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., ...Daha Fazla

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.31, sa.3, ss.520-523, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.10.005
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.520-523

Özet

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.