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Is D-dimer a predictor of strangulated intestinal hernia?

Authors
  • Icoz, Gokhan
  • Makay, Ozer
  • Sozbilen, Murat
  • Gurcu, Baris
  • Caliskan, Cemil
  • Firat, Ozgur
  • Kurt, Zahide
  • Ersin, Sinan
Type
Published Article
Journal
World journal of surgery
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2006
Volume
30
Issue
12
Pages
2165–2169
Identifiers
PMID: 17103099
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

To help predict ischemic events, the increasing use of the D-dimer assay in clinical practice could be extended to patients presenting with intestinal emergencies. An elevated D-dimer level on admission had a high sensitivity for identifying patients with intestinal ischemia, although it had a low specificity. Whether it is predictive or preventive for resection in strangulated intestinal hernia patients still remains a question.

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