Plasma citrulline measurement in the diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischaemia


Kulu R., Akyildiz H. Y., Akcan A., ÖZTÜRK A., Sozuer E.

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.87, no.9, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ans.13524
  • Journal Name: ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: acute mesenteric ischaemia, citrulline, D-DIMER
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BackgroundThe differential diagnosis in acute mesenteric ischaemia (AMI) is essential and sometimes life-saving. A marker for early diagnosis is lacking. Citrulline is an amino acid mainly synthesized by small bowel enterocytes from glutamine. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic values of citrulline with those of the D-dimer in patients with AMI.