[Detection and clinical significance of vascular cell adhesion molecules-1 in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].

OBJECTIVE To explore the role of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) and soluble platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecular-1 (sPECAM-1) of prethrombotic state mediators in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS The blood plasma levels of D-dimer (D-D), sVCAM-1 and sPECAM-1 in 20 healthy volunteers (control… CONTINUE READING