High plasma fibronectin levels in pulmonary embolism

Guler K., Salmayenli N., Vatansever S., Tascioglu C., Erk O., Palanduz S., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, vol.25, no.9, pp.589-590, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.589-590
  • Keywords: pulmonary embolism, hypoxia, fibronectin, DISEASES
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We conducted a prospective clinical study to investigate the diagnostic value of fibronectin levels in patients with pulmonary embolism. 20 consecutive patients who were admitted to an Emergency Care Unit with pulmonary embolism were enrolled in the study, together with healthy persons as controls. Fibronectin levels were significantly high (p<0.001) in patients with pulmonary embolism as compared to the healthy population. We conclude that fibronectin is a valuable parameter in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.