013
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.770-773

Abstract

Background: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common condition, but the diagnostic strategy for the evaluation of suspected PE is somewhat controversial. Despite the use of various biochemical markers (such as D-dimer and C-reactive protein) and various probability calculation algorithms based on clinical findings for that purpose, there is still a need for more specific and practical markers in PE diagnosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels in the diagnosis of PE.