Diagnostic usefulness of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A in suspected pulmonary embolism


BERK S. , DOĞAN Ö. T. , AYDEMİR E. I. , BİNGÖL ÖZ A. , ÖZŞAHİN S. L. , AKKURT İ.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.8, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/2049-6958-8-49
  • Title of Journal : MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

Abstract

Background: The role of biomarkers for prognostication and diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) is increasing. It has been reported that pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) can be used as a proatherosclerotic marker. The present study was aimed to evaluate whether PAPP-A levels are helpful in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with suspected PE.