Endogenous carboxyhemoglobin concentrations in the assessment of severity in patients with community-acquired pneumonia


Corbacioglu S. K. , KILIÇASLAN İ. , BİLDİK F. , Guleryuz A., Bekgoz B., Ozel A., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.31, no.3, pp.520-523, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.10.005
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.520-523

Abstract

Introduction: Previous studies have shown that carbon monoxide, which is endogenously produced, is increased in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, it has not been studied enough whether severity of pneumonia is correlated with increased carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) concentrations in CAP. The aim of this study was to determine whether endogenous carbon monoxide levels in patients with CAP were higher compared with the control group and, if so, to determine whether COHb concentrations could predict severity in CAP.