Relationship between Serum YKL-40 Level and Forearm Arterial Patency after Repair

Gunay A. E., KARAMAN İ., KARAMAN Z. F., Kocer D., DOĞAN S., ARGÜN A. S.

Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol.74, pp.301-305, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.avsg.2020.12.018
  • Journal Name: Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.301-305
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Elsevier Inc.Background: The study aimed to assess the effects of serum YKL-40 level on patency at the repair site in patients who underwent arterial repair at the level of the forearm. Methods: The study included 58 subjects, including 29 patients (aged 18–50 years) who had ulnar or radial artery injury secondary to cut injury to wrist between June 2015 and November 2019 and no comorbid disease and 29 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The vascular patency was assessed using Doppler sonography in patients who underwent arterial repair at the level of the forearm. The patients were defined as flow failure if the blood flow was ≤50%, and sufficient flow if the blood flow was >50% of those in the synonymous artery on the intact extremity. The YKL-40 level differences in the patient and control groups were compared to those in the sufficient and insufficient flow groups. Results: The patients were stratified into 2 groups based on the presence of sufficient flow. The mean YKL level was 11.96 ± 8.87 in the sufficient flow groups, whereas it was 32.22 ± 15.43 in the insufficient flow groups (p= 0.038). Besides, it was found that each unit of increase in the YKL-40 level increased the likelihood of having flow failure by 1.128. Conclusion: Based on our results, it was observed that over-expression of the YKL-40 level has adverse effects on patency following arterial repair.