The value of inflammatory markers in diagnosing acute appendicitis in pregnant patients


Akbas A., Kasap Z., Hacim N. A., Tokocin M., Altinel Y., Yigitbas H., ...More

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.26, no.5, pp.769-776, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/tjtes.2020.03456
  • Journal Name: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.769-776
  • Keywords: Acute appendicitis, CRP albumin ratio, lymphocyte, neutrophil, pregnancy, C-REACTIVE-PROTEIN, NEUTROPHIL-LYMPHOCYTE RATIO, PROTEIN/ALBUMIN RATIO, EARLY PREDICTOR, BIOMARKERS, DISEASE, COUNT
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common extra-obstetric condition requiring surgery during pregnancy. AA diagnosis is made by laboratory tests along with anamnesis and physical examination findings. Due to the physiological and anatomical changes during the pregnancy, AA diagnosis is more challenging in pregnant women compared to non-pregnant patients. The present study evaluated the significance of white blood cell counts (WBC), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), C-reactive protein/albumin ratio (CAR) and lymphocyte-to-C-reactive protein ratio (LCR) to diagnose acute appendicitis during pregnancy.