Plasma citrulline measurement in the diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischaemia


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

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.87, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 87 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ans.13524
  • Dergi Adı: ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY

Özet

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.