Assessment of B-type natriuretic peptide in patients with pneumonia.

Abstract

The mammalian heart synthesises and secretes B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), which has potent diuretic, natriuretic and vascular smooth muscle-relaxing effects as well as complex interactions with the hormonal and nervous systems. Recent studies described that BNP was acute phase reactant. In this study, we aimed to evaluate BNP levels in patients with… (More)

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@article{Yetkin2008AssessmentOB, title={Assessment of B-type natriuretic peptide in patients with pneumonia.}, author={Ozkan Yetkin and Suleyman Savas Hacievliyagil and Hakan Gunen}, journal={International journal of clinical practice}, year={2008}, volume={62 3}, pages={488-91} }