Association of Serum Albumin and Severity of Pulmonary Embolism.

Association of Serum Albumin and Severity of Pulmonary Embolism. Medicina (Kaunas). 2020 Jan 09;56(1): Authors: Omar HR, Mirsaeidi M, Rashad R, Hassaballa H, Enten G, Helal E, Mangar D, Camporesi EM Abstract Background and Objectives: Inflammation is considered a risk factor for venous thromboembolism. The association between inflammatory markers and the severity of acute pulmonary embolism (APE) has not been explored. Methods: We studied the association between two crude markers of inflammation, serum albumin, and red cell distribution width (RDW) and massive versus non-massive APE. Results: Among 552 consecutive cases of CT-angiogram-confirmed APE, a total of 46 cases (8.3%) had massive APE. Despite similar demographics and comorbidities, patients with massive APE had higher frequency of acute kidney injury (P = 0.005), higher lactic acid (P = 0.011), higher troponin (P = 0.001), higher BNP (P
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