Elevated gamma glutamyl transferase levels are associated with the location of acute pulmonary embolism. Cross-sectional evaluation in hospital setting

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KORKMAZ Ö. , YÜCEL H. , ZORLU A. , BERKAN Ö. , KAYA H. , Goksel S., ...More

SAO PAULO MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.133, no.6, pp.488-494, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 133 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1516-3180.2015.00131806
  • Title of Journal : SAO PAULO MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.488-494


CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The location of embolism is associated with clinical findings and disease severity in cases of acute pulmonary embolism. The level of gamma-glutamyl transferase increases under oxidative stress-related conditions. In this study, we investigated whether gamma-glutamyl transferase levels could predict the location of pulmonary embolism.