D-dimer levels in pleural effusions


Dikensoy Ö. , Stathopoulos G. T. , Zhu Z., Light R. W.

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, cilt.100, ss.1337-1341, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 100 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.rmed.2005.11.025
  • Dergi Adı: RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1337-1341

Özet

Introduction: D-dimer is a degradation product of cross-linked fibrin. We hypothesized that hemorrhagic pleural effusions would have greater D-dimer levels than non-hemorrhagic pleural effusions, and that persistently bloody effusions would be distinguishable from thoracentesis-induced bloody effusions by the D-dimer level.