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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

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.