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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.589-590
  • Keywords: pulmonary embolism, hypoxia, fibronectin, DISEASES

Abstract

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.